We connect beautiful children's books and brilliant illustrators with publishers across the globe.

ABOUT US

The Black Cat Agency is a children’s books agency founded by us, Göksun Bayraktar and Nazli Gürkas, based in London and Istanbul. Over the many years we’ve spent working as literary agents we’ve both developed serious cases of Stendhal Syndrome*. We’ve come to terms with the fact that it’s incurable, and have decided to let this love of beauty be our guide instead!

Our agency is dedicated to connecting beautiful children’s books and brilliant illustrators with publishers across the globe. We love stories that set your imagination alight, and illustrations that make your heart beat faster. With a little help, we hope our gorgeous literary butterflies can land in little readers’ hands all over the world, enchanting and inspiring the next generation.

PUBLISHERS

Nazlı Gurkas - The Black Agency

NAZLI GÜRKAS

nazli@theblackcatagency.com

Göksun Bayraktar - The Black Agency

GÖKSUN BAYRAKTAR

goksun@theblackcatagency.com

"Timeless conversations with the most important philosophers of all time!"
When Ege finds his father’s dusty old philosophy notebook, what he reads there fills his head with many questions… To satisfy his curiosity he goes on a journey through the ages, and speaks with eight great ancient philosophers: Thales, Heraclitus, 
Parmenides, Protagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and Epicurus. Through his conversations, Ege searches for answers to question that have troubled people since ancient times.
Title: My Father's Notebooks / History of Philosophers for Young People Vol. 1 
Author: Yilmaz Murat Bilican
Illustrator: Ozlem Deveci
Publisher: Dinozor Genc Publishing
288 pages
+12 ages
Rights sold: Simplified Chinese
Sample English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency  #childrensbooks #dinozorgenc #yilmazmuratbilican #ozlemdeveci #philosophy  #philosophers  #philosophyforkids #ancienttimes #ancientgreekphilosophers #Thales #Heraclitus #Parmenides #Protagoras #Socrates #Plato #Aristotle #Epicurus  #BooksAreEssential
"Timeless conversations with the most important philosophers of all time!" When Ege finds his father’s dusty old philosophy notebook, what he reads there fills his head with many questions… To satisfy his curiosity he goes on a journey through the ages, and speaks with eight great ancient philosophers: Thales, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Protagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and Epicurus. Through his conversations, Ege searches for answers to question that have troubled people since ancient times. Title: My Father's Notebooks / History of Philosophers for Young People Vol. 1 Author: Yilmaz Murat Bilican Illustrator: Ozlem Deveci Publisher: Dinozor Genc Publishing 288 pages +12 ages Rights sold: Simplified Chinese Sample English translation is available #theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #dinozorgenc #yilmazmuratbilican #ozlemdeveci #philosophy #philosophers #philosophyforkids #ancienttimes #ancientgreekphilosophers #Thales #Heraclitus #Parmenides #Protagoras #Socrates #Plato #Aristotle #Epicurus #BooksAreEssential
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"A vibrant, thought-provoking tale about awareness and being at peace with oneself"
The Sky Painter paints the beautiful starry sky every night. But one day, he starts to wonder if anyone can see him up there in the dark sky. Does anyone even know who he is? One by one he takes down the stars and sticks them to himself. Now he’s glowing as brightly as the sun! But then things start to go wrong...

Title: The Sky Painter
Author: Goktug Canbaba
Illustrator: Ceyhun Sen
Publisher: Dogan Publishing
36 pages
24 x 28 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Azerbaijani and Arabic
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #goktugcanbaba #ceyhunsen #selfesteem #awareness 
#selfconfidence #BooksAreEssential
"A vibrant, thought-provoking tale about awareness and being at peace with oneself"
The Sky Painter paints the beautiful starry sky every night. But one day, he starts to wonder if anyone can see him up there in the dark sky. Does anyone even know who he is? One by one he takes down the stars and sticks them to himself. Now he’s glowing as brightly as the sun! But then things start to go wrong...

Title: The Sky Painter
Author: Goktug Canbaba
Illustrator: Ceyhun Sen
Publisher: Dogan Publishing
36 pages
24 x 28 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Azerbaijani and Arabic
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #goktugcanbaba #ceyhunsen #selfesteem #awareness 
#selfconfidence #BooksAreEssential
"A vibrant, thought-provoking tale about awareness and being at peace with oneself"
The Sky Painter paints the beautiful starry sky every night. But one day, he starts to wonder if anyone can see him up there in the dark sky. Does anyone even know who he is? One by one he takes down the stars and sticks them to himself. Now he’s glowing as brightly as the sun! But then things start to go wrong...

Title: The Sky Painter
Author: Goktug Canbaba
Illustrator: Ceyhun Sen
Publisher: Dogan Publishing
36 pages
24 x 28 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Azerbaijani and Arabic
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #goktugcanbaba #ceyhunsen #selfesteem #awareness 
#selfconfidence #BooksAreEssential
"A vibrant, thought-provoking tale about awareness and being at peace with oneself"
The Sky Painter paints the beautiful starry sky every night. But one day, he starts to wonder if anyone can see him up there in the dark sky. Does anyone even know who he is? One by one he takes down the stars and sticks them to himself. Now he’s glowing as brightly as the sun! But then things start to go wrong...

