Philomel

Description

Philomel was created in the early 1980s as part of World Publishing Books for Young People, by Editor and Publisher Ann Beneduce. The imprint’s name, which literally means “lover of song,” implied that these books would be lyrical, beautiful in concept and form, and fine enough to be celebrated as gifts. The early lists included such future classics as Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has sold hundreds of millions of copies worldwide; Virginia Hamilton’s Newbery Honor winning Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush; and Ed Young’s Caldecott Honor winning The Emperor and the Kite.

Most Popular Philomel Books

The Very Hungry Caterpillar book
5.5
fruit · bugs and insects · caterpillars · numbers · food
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Day the Crayons Quit book
5.8
being yourself · silly · art · colors
The Day the Crayons Quit
Owl Moon book
5.0
owls · nature
Owl Moon
The Very Quiet Cricket book
4.5
bugs and insects · being yourself · animal sounds
The Very Quiet Cricket
Thank You, Mr. Falker book
5.9
disabilities · teachers · bullying
Thank You, Mr. Falker
Day the Crayons Came Home book
5.0
being yourself · colors · art
Day the Crayons Came Home
The Very Lonely Firefly book
4.5
belonging · being yourself · light · bugs and insects
The Very Lonely Firefly
Stuck book
5.3
problem solving · trees · silly · rescue
Stuck

Most Recent Philomel Books

Snack Attack! book
1.5
silly · food
Snack Attack!
Just Ask! book
5.5
being different
Just Ask!
animal sounds
Squeak!
outer space · astronauts
Disaster Strikes!

Highest Rated Philomel Books

Here We are book
6.1
Unique Books for Baby Shower Gifts · kindness · the world · outer space
Here We are
Thank You, Mr. Falker book
5.9
disabilities · teachers · bullying
Thank You, Mr. Falker
She Persisted book
5.8
Unique Books for Baby Shower Gifts · famous people · female role models · historical figures · perseverance · coping with failure · activism
She Persisted
The Day the Crayons Quit book
5.8
being yourself · silly · art · colors
The Day the Crayons Quit
How to Catch a Star book
5.7
stars · hard work · coping with failure · wishes · self-discovery
How to Catch a Star
Just Ask! book
5.5
being different
Just Ask!
Don't Let Them Disappear book
5.5
endangered species · nature · the environment · animals
Don't Let Them Disappear
Once Upon an Alphabet book
5.5
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award · art · silly · alphabet (ABCs)
Once Upon an Alphabet

All Philomel Books