Congratulations to the ten winners of the Zilveren Griffels! These Dutch awards for children’s books have all gone to works that were originally written in Dutch this year and so they’re all eligible for the major Gouden Griffel award for the best children’s book of the past year, to be announced at the Children’s Book Ball on 5 October, which marks the opening of Children’s Book Week in the Netherlands. I have a couple of favourites, but the field’s wide open. Exciting stuff!