Lantana Publishing

Sing to the Moon (Hardcover Picture Book) English Version


Winner Children’s Africana Best Book Award 2019

For one little Ugandan boy, no wish is too big. First he dreams of reaching the stars and then of riding a supernova straight to Mars. But on a rainy day at his grandfather's house, he is brought down to earth with a bump.

Do adventures only happen in galaxies far away or can he find magic a little closer to home?

A touching story of a grandfather's love for his grandson and the quiet pleasures of a rainy day.


Reading Age: 5 - 8 years old

Print Length: 40 pages

Language: English

Grade Level: Preschool 2

We love it because


LANTANA: "We believe that the importance of reading for pleasure cannot be overstated. A combination of academic research, empirical study and common sense shows that when children identify with books - their settings, themes or characters - they are more likely to enjoy reading them. At Lantana, we’re proud to publish books in which a greater number of children can see themselves reflected, because our books feature characters from under-represented and marginalised groups who are rarely the main characters in stories. This way, we hope to ignite the spark that will grow into a lifelong love of reading."


About the Author 


Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl

Nansubuga was born in the United States to Ugandan parents and works in international development in East and Southern Africa. Her debut picture book ‘Sleep Well, Siba and Saba’ was voted a Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year.About the brand


About the brand

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.

Our books have been making a splash since day one. They have been reviewed in The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Sunday Times, the Irish News, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

In October 2018, Lantana was selected as one of ten entrepreneurial startups to join OXFO L.E.V8, an intensive mentorship scheme supported by the University of Oxford, designed to nurture high potential ventures. Lantana was the only publishing company to make it onto the programme, besting around 230 other applicants after an extensive interview process, and one of only three businesses with female CEOs.

We are justly proud that our primary printing partner in Hong Kong has won a series of sustainability awards. We print all of our books with non-petroleum based inks on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper to minimise our carbon footprint.