These books are developed in line with the syllabus for ECDE. They consist of curriculum based, fun filled activities with colorful illustrations to attract and hold the child’s attention. Longhorn’s ECDE materials fall under the Little Bird Series which has materials that cater for children in Day-care, Nursery and Pre-unit school levels. The Company also has Charts and Readers for learners in this category.
To assist the teachers, all the books come with teacher’s guides. In addition to this, the Company also provides Diploma and Certificate Books for teacher training colleges, ECDE training centres and other institutions that enroll and train ECDE teachers.
Primary School Books
Longhorn has approved books for primary both in the course books and revision categories. In Kenya, some of Longhorn’s products include Kiswahili Mufti, Msingi wa Kiswahili, Keynote English, Understanding Mathematics,
Social Studies, and Revision books such as Quick Reading, Mazoezi na Marudio Mufti ya Kiswahili and Tadubiri za Insha. These books address all the learners’ needs in primary schools and they are developed following the
curriculum as set by the KICD.
The Company has also developed a comprehensive encyclopaedia, Smart Score Encyclopaedia, that helps learners in each class revise. The openers, mid term, and end term exams enable learners to revise thoroughly throughout the term. Some of the titles approved for the Uganda market include; Essential Mathematics, Msingi Bora wa Kiswahili, Comprehensive IRE, Understanding Science, Music Dance & Drama and Physical Education course materials. Longhorn has recently released the Comprehensive Primary School Atlas for that market.
Secondary School Books
Longhorn’s Secondary School books are available in all subjects most of which have been approved by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development- KICD. These books comprehensively cover the syllabus at the respective school levels employing a practical approach which links subjects taught to every day life.
Some of the products in this category include Chemchemi za Kiswahili, Advancing in Mathematics, and revision products such as Solving Problems in Mathematics (Paper 1 and 2), Star Revision Series, A+ Series, Marudio Himahima ya Kiswahili and Mastering Series. In Tanzania, we have a successful product under the Fundamental Series for Secondary schools while in Uganda, we have the Uganda Certificate of
Education (UCE) revision books for all the major subjects. In Malawi, Excel and Succeed Series for this school level while in Zambia, we have products such as Excel and Advance Series these too are used in Secondary Schools.
Longhorn Publishers is awake to the increasing demand of educational materials at the tertiary school level. The Company has developed and also acquired several educational materials that go hand in hand with the emerging educational needs at the tertiary level. Some of the key products in this area include; Essential of English Grammar, Mtalaa wa Isimu among others.
Reference Product Brand
Longhorn has cut a niche for itself in the reference material section making it the most diversified publisher with the widest range of reference materials. Longhorn’s major and successful reference materials include Kamusi ya Karne 21, Kamusi ya Wanafunzi ya Kiswahili – Kiingereza and the Comprehensive Primary School Atlas. The Company has since received distribution rights for all school Bibles, Golden Bells and the Cambridge Dictionary.
In addition to this, Longhorn has developed products under the Kamusi Sweep and Atlas for Africa projects; one of the most successful projects the Company has ever undertaken in recent years. Some of the major reference products from these two projects include; Kamusi Kibindo ya Kiswahili, Kamusi ya Watoto, Kamusi Kuu ya Kiswahili (advanced), Comprehensive Atlas for Uganda Primary Schools and Malawi Primary School Atlas among others.