IN ORDER OF PUBLISHING YEARS.
THE NEWEST FIRST.
Alexander Daníel Hermann Dawidsson DON'T MESS UP!
Alexander Daníel Hermann Dawidsson has:
... a great dad who works too much
... lots and lots of alarm clocks that tell him what to do
... an easy time calculating if he can use his Lego's
... a terrible teacher who forbids him to use his Lego's
... a fun friend (a girl) who some call Pakman
.. cool feet that always score goals in football
Alexander Daníel Hermann Dawidsson doesn't have:
... an easy time remembering to go to football training
... a mum that he gets to see
... nice shoes
And he has ADHD but that's OK as long as everything else is OK. But this story is about the time when everything went craaazy.
Drottningin sem kunni allt nema ...
Queen Bambalina can do everything! except for maybe one thing. What could that thing be? Maybe we will find out when she rushes in her horse carriage to open the new playschool (if she gets there on time at all)!
The Queen that could do everything but ... is a hilarious story by Gunnar Helgason and Rán Flygenring for children and grown ups alike who can also (almost) do everything.
Gunnar Helgason has written numerous books and many of them have been awarded the Children's Choice Award
Rán Flygenring is the author of the award winning book Vigdís - First Woman President and has drawn pictures of everything between the sun and the sky
THE CHILDREN SNATCHER
All is well in Harbourland following Eyrdis' revolution. But soon everything goes up in flames and the Children Snatcher starts stealing kids. This tiime around he´s stealing the kids on the Food Mountain. Eyrdis has to do something becaus this is all her fault. She must stop the Children Snatcher even if it gets her killed. And maybe she'll find her father while saving all the children ... if he is still alive!
- "The Children Snatcher is a remarkeable and fun book, which, like Gunnar's former work is oozing with the joy of storytelling. He manages to provoke interest and create sympathy with animals most of us are afraid of, without making them cheesy or a cliché. The story is also a very interesting mirroring on the society of humans, and how actions have consequences." -
María Bjarkadóttir, Reykjavik, City of Litterature.
THE DREAM SNATCHER
In Harbourland everything is as it should be and the rats know thier place. Gatherers gather food, Spies spy, Fighters fight and Eaters eat. On top of their social ladder is Sabertooth Boss who runs the show. But the day her daughter; Big-ears Mainchild Georgous Ratlady (AKA Eyrdís) revolts against her given job the story takes a crazy u-turn and takes our hero into the City where danger lurks behind every corner and strange rats rule their hoods. The DREAM-SNATCHER himself is sent to save her ... or die trying.
- The Dream-Snatcher is absolutely no worse than Gunnar´s former books, to say the least. ***** Morgunblaðið.
PICTURES BY LINDA ÓLAÓFSDTTIR
After everything that happened in My Bonkers Mum, Professor Dad, Granny Best and Siggi Sourpuss you might think that my family life has finally calmed down. Well you couldn't be more wrong! The twins have turned my life upside down. And what's even worse: My brother Paul is completely messing up his life!!! I HAVE to save him! for his sake ofcourse, but also (kind of) for myself!!! Thor better not start some trouble. But OH MY GOD, why does it ALWAYS feel like I have to be saving this crazy family of mine!
Stella (saviour and master girlfriend ... yeah and master thief!)
THE BOOKS ABOUT STELLA
PICTURES IN ALL THE BOOKS ABOUT STELLA ARE BY RÁN FLYGENRING
- Siggi Sourpuss was awarded the Children's Literature Award in the year 2018.
Dear reader, it's me again, Stella, the one who almost died out of shame in My Bonkers Mum, saved Christmas in Professor Dad and almost died for real in Grandma Best - in short. Compared to alof that nothing happens in this book - JOKE - it's no laughing matter how much is happening around me. Just read and see for yourself! Love, Stella.
-Siggi Sourpuss was the NUMBER ONE best selling children's book in 2018 and was Number Four in all categories.
Dear reader! Stella speaking! If you have already read Mummy Nuts, Professor Dad and The Boys Locker Room you know who I am. But you can't imagine what went on during the weeks leading up to my Confirmation. It was so ridiculous that I just had to write a new book about it. I don't want to say too much but it involves a competition to the death, Death it self and finally Granny Copenhagen - Granny Best. Enjoy! Love, Stella (alive and kicking - not kicking so much though).
- Granny Best was the number 1 best selling children's book of 2017 and number 3 in all categories.
