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.

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Göksun Bayraktar - The Black Agency

GÖKSUN BAYRAKTAR

  • 🍃A tree house could be the cradle of
creativity and friendship!

🌳 Laura and Miguel are playing in the garden
when they see their toy bunny stuck in the
branches of a tree. They rescue the bunny, and
they get an idea – why not build a treehouse in
the tree?

🌳 So begins an extraordinary adventure - a story
of co-operation and friendship, which sees
children from all different backgrounds
coming together in the treehouse.

📕 Title: The Tree House

✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Claudia Leal

📚 Publisher: La Maleta Ediciones

32 pages

5+

World rights available except Spanish

#family #friends #solidarity #multiculturalism #racism
#diversity #inclusion
  • 🍃A tree house could be the cradle of
creativity and friendship!

🌳 Laura and Miguel are playing in the garden
when they see their toy bunny stuck in the
branches of a tree. They rescue the bunny, and
they get an idea – why not build a treehouse in
the tree?

🌳 So begins an extraordinary adventure - a story
of co-operation and friendship, which sees
children from all different backgrounds
coming together in the treehouse.

📕 Title: The Tree House

✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Claudia Leal

📚 Publisher: La Maleta Ediciones

32 pages

5+

World rights available except Spanish

#family #friends #solidarity #multiculturalism #racism
#diversity #inclusion
  • 🍃A tree house could be the cradle of
creativity and friendship!

🌳 Laura and Miguel are playing in the garden
when they see their toy bunny stuck in the
branches of a tree. They rescue the bunny, and
they get an idea – why not build a treehouse in
the tree?

🌳 So begins an extraordinary adventure - a story
of co-operation and friendship, which sees
children from all different backgrounds
coming together in the treehouse.

📕 Title: The Tree House

✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Claudia Leal

📚 Publisher: La Maleta Ediciones

32 pages

5+

World rights available except Spanish

 #family #friends #solidarity #multiculturalism #racism
#diversity #inclusion
  • 🦦A little otter who doesn’t want to grow up!

🤎This gorgeously illustrated picturebook
about a young otter who doesn’t want to
learn how to feed himself, clean his teeth or
swim on his own... 

🤎All he wants to do is play!
This story about a cute little otter makes
children think about the importance of
self-care and taking responsibility, while
also including interesting facts about
endangered otters.

📕 Title: I’ll Learn Tomorrow

✍🏼 Author: Serap İpek Taşçı

🎨 Illustrator: Burcu Güdücü

📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing

32 pages

3+

Rights sold: Complex Chinese, Bulgarian 

#selfimprovement #solidarity #society
#emotions #dreams #selfhygiene
  • 🦦A little otter who doesn’t want to grow up!

🤎This gorgeously illustrated picturebook
about a young otter who doesn’t want to
learn how to feed himself, clean his teeth or
swim on his own... 

🤎All he wants to do is play!
This story about a cute little otter makes
children think about the importance of
self-care and taking responsibility, while
also including interesting facts about
endangered otters.

📕 Title: I’ll Learn Tomorrow

✍🏼 Author: Serap İpek Taşçı

🎨 Illustrator: Burcu Güdücü

📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing

32 pages

3+

Rights sold: Complex Chinese, Bulgarian 

#selfimprovement #solidarity #society
#emotions #dreams #selfhygiene
  • 🦦A little otter who doesn’t want to grow up!

🤎This gorgeously illustrated picturebook
about a young otter who doesn’t want to
learn how to feed himself, clean his teeth or
swim on his own... 

🤎All he wants to do is play!
This story about a cute little otter makes
children think about the importance of
self-care and taking responsibility, while
also including interesting facts about
endangered otters.

📕 Title: I’ll Learn Tomorrow

✍🏼 Author: Serap İpek Taşçı

🎨 Illustrator: Burcu Güdücü

📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing

32 pages

3+

Rights sold: Complex Chinese, Bulgarian 

#selfimprovement #solidarity #society
#emotions #dreams #selfhygiene
  • 🥜We all have a talent. We just have to find it!

🐘The forest is a happy place, full of animals with
all kinds of talents. The bear loves planting
flowers, the monkey playing the drums. The
owl is a total bookworm and the turtle can do
all sorts of tricks on his skateboard. But what
about the elephant?

