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.

Our blog

Celebrating inclusion in children's books

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!

Ciarra Chavarria and Shuli de la Fuente-Lau on their hashtag challenge #MakeHerAPictureBook, where they strive to call attention to the amazing lives of women from Asian and other underrepresented backgrounds.

Prof. Karín Lesnik-Oberstein who teaches "Myth and Folktale and Children's Literature" at the University of Reading, talks about power, culture and diversity in these tales as old as time for National-Share-A-Story Month.


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