Nominated for the Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher of the year 2017

Lantana Publishing is a young, independent publishing house producing award-winning picture books for children. Lantana’s mission is to select outstanding writing from around the world, working with prize-winning authors and illustrators from many countries, while at the same time nurturing new writing talent.

Lantana’s award-winning cross-cultural collaborations have so far garnered high praise, described as ‘dazzling’, ‘delectable’, ‘enchanting’ and ‘exquisite’ by bloggers and reviewers, and receiving high commendations from awards-panels both at home and abroad. Lantana Publishing is hugely proud to bring UK children’s publishing one step closer towards achieving a more diverse and inclusive children’s book landscape for the next generation of young readers.


A story! A story! Let it come, let it go…

Our story began when Alice and Caroline met on their first day of Freshers’ Week at Oxford University. A few years later, Alice met Katrina while studying for their PhDs in Children’s Literature on the other side of the world in Australia. With all three passionate about reading and committed to a life immersed in the wonderful world of children’s books, there began a lifelong friendship and the makings of a successful business partnership.

With wonderful support from cultural advisers, Sanna, Aisha and Vezi, and graphic artwork guru, Jérémy, this young, female-led company hopes to bring a fresh new perspective to the world of children’s publishing.

Lantana Publishing is a member of the Independent Publishers Guild and works with a Forest Stewardship Council certified printing company to produce its books.


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