Literamed Publications Nig. Ltd, est. 1969, is Nigeria's leading Children's book publisher. Its imprint, "Lantern books" is now a household name in Nigeria and West Africa.
Literamed has published storybooks of over 200 titles that teach high moral values essential for good character formation of both young and old. They refreshingly enlighten, educate and entertain.
Lantern Books, with over 200 titles; school books, storybooks and comics has become the companion of every nursery and primary school pupil. All Lantern school books are written by seasoned authors and teachers in line with the approved curriculum, the story book section was set up to promote indigenous writers
Lantern Books serves as a natural starter for children as we cater for their reading needs from the early years to the mature stages.
To encourage children to read, especially those in the primary classes, the company started a club known as Lantern Book Club. Members of this club are allowed to buy storybooks of their choice at a discount and also had the privilege of reading the new titles first. Member schools could come to the company on excursions and have a first hand experience on how books are made.
From two series of Reading is Fun and Readers, Lantern Story books is now expanded into seven series namely: Adventure, Folk-tales, Fairy Tales, Health, Heroes, Bible Story and Literary. Each of these series is further divided into age categories of 4 7years, 8 12years, 13 16years and 17years & above. Most of these titles apart from being leisure reading also serve as literature texts in Nigerian Schools.
The series are carefully graded, culture relevant and moral teaching stories for children. They help in developing their vocabulary and ultimately their communication skills.
Literamed recently had a subsidiary called The Comics Hut. Here, educative, colourful and very entertaining cartoons are churned out to further boost the reading culture of the Nigerian child and make reading less of a boring activity.
Cowrie Comics are indigenous African stories told in cartoon form while Living Scrolls are Bible stories told in pictures.
Literamed is one of the few publishers in Nigeria with its own press, so the organization exercises full control of the production process, from manuscript to book, thus ensuring high quality books and availability all year round.
The strength of our books is best captioned by the slogan: lantern books enlighten . . .