Title: The Sky Painter
Author: Goktug Canbaba
Illustrator: Ceyhun Sen
Publisher: Dogan Publishing
36 pages
24 x 28 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Azerbaijani and Arabic
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #goktugcanbaba #ceyhunsen #selfesteem #awareness 
#selfconfidence #BooksAreEssential
"A vibrant, thought-provoking tale about awareness and being at peace with oneself"
The Sky Painter paints the beautiful starry sky every night. But one day, he starts to wonder if anyone can see him up there in the dark sky. Does anyone even know who he is? One by one he takes down the stars and sticks them to himself. Now he’s glowing as brightly as the sun! But then things start to go wrong...

Title: The Sky Painter
Author: Goktug Canbaba
Illustrator: Ceyhun Sen
Publisher: Dogan Publishing
36 pages
24 x 28 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Azerbaijani and Arabic
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #goktugcanbaba #ceyhunsen #selfesteem #awareness 
#selfconfidence #BooksAreEssential
"A vibrant, thought-provoking tale about awareness and being at peace with oneself"
The Sky Painter paints the beautiful starry sky every night. But one day, he starts to wonder if anyone can see him up there in the dark sky. Does anyone even know who he is? One by one he takes down the stars and sticks them to himself. Now he’s glowing as brightly as the sun! But then things start to go wrong...

Title: The Sky Painter
Author: Goktug Canbaba
Illustrator: Ceyhun Sen
Publisher: Dogan Publishing
36 pages
24 x 28 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Azerbaijani and Arabic
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #goktugcanbaba #ceyhunsen #selfesteem #awareness 
#selfconfidence #BooksAreEssential
"A vibrant, thought-provoking tale about awareness and being at peace with oneself"
The Sky Painter paints the beautiful starry sky every night. But one day, he starts to wonder if anyone can see him up there in the dark sky. Does anyone even know who he is? One by one he takes down the stars and sticks them to himself. Now he’s glowing as brightly as the sun! But then things start to go wrong...

Title: The Sky Painter
Author: Goktug Canbaba
Illustrator: Ceyhun Sen
Publisher: Dogan Publishing
36 pages
24 x 28 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Azerbaijani and Arabic
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #goktugcanbaba #ceyhunsen #selfesteem #awareness 
#selfconfidence #BooksAreEssential
"A vibrant, thought-provoking tale about awareness and being at peace with oneself"
The Sky Painter paints the beautiful starry sky every night. But one day, he starts to wonder if anyone can see him up there in the dark sky. Does anyone even know who he is? One by one he takes down the stars and sticks them to himself. Now he’s glowing as brightly as the sun! But then things start to go wrong...