🐘Follow the elephant on a beautifully illustrated
adventure as she seeks to discover what she is
good at, and along the way learns about the
beauty of difference and the importance of
helping each other.

📕 Title: Where Is the Elephant’s Talent?

✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Berna Dörtpınar

📚 Publisher: Tudem Publishing

32 pages

4+

World rights available except Turkish

#determination #patience #art #friendship
  • 🥜We all have a talent. We just have to find it!

🐘The forest is a happy place, full of animals with
all kinds of talents. The bear loves planting
flowers, the monkey playing the drums. The
owl is a total bookworm and the turtle can do
all sorts of tricks on his skateboard. But what
about the elephant?

🐘Follow the elephant on a beautifully illustrated
adventure as she seeks to discover what she is
good at, and along the way learns about the
beauty of difference and the importance of
helping each other.

📕 Title: Where Is the Elephant’s Talent?

✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Berna Dörtpınar

📚 Publisher: Tudem Publishing

32 pages

4+

World rights available except Turkish

#determination #patience #art #friendship
  • 🥜We all have a talent. We just have to find it!

🐘The forest is a happy place, full of animals with
all kinds of talents. The bear loves planting
flowers, the monkey playing the drums. The
owl is a total bookworm and the turtle can do
all sorts of tricks on his skateboard. But what
about the elephant?

🐘Follow the elephant on a beautifully illustrated
adventure as she seeks to discover what she is
good at, and along the way learns about the
beauty of difference and the importance of
helping each other.

📕 Title: Where Is the Elephant’s Talent?

✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Berna Dörtpınar

📚 Publisher: Tudem Publishing

32 pages

4+

World rights available except Turkish

#determination #patience #art #friendship
🍃A tree house could be the cradle of
creativity and friendship!

🌳 Laura and Miguel are playing in the garden
when they see their toy bunny stuck in the
branches of a tree. They rescue the bunny, and
they get an idea – why not build a treehouse in
the tree?

🌳 So begins an extraordinary adventure - a story
of co-operation and friendship, which sees
children from all different backgrounds
coming together in the treehouse.

📕 Title: The Tree House

✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Claudia Leal

📚 Publisher: La Maleta Ediciones

32 pages

5+

World rights available except Spanish

#family #friends #solidarity #multiculturalism #racism
#diversity #inclusion
🍃A tree house could be the cradle of creativity and friendship! 🌳 Laura and Miguel are playing in the garden when they see their toy bunny stuck in the branches of a tree. They rescue the bunny, and they get an idea – why not build a treehouse in the tree? 🌳 So begins an extraordinary adventure – a story of co-operation and friendship, which sees children from all different backgrounds coming together in the treehouse. 📕 Title: The Tree House ✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Claudia Leal 📚 Publisher: La Maleta Ediciones 32 pages 5+ World rights available except Spanish #family #friends #solidarity #multiculturalism #racism #diversity #inclusion
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🍃A tree house could be the cradle of
creativity and friendship!

🌳 Laura and Miguel are playing in the garden
when they see their toy bunny stuck in the
branches of a tree. They rescue the bunny, and
they get an idea – why not build a treehouse in
the tree?

🌳 So begins an extraordinary adventure - a story
of co-operation and friendship, which sees
children from all different backgrounds
coming together in the treehouse.

📕 Title: The Tree House

✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Claudia Leal

📚 Publisher: La Maleta Ediciones

32 pages

5+

World rights available except Spanish

#family #friends #solidarity #multiculturalism #racism
#diversity #inclusion
🍃A tree house could be the cradle of creativity and friendship! 🌳 Laura and Miguel are playing in the garden when they see their toy bunny stuck in the branches of a tree. They rescue the bunny, and they get an idea – why not build a treehouse in the tree? 🌳 So begins an extraordinary adventure – a story of co-operation and friendship, which sees children from all different backgrounds coming together in the treehouse. 📕 Title: The Tree House ✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Claudia Leal 📚 Publisher: La Maleta Ediciones 32 pages 5+ World rights available except Spanish #family #friends #solidarity #multiculturalism #racism #diversity #inclusion
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🍃A tree house could be the cradle of
creativity and friendship!

🌳 Laura and Miguel are playing in the garden
when they see their toy bunny stuck in the
branches of a tree. They rescue the bunny, and
they get an idea – why not build a treehouse in
the tree?

🌳 So begins an extraordinary adventure - a story
of co-operation and friendship, which sees
children from all different backgrounds
coming together in the treehouse.

