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 Samsun. She was graduated from Chemical Engineering Department of Yıldız Teknik University in 1976. Her first children’s book My Kite is in the Clouds (Uçurtmam Bulut Şimdi, 1987) received the Children’s Literature Story Award given by Akademi Publishing House. She wrote scripts and stories for children’s programs broadcasted on TRT (Turkish Radio & Television). Her play “Tagging my Dreams” was staged by İstanbul City Theaters and the play adopted from her book The Rooster Man and The Pirate (Horoz Adam ve Korsan, 2008) was put on the stage by Ankara State Theaters. Being one of the most productive authors of our contemporary children’s literature, Sevim Ak has over 40 published children’s books. Her books also attracted attention abroad and were published in former-Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Germany, Korea and The Netherlands. Ak was nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2009 and for Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012. Between 2000 and 2007 she visited 160 boarding schools and 30 village schools all over Turkey, in collaboration with the NGO supporting these schools, and compiled her memories in a book titled Children of the Sun (Güneşin Çocukları, 2009). Two of her children’s books were published by Günışığı Kitaplığı: In Rainbow Summer(Gökkuşağı Yazı, 2016) she told the story of a girl who centered her life around her autistic sibling. And in her latest children’s novel Ada and The Man (Ada ve Adam, 2018) she told the story of a boy who feels like he is not the only one for his family after his baby sister was born. Ak writes her stories in a warm and humorous way. She lives in İstanbul.