Een kleine kans (A small chance) has been awarded a Silver Slate Pencil (Zilveren Griffel). The Slate Pencils were instituted by the CPNB (Dutch Language Book Promotion Committee). This year a total number of nine Slate Pencils have been awarded, seven of which went to books originally written in Dutch. These seven books, including A Small Chance, make up the shortlist for the Golden Slate Pencil (Gouden Griffel). The winner is announced on October 2, being the start of Children’s Book Week.