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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  • 🦒 It’s ok to get a little help sometimes!

🍃 Miranda is born with a very, very long neck. If
she stretches it out, she can look through the
clouds and see what weather is coming.

🍃As a result, Miranda becomes the world’s most
famous giraffe meteorologist. Those who live
on the savannah are delighted with her predictions. She never fails. Until, one day, without her
knowing why, everything changes... Thanks to her friend The Elephant, she finds out that she only needs a pair of glasses. 

📕 Title: Caramba Miranda

✍🏼 Author: Julia Pérez Villegas

🎨 Illustrator: Héctor Borlasca

📚 Publisher: Tu Cuento y Tu

48 pages

3+

World rights available except Spanish

#humour #africananimals #imagination #eyesight #wearingglasses #visionproblems
  • 🦒 It’s ok to get a little help sometimes!

🍃 Miranda is born with a very, very long neck. If
she stretches it out, she can look through the
clouds and see what weather is coming.

🍃As a result, Miranda becomes the world’s most
famous giraffe meteorologist. Those who live
on the savannah are delighted with her predictions. She never fails. Until, one day, without her
knowing why, everything changes... Thanks to her friend The Elephant, she finds out that she only needs a pair of glasses. 

📕 Title: Caramba Miranda

✍🏼 Author: Julia Pérez Villegas

🎨 Illustrator: Héctor Borlasca

📚 Publisher: Tu Cuento y Tu

48 pages

3+

World rights available except Spanish

#humour #africananimals #imagination #eyesight #wearingglasses #visionproblems
  • 🦒 It’s ok to get a little help sometimes!

🍃 Miranda is born with a very, very long neck. If
she stretches it out, she can look through the
clouds and see what weather is coming.

🍃As a result, Miranda becomes the world’s most
famous giraffe meteorologist. Those who live
on the savannah are delighted with her predictions. She never fails. Until, one day, without her
knowing why, everything changes... Thanks to her friend The Elephant, she finds out that she only needs a pair of glasses. 

📕 Title: Caramba Miranda

✍🏼 Author: Julia Pérez Villegas

🎨 Illustrator: Héctor Borlasca

📚 Publisher: Tu Cuento y Tu

48 pages

3+

World rights available except Spanish

#humour #africananimals #imagination #eyesight #wearingglasses #visionproblems
  • 🍐A sapling grows into a mighty tree, with the help of some friends.

🌳 On top of a hill, a pear tree opens its eyes. It is all
alone. How did it get there? What should it do?
Then visitors start to come: squirrels waiting for
its branches to grow, bees that will make honey
from its flowers, a hummingbird looking for a
place to nest...
🐻 They help the sapling to understand where it
came from and find its purpose. Many years later
the sapling has grown into a big strong tree, and
the whole hillside is covered with pear trees.

📕 Title: All Alone

✍🏼 Author: Gülay Çelikel Çubukçu

🎨 Illustrator: Rüya Erken Öcek

📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing

36 pages

4+

World rights available except Turkish

#time #nature #universe #health
#environment #emotions #dreams
#values #solidarity #sharing
#communication #love #friendship
  • 🍐A sapling grows into a mighty tree, with the help of some friends.

🌳 On top of a hill, a pear tree opens its eyes. It is all
alone. How did it get there? What should it do?
Then visitors start to come: squirrels waiting for
its branches to grow, bees that will make honey
from its flowers, a hummingbird looking for a
place to nest...
🐻 They help the sapling to understand where it
came from and find its purpose. Many years later
the sapling has grown into a big strong tree, and
the whole hillside is covered with pear trees.

📕 Title: All Alone

✍🏼 Author: Gülay Çelikel Çubukçu

🎨 Illustrator: Rüya Erken Öcek

📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing

36 pages

4+

World rights available except Turkish

#time #nature #universe #health
#environment #emotions #dreams
#values #solidarity #sharing
#communication #love #friendship
  • 🍐A sapling grows into a mighty tree, with the help of some friends.

🌳 On top of a hill, a pear tree opens its eyes. It is all
alone. How did it get there? What should it do?
Then visitors start to come: squirrels waiting for
its branches to grow, bees that will make honey
from its flowers, a hummingbird looking for a
place to nest...
🐻 They help the sapling to understand where it
came from and find its purpose. Many years later
the sapling has grown into a big strong tree, and
the whole hillside is covered with pear trees.

📕 Title: All Alone

✍🏼 Author: Gülay Çelikel Çubukçu

🎨 Illustrator: Rüya Erken Öcek

📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing

36 pages

4+

World rights available except Turkish

#time #nature #universe #health
#environment #emotions #dreams
#values #solidarity #sharing
#communication #love #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
  • 🍃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
🦒 It’s ok to get a little help sometimes!

