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 İstanbul. She graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Foreign Languages and Translation, followed by a master’s degree from Yeditepe University in the field of Comparative Literature. Her first story book for adults was published in 1999. She received Yaşar Nabi Nayır Award in 1998. Her books for children and young adults are being published by Günışığı Kitaplığı. Her award winner young adult’s novel When the Moon Meets the Sea (Ay Denizle Buluşunca, 2008) followed by a picture book named The Night Sun (Gece Güneşi, ill. Şirin Dağtekin Yenen, 2011) which tells about imagination of a sister and her little brother. Then she wrote her young adult’s novel Four Pine Cones (Dört Kozalak, 2014) for “Bridge Books” series of Günışığı Kitaplığı. It was focused on the efforts of four teenagers who grown up in different environments and wishing to have university education. This novel brought IBBY Turkey Young Adult Novel of the Year Award in 2014 to Karakaşlı. Her next book was a children’s novel named Residents of the Old Mansion (Konaktakiler, 2016) and it was telling entangled stories of families emphatically. Her latest children’s book Volante the Flying Girl (Uçan Kız Volante, ill. Merve Atılgan, 2018) has an extraordinary story of a little girl who searches for the feeling of love. Karakaşlı lives in İstanbul.