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.
Sibel K. Türker was born in Ankara. She completed her university education at Ankara University Faculty of Law. Her stories have been published in major literary magazines. After her first story book, KalpYazan (The Author of Hearts, 2003), Sibel K. Türker, also a columnist, was awarded the 2004 Yunus Nadi Short Story Award for Öykü Sersemi (Head Spinning Stories, 2005) and the 2006 Haldun Taner Short Story Award for Ağula (Agula, 2007). Her latest short story book, Aşk’ın Kalplerimizdeki Mutat Yolculuğu (Love’s Habitual Journey in Our Hearts) was published in 2014. The author is also popular with her novels, titled: Şair Öldü (The Death of the Poet, 2006), Meryem’in Biricik Hayatı (Meryem’s Dear Life, 2008), Benim Bütün Günahlarım (All My Sins, 2010), Hayatı Sevme Hastalığı (Love Sick for Life, 2012), Mecnun Kelebekler (Butterflies Madly in Love, 2015) and Burada Kalmak (Staying Here, 2018). In 2013, Hayatı Sevme Hastalığı (Love Sick for Life) won the Yunus Nadi Novel Award and the Duygu Asena Novel Award as well as the Ebubekir Hazım Tepeyran Novel Award. Şair Öldü (The Death of the Poet) has been translated into many foreign languages. Picturing different aspects of our lives in her stories and novels, Türker talks about a young girl’s struggle with the challenges life puts before her, in her first YA novel, The Winter Sun(Kış Güneşi, 2021), written for the award-winning Köprü Kitaplar (Bridge Books) series of Günışığı Kitaplığı. The author lives in Ankara with her husband; she has a daughter.