- Granny Best won the Children's Book Prize in 2017
THE BOYS LOCKER ROOM
OK, this is just a short book about me, STELLA, and a terrible incident that happened. In the boys locker room. Of course I wasn't supposed to be there ... and neither was Judita but it wasn't our fault. Boys are so ...!!!
THE BOYS LOCKER ROOM was written for the Icelandic Directorate of Education.
DEAR READER. Here is another book about me, Stella (remember, the one with the crazy mom). This story happens at christmas - which I LOVE - but now things don't look that good. A list with all the things that need to be done hangs on the fridge ... but the Christmas maker is none other than PROFESSOR DAD! No way we're gonna get everything ready in time. Then there is the other thing. All of a sudden EVERYBODY has a crush on somebody ... except me. Who'd want a girl in a ... you know? But still ... there is one boy ... you just have to read the book if yoou want to know more. LOVE, STELLA.
- Professor Dad was the NUMBER ONE best selling children's book of 2016 and number 3 in all categories.
MY BONKERS MUM!
Do you think your mom is absolutely bonkers? Wait until you read about mine! Once she was a lot of fun and great and awesome but she's been changing for the worse. EVERYBODY thinks so! But not to worry, I have a plan. THE PLAN: LET'S CHANGE MUM!
- My Bonkers Mum! was the number 1 best selling children's book in Iceland in 2015 and number 3 on the list of all books published.
- My Bonkers Mum! got nominated to the West Nordic Council Young Readers Award as well as the Booksellers Literary Award in 2015
- My Bonkers Mum!won the Icelandic Literary Award in 2015 as well as the Children's Choice Book Award in 2016.
- My Bonkers Mum! was sold to the National Theatre of Iceland.
- My Bonkers Mum!might turn into a TV series.
- My Bonkers Mum!was the NUMBER ONE best selling children's book of 2015 and number 3 in all categories.
- My Bonkers Mum! was published in Denmark in August 2017 as Sköre mor!
- My Bonkers Mum! was published in North-Macedonia and South-Korea in 2019.
- My Bonkers Mum! THE PLAY was premiered in the 19th of October 2019 and was a box office hit.
THE GREAT FOOTBALL SAGA
BATTLE IN BARCELONA
The Great Football Adventure continues!
La Masia. Laaa Maaasiaaa. Or Heaven. We were there. In Heaven. This book should be called Heaven in Barcelona. And it would have if ... oh, doesn´t matter. You´ll understand when you´ve read the whole book.
I´ts been a whole year since the trio from Þróttur FC played at Gothia Cup, when all wnt south and Jón got a bullet in his shoulder. Since then he didn´ tplay much football at all. But now they - Jón, Skúli and Ívar - ar at the FC Barcelona´s Academy. The goal is simple: To get an offer from Barca or go pro with some other major club. Also ... Rósa is playing with the U16 National Team in Barcelona along with some more fantastic football girls. Life could not be any better - if it was not for this mysterious Catalonian and Jon´s secret.
Battle in Barcelona is the fifth book in the Great Football Adventure and the first one since 2014.
- If you scroll down you can find more about the football/soccer books.
PICTURES IN ALL THE FOOTBALL BOOKS ARE BY
PICTURES IN ALL THE FOOTBALL BOOKS ARE BY RÁN FLYGENRING
in the Vestman Islands
Jon Jonson and his teammates are one of the visiting teams on a football tournament in the Westman Islands. No less than four volcanoes surround the island and the fifth volcano´s hillsides provide the pitch for the tournament. Scientists warn that there will be an eruption, but where?
Jon doesn´t really believe very much in his own football skills but he can feel his self-confidence grow as the tournament evolves. During the tournament he gets to know a local boy, Ivar, and along with his sister and teammates witnesses domestic violence when Ivar´s father beats him. Even if Ivar is on the enemy team, Jon and his friends decide to do everything in their power to help him, but the local police does not believe them and takes the father´s side. The small town silencing-power threatens to be a serious obstacle. Jon considers himself as a wimpy kid but faced with real fear and violence he grows up faster than he would have wanted and in the end justice prevails.
The tournament spans three immensely exciting days in difficult circumstances and the final match has to be played amidst volcano ashes as thousands of kids and parents watch the final penalty shoot-out.
Packed with suspense, humour and warmth, this is the first book in The Great Football Adventure series.
