• Britt-Mari lättar sitt hjärta

    Britt-Mari lättar sitt hjärta

    1944

    Britt-Mari lättar sitt hjärta was Astrid Lindgren’s debut book, and it won her 2nd prize in Rabén & Sjögren’s competition for the best girls’ book in 1944. In the book, Britt-Mari gets a pen-friend so as to have some sensible use for her very own typewriter. And she tells her pen-friend, Kajsa all about her great, big, messy, happy family, the agonies of love and the eventful life she lives in Ekeliden Cottage in Småstad.

    (Not available in English)

  • Pippi Långstrump

    Pippi Långstrump

    1945 Ingrid Vang Nyman

    Pippi Longstocking is the strongest and kindest and jolliest and richest girl in the whole world. She lives all alone in Villekulla Cottage with her horse and her pet monkey, Mr Nelson. She also has an entire suitcase filled with gold coins. In the house next-door, live Tommy and Annika and since Pippi moved in, life has become a lot more fun!

  • Kerstin och jag

    Kerstin och jag

    1945

    “Kerstin and Barbro are a couple of teenage twins, who by a whim of fate (or more correctly, a whim of their father) have managed to end up in a small manor in the country. How the dilapidated property gets to be restored despite a lack of funds, what the twins’ part in its restoration is and how each of them gets a gentleman admirer, is what this happy and fun-filled book is all about”.

    (Not available in English)

  • The Six Bullerby Children

    The Six Bullerby Children

    1946 Ingrid Vang Nyman

    In the tiny hamlet of Bullerby, there are three properties, North Farm, Middle Farm and South Farm, and six children live there: Lisa and Lars and Pip and Britta and Anna and Ollie. They play and play, and have fun nearly all the time. It’s wonderful sleeping in the hay, getting dressed up and going to school – and having fun on the way there and back!

  • Pippi goes on board

    Pippi goes on board

    1946 Ingrid Vang Nyman

    In this book we get to accompany Pippi when she buys 18 kg of sweets, when she goes to the fair and tames boa constrictors and villains, when she takes Tommy and Annika to a desert island and is shipwrecked for two days. But then along comes Captain Longstocking in his sailing-ship, Hoptoad wanting Pippi to go with him to the the South Sea island where he was washed ashore after having been blown overboard during a violent storm.

  • Bill Bergson, Master Detective

    Bill Bergson, Master Detective

    1946 Eva Laurell

    This is a story about the Wars of the Roses and competing for Stormumriken, an odd-shaped stone.

    For a couple of intensive weeks in the summer, war breaks out between the White Roses and the Red Roses. On the White side are the knights, Anders, Eva-Lotta and Bill – better known as Master Detective Bergson – against the Red knights, Sixten, Benka and Johnny. Their struggle leads them into the dark shadow of a crime, and Master Detective Bergson has to come to the rescue again.

  • I don’t want to go to bed

    I don’t want to go to bed

    1947 Ilon Wikland

    Every evening when Larry has to go to bed, there’s a terrible racket. He doesn’t want to, you see! But luckily, aunt Lottie lets him look through her glasses so he can see what it’s like when it’s time for the animals to go to sleep …

  • Do you know Pippi Longstocking

    Do you know Pippi Longstocking

    1947 Ingrid Vang Nyman

    A beloved picture-book about Pippi Longstocking when she moves into Villekulla Cottage and meets her new playmates, Tommy and Annika. And now, with Ingrid Vang Nyman’s illustrations revitalised in their original colours.

  • Pippi in the South Seas

    Pippi in the South Seas

    1948 Ingrid Vang Nyman

    In this third book about Pippi, the children are searching for a “squeazle” and organise a quiz – Pippi-style! Tommy and Annika get to go with Pippi to Kurrekurredutt Island in the South Seas and Pippi conquers the villains who want to steal the pearls that the Kurredutt children play marbles with. Finally, they eat Krumelur pills – then they’ll never have to grow up …

  • More about us Bullerby Children

    More about us Bullerby Children

    1949 Ingrid Vang Nyman

    The children in Bullerby have fun nearly all the time. They skate on the lake at North Farm – and Lars falls through a hole in the ice, but luckily manages to get out again. Lisa and Anna are going to buy yeast, and ginger, vinegar and sewing thread and sausage of the finest quality. That could take a whole day if you keep forgetting things!