📕 Title: The Tree House

✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Claudia Leal

📚 Publisher: La Maleta Ediciones

32 pages

5+

World rights available except Spanish

 #family #friends #solidarity #multiculturalism #racism
#diversity #inclusion
🍃A tree house could be the cradle of creativity and friendship! 🌳 Laura and Miguel are playing in the garden when they see their toy bunny stuck in the branches of a tree. They rescue the bunny, and they get an idea – why not build a treehouse in the tree? 🌳 So begins an extraordinary adventure – a story of co-operation and friendship, which sees children from all different backgrounds coming together in the treehouse. 📕 Title: The Tree House ✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Claudia Leal 📚 Publisher: La Maleta Ediciones 32 pages 5+ World rights available except Spanish #family #friends #solidarity #multiculturalism #racism #diversity #inclusion
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🦦A little otter who doesn’t want to grow up!

🤎This gorgeously illustrated picturebook
about a young otter who doesn’t want to
learn how to feed himself, clean his teeth or
swim on his own... 

🤎All he wants to do is play!
This story about a cute little otter makes
children think about the importance of
self-care and taking responsibility, while
also including interesting facts about
endangered otters.

📕 Title: I’ll Learn Tomorrow

✍🏼 Author: Serap İpek Taşçı

🎨 Illustrator: Burcu Güdücü

📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing

32 pages

3+

Rights sold: Complex Chinese, Bulgarian 

#selfimprovement #solidarity #society
#emotions #dreams #selfhygiene
🦦A little otter who doesn’t want to grow up! 🤎This gorgeously illustrated picturebook about a young otter who doesn’t want to learn how to feed himself, clean his teeth or swim on his own… 🤎All he wants to do is play! This story about a cute little otter makes children think about the importance of self-care and taking responsibility, while also including interesting facts about endangered otters. 📕 Title: I’ll Learn Tomorrow ✍🏼 Author: Serap İpek Taşçı 🎨 Illustrator: Burcu Güdücü 📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing 32 pages 3+ Rights sold: Complex Chinese, Bulgarian #selfimprovement #solidarity #society #emotions #dreams #selfhygiene
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🦦A little otter who doesn’t want to grow up!

🤎This gorgeously illustrated picturebook
about a young otter who doesn’t want to
learn how to feed himself, clean his teeth or
swim on his own... 

🤎All he wants to do is play!
This story about a cute little otter makes
children think about the importance of
self-care and taking responsibility, while
also including interesting facts about
endangered otters.

📕 Title: I’ll Learn Tomorrow

✍🏼 Author: Serap İpek Taşçı

🎨 Illustrator: Burcu Güdücü

📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing

32 pages

3+

Rights sold: Complex Chinese, Bulgarian 

#selfimprovement #solidarity #society
#emotions #dreams #selfhygiene
🦦A little otter who doesn’t want to grow up! 🤎This gorgeously illustrated picturebook about a young otter who doesn’t want to learn how to feed himself, clean his teeth or swim on his own… 🤎All he wants to do is play! This story about a cute little otter makes children think about the importance of self-care and taking responsibility, while also including interesting facts about endangered otters. 📕 Title: I’ll Learn Tomorrow ✍🏼 Author: Serap İpek Taşçı 🎨 Illustrator: Burcu Güdücü 📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing 32 pages 3+ Rights sold: Complex Chinese, Bulgarian #selfimprovement #solidarity #society #emotions #dreams #selfhygiene
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🦦A little otter who doesn’t want to grow up!

🤎This gorgeously illustrated picturebook
about a young otter who doesn’t want to
learn how to feed himself, clean his teeth or
swim on his own... 

🤎All he wants to do is play!
This story about a cute little otter makes
children think about the importance of
self-care and taking responsibility, while
also including interesting facts about
endangered otters.

