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

Authors Ming & Wah and illustrator Carmen Vela in conversation about their new book, Escape: One Day We Had to Run, an arresting collection of deep, accessible stories of people on the move.  

Illustrator Piet Grobler on how he brought John Agard's story Coyote's Soundbite: A Poem for Our Planet to life. Read on to get a glimpse into what it takes to be an award-winning illustrator! Plus, enjoy a...

On Sam Bryan and Joseph Parsonage's Teach Rex, whose unique and immersive in-school workshops bring the wonders of nature to life for children, inspiring them to be kind to nature and to each other. Plus, a...


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