6 Mar 2023
9 Mar 2023
Presentations on the book fair by publishers Mladinska knjiga Publishing House (participation of Gašper Malej on the Italo Calvino's translators panel), Pivec Publishing House, Sanje ('Dreams') Publishing House, Sodobnost International Cultural Society, Malinc Publishing House, Miš Publishing House and Morfem Publisher, organised and supported by the Slovenian Book Agency. Related: Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Rome
at the Bologna Children's Book Fair
Morfem publishes an extensive catalogue of books in Slovenian and English languages, without about 40 new titles appearing annually. The majority of its publishing programme focuses on children's picture books illustrated by celebrated children's book illustrators such as Polona Lovšin, Suzi Bricelj and Peter Škerl as well as successful ones of the younger generation such as Tina Dobrajc and Maja Lubi.
It maintains several children's book series, among them, the Special Needs series, focused on children with medical conditions or syndromes such as dyslexia, diabetes, down syndrome, stuttering, albinism, asthma, etc.; the Pharaohs series with books dedicated to the historical figures Cleopatra, Hatshepsut and Nefertiti; "The Best of All" series focusing on important people in children's lives; the Frida and Dragon Arthur Guy series in which the protagonists travel to various European countries and more.
Morfem also publishes various series of books in translation for youth readers and adults, including Slovenian translation of the popular series about Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan, Derek Landy's skeleton detective Skulduggery Pleasant.
Among Slovenian authors whose names appear on the covers of Morfem's books, among them, we can read Milan Dekleva, Niko Grafenauer, Aksinja Kermauner, Mojca Košmrlj, Helena Kraljič, Milenka Pungerčar and more.
Since 2010, Morfem participates regularly in various international book fairs, including the Bologna Book Fair, the Shanghai Book Fair and the Frankfurt Book Fair, among others. Through these activities, Morfem has been successful in promoting its programme to the international market.
In its activities, Morfem also strives to bring knowledge about the creation and publishing of children's books closer to readers, especially younger ones. Morfem is the partner in the "Publisher's Corner" at Minicity, a space for preschool-age children to learn about and "try out" different professions.
Likewise, Morfem records readings of some of its most popular children's books and posts them on its social media profiles and website as audiobooks in the series Morfemova Čitalnica (Morfem Reading Room). The publishing company also records short videos in the series #Morfemovabanda (Eng. The Morfem Gang) about the authors and illustrators whose work it publishes, making them available across its media channels (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)