- PENALTY was the NUMBER ONE bestselling children's novel in Iceland in 2011.
- PENALTY the movie was premiered in March 2018.
- Penalty was published in Polish in April 2020.
2012 - FREEKICK IN AKUREYRI
In Akureyri Jon doesn't only get to know a new side of Ivar but also himself and Ivar's Dad ... Oh and he also gets to know Rosa (but just so we are clear, he does NOT have a crush on her!) The fight continues both on the pitch and off it and for the first time it's not clear who the villain in Jon's story is. Is it maybe Jon himself? Oh and one final thing: WARNING! paper tissue ending (even if you been laughing or nail biting for the rest of the book)!
- Freekick was the NUMBER ONE best selling children's book in 2012.
- Freekick was awarded the Children's Choice Book Award in 2012.
2013 - OFFSIDE IN REYKJAVÍK
Whops! the girls teams play at this tournament as well. Rosa shows up, hormones are flowing everywhere and Jon is freaking out.
Ivar's dad has hit rock bottom and he drags one of his shady friends from the gutter into the football world. Jon, Skúli, Rosa and all the others have to fight against his cheating as well as Ivars uncle. The tension rises both on the picth and off it and the kids discover that they can be offside in real life as well.
The final game takes place on the street where they play for nothing less than Ivars life.
-Offside was the NUMBER ONE best selling children's book in 2013 and 9th in all catagories.
- Offside was awarded the Children's Choice Book Award in 2013.
2014 - YELLOW CARD IN GÖTEBORG
The kids head to Göteborg to compete in the biggest football tournament in the world. This time it's all about: They have to get rid of Ivars dad, get him out of his life. But they also have to win the tournament. AND Jon has to get Rosa back. AND he has to prevent their coach from dying (he dreamt that he would be shot).
Can he do all that? or will he himself die? Is it really possible that Ivars dad can become the hero of the story? can anyone? Can Jon?
WARNING: Don't stop reading! not even when it says: THE END
This is where the great football saga ends!
Well ... this is where it was suppose to end. Battle in Barcelona came out in 2019 as you can see above.
- Yellow Card was the N best selling children's book in 2014 and 4th in all categories. the numbers sold were twice as much as Offside in Reykjavík.
Jack and George are sent to the country side to George's relatives. Just like before the adventures are a plenty. The guys really want to be of use to help with the many jobs around the farm, but not everyone is as pleased with their help.
Illustrations by my brother Hallgrímur Helgason.
THE WITCH AND THE MYSTERIOUS CUCKOO CLOCK
A wall built between two realms. who would do such a thing?
There once was a kingdom where everyone was happy, apart from the King and Queen because they were unable to have a child. One day a beautiful woman arrives with a mysterious Cuckoo clock in her arms. She gives the royal couple this clock and says that when the cuckoo sings for the first time they should expect to have a child. But the cuckoo will sing more than once and it is not always a barer of good news.
I wrote this book with BJörgvin Franz Gíslason for the show Stundin Okkar.
The illustrations are by Halldór Baldursson
ICELAND AT THE WORLD CUP
Gunnar Helgason has been a devout fan of Iceland´s National Football/Soccer Teams ever since he saw his first game at the age of nine. He couldn´t wait for the World Cup in Russia to begin so he wrote this book to shorten the wait for HIMSELF and for YOU. Here we have interviews with the Icelandic players and all kind of other stuff about WC, past and present; surprise results, historical games and Iceland´s journey to the WC.
Last but not least the book holds an extra chapter, a sequel to the GREAT FOOTBALL SAGA, which was published in five best selling books: Penalty, Freekick, Offside and Yellow Card.
GRÝLA, the mother of all 13 Santas that live in Iceland tells us about her fight with heer sons as they want to be clean and dressed in red and... BE NICE!!! On top of that Grýla has dozens of other children as well as being married to the laziest troll in the world. And when her two ex-husbands show up for the Christmas party she's in deep trouble!
Illustrations by Þórarinn Blöndal.
JACK AND GEORGE - VEL Í SVEIT SETTIR
Jack and George are both 8 years old and best friends that live in the same building. They are discovering the world around them. Chaplin, the grumpy bus driver, Becky, the other Becky, Big Becky, Officer Dad, grandad and the octopus-washing machine give them a lot of things to think about and they get up to all sorts of things even things that they shouldn't have!
Illustrations are by my brother Hallgrímur Helgason.