We're living in a country where almost a third of our school children identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) yet fewer than 5% of children’s books feature BAME characters and fewer than 2% of children's book creators are British authors of colour. And the picture is even more bleak for those who identify as working class, LGBTQ+ or disabled.
At Lantana, we're changing the game and publishing inclusive books that celebrate our differences – whatever they might be – and champion this extraordinarily beautiful planet we call home.
We love our books. And luckily lots of children do too.
They've been a Guardian Book of the Month (twice), shortlisted for a Kate Greenaway Medal (and nominated seven times), voted a Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year (twice), named a Bank Street's Best Book of the Year (six times), voted an USBBY Outstanding International Book (twice), longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards, shortlisted for the Little Rebels Award, Derby Children's Book Award, North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award and Sheffield Children’s Book Award, and awarded the Teach Early Years 3 Star Award, the Northern Lights Book Award (twice) and the Children’s Africana Best Book Award (twice).