🍃 Miranda is born with a very, very long neck. If
she stretches it out, she can look through the
clouds and see what weather is coming.

🍃As a result, Miranda becomes the world’s most
famous giraffe meteorologist. Those who live
on the savannah are delighted with her predictions. She never fails. Until, one day, without her
knowing why, everything changes... Thanks to her friend The Elephant, she finds out that she only needs a pair of glasses. 

📕 Title: Caramba Miranda

✍🏼 Author: Julia Pérez Villegas

🎨 Illustrator: Héctor Borlasca

📚 Publisher: Tu Cuento y Tu

48 pages

3+

World rights available except Spanish

#humour #africananimals #imagination #eyesight #wearingglasses #visionproblems
🦒 It’s ok to get a little help sometimes! 🍃 Miranda is born with a very, very long neck. If she stretches it out, she can look through the clouds and see what weather is coming. 🍃As a result, Miranda becomes the world’s most famous giraffe meteorologist. Those who live on the savannah are delighted with her predictions. She never fails. Until, one day, without her knowing why, everything changes… Thanks to her friend The Elephant, she finds out that she only needs a pair of glasses. 📕 Title: Caramba Miranda ✍🏼 Author: Julia Pérez Villegas 🎨 Illustrator: Héctor Borlasca 📚 Publisher: Tu Cuento y Tu 48 pages 3+ World rights available except Spanish #humour #africananimals #imagination #eyesight #wearingglasses #visionproblems
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🦒 It’s ok to get a little help sometimes!

🍃 Miranda is born with a very, very long neck. If
she stretches it out, she can look through the
clouds and see what weather is coming.

🍃As a result, Miranda becomes the world’s most
famous giraffe meteorologist. Those who live
on the savannah are delighted with her predictions. She never fails. Until, one day, without her
knowing why, everything changes... Thanks to her friend The Elephant, she finds out that she only needs a pair of glasses. 

📕 Title: Caramba Miranda

✍🏼 Author: Julia Pérez Villegas

🎨 Illustrator: Héctor Borlasca

📚 Publisher: Tu Cuento y Tu

48 pages

3+

World rights available except Spanish

#humour #africananimals #imagination #eyesight #wearingglasses #visionproblems
🦒 It’s ok to get a little help sometimes! 🍃 Miranda is born with a very, very long neck. If she stretches it out, she can look through the clouds and see what weather is coming. 🍃As a result, Miranda becomes the world’s most famous giraffe meteorologist. Those who live on the savannah are delighted with her predictions. She never fails. Until, one day, without her knowing why, everything changes… Thanks to her friend The Elephant, she finds out that she only needs a pair of glasses. 📕 Title: Caramba Miranda ✍🏼 Author: Julia Pérez Villegas 🎨 Illustrator: Héctor Borlasca 📚 Publisher: Tu Cuento y Tu 48 pages 3+ World rights available except Spanish #humour #africananimals #imagination #eyesight #wearingglasses #visionproblems
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🦒 It’s ok to get a little help sometimes!

🍃 Miranda is born with a very, very long neck. If
she stretches it out, she can look through the
clouds and see what weather is coming.

🍃As a result, Miranda becomes the world’s most
famous giraffe meteorologist. Those who live
on the savannah are delighted with her predictions. She never fails. Until, one day, without her
knowing why, everything changes... Thanks to her friend The Elephant, she finds out that she only needs a pair of glasses. 

📕 Title: Caramba Miranda

✍🏼 Author: Julia Pérez Villegas

🎨 Illustrator: Héctor Borlasca

📚 Publisher: Tu Cuento y Tu

48 pages

3+

World rights available except Spanish

#humour #africananimals #imagination #eyesight #wearingglasses #visionproblems
🦒 It’s ok to get a little help sometimes! 🍃 Miranda is born with a very, very long neck. If she stretches it out, she can look through the clouds and see what weather is coming. 🍃As a result, Miranda becomes the world’s most famous giraffe meteorologist. Those who live on the savannah are delighted with her predictions. She never fails. Until, one day, without her knowing why, everything changes… Thanks to her friend The Elephant, she finds out that she only needs a pair of glasses. 📕 Title: Caramba Miranda ✍🏼 Author: Julia Pérez Villegas 🎨 Illustrator: Héctor Borlasca 📚 Publisher: Tu Cuento y Tu 48 pages 3+ World rights available except Spanish #humour #africananimals #imagination #eyesight #wearingglasses #visionproblems
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🍐A sapling grows into a mighty tree, with the help of some friends.