Title: The Sky Painter
Author: Goktug Canbaba
Illustrator: Ceyhun Sen
Publisher: Dogan Publishing
36 pages
24 x 28 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Azerbaijani and Arabic
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #goktugcanbaba #ceyhunsen #selfesteem #awareness 
#selfconfidence #BooksAreEssential
"A vibrant, thought-provoking tale about awareness and being at peace with oneself" The Sky Painter paints the beautiful starry sky every night. But one day, he starts to wonder if anyone can see him up there in the dark sky. Does anyone even know who he is? One by one he takes down the stars and sticks them to himself. Now he’s glowing as brightly as the sun! But then things start to go wrong… Title: The Sky Painter Author: Goktug Canbaba Illustrator: Ceyhun Sen Publisher: Dogan Publishing 36 pages 24 x 28 cm +4 ages Rights sold: Azerbaijani and Arabic Full English translation is available #theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #goktugcanbaba #ceyhunsen #selfesteem #awareness #selfconfidence #BooksAreEssential
4 weeks ago
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2/9
"A tale of bravery as bright and glorious as the Moon!"
Duman is afraid of the dark, so he is very grateful for the Moon that shines its light into his room. But one evening as he watches the Moon from his window, it disappears behind some scary, wolf-like clouds. With the help of his best friend, Duman sets out to save himself from the dark and the Moon from the wolves. But to do this he must confront his worst fears. Moonlight was awarded the third prize in 2019 TUDEM Literary Awards.
Title: Moonlight
Author: Tuba Kumas
Illustrator: Ahmet Uzun
Publisher: Ucanbalik Publishing
48 pages
20.4 x 25,4 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Spanish and Arabic
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #ucanbalik #tudem #tubakumas #ahmetuzun #fears #solidarty #bully #courage
"A tale of bravery as bright and glorious as the Moon!"
Duman is afraid of the dark, so he is very grateful for the Moon that shines its light into his room. But one evening as he watches the Moon from his window, it disappears behind some scary, wolf-like clouds. With the help of his best friend, Duman sets out to save himself from the dark and the Moon from the wolves. But to do this he must confront his worst fears. Moonlight was awarded the third prize in 2019 TUDEM Literary Awards.
Title: Moonlight
Author: Tuba Kumas
Illustrator: Ahmet Uzun
Publisher: Ucanbalik Publishing
48 pages
20.4 x 25,4 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Spanish and Arabic
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #ucanbalik #tudem #tubakumas #ahmetuzun #fears #solidarty #bully #courage
"A tale of bravery as bright and glorious as the Moon!"
Duman is afraid of the dark, so he is very grateful for the Moon that shines its light into his room. But one evening as he watches the Moon from his window, it disappears behind some scary, wolf-like clouds. With the help of his best friend, Duman sets out to save himself from the dark and the Moon from the wolves. But to do this he must confront his worst fears. Moonlight was awarded the third prize in 2019 TUDEM Literary Awards.
Title: Moonlight
Author: Tuba Kumas
Illustrator: Ahmet Uzun
Publisher: Ucanbalik Publishing
48 pages
20.4 x 25,4 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Spanish and Arabic
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #ucanbalik #tudem #tubakumas #ahmetuzun #fears #solidarty #bully #courage
"A tale of bravery as bright and glorious as the Moon!"
Duman is afraid of the dark, so he is very grateful for the Moon that shines its light into his room. But one evening as he watches the Moon from his window, it disappears behind some scary, wolf-like clouds. With the help of his best friend, Duman sets out to save himself from the dark and the Moon from the wolves. But to do this he must confront his worst fears. Moonlight was awarded the third prize in 2019 TUDEM Literary Awards.
Title: Moonlight
Author: Tuba Kumas
Illustrator: Ahmet Uzun
Publisher: Ucanbalik Publishing
48 pages
20.4 x 25,4 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Spanish and Arabic
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #ucanbalik #tudem #tubakumas #ahmetuzun #fears #solidarty #bully #courage
"A tale of bravery as bright and glorious as the Moon!"
Duman is afraid of the dark, so he is very grateful for the Moon that shines its light into his room. But one evening as he watches the Moon from his window, it disappears behind some scary, wolf-like clouds. With the help of his best friend, Duman sets out to save himself from the dark and the Moon from the wolves. But to do this he must confront his worst fears. Moonlight was awarded the third prize in 2019 TUDEM Literary Awards.
Title: Moonlight
Author: Tuba Kumas
Illustrator: Ahmet Uzun
Publisher: Ucanbalik Publishing
48 pages
20.4 x 25,4 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Spanish and Arabic
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #ucanbalik #tudem #tubakumas #ahmetuzun #fears #solidarty #bully #courage
"A tale of bravery as bright and glorious as the Moon!"
Duman is afraid of the dark, so he is very grateful for the Moon that shines its light into his room. But one evening as he watches the Moon from his window, it disappears behind some scary, wolf-like clouds. With the help of his best friend, Duman sets out to save himself from the dark and the Moon from the wolves. But to do this he must confront his worst fears. Moonlight was awarded the third prize in 2019 TUDEM Literary Awards.
Title: Moonlight
Author: Tuba Kumas
Illustrator: Ahmet Uzun
Publisher: Ucanbalik Publishing
48 pages
20.4 x 25,4 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Spanish and Arabic
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #ucanbalik #tudem #tubakumas #ahmetuzun #fears #solidarty #bully #courage
"A tale of bravery as bright and glorious as the Moon!"
Duman is afraid of the dark, so he is very grateful for the Moon that shines its light into his room. But one evening as he watches the Moon from his window, it disappears behind some scary, wolf-like clouds. With the help of his best friend, Duman sets out to save himself from the dark and the Moon from the wolves. But to do this he must confront his worst fears. Moonlight was awarded the third prize in 2019 TUDEM Literary Awards.
Title: Moonlight
Author: Tuba Kumas
Illustrator: Ahmet Uzun
Publisher: Ucanbalik Publishing
48 pages
20.4 x 25,4 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Spanish and Arabic
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #ucanbalik #tudem #tubakumas #ahmetuzun #fears #solidarty #bully #courage
"A tale of bravery as bright and glorious as the Moon!" Duman is afraid of the dark, so he is very grateful for the Moon that shines its light into his room. But one evening as he watches the Moon from his window, it disappears behind some scary, wolf-like clouds. With the help of his best friend, Duman sets out to save himself from the dark and the Moon from the wolves. But to do this he must confront his worst fears. Moonlight was awarded the third prize in 2019 TUDEM Literary Awards. Title: Moonlight Author: Tuba Kumas Illustrator: Ahmet Uzun Publisher: Ucanbalik Publishing 48 pages 20.4 x 25,4 cm +4 ages Rights sold: Spanish and Arabic Full English translation is available #theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #ucanbalik #tudem #tubakumas #ahmetuzun #fears #solidarty #bully #courage
4 weeks ago
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3/9
"What happens once you hide all your fears in a dark room and close the door?"
Ali hides all of his fears and worries behind the door he created in his room. Every night, he first makes sure that the door is locked and then goes to sleep. But one night, he realizes that the door is open. It’s decision time for Ali: Should he gather his courage and step inside or close the door and ignore?
Title: Beyond The Door
Author: Ezgi Berk
Illustrator: Oznur Sonmez
Publisher: ABM Publishing
52 pages
19 x 26,7 cm
+4 ages
Rights sold: Macedonian and Spanish. 
Digital rights -nonexclusive- is sold.
Full English translation is available
#theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #abm #ezgiberk #oznursonmez  #emotions #fear #selfdiscovery
"What happens once you hide all your fears in a dark room and close the door?" Ali hides all of his fears and worries behind the door he created in his room. Every night, he first makes sure that the door is locked and then goes to sleep. But one night, he realizes that the door is open. It’s decision time for Ali: Should he gather his courage and step inside or close the door and ignore? Title: Beyond The Door Author: Ezgi Berk Illustrator: Oznur Sonmez Publisher: ABM Publishing 52 pages 19 x 26,7 cm +4 ages Rights sold: Macedonian and Spanish. Digital rights -nonexclusive- is sold. Full English translation is available #theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #childrensbooks #picturebooks #abm #ezgiberk #oznursonmez #emotions #fear #selfdiscovery
4 weeks ago
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4/9
"To love math or not to love math, that is the question"

Beginning in ancient times, this fun story takes the reader on a journey through the history of math. They will meet Pythagoras, get to know the number Pi, and learn the practical uses of math in the real world. This enjoyable book is a brilliant answer to the question ‘What’s the point of learning math’?, perfect for all reluctant mathematicians.

