• Kati in Paris

    Kati in Paris

    1953

    In this third self-contained Kati-book, the journey takes us to Paris, where Kati is to be married to Lennart whom she met in Italy. Today these three Kati-books appear to have their own special genre, of which this is the last: books for girls with a combination of reporting, portrayal of a woman’s business-life and in this last “edition”, a love-and-marriage novel.

  • Kalle Blomkvist and the White Rose Rescue

    Kalle Blomkvist and the White Rose Rescue

    1953 Kerstin Thorvall

    “You trip over villains and bandits wherever you go”, says Anders to his friend Kalle Blomkvist. And he’s quite right. Admittedly, the master detective has now got rid of his habit of suspecting everybody around him, but something happens during a night-time visit to a ruined castle that gets his attention. He and Anders and Eva-Lotta witness little Rasmus being dragged off by kidnappers and now he doesn’t hesitate to take on the challenge.

  • That’s My Baby / I Want a Brother or Sister

    That’s My Baby / I Want a Brother or Sister

    1954 Ilon Wikland

    It isn’t all fun having a brother or sister. What if that baby just screams and screams all the time and mummy and daddy love it anyway? Peter is afraid that they love his little sister more than him. He regrets ever having wanted a baby brother or sister. Why didn’t he wish for a tricycle instead?

  • Mio, my Son

    Mio, my Son

    1954 Ilon Wikland

    Was there anyone listening to the radio on the 15th October, last year? Was there anyone who heard them asking after a missing boy? This is what they said: “Police in Stockholm are looking for 9 year-old Bo Vilhelm Olsson, who disappeared two evenings ago from his home at No.13 Upplandsgatan. Bo Vilhelm Olsson has light-coloured hair and blue eyes and at the time of his disappearance was believed to be wearing brown shorts, a grey knitted jumper and a small red knitted cap. Any information concerning the missing person’s whereabouts should be reported to the police without delay.”
    Yes, that’s what they said. But no information came in concerning Bo Vilhelm Olsson…

  • Smidge and Karlson on the Roof

    Smidge and Karlson on the Roof

    1955 Ilon Wikland

    Up on the roof of an altogether normal house on an altogether normal street in Stockholm, lives a Mister, whose name is Karlson. He is a a handsome, exceedingly wise, all-round hero in the prime of his life, who lives in a tiny little cottage hidden behind the big chimney. One beautiful day, through the window of Smidge’s room, in flies Karlson …

  • Rasmus and the Tramp / Rasmus and the Vagabond

    Rasmus and the Tramp / Rasmus and the Vagabond

    1956 Eric Palmquist

    When you are a little orphanage boy who nobody wants – then you might as well be dead, is what Rasmus thinks. But then he gets an idea. He could run away from the orphanage, go out into the world and find someone who wants him. But it didn’t quite turn out the way he’d imagined. Anyway, he meets Oscar, the tramp and Rasmus becomes a vagabond too.

  • Noriko-San, Girl of Japan

    Noriko-San, Girl of Japan

    1956 Anna Riwkin-Brick

    The photographer, Anna Riwkin-Brick has worked as a reporter all around the world. She has documented the day-to-day lives of children in many places she has visited. The texts were written by Astrid Lindgren, editor of the publishing house, who was unable to find another journalist for their first book together, Noriko-San, Girl of Japan.

  • Simon Small Moves in

    Simon Small Moves in

    1956 Ilon Wikland

    “Hello”, said the little boy
    “Hello”, said Bertil a little awkwardly.
    “Who might you be, then?” asked Bertil, “and what are you doing under my bed?”
    “My name’s Nils Karlson Pyssling”, said the little boy, “and I live here – not, under your bed, exactly. Just one floor down…”

  • Rasmus, Pontus and Toker

    Rasmus, Pontus and Toker

    1957 Eric Palmquist

    All the adventure that little Västanvik has can be found in the town’s ancient marketplace, Lusknäckarmalmen. It’s here that Rasmus and Pontus come one Wednesday evening to watch the world-famous sword-swallower Alfredo in action. By accident, they get to hear of plans to stage a silver robbery in the little town where they live. And when Toker, who was made to stay home got tired of that and comes scampering on his short little legs right into the middle of the action – that’s when the adventure really begins.

