Preparing your Pupils for the 2017 National Common Entrance Examination

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The 2017 National Common Entrance Examination into Jss1 of Federal Government Colleges and Federal Science and Technical Colleges is around the corner. Registration is on already and is closing on the 27th March 2017. The date of examination is Saturday 8th April 2017.

Parents and Heads of Primary Schools should visit NECO State Offices nationwide to obtain Scratch Cards for Registration.

For adequate and effective preparation for this examination, schools, parents and guardians are strongly enjoined to get copies of Lantern Revision Tests To Common Entrance Examinations. Continue reading


Book of the Week: King Jaja of Opobo

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This is an inspirational story of the famous King Jaja of Opobo. It chronicles the trials and triumph of Jaja Opobo. Although Jaja Opobo was enslaved at an early age, he rose to become a brilliant business man and eventually a king. Continue reading

Kekere: Book of the Week


#Kekere is our #BookoftheWeek!
Kekere is a #classic #fairytale about a little girl who goes through some experiences in the muddy swamp of mother toad and colony of beetles. Her narrow escape from a blind mole is a hard lesson to her. In the end, she finds something good in all this, which makes her a princess.
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Singing Shoes: A Birthday Celebration Narrative by Bunmi Adesanya

Singing Shoes narrates the admirable experience of Ifemayowa, a six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Okeowo, during her birthday celebration, which coincides with Christmas festive period.

…Thereafter, her father promised to buy her something great. She asked him what she should expect but he told her it would be a surprise. (Page 9, Singing Shoes) Continue reading

Introducing Lantern eBooks!


In a bid to bring books closer to the people for education and self-improvement particularly in this digital age, Lantern Books has now ventured into digital publishing.

Some of our titles now have digital versions (e-books) that are downloadable/ readable (upon purchase) on computers, tablets, smartphones, etc.

Lantern eBooks make reading interactively interesting and reflect a real paradigm shift from flipping pages in printed books to smarter and reader-friendly content designs on any mobile device. Continue reading

From Lantern Books; Happy World Literacy Day

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The world has changed since 1966 – but our determination to provide every woman and man with the skills, capacities and opportunities to become everything they wish, in dignity and respect, remains as firm as ever. Literacy is a foundation to build a more sustainable future for all.                                                                                                         UNESCO Director-General

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” So said the great Frederick Douglass. As the world celebrates International Literacy Day today, we bring to you a small list of some some of our exciting titles you can get for your kids (and also for yourself!) to mark this special day.

Faceless by Amma Darko

Fofo in her innocence seeks help. What she doesn’t know is that the society has lost its priorities, its sense of direction; it has become dysfunctional and deaf to the cries of abandoned children. FACELESS is a story set in a world where parents have lost moral authority over their children and are totally paralyzed by fear of the society.




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Thank God it’s Friday!

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Do you know?

“Thank God it’s Friday” is a 1978 disco song produced by the studio disco group Love and Kisses. The song hit an unprecedented popularity when it was adopted as the theme song for a film of the same title written by the European composer/producer, Costandinos. Continue reading

To Ten (10) Quotes By Fela Anikulapo Kuti


Today makes it 19 years since the death of one of the greatest men ever to come out of Africa, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Today, the whole world is “facebooking” and tweeting about Fela again. Fela deserves the attention. He was a giant. At Lantern Books, Fela Anikulapo Kuti is one of the African heroes whose biographies have been made available for children and young readers with a love for history. See the books here. Continue reading


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In a bid to enhance our bond with you, Lantern Books has come up with a new reward scheme to appreciate your loyalty. The reward scheme (tagged “Lantern Loyalty Scheme) is non-exclusive and open to all SCHOOLS ONLY. It is simply in form of cash back, that is, the more Lantern books you buy, the more money you get in return. Continue reading