Title: A Math Story
Author: Sümeyra Güzel
Illustrator: Gökçe Yavaş Önal
Publisher: Tudem
152 pages
13,5 x19,5 cm
+9 ages

World rights available except Turkish, 
Simplified Chinese, Korean and Arabic

Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#middlegrade #nonfictionchildrensbooks #sumeyraguzel #gokceyavasonal #maths #mathematician #mathematics  #childrensbooks
#middlegradechildrensbook #kidsbooks 
#booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"To love math or not to love math, that is the question"

Beginning in ancient times, this fun story takes the reader on a journey through the history of math. They will meet Pythagoras, get to know the number Pi, and learn the practical uses of math in the real world. This enjoyable book is a brilliant answer to the question ‘What’s the point of learning math’?, perfect for all reluctant mathematicians.

Title: A Math Story
Author: Sümeyra Güzel
Illustrator: Gökçe Yavaş Önal
Publisher: Tudem
152 pages
13,5 x19,5 cm
+9 ages

World rights available except Turkish, 
Simplified Chinese, Korean and Arabic

Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#middlegrade #nonfictionchildrensbooks #sumeyraguzel #gokceyavasonal #maths #mathematician #mathematics  #childrensbooks
#middlegradechildrensbook #kidsbooks 
#booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"To love math or not to love math, that is the question"

Beginning in ancient times, this fun story takes the reader on a journey through the history of math. They will meet Pythagoras, get to know the number Pi, and learn the practical uses of math in the real world. This enjoyable book is a brilliant answer to the question ‘What’s the point of learning math’?, perfect for all reluctant mathematicians.

Title: A Math Story
Author: Sümeyra Güzel
Illustrator: Gökçe Yavaş Önal
Publisher: Tudem
152 pages
13,5 x19,5 cm
+9 ages

World rights available except Turkish, 
Simplified Chinese, Korean and Arabic

Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#middlegrade #nonfictionchildrensbooks #sumeyraguzel #gokceyavasonal #maths #mathematician #mathematics  #childrensbooks
#middlegradechildrensbook #kidsbooks 
#booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"To love math or not to love math, that is the question"

Beginning in ancient times, this fun story takes the reader on a journey through the history of math. They will meet Pythagoras, get to know the number Pi, and learn the practical uses of math in the real world. This enjoyable book is a brilliant answer to the question ‘What’s the point of learning math’?, perfect for all reluctant mathematicians.

Title: A Math Story
Author: Sümeyra Güzel
Illustrator: Gökçe Yavaş Önal
Publisher: Tudem
152 pages
13,5 x19,5 cm
+9 ages

World rights available except Turkish, 
Simplified Chinese, Korean and Arabic

Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#middlegrade #nonfictionchildrensbooks #sumeyraguzel #gokceyavasonal #maths #mathematician #mathematics  #childrensbooks
#middlegradechildrensbook #kidsbooks 
#booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"To love math or not to love math, that is the question" Beginning in ancient times, this fun story takes the reader on a journey through the history of math. They will meet Pythagoras, get to know the number Pi, and learn the practical uses of math in the real world. This enjoyable book is a brilliant answer to the question ‘What’s the point of learning math’?, perfect for all reluctant mathematicians. Title: A Math Story Author: Sümeyra Güzel Illustrator: Gökçe Yavaş Önal Publisher: Tudem 152 pages 13,5 x19,5 cm +9 ages World rights available except Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Korean and Arabic Full English translation is available #theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency #middlegrade #nonfictionchildrensbooks #sumeyraguzel #gokceyavasonal #maths #mathematician #mathematics #childrensbooks #middlegradechildrensbook #kidsbooks #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
10 months ago
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5/9
"A world where children are prestigious objects for the perfectionist families..."

Welcome to a world where families purchase perfect 
children to serve as status symbols. One family think 
they’re just bought a perfect son, until they realize 
what happens every time he gets stressed… He starts 
farting! “This kid is defective!” his parents complain.
"But This Kid is Defective!" is a hilarious satire of 
vanity and consumer culture for all the questioning 
children out there.

Title: But This Kid is Defective
Author: Suzan Geridonmez 
Illustrator: Çagla Vera Kılıçarslan
Publisher: Tudem
120 pages
13,5 x 18,5 cm
10+ ages

Rights sold: Korean and Arabic
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#middlegrade #worldkidlit #suzangeridonmez #caglaverakilicarslan  #illustratedmiddlegradenovel
#childrensliterature #childrensbooks #middlegradechildrensbook #kidsbooks #kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"A world where children are prestigious objects for the perfectionist families..."