📕 Title: I’ll Learn Tomorrow

✍🏼 Author: Serap İpek Taşçı

🎨 Illustrator: Burcu Güdücü

📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing

32 pages

3+

Rights sold: Complex Chinese, Bulgarian 

#selfimprovement #solidarity #society
#emotions #dreams #selfhygiene
🦦A little otter who doesn’t want to grow up! 🤎This gorgeously illustrated picturebook about a young otter who doesn’t want to learn how to feed himself, clean his teeth or swim on his own… 🤎All he wants to do is play! This story about a cute little otter makes children think about the importance of self-care and taking responsibility, while also including interesting facts about endangered otters. 📕 Title: I’ll Learn Tomorrow ✍🏼 Author: Serap İpek Taşçı 🎨 Illustrator: Burcu Güdücü 📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing 32 pages 3+ Rights sold: Complex Chinese, Bulgarian #selfimprovement #solidarity #society #emotions #dreams #selfhygiene
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🥜We all have a talent. We just have to find it!

🐘The forest is a happy place, full of animals with
all kinds of talents. The bear loves planting
flowers, the monkey playing the drums. The
owl is a total bookworm and the turtle can do
all sorts of tricks on his skateboard. But what
about the elephant?

🐘Follow the elephant on a beautifully illustrated
adventure as she seeks to discover what she is
good at, and along the way learns about the
beauty of difference and the importance of
helping each other.

📕 Title: Where Is the Elephant’s Talent?

✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Berna Dörtpınar

📚 Publisher: Tudem Publishing

32 pages

4+

World rights available except Turkish

#determination #patience #art #friendship
🥜We all have a talent. We just have to find it! 🐘The forest is a happy place, full of animals with all kinds of talents. The bear loves planting flowers, the monkey playing the drums. The owl is a total bookworm and the turtle can do all sorts of tricks on his skateboard. But what about the elephant? 🐘Follow the elephant on a beautifully illustrated adventure as she seeks to discover what she is good at, and along the way learns about the beauty of difference and the importance of helping each other. 📕 Title: Where Is the Elephant’s Talent? ✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Berna Dörtpınar 📚 Publisher: Tudem Publishing 32 pages 4+ World rights available except Turkish #determination #patience #art #friendship
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🥜We all have a talent. We just have to find it!

🐘The forest is a happy place, full of animals with
all kinds of talents. The bear loves planting
flowers, the monkey playing the drums. The
owl is a total bookworm and the turtle can do
all sorts of tricks on his skateboard. But what
about the elephant?

🐘Follow the elephant on a beautifully illustrated
adventure as she seeks to discover what she is
good at, and along the way learns about the
beauty of difference and the importance of
helping each other.

📕 Title: Where Is the Elephant’s Talent?

✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Berna Dörtpınar

📚 Publisher: Tudem Publishing

32 pages

4+

World rights available except Turkish

#determination #patience #art #friendship
🥜We all have a talent. We just have to find it! 🐘The forest is a happy place, full of animals with all kinds of talents. The bear loves planting flowers, the monkey playing the drums. The owl is a total bookworm and the turtle can do all sorts of tricks on his skateboard. But what about the elephant? 🐘Follow the elephant on a beautifully illustrated adventure as she seeks to discover what she is good at, and along the way learns about the beauty of difference and the importance of helping each other. 📕 Title: Where Is the Elephant’s Talent? ✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Berna Dörtpınar 📚 Publisher: Tudem Publishing 32 pages 4+ World rights available except Turkish #determination #patience #art #friendship
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🥜We all have a talent. We just have to find it!

🐘The forest is a happy place, full of animals with
all kinds of talents. The bear loves planting
flowers, the monkey playing the drums. The
owl is a total bookworm and the turtle can do
all sorts of tricks on his skateboard. But what
about the elephant?

🐘Follow the elephant on a beautifully illustrated
adventure as she seeks to discover what she is
good at, and along the way learns about the
beauty of difference and the importance of
helping each other.

📕 Title: Where Is the Elephant’s Talent?

✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Berna Dörtpınar

📚 Publisher: Tudem Publishing

32 pages

4+

World rights available except Turkish

#determination #patience #art #friendship
🥜We all have a talent. We just have to find it! 🐘The forest is a happy place, full of animals with all kinds of talents. The bear loves planting flowers, the monkey playing the drums. The owl is a total bookworm and the turtle can do all sorts of tricks on his skateboard. But what about the elephant? 🐘Follow the elephant on a beautifully illustrated adventure as she seeks to discover what she is good at, and along the way learns about the beauty of difference and the importance of helping each other. 📕 Title: Where Is the Elephant’s Talent? ✍🏼 Author & 🎨 Illustrator: Berna Dörtpınar 📚 Publisher: Tudem Publishing 32 pages 4+ World rights available except Turkish #determination #patience #art #friendship
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