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.
Müge İplikçi, was born in 1966 in İstanbul. She is an academician and known for the stories in which she addresses the issues of woman’s statuses and relations in modern times. İplikçi has won various prestigious awards like Yaşar Nabi Nayır Youth Awards (first place in 1996) and Haldun Taner Story Awards (third place in 1997). Her stories have been translated into many languages. In 2010, she wrote her first young adult novel False Witness(Yalancı Şahit) for “Bridge Book” series of Günışığı Kitaplığı. And in the first year of printing, the book has won the special jury award of IBBY as Turkey’s best young adult novel of the year. Her first children’s book Flying Tuesday(Uçan Salı, 2010) was followed by A Strange Voyage(Acayip Bir Deniz Yolculuğu, 2012) that İplikçi wrote when she inspired by the replica of an ancient boat named Kibele and its sailing adventure in Mediterranean Sea. Her young adult novel Hide and Seek(Saklambaç) was published in 2013 by ON8 and immigration-based children’s novel The Coal Black Child(Kömür Karası Çocuk) in 2014, her touching children novel My Charming Ice Cream (Dondurmam Tılsım) in 2016. And then, in 2020, she made her readers happy with her latest children novel Good Morning Barrage(Günaydın Bendi) and tried to make everyone aware of environmental pollution. İplikçi lives in İstanbul with her husband; she has a son.