Welcome to a world where families purchase perfect 
children to serve as status symbols. One family think 
they’re just bought a perfect son, until they realize 
what happens every time he gets stressed… He starts 
farting! “This kid is defective!” his parents complain.
"But This Kid is Defective!" is a hilarious satire of 
vanity and consumer culture for all the questioning 
children out there.

Title: But This Kid is Defective
Author: Suzan Geridonmez 
Illustrator: Çagla Vera Kılıçarslan
Publisher: Tudem
120 pages
13,5 x 18,5 cm
10+ ages

Rights sold: Korean and Arabic
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#middlegrade #worldkidlit #suzangeridonmez #caglaverakilicarslan  #illustratedmiddlegradenovel
#childrensliterature #childrensbooks #middlegradechildrensbook #kidsbooks #kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"A world where children are prestigious objects for the perfectionist families..."

Welcome to a world where families purchase perfect 
children to serve as status symbols. One family think 
they’re just bought a perfect son, until they realize 
what happens every time he gets stressed… He starts 
farting! “This kid is defective!” his parents complain.
"But This Kid is Defective!" is a hilarious satire of 
vanity and consumer culture for all the questioning 
children out there.

Title: But This Kid is Defective
Author: Suzan Geridonmez 
Illustrator: Çagla Vera Kılıçarslan
Publisher: Tudem
120 pages
13,5 x 18,5 cm
10+ ages

Rights sold: Korean and Arabic
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#middlegrade #worldkidlit #suzangeridonmez #caglaverakilicarslan  #illustratedmiddlegradenovel
#childrensliterature #childrensbooks #middlegradechildrensbook #kidsbooks #kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"A world where children are prestigious objects for the perfectionist families..."

Welcome to a world where families purchase perfect 
children to serve as status symbols. One family think 
they’re just bought a perfect son, until they realize 
what happens every time he gets stressed… He starts 
farting! “This kid is defective!” his parents complain.
"But This Kid is Defective!" is a hilarious satire of 
vanity and consumer culture for all the questioning 
children out there.

Title: But This Kid is Defective
Author: Suzan Geridonmez 
Illustrator: Çagla Vera Kılıçarslan
Publisher: Tudem
120 pages
13,5 x 18,5 cm
10+ ages

Rights sold: Korean and Arabic
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#middlegrade #worldkidlit #suzangeridonmez #caglaverakilicarslan  #illustratedmiddlegradenovel
#childrensliterature #childrensbooks #middlegradechildrensbook #kidsbooks #kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"A world where children are prestigious objects for the perfectionist families..."

Welcome to a world where families purchase perfect 
children to serve as status symbols. One family think 
they’re just bought a perfect son, until they realize 
what happens every time he gets stressed… He starts 
farting! “This kid is defective!” his parents complain.
"But This Kid is Defective!" is a hilarious satire of 
vanity and consumer culture for all the questioning 
children out there.

Title: But This Kid is Defective
Author: Suzan Geridonmez 
Illustrator: Çagla Vera Kılıçarslan
Publisher: Tudem
120 pages
13,5 x 18,5 cm
10+ ages

Rights sold: Korean and Arabic
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#middlegrade #worldkidlit #suzangeridonmez #caglaverakilicarslan  #illustratedmiddlegradenovel
#childrensliterature #childrensbooks #middlegradechildrensbook #kidsbooks #kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"A world where children are prestigious objects for the perfectionist families…" Welcome to a world where families purchase perfect children to serve as status symbols. One family think they’re just bought a perfect son, until they realize what happens every time he gets stressed… He starts farting! “This kid is defective!” his parents complain. "But This Kid is Defective!" is a hilarious satire of vanity and consumer culture for all the questioning children out there. Title: But This Kid is Defective Author: Suzan Geridonmez Illustrator: Çagla Vera Kılıçarslan Publisher: Tudem 120 pages 13,5 x 18,5 cm 10+ ages Rights sold: Korean and Arabic Full English translation is available #theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency #middlegrade #worldkidlit #suzangeridonmez #caglaverakilicarslan #illustratedmiddlegradenovel #childrensliterature #childrensbooks #middlegradechildrensbook #kidsbooks #kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
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6/9
"A mysterious middlegrade novel containing five linked stories, which makes its readers question the relationship between technology and literature"

İlhami finds reading stories boring, but when he discovers an old red telephone box, and picks up the receiver he is enchanted by the strange tales it tells him. Soon he is hooked on the stories, and as İlhami discovers more about the mystery of the telephone box's artificial intelligence, he also discovers his own love of reading.

Title: Yuan Huan's Telephone Box
Author: Miyase Sertbarut
Illustrator: Zülal Öztürk
Publisher: Tudem
136 pages
13,5 x 19,5 cm
9+ ages

World rights available except Turkish and Korean
Full English translation is available

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"A mysterious middlegrade novel containing five linked stories, which makes its readers question the relationship between technology and literature"

İlhami finds reading stories boring, but when he discovers an old red telephone box, and picks up the receiver he is enchanted by the strange tales it tells him. Soon he is hooked on the stories, and as İlhami discovers more about the mystery of the telephone box's artificial intelligence, he also discovers his own love of reading.

