Diverse & inclusive children's books

We are an award-winning children’s book publisher and social enterprise with a mission to publish inclusive books by under-represented voices celebrating every kind of child and family. Because ALL children deserve to see themselves in the books they read.

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Making publishing more inclusive

Lantana sprung from the seed of an idea back in 2014. The seed was a question: where are all the books about children of colour? The question grew into a mission: books should reflect the lives of ALL children, not just a few. And the mission grew into a publishing house, where children of all races, ethnicities, genders, abilities and orientations get to love, cherish and identify with the books they read.

Your purchase makes a difference

1 book purchased = 1 book donated
We donate one book for every book you buy from our online shop to our charity partners: literacy organisations doing outstanding work in the UK, US and across the globe to inspire a love of reading in young children. And we print our books on Forest Stewardship Council Certified paper with non-petroleum-based inks to minimise our carbon footprint.

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Celebrating inclusion in children's books

On Malala Day, author Karen Leggett Abouraya (Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words) writes about the amazing impact Malala's words and actions have had on the world and shares ways we can nurture the same spark for activism in our...

Khakan Qureshi, who was awarded the British Empire Medal for his work on LGBT+ equality and the founder of Finding A Voice, shares a personal & moving story from his childhood on how we can provide...

Award-winning author Candy Gourlay shares her favourite East and Southeast Asian #OwnVoices books, with a special focus on books where young Filipinos are the stars!


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