  • Nils Karlsson-Pyssling

    Nils Karlsson-Pyssling

    1949 Eva Billow

    The Nils Karlson Pyssling Collection is filled with stories that have become unforgettable classics, such as: Nils Karlson Pyssling, Herr Liljonkvast who takes the little sick Göran to Skymningslandet, Peter and Petra who belong to the mysterious Small People, the cheerful Cuckoo-Clock bird, Lustig-Gök, the mischievous doll Mirabelle who grew up in a garden, the dearest sister and the cruel robber Fiolito in the story, There aren’t any Robbers in the Forest.

    (Not available in English)

  • Sjung med Pippi Långstrump

    Sjung med Pippi Långstrump

    1949 Ingrid Vang Nyman

    Sing with Pippi Longstocking is one of Astrid Lindgren’s stories, illustrated by Ingrid Vang Nyman and with songs and music by Per-Martin Hamberg. It includes the Policeman Song, In the Sun-filled Days of Summer, My Name’s Pippi Longstocking, The Rascals’ Song, Mr Nelson’s Lullaby, Wow How the Winds are Howling and Ching-chang-ching-chang-kolli-kolli-massa – a song that’s sung on Kurrekurredutt Island.

    (Not available in English)

  • Kajsa Kavat

    Kajsa Kavat

    1950 Ingrid Vang Nyman

    In this collection of stories, we get to meet Kajsa Kavat who helped her granny with the Christmas preparations and stood in the town square selling sweets. Märit is here in this book too, in what could be the saddest story of them all, together with Albin and Stig who compete to see who can jump the highest and Lame-Kal who needed a bit of encouragement.

    (Not available in English)

  • Kati in Amerika

    Kati in Amerika

    1950

    The year is 1950, just after the War and what an adventure it is to go and explore the world – to America, the great land in the west. Curious and excited, Kati is taking in all that’s new with a clear and fresh gaze. Imagine being able to go and pick out your own items in a supermarket, and in the middle of the night if you want to! Imagine sitting in a drugstore, drinking coffee and chatting away with the friendly people at your table! And all the cars – are all the Americans losing their legs? Kati wonders.

  • Sex pjäser för barn och ungdom

    Sex pjäser för barn och ungdom

    1950

    Contains six plays suitable for children’s groups

    (Not available in English)

  • I Want to Go to School Too

    I Want to Go to School Too

    1951 Ilon Wikland

    “I want to go to school too”, says Lena who is five years old. She pretends she has a class teacher of her own. But pretending would be even easier if she only knew what it was like in school. And then, one morning her big brother says to her: “Come on. Hurry up and get dressed. Then you can come with me and find out exactly what it’s like at my school!”

  • Master Detective Bergson lives dangerously

    Master Detective Bergson lives dangerously

    1951 Eva Laurell

    13 year-old Eva-Lotta Lisander is running as fast as her legs will carry her. This time it’s not the struggle between the White Roses and the Red Roses that’s got her running. There’s a dead man in the bushes at the farm – it’s Green, the pawnbroker who’s lying there… the sleepy little town is shaken by a dreadful crime and Master Detective Bill Bergson and his friends are being thrown into life-threatening adventures.

  • The best of Pippi Longstocking

    The best of Pippi Longstocking

    1952 Ilon Wikland

    Omnibus containing the books, Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Goes On Board and Pippi in The South Seas.

  • Kati in Italy

    Kati in Italy

    1952

    Kati lives in a comfortable little den on Kaptensgatan. She shares her life and what it brings with Eva – happy, blonde, intelligent Eva. Not just her exciting position as a shorthand/typist in a legal office, not just the daily life in the batchelor flat, but now a trip to Italy. “We’ve got to start learning Italian”, says Eva, “key phrases, like: ‘what dangerous, passionate eyes you have, Signor’ – stuff like that!”

  • Happy Times in Noisy Village

    Happy Times in Noisy Village

    1952 Ingrid Vang Nyman

    Lisa and Lars and Pip and Britta and Anna and Ollie climb mountains, hunt wild oxen, feed baby lambs, catch crayfish, sleep the night in the forest and dance around the maypole when midsummer comes to Bullerby. “I pity all the people who don’t live in Bullerby”, says Anna.