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Reading guides

Our reading guides are to be used in book circles, in schools or just as inspiration for further reading. They are free of charge and aimed for adults who want to read with children and young adults. Enjoy your reading!

Reading guides to books by the laureates

The guides have different content and structure, but common to all is that they contain an introduction to the author or illustrator, an introduction to the book's main themes and stylistics and give recommendations for activities or topics to discuss.

2023 – Laurie Halse Anderson

Reading guides to Speak and The Impossible Knife of Memory

2022 – Eva Lindström

Reading guide to Everyone Walks Away

2021 – Jean-Claude Mourlevat

Reading guide to Jefferson

2020 – Baek Heena 

Reading guides to Cloud Bread, Magic Candies and Bath Fairy

2019 – Bart Moeyaert

Reading guides to Everyone's Sorry Nowadays and It’s Love We Don’t Understand

2018 – Jacqueline Woodson

Reading guide to Brown Girl Dreaming

2017 – Wolf Erlbruch

Reading guide to Duck, Death and the Tulip

2016 – Meg Rosoff

Reading guide to Picture Me Gone

2014 – Barbro Lindgren 

Reading guides to Jättehemligt (Super Secret), Världshemligt (Top Secret) and Bladen brinner (Pages on Fire)

2013 – Isol

Reading guides to It’s Useful to Have a Duck, Nocturne: Dream Recipes and Petit, the Monster

2012 – Guus Kuijer

Reading guide to The Book of Everything

2011 – Shaun Tan

Reading guide to The Arrival

2010 – Kitty Crowther

Reading guides to Alors? and L’enfant racine 

2008 – Sonya Hartnett

Reading guides to The Devil Latch and The Ghost’s Child

2006 – Katherine Paterson

Reading guide to The Great Gilly Hopkins

2005 – Ryôji Arai

Reading guide to Basu ni notte

2005 – Philip Pullman

Reading guide to Northern Lights

2004 – Lygia Bojunga

Reading guide to My Friend the Painter

2003 – Christine Nöstlinger

Reading guide to Fly Away Home

2003 – Maurice Sendak

Reading guide to Where the Wild Things Are