Celebrate the Danish and Norwegian word “hygge” this winter, by checking out a children’s book that is set in either Denmark or Norway!

Below is a list of selected chapter books and fairy tales for children that are set in either Denmark or Norway. All of these books are available to request through the library.  Visit the catalog to view the titles listed on this book list.

This list also provides options for patrons who are working on the Winter Reading 2020-2021 challenge and have the bingo square “Read a book that takes place in Denmark or Norway”

book list


Rachel Johannigmeier is the Youth Services Manager for the Kirkwood Public Library.  She has been a part of the library since May 2017.  She enjoys reading graphic novels, watching movies, and hanging out with dogs.  Her favorite creators include Margaret Atwood, Libba Bray, Sinclair Lewis, Philip Pullman and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.