Title: Yuan Huan's Telephone Box
Author: Miyase Sertbarut
Illustrator: Zülal Öztürk
Publisher: Tudem
136 pages
13,5 x 19,5 cm
9+ ages

World rights available except Turkish and Korean
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency #middlegrade #worldkidlit #mystery  #illustratedmiddlegradenovel
#childrensliterature #miyasesertbarut #zulalozturk #childrensbooks
#kidsbooks 
#kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"A mysterious middlegrade novel containing five linked stories, which makes its readers question the relationship between technology and literature"

İlhami finds reading stories boring, but when he discovers an old red telephone box, and picks up the receiver he is enchanted by the strange tales it tells him. Soon he is hooked on the stories, and as İlhami discovers more about the mystery of the telephone box's artificial intelligence, he also discovers his own love of reading.

Title: Yuan Huan's Telephone Box
Author: Miyase Sertbarut
Illustrator: Zülal Öztürk
Publisher: Tudem
136 pages
13,5 x 19,5 cm
9+ ages

World rights available except Turkish and Korean
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency #middlegrade #worldkidlit #mystery  #illustratedmiddlegradenovel
#childrensliterature #miyasesertbarut #zulalozturk #childrensbooks
#kidsbooks 
#kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"A mysterious middlegrade novel containing five linked stories, which makes its readers question the relationship between technology and literature"

İlhami finds reading stories boring, but when he discovers an old red telephone box, and picks up the receiver he is enchanted by the strange tales it tells him. Soon he is hooked on the stories, and as İlhami discovers more about the mystery of the telephone box's artificial intelligence, he also discovers his own love of reading.

Title: Yuan Huan's Telephone Box
Author: Miyase Sertbarut
Illustrator: Zülal Öztürk
Publisher: Tudem
136 pages
13,5 x 19,5 cm
9+ ages

World rights available except Turkish and Korean
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency #middlegrade #worldkidlit #mystery  #illustratedmiddlegradenovel
#childrensliterature #miyasesertbarut #zulalozturk #childrensbooks
#kidsbooks 
#kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"A mysterious middlegrade novel containing five linked stories, which makes its readers question the relationship between technology and literature"

İlhami finds reading stories boring, but when he discovers an old red telephone box, and picks up the receiver he is enchanted by the strange tales it tells him. Soon he is hooked on the stories, and as İlhami discovers more about the mystery of the telephone box's artificial intelligence, he also discovers his own love of reading.

Title: Yuan Huan's Telephone Box
Author: Miyase Sertbarut
Illustrator: Zülal Öztürk
Publisher: Tudem
136 pages
13,5 x 19,5 cm
9+ ages

World rights available except Turkish and Korean
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency #middlegrade #worldkidlit #mystery  #illustratedmiddlegradenovel
#childrensliterature #miyasesertbarut #zulalozturk #childrensbooks
#kidsbooks 
#kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"A mysterious middlegrade novel containing five linked stories, which makes its readers question the relationship between technology and literature" İlhami finds reading stories boring, but when he discovers an old red telephone box, and picks up the receiver he is enchanted by the strange tales it tells him. Soon he is hooked on the stories, and as İlhami discovers more about the mystery of the telephone box's artificial intelligence, he also discovers his own love of reading. Title: Yuan Huan's Telephone Box Author: Miyase Sertbarut Illustrator: Zülal Öztürk Publisher: Tudem 136 pages 13,5 x 19,5 cm 9+ ages World rights available except Turkish and Korean Full English translation is available #theblackcatagency #childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency #middlegrade #worldkidlit #mystery #illustratedmiddlegradenovel #childrensliterature #miyasesertbarut #zulalozturk #childrensbooks #kidsbooks #kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
10 months ago
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7/9
"An inspiring story about embracing life 
with courage and determination"

Mr Gün is a wheelchair user. He doesn’t go outside 
very much, but it warms his heart to see the children 
playing in the snow from his window. Until he notices 
a young girl in a wheelchair who isn’t joining in the 
fun. Mr Gün realizes he must go out into the snow too, to show the girl that having a disability doesn’t mean you should be left out. 

Title: Invisible Window
Author: Göknil Özkök 
Illustrator: Ceyhun Şen
Publisher: Can Çocuk
40 pages
19,5 x 24 cm
6+ ages
Rights sold: Macedonian, Farsi, Korean and Spanish. 
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency 
#feelings #attention #imagination #sadness #happiness #awareness
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#childrensliterature #childrensbooks
#kidsbooks #picturebookillustration #picturebooks
#kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"An inspiring story about embracing life 
with courage and determination"

Mr Gün is a wheelchair user. He doesn’t go outside 
very much, but it warms his heart to see the children 
playing in the snow from his window. Until he notices 
a young girl in a wheelchair who isn’t joining in the 
fun. Mr Gün realizes he must go out into the snow too, to show the girl that having a disability doesn’t mean you should be left out. 

Title: Invisible Window
Author: Göknil Özkök 
Illustrator: Ceyhun Şen
Publisher: Can Çocuk
40 pages
19,5 x 24 cm
6+ ages
Rights sold: Macedonian, Farsi, Korean and Spanish. 
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency 
#feelings #attention #imagination #sadness #happiness #awareness
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#childrensliterature #childrensbooks
#kidsbooks #picturebookillustration #picturebooks
#kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"An inspiring story about embracing life 
with courage and determination"

Mr Gün is a wheelchair user. He doesn’t go outside 
very much, but it warms his heart to see the children 
playing in the snow from his window. Until he notices 
a young girl in a wheelchair who isn’t joining in the 
fun. Mr Gün realizes he must go out into the snow too, to show the girl that having a disability doesn’t mean you should be left out. 

