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 Eskişehir in 1959. After graduating from Boğaziçi University’s Economy department, she began to work for banking industry. In 2008, her narrative poems named “Evvel Zaman İçinde” and “Ablamı Nereye Kaçırdılar (2016)” won awards and these works turned into a book named When Fleas were Barbers and Camels were Brokers (Berber Pire Tellal Deve) published by Günışığı Kitaplığı. After PostaKutumdan Sihir Çıktı (2006) she wrote two funny children’s stories close to mystery stories named “Gizli Silahın Formülü Hangi Zarfta?” and “Ağaçlar Yemek Yapar mı?”. These two children’s stories were awarded as 2006 Sulhi Dölek Award winner by IBBY Turkey. Günışığı Kitaplığı gathered these two award winning stories together in a book named In Which Envelope is the Secret Formula? (Gizli Formül Hangi Zarfta?, 2007). Her traditional jokes and tales-based book When Fleas were Barbers and Camels were Brokers (Berber Pire Tellal Deve, 2008) was also awarded as IBBY Turkey Children’s Books Design of the Year 2008 with a highly respect to Mustafa Delioğlu’s adorable illustrations. She has a series “Ömer Alwayssolves Detective Agency” (Ömer Hepçözer Dedektiflik Bürosu) which includes two books named They are Stealing Istanbul! (İstanbul’u Çalıyorlar!, 2010) and Stolen City (Çalınan Kent, 2014). “Ömer Alwayssolves” series tells a lot about major monuments and historical details of Istanbul. Kıral’s The Hope Street Kids (Umut Sokağı Çocukları, 2015) tells us realities of refugees’ life from perspective of children; and Up Against the Troublesome Four (Belalı Dörtlüye Karşı, 2017) shows us the power of children classmates when they’re united against bullying. Her latest book Pretty Kitty Whiffy Kitty (Sarımsaklanır mı Kedi?, 2019) intends to introduce children to traditional jokes and tales by telling narrative poems. Kıral lives in İstanbul with her husband and she has two sons.