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 Arslanköy, Mersin in 1940. He completed his primary school education in the village he was born and then continued to Diyarbakır Village Institute. After his higher education in Ankara Gazi Education Institute, Department of Physical Education, he worked in Eastern and Southeastern Turkey as a sports teacher in high schools. In 1992, his story The Last Anatolian Nomad (Son Yörük) won second prize in a competition organized by the Sweden Humanist International Association. In the same year he won Ömer Seyfettin Story Award. In 1994 he was awarded with Sait Faik Story Award, in 1998 with Yunus Nadi Award. His first book from Günışığı Kitaplığı is a part of award winner “Bridge Books” collection which is named Nine Months in Katuna (Katuna’da Dokuz Ay, 2009); the book tells the true and legendary story of five young teachers working in a southeastern village school of Turkey. Several stories of Osman Şahin have been translated into various languages and at least 25 of his stories become scripts of famous movie films in Turkey. The films based on his stories directed by very famous Turkish directors and those films are classic ones even today. For his huge effort on literature, he is awarded with City of Mersin Literature Award in 2009; and his contribution to Turkish cinema was awarded with SİYAD Honor Award in 2012 and 23rd Adana Film Festival Honor Award in 2016. Osman Şahin lives in İstanbul and he has two daughters.