Title: Invisible Window
Author: Göknil Özkök 
Illustrator: Ceyhun Şen
Publisher: Can Çocuk
40 pages
19,5 x 24 cm
6+ ages
Rights sold: Macedonian, Farsi, Korean and Spanish. 
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency 
#feelings #attention #imagination #sadness #happiness #awareness
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#childrensliterature #childrensbooks
#kidsbooks #picturebookillustration #picturebooks
#kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"An inspiring story about embracing life 
with courage and determination"

Mr Gün is a wheelchair user. He doesn’t go outside 
very much, but it warms his heart to see the children 
playing in the snow from his window. Until he notices 
a young girl in a wheelchair who isn’t joining in the 
fun. Mr Gün realizes he must go out into the snow too, to show the girl that having a disability doesn’t mean you should be left out. 

Title: Invisible Window
Author: Göknil Özkök 
Illustrator: Ceyhun Şen
Publisher: Can Çocuk
40 pages
19,5 x 24 cm
6+ ages
Rights sold: Macedonian, Farsi, Korean and Spanish. 
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency 
#feelings #attention #imagination #sadness #happiness #awareness
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#childrensliterature #childrensbooks
#kidsbooks #picturebookillustration #picturebooks
#kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"An inspiring story about embracing life 
with courage and determination"

Mr Gün is a wheelchair user. He doesn’t go outside 
very much, but it warms his heart to see the children 
playing in the snow from his window. Until he notices 
a young girl in a wheelchair who isn’t joining in the 
fun. Mr Gün realizes he must go out into the snow too, to show the girl that having a disability doesn’t mean you should be left out. 

Title: Invisible Window
Author: Göknil Özkök 
Illustrator: Ceyhun Şen
Publisher: Can Çocuk
40 pages
19,5 x 24 cm
6+ ages
Rights sold: Macedonian, Farsi, Korean and Spanish. 
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency 
#feelings #attention #imagination #sadness #happiness #awareness
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#childrensliterature #childrensbooks
#kidsbooks #picturebookillustration #picturebooks
#kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"An inspiring story about embracing life 
with courage and determination"

Mr Gün is a wheelchair user. He doesn’t go outside 
very much, but it warms his heart to see the children 
playing in the snow from his window. Until he notices 
a young girl in a wheelchair who isn’t joining in the 
fun. Mr Gün realizes he must go out into the snow too, to show the girl that having a disability doesn’t mean you should be left out. 

Title: Invisible Window
Author: Göknil Özkök 
Illustrator: Ceyhun Şen
Publisher: Can Çocuk
40 pages
19,5 x 24 cm
6+ ages
Rights sold: Macedonian, Farsi, Korean and Spanish. 
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency 
#feelings #attention #imagination #sadness #happiness #awareness
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#childrensliterature #childrensbooks
#kidsbooks #picturebookillustration #picturebooks
#kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"An inspiring story about embracing life 
with courage and determination"

Mr Gün is a wheelchair user. He doesn’t go outside 
very much, but it warms his heart to see the children 
playing in the snow from his window. Until he notices 
a young girl in a wheelchair who isn’t joining in the 
fun. Mr Gün realizes he must go out into the snow too, to show the girl that having a disability doesn’t mean you should be left out. 

Title: Invisible Window
Author: Göknil Özkök 
Illustrator: Ceyhun Şen
Publisher: Can Çocuk
40 pages
19,5 x 24 cm
6+ ages
Rights sold: Macedonian, Farsi, Korean and Spanish. 
Full English translation is available

#theblackcatagency 
#feelings #attention #imagination #sadness #happiness #awareness
#childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency
#childrensliterature #childrensbooks
#kidsbooks #picturebookillustration #picturebooks
#kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
"An inspiring story about embracing life with courage and determination" Mr Gün is a wheelchair user. He doesn’t go outside very much, but it warms his heart to see the children playing in the snow from his window. Until he notices a young girl in a wheelchair who isn’t joining in the fun. Mr Gün realizes he must go out into the snow too, to show the girl that having a disability doesn’t mean you should be left out. Title: Invisible Window Author: Göknil Özkök Illustrator: Ceyhun Şen Publisher: Can Çocuk 40 pages 19,5 x 24 cm 6+ ages Rights sold: Macedonian, Farsi, Korean and Spanish. Full English translation is available #theblackcatagency #feelings #attention #imagination #sadness #happiness #awareness #childrensbooksagency #illustrationagency #childrensliterature #childrensbooks #kidsbooks #picturebookillustration #picturebooks #kidlit #booksforkids #bookstagram #booksareessential
11 months ago
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8/9
"A witty satire of consumer culture that kids will love..."

When the little boy loses his beloved toy, the parents hurry to buy another one. But they like buying so much that at the end they lose themselves (and each other) in a crowd of gadgets. "TumpaTumpa" is a short, illustrated story reflecting the modern problem of over-consumption with an absurd, dark humor.

