Holland and Flanders being this year's honorary hosts at the 2016 Frankfurter Buchmesse, a wonderful book was published about Dutch and Flemish youth literature. The Book of Children's Books (original title Het boekenboek) was co-written by Mirjam Noorduijn and Veerle Vanden Bosch and translated into English by Laura Watkinson. Its fifty chapters deal with as many essential book titles and introduce twenty-five illustrators from the Low Countries. In addition there is a plethora of anecdotes, columns, reference lists and literary tidbits.
Among the fifty books selected for the canonical list is Against the Odds.