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.
He was born in Ankara in 1944. After living in Germany for 2 years, he returned to Turkey, founded and directed Derinlik Publishing House. After 1983, he worked as a copywriter in advertising agencies. He received the 1971 TRT Story Achievement Award with his story “Two Days” (İki Gün), the 1978 TDK Novel Award with Pain… Pain… (Sancı… Sancı…), the Haldun Taner Story Award with his story “Gift” (Armağan), the 1999 Sait Faik Story Award with his work When the Sun was Leaving (Güneş Giderken), the 2006 Ömer Asım Aksoy Essay Award with his work The Book in Hand (Elde Kitap), the 2008 Attilâ İlhan Award with his work The Eye of the Hurricane (Kasırganın Gözü) and the 2014 Ebubekir Hazım Tepeyran Novel Award with his work How Tiring to Keep Silent (Susmak Nasıl da Yoruyor İnsanı). “The adventures of Keleş Osman”, which were previously published as two separate books, were collected in a single book named Keleş Osman (Bonny Osman, 2008) in the “Bridge Books” collection of Günışığı Kitaplığı and told the story of a young man and his best friend who only think about running away, to their dream city İstanbul for making their dreams come true. With his children’s novel What’s Bothering Arda? (Arda’nın Derdi Ne?, 2011), which received the 2011 Special Jury Prize of Türkân Saylan Art and Science Awards, he told the story of a boy and the relationship the boy improved with his grandfather when they moved to his grandfather’s house after his grandmother’s loss. And in his next children’s novel Hold on Petek (Dur Bakalım Petek, 2012), he wrote about a girl who finds out that it’s not easy to be a young one and defend her rights in the world of adults. Tosuner’s children’s stories initially published in 1977 were compiled in a book named My Uncle Became a Balloon… (Dayım Balon Olmuş…, 2013) published by Günışığı Kitaplığı. In his following children’s novel Name of the Book (Kitabın Adı, 2015), he told the story of a smart and discursive boy who is able to create a huge world from a simple word; and how the things changed when he met a girl at the school bus. Tosuner’s latest storybook for children is Some Love Summer, Some Winter (Yaz Sevenler, Kış Sevenler, 2019) and he is considered as one of the masters of short story genre with his perfect Turkish in its poetic simplicity. He lives in İstanbul and continues to write for all ages.