For pre-school kids of age 3-6 and for ages 7-8 who just started to read.
In this group of books the balance of texts and illustrations is carefully determined. These books can be read to the child by an adult in early ages 3-6, and by the children themselves during first two tears of the primary school. First Books category covers coloring books with text, picture books, short story books and series relevant to the age group. This group of books aim at enabling the child to build a long term, successful and creative relation with the books.
For primary and middle school kids of age 8-12, with improved reading and writing skills.
In this group of books texts are getting longer and heavier whereas limited number of illustrations have a relieving and supporting function. Children’s Book category covers novels, story books, poetry books and series. With their clever and fun content, variety of themes, attractive covers and page designs this group of books aims at developing children’s motivation and enthusiasm for reading to its highest level possible.
For both young adults and adults.
Especially for those youngsters of age 12+ who believe that they are bored of reading and developed a resistance against reading. This group covers a variety of genres such as science fiction, historical novels, detective novels, narratives, and essay books. With the themes relevant to every day issues and problems of young adults and with the competent use of language which can be read easily, these books offer a pleasant reading experience to their readers.
The unique collection Bridge Books, introduces master authors of Turkish literature to children’s and young adult literature either by re-editing one of existing books of the author or by developing a brand new book for children and/or young adult readers. With this special and unique collection Günışığı won Memet Fuat Publishing Award in 2010 which is one of the most prestigious publishing awards being given to publishers in Turkey.
ON8, or eighteen, is where I have my own literature. Not because I am imperatively eighteen or anything! Coz’ that’s not an age, but just a stage where I am no more surrounded by schools or homework, teachers or parents telling me what to read, or what I shouldn't read.
Having set out its journey for those who are interested in young adult literature and willing to read young adult books, ON8 is publishing distinctive books from all over the world. Intending to articulate and draw attention with the help of literature, to the problems of youth and difficulties they are trapped-in, ON8 is meeting with not only young people but readers of all ages, thanks to its colorful collection. ON8, with its writers, themes and real protagonists is the new taboo-breaking and distinctive brand of Günışığı Kitaplığı.
She was born in İstanbul in 1963. She studied Philosophy at the Literature Department of İstanbul University. She received her master’s degree on Systematic Philosophy and Logic. She worked as a journalist and writer. She wrote for advertisements and studied on plays too. Her first story book, Hepsi Hikâye (2001) was followed by her first novel, Meçhul (2004). Her first book was published in 2001 and it was a story book. Then she began to write novels. Her novel Syncopated Rhtym (Aksak Ritim, 2009) has been translated to German and Arabic; the novel won the honorable mention of the Notre Dame de Sion Literary Award in 2011. And then with her novel Blessed Women (Mübarek Kadınlar, 2014) she won Yunus Nadi Story Award in 2015. Her books attracted many readers in Germany too. Her novel Der Fall Ibrahim (Meçhul, 2004) selected for “Between Lines” programme at Frankfurt Book Fair in 2017. She also writes scripts for popular TV series and on the other hand, she continues to write about politics, literature and cinema. Her first book from Günışığı Kitaplığı is The Voice in Me (İçimdeki Ses, 2013) is a part of award winning “Bridge Book” collection and it tells the story of a young girl who doesn’t feel that she fit to the environment she lives in. Boralıoğlu also awarded Duygu Asena Novel Award in 2019 with her latest novel Down from the World (Dünyadan Aşağı, 2018). She lives in İstanbul