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Books and stories teach us to be shapeshifters

Books and stories teach us to be shapeshifters

Cornelia Funke, award-winning fantasy author of the international bestselling Inkheart and MirrorWorld series, on the magic of reading books in translation.
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.
Inclusive bookshelves for all children with Worldreader

Inclusive bookshelves for all children with Worldreader

Our intern Abi Harindra shares more about our partnership with Worldreader, a global non-profit providing millions of children in under-served communities with access to eBooks and transforming their lives through the power of reading.
6 Highlights for our 6th Birthday!

6 Highlights for our 6th Birthday!

It’s Lantana’s 6th Birthday! Our Summer intern Vanessa Browne takes us back in time, recounting our 6 biggest highlights in the past year.

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.
Weaving Dance and Literacy to Celebrate Diversity and Teach Anti-Racism

Weaving Dance and Literacy to Celebrate Diversity and Teach Anti-Racism

Meghan McGrath, Executive Director of Jean Appolon Expressions, on Mira's Curly Hair as a springboard for celebrating diverse cultures through movement & stories, ultimately empowering & connecting children in these challenging times.

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.
7 Diverse & Inclusive Books to Teach Empathy & Kindness

7 Diverse & Inclusive Books to Teach Empathy & Kindness

Fen Coles, a co-director at Letterbox Library, a children's bookseller specialising in inclusion, diversity and equality, shares her favourite children's books for teaching empathy and kindness.
Standing in Solidarity

Standing in Solidarity

#BlackLivesMatter Lantana stands in solidarity with Black communities and all who are working to protect Black lives. Alexander Fernandez recently wrote about I Am Brown, and we were moved by how it captures our thoughts and hopes, and demonstrates why we think inclusive children’s books are more important now than ever. With his permission, we are sharing his moving and insightful review in full.
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