  • Sia lives on Kilimanjaro

    Sia lives on Kilimanjaro

    1958 Anna Riwkin-Brick

    The photographer, Anna Riwkin-Brick has worked as a reporter all around the world. She has documented the day-to-day lives of children in many places she has visited. The texts were written by Astrid Lindgren, editor of the publishing house, who was unable to find another journalist for their first book together, Noriko-San, Girl of Japan.

  • Brenda Brave Helps Grandmother

    Brenda Brave Helps Grandmother

    1958 Ilon Wikland

    Just one week before Christmas, grandma has a fall and breaks her leg. Dear, oh dear, now what’s going to happen with all the Christmas preparations? Who’s going to go down to the Christmas markets and sell all the peppermint rock grandma has made?
    “I’ll do it!” says Brenda. It’s not for nothing that she’s called Brenda Brave.

  • The Children on Troublemaker Street

    The Children on Troublemaker Street

    1958 Ilon Wikland

    (also published as Mischievous Martens)

    Joe, Mary-Lou and little Lotta live in a yellow house on Troublemaker Street. They have fun all the time – there are hardly any other children who have so much fun, even though Lotta is as stubborn as an old goat, according to her father. She has so many ideas. Imagine, once she took her flapjacks and hung them up in a tree. So they sat there, flapping in the wind and Lotta took a bite from them whenever she was hungry. “I’m pretending I’m a little lamb, eating leaves in the forest”, she said.

  • Sunnanäng

    Sunnanäng

    1959 Ilon Wikland

    “Long ago, in the days of poverty…”
    This is how every one of the beautiful stories in this book begins. Sunnanäng tells us about the two little children, Anna and her brother Matthew. They were alone in the world and had to work like slaves for the farmer in Myra. In the story My Nightingale is Singing, the little poor-child Malin’s heart longs so desperately for something happy and beautiful to happen in the poorhouse in Norka, that one day a linden tree grows up, from a garden pea.

    (Not available in English)

  • My Swedish Cousins

    My Swedish Cousins

    1959 Anna Riwkin-Brick

    The photographer, Anna Riwkin-Brick has worked as a reporter all around the world. She has documented the day-to-day lives of children in many places she has visited. The texts were written by Astrid Lindgren, editor of the publishing house, who was unable to find another journalist for their first book together, Noriko-San, Girl of Japan.

  • Pjäser för barn och ungdom, första samlingen

    Pjäser för barn och ungdom, första samlingen

    1959

    Contains five plays suitable for children’s groups

    (Not available in English)

  • Circus Child

    Circus Child

    1960 Anna Riwkin-Brick

    The photographer, Anna Riwkin-Brick has worked as a reporter all around the world. She has documented the day-to-day lives of children in many places she has visited. The texts were written by Astrid Lindgren, editor of the publishing house, who was unable to find another journalist for their first book together, Noriko-San, Girl of Japan.

  • Mardie / Mischievous Meg

    Mardie / Mischievous Meg

    1960 Ilon Wikland

    In the big red house, down by the river lives Mardie. Her mummy and daddy live there too and her little sister Lisbet and a black poodle called Sasso and a kitten called Goodie. Oh, and Alma. Mardie’s real name is Margaret, but she only gets called that when she needs to be reprimanded. And that’s quite often, actually, because she’s got a whole lot of preposterous ideas and never thinks before she does things. Not until afterwards …

  • Lotta on Troublemaker Street

    Lotta on Troublemaker Street

    1961 Ilon Wikland

    (also published as Lotta Leaves Home)

    One day when Lotta on Troublemaker Street had just turned five she woke up one morning already grumpy. She’d dreamt something she didn’t like and Lotta thought that what you dreamed was true. That’s why she was cross with Jonas and Mia-Mara, because it was them she’d dreamt about. And then along came mummy who wanted her to wear an itchy, prickly jumper. A day that begins all wrong like that couldn’t possibly turn out nice, could it?

  • Christmas in the stable

    Christmas in the stable

    1961 Lars Klinting

    Astrid Lindgren’s “Nativity Story” has become something of a classic and by now has been read by generations of children.

  • All about the Noisy Village children

    All about the Noisy Village children

    1961 Ilon Wikland

    This volume contains: The Children of Noisy Village, More about us Noisy Village Children and Happy Times in Noisy Village