🌳 On top of a hill, a pear tree opens its eyes. It is all
alone. How did it get there? What should it do?
Then visitors start to come: squirrels waiting for
its branches to grow, bees that will make honey
from its flowers, a hummingbird looking for a
place to nest...
🐻 They help the sapling to understand where it
came from and find its purpose. Many years later
the sapling has grown into a big strong tree, and
the whole hillside is covered with pear trees.

📕 Title: All Alone

✍🏼 Author: Gülay Çelikel Çubukçu

🎨 Illustrator: Rüya Erken Öcek

📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing

36 pages

4+

World rights available except Turkish

#time #nature #universe #health
#environment #emotions #dreams
#values #solidarity #sharing
#communication #love #friendship
🍐A sapling grows into a mighty tree, with the help of some friends. 🌳 On top of a hill, a pear tree opens its eyes. It is all alone. How did it get there? What should it do? Then visitors start to come: squirrels waiting for its branches to grow, bees that will make honey from its flowers, a hummingbird looking for a place to nest… 🐻 They help the sapling to understand where it came from and find its purpose. Many years later the sapling has grown into a big strong tree, and the whole hillside is covered with pear trees. 📕 Title: All Alone ✍🏼 Author: Gülay Çelikel Çubukçu 🎨 Illustrator: Rüya Erken Öcek 📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing 36 pages 4+ World rights available except Turkish #time #nature #universe #health #environment #emotions #dreams #values #solidarity #sharing #communication #love #friendship
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🍐A sapling grows into a mighty tree, with the help of some friends.

🌳 On top of a hill, a pear tree opens its eyes. It is all
alone. How did it get there? What should it do?
Then visitors start to come: squirrels waiting for
its branches to grow, bees that will make honey
from its flowers, a hummingbird looking for a
place to nest...
🐻 They help the sapling to understand where it
came from and find its purpose. Many years later
the sapling has grown into a big strong tree, and
the whole hillside is covered with pear trees.

📕 Title: All Alone

✍🏼 Author: Gülay Çelikel Çubukçu

🎨 Illustrator: Rüya Erken Öcek

📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing

36 pages

4+

World rights available except Turkish

#time #nature #universe #health
#environment #emotions #dreams
#values #solidarity #sharing
#communication #love #friendship
🍐A sapling grows into a mighty tree, with the help of some friends. 🌳 On top of a hill, a pear tree opens its eyes. It is all alone. How did it get there? What should it do? Then visitors start to come: squirrels waiting for its branches to grow, bees that will make honey from its flowers, a hummingbird looking for a place to nest… 🐻 They help the sapling to understand where it came from and find its purpose. Many years later the sapling has grown into a big strong tree, and the whole hillside is covered with pear trees. 📕 Title: All Alone ✍🏼 Author: Gülay Çelikel Çubukçu 🎨 Illustrator: Rüya Erken Öcek 📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing 36 pages 4+ World rights available except Turkish #time #nature #universe #health #environment #emotions #dreams #values #solidarity #sharing #communication #love #friendship
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🍐A sapling grows into a mighty tree, with the help of some friends.

🌳 On top of a hill, a pear tree opens its eyes. It is all
alone. How did it get there? What should it do?
Then visitors start to come: squirrels waiting for
its branches to grow, bees that will make honey
from its flowers, a hummingbird looking for a
place to nest...
🐻 They help the sapling to understand where it
came from and find its purpose. Many years later
the sapling has grown into a big strong tree, and
the whole hillside is covered with pear trees.

📕 Title: All Alone

✍🏼 Author: Gülay Çelikel Çubukçu

🎨 Illustrator: Rüya Erken Öcek

📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing

36 pages

4+

World rights available except Turkish

#time #nature #universe #health
#environment #emotions #dreams
#values #solidarity #sharing
#communication #love #friendship
🍐A sapling grows into a mighty tree, with the help of some friends. 🌳 On top of a hill, a pear tree opens its eyes. It is all alone. How did it get there? What should it do? Then visitors start to come: squirrels waiting for its branches to grow, bees that will make honey from its flowers, a hummingbird looking for a place to nest… 🐻 They help the sapling to understand where it came from and find its purpose. Many years later the sapling has grown into a big strong tree, and the whole hillside is covered with pear trees. 📕 Title: All Alone ✍🏼 Author: Gülay Çelikel Çubukçu 🎨 Illustrator: Rüya Erken Öcek 📚 Publisher: İthaki Publishing 36 pages 4+ World rights available except Turkish #time #nature #universe #health #environment #emotions #dreams #values #solidarity #sharing #communication #love #friendship
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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 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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