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Hearing Voices from Every Corner of the World

Hearing Voices from Every Corner of the World

Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl shares the personal history behind her award-winning books, Sleep Well, Siba and Saba and Sing to the Moonand why reading and writing about everyday Black experiences matters.

Kid Lit Art Spotlight: Anna Cunha

Kid Lit Art Spotlight: Anna Cunha

Anna Cunha on her illustrations for A Story About Afiya and how she brought James Berry's poem to joyful and magical life. Plus, learn how to draw Afiya and her dress!
The Magic of Idioms

The Magic of Idioms

Susan Schubert on her book I'll Believe You When...Unbelievable idioms from around the world and the ways idioms spark the imagination, give us a good laugh, and powerfully bring us together in any language.
Helping hundreds of children read for good

Helping hundreds of children read for good

Our Summer intern Vanessa Browne shares more on Lantana’s incredible milestone of 500 book donations to Read for Good and her experiences with the team this month, as well as her take on the importance of storytelling for children in difficult circumstances.
Stories as Sanctuary

Stories as Sanctuary

For Refugee Week, Amanda Addison shares how Norwich City of Sanctuary, her hometown, inspired her to write Boundless Skya story she hopes moves readers to create a culture of welcome wherever they are in the world.
Room for All: Sara O'Leary on

Room for All: Sara O'Leary on "A Family is a Family is a Family"

For the International Day of the Family, we invited Sara O'Leary to tell us about her book A Family is a Family is a Family (Groundwood) and why we need books that "make room for all."
A special Earth Day message

A special Earth Day message

Happy 50th Earth Day! A special message from our founder & CEO Alice Curry sharing what Lantana is doing to champion our planet & embed sustainable practices in our publishing.
Finding Mindfulness in the Natural World, Poetry & Everyday Life

Finding Mindfulness in the Natural World, Poetry & Everyday Life

Jo Loring Fisher on cultivating a life of mindfulness by being present to nature and everyday life, and how this inspired her newest picture book poem Taking Time Plus, check out her list of mindfulness activities you can do with your kids!
KidLit Talk: Ashok Banker and Sandhya Prabhat on 'I Am Brown'

KidLit Talk: Ashok Banker and Sandhya Prabhat on 'I Am Brown'

Author Ashok Banker and illustrator Sandhya Prabhat in conversation about their new book I Am Brown, a joyful celebration of being brown, of being amazing, of being you!
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