Customizable children's books featuring families of color
Customize your book by choosing the race and/or ethnicity of the main characters that most reflect your own family, loved ones or community.
A great gift for multiracial families and families of all colors.
Build a Loving Lion Book that ROARS with Love
Customize your book by choosing the race and/or ethnicity of the main characters, from a pre-drawn menu.
The stories stay the same and show families of color doing wonderful, everyday things.
Choose the characters that most reflect your family
Preview the Story
A warm, stunningly illustrated story that depicts the magic and fun of a large family meal.
Choose the Main Characters
Choose the four main characters that most reflect your family.
Order Your Book
Send your customized books to your favorite Little Lions! Ships within 3 weeks of order.
by Norah Cooper & Joelle Nelson
“Love Family” is our first book. It tells a warm tale of a young girl and her cousins and the wait for a big family meal. The sweet story and stunning illustrations communicate the magic of family love.
Hardcover - Children's Picture Book
$28.00 + Shipping
Choose the Main Characters
You choose which pre-illustrated main characters most reflect your family. The supporting characters are pre-drawn and multiracial.
“I am so excited to make this my go-to children’s gift.”Michelle D.
“I didn't have anything like Loving Lion Books growing up and didn’t see myself reflected in my books. I'm so excited to build memories with my kids through these beautiful stories and illustrations."Gannet T.
“Finally. Families that look like ours in my children’s books. I love Loving Lion Books.”Lenora B.
“Yeah! Books for mixed race families like mine. Thank you.”Mariah K.
Diversity in Children’s Books
Loving Lion Books seeks to address the lack of diversity in children’s books.
We are parents who were surprised and disappointed to see how few children's books feature children and families of color. We want our children and all children to see themselves, their loved ones, and the beautiful diverse world in the books they read.
To do this we created books that allow families to choose characters that most reflect their family or their world. Our illustrations aren't exact matches to our customers, but rather, are more representational. Your child's library will be filled with characters that look like the people they see every day.
“Love Family” is our first book. It features characters of color throwing an everyday celebration with a big family meal. The story captures the love and fun that goes with it.
“Love Family” is just the beginning. Loving Lion Books will create more books, including those that feature children of all religions and different family structures.
More Products that ROAR with Love
Yellow Loving Lion - Children's Size 4 Tee
Your child will ROAR with love in this adorable cotton tee!
- They’ll love the bright happy color and sweet design, and you’ll love that it washes easily and is made for busy, messy lions
- Material: 100% cotton
- Wash warm, do not bleach, do not dry clean
- Children's Sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10
- This shirt is also available in pink
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