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.
Ahmet Büke was born in Manisa in 1970. He studied Economics and Administrative Sciences in Dokuz Eylül University. He received 2008 Oğuz Atay Story Award with his book Alnı Mavide (2008) and 2011 Sait Faik Story Award with his book Kumru’nun Gördüğü (2010). Büke’s stories were published in several literary magazines and they’re reminding us that the life is going by with many bitter sweet, weird and strange details. Büke became widely known with his story books İzmir Postası’nın Adamları (2004), Çiğdem Külahı (2006), Ekmek ve Zeytin (2011), Cazibe İstasyonu (2012) and Yüklük (2014). The compilation of Bedo’s Stories, which he started to write for ON8 Blog, turned out to be his first novel titled Our State Is Deep(Mevzumuz Derin, 2013) and received IBBY Turkey’s “Young Adult Novel of 2013” award. Büke’s storybook Social Details Encyclopedia: I’m Good for Me, Too(İnsan Kendine de İyi Gelir) received Dünya Newspaper’s “Book of the Year” award in 2015. Second book of Social Details Encyclopedia, Secret Lovers Society (Gizli Sevenler Cemiyeti) was published in 2016. “Zeyno Books” which includes his first picture books for small age group, Oh No, Dad’s Writing Poems! (Eyvah, Babam Şiir Yazıyor!) and In Space With Mom (Annemle Uzayda) were published in 2017 with fascinating illustrations of Sedat Girgin. Büke also wrote a children’s novel titled Gökçe’s Way (Gökçe’nin Yolu, 2018) for the “Bridge Books” collection of Günışığı Kitaplığı. And his last “Zeyno Books” story is Happy Days(Neşeli Günler, 2019). He lives in İzmir with his wife and daughter.