📌Title: Tumpatumpa Don't Get Lost
Author: Güzin Öztürk
Illustrator: Emre Karacan
Publisher : Tudem
48 pages
15 x 21 cm
4+ ages
Full English translation ✔️
World rights available except Turkish

#theblackcatagency #childrensbooks #kidsbooks #humor #booksforkids #overconsumption #kidlit #worldkidlit #booksareessential #bookstagram
"A witty satire of consumer culture that kids will love..."

When the little boy loses his beloved toy, the parents hurry to buy another one. But they like buying so much that at the end they lose themselves (and each other) in a crowd of gadgets. "TumpaTumpa" is a short, illustrated story reflecting the modern problem of over-consumption with an absurd, dark humor.

📌Title: Tumpatumpa Don't Get Lost
Author: Güzin Öztürk
Illustrator: Emre Karacan
Publisher : Tudem
48 pages
15 x 21 cm
4+ ages
Full English translation ✔️
World rights available except Turkish

#theblackcatagency #childrensbooks #kidsbooks #humor #booksforkids #overconsumption #kidlit #worldkidlit #booksareessential #bookstagram
"A witty satire of consumer culture that kids will love..."

When the little boy loses his beloved toy, the parents hurry to buy another one. But they like buying so much that at the end they lose themselves (and each other) in a crowd of gadgets. "TumpaTumpa" is a short, illustrated story reflecting the modern problem of over-consumption with an absurd, dark humor.

📌Title: Tumpatumpa Don't Get Lost
Author: Güzin Öztürk
Illustrator: Emre Karacan
Publisher : Tudem
48 pages
15 x 21 cm
4+ ages
Full English translation ✔️
World rights available except Turkish

#theblackcatagency #childrensbooks #kidsbooks #humor #booksforkids #overconsumption #kidlit #worldkidlit #booksareessential #bookstagram
"A witty satire of consumer culture that kids will love..."

When the little boy loses his beloved toy, the parents hurry to buy another one. But they like buying so much that at the end they lose themselves (and each other) in a crowd of gadgets. "TumpaTumpa" is a short, illustrated story reflecting the modern problem of over-consumption with an absurd, dark humor.

📌Title: Tumpatumpa Don't Get Lost
Author: Güzin Öztürk
Illustrator: Emre Karacan
Publisher : Tudem
48 pages
15 x 21 cm
4+ ages
Full English translation ✔️
World rights available except Turkish

#theblackcatagency #childrensbooks #kidsbooks #humor #booksforkids #overconsumption #kidlit #worldkidlit #booksareessential #bookstagram
"A witty satire of consumer culture that kids will love..."

When the little boy loses his beloved toy, the parents hurry to buy another one. But they like buying so much that at the end they lose themselves (and each other) in a crowd of gadgets. "TumpaTumpa" is a short, illustrated story reflecting the modern problem of over-consumption with an absurd, dark humor.

📌Title: Tumpatumpa Don't Get Lost
Author: Güzin Öztürk
Illustrator: Emre Karacan
Publisher : Tudem
48 pages
15 x 21 cm
4+ ages
Full English translation ✔️
World rights available except Turkish

#theblackcatagency #childrensbooks #kidsbooks #humor #booksforkids #overconsumption #kidlit #worldkidlit #booksareessential #bookstagram
"A witty satire of consumer culture that kids will love..."

When the little boy loses his beloved toy, the parents hurry to buy another one. But they like buying so much that at the end they lose themselves (and each other) in a crowd of gadgets. "TumpaTumpa" is a short, illustrated story reflecting the modern problem of over-consumption with an absurd, dark humor.

📌Title: Tumpatumpa Don't Get Lost
Author: Güzin Öztürk
Illustrator: Emre Karacan
Publisher : Tudem
48 pages
15 x 21 cm
4+ ages
Full English translation ✔️
World rights available except Turkish

#theblackcatagency #childrensbooks #kidsbooks #humor #booksforkids #overconsumption #kidlit #worldkidlit #booksareessential #bookstagram
"A witty satire of consumer culture that kids will love..."

When the little boy loses his beloved toy, the parents hurry to buy another one. But they like buying so much that at the end they lose themselves (and each other) in a crowd of gadgets. "TumpaTumpa" is a short, illustrated story reflecting the modern problem of over-consumption with an absurd, dark humor.

📌Title: Tumpatumpa Don't Get Lost
Author: Güzin Öztürk
Illustrator: Emre Karacan
Publisher : Tudem
48 pages
15 x 21 cm
4+ ages
Full English translation ✔️
World rights available except Turkish

#theblackcatagency #childrensbooks #kidsbooks #humor #booksforkids #overconsumption #kidlit #worldkidlit #booksareessential #bookstagram
"A witty satire of consumer culture that kids will love…" When the little boy loses his beloved toy, the parents hurry to buy another one. But they like buying so much that at the end they lose themselves (and each other) in a crowd of gadgets. "TumpaTumpa" is a short, illustrated story reflecting the modern problem of over-consumption with an absurd, dark humor. 📌Title: Tumpatumpa Don't Get Lost Author: Güzin Öztürk Illustrator: Emre Karacan Publisher : Tudem 48 pages 15 x 21 cm 4+ ages Full English translation ✔️ World rights available except Turkish #theblackcatagency #childrensbooks #kidsbooks #humor #booksforkids #overconsumption #kidlit #worldkidlit #booksareessential #bookstagram
11 months ago
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9/9