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.

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Just Ask! book

board Books

These Words I Shaped for You book
new baby · new parents · love · babies · valentines · moms
These Words I Shaped for You
vehicles · farm · love
Otis Gives Thanks
colors · food · punny
Peanut Butter's Delicious Colors
Pom Pom Panda Gets the Grumps book
animals · happiness · emotions
Pom Pom Panda Gets the Grumps
art · silly · alphabet (abc's)
Once Upon an Alphabet
trees · problem solving · rescue
A Little Stuck
art · animals · nursery rhymes
The Nonsense Show
food · punny · opposites
Peanut Butter's Tasty Opposites
animals · pirates · bath time
Pirates Don't Take Baths
Look! book
books · gorilla
counting · punny · food
Peanut Butter's Yummy Numbers
Day the Crayons Came Home book
being yourself · colors · art
Day the Crayons Came Home
Red Wagon book
adventure · animals · imagination
Red Wagon
Sleep, Baby, Sleep book
growing up · dreams · sleep · bedtime
Sleep, Baby, Sleep
holidays · Christmas · family
You Are My Miracle
animal sounds · animals · vocabulary
My Very First Book of Animal Sounds
animal homes · animals · vocabulary
My Very First Book of Animal Homes
movement · animals · vocabulary
My Very First Book of Motion
food · vocabulary · animals
My Very First Book of Food
vehicles · animals · vocabulary
My Very First Book of Words
numbers · spanish · counting
My Very First Book of Numbers
My Very First Book Of Colors book
colors · animals · vocabulary
My Very First Book Of Colors
game · vocabulary · shapes
My Very First Book of Shapes

chapter Books

outer space · astronaut
Disaster Strikes!
Redwall book
classic chapter

picture Books

being different
Just Ask!
silly · food
Snack Attack!
animal sounds
animal homes · colors · animals · love · dads
A Father's Love
the world · nature · environment · animals
Don't Let Them Disappear
alphabet (abc's) · gardening · flowers
An ABC of Flowers
magic · manners · birthdays · cats
Marigold Finds the Magic Words
community helpers · hard work · kindness · female role models · heroes
Superheroes Are Everywhere
animals · silly · helping others · food · cleaning
This Little Piggy
helping others · good behavior · family
Edie Is Ever So Helpful
Here We are book
2019 Picture Book Summer Reading List · kindness · the world · tolerance · outer space
Here We are
baking · word play · birds
Marigold Bakes a Cake
Time Out!
She Persisted book
famous people · female role models · historical figures · perseverance · children's books for adults · coping with failure · activism
She Persisted
Pass It on book
sharing · choosing cheeriness · helping others
Pass It on
families · love · non-traditional families
The Ring Bearer
holidays · snow · food · Christmas
Merry Christmas, Peanut!
Milk Goes to School book
starting school · punny · friendship
Milk Goes to School
Chimpanzees for Tea! book
animals · word play · silly · listening
Chimpanzees for Tea!
change · coping with failure · cats
The Cat from Hunger Mountain
cats · Egypt · silly
The Bill the Cat Story
bereavement · death · coping with death · love · the ocean
Always Remember
Otis and the Kittens book
cats · rescue · vehicles · farm
Otis and the Kittens
Little Tree book
trees · change · growing up
Little Tree
Happy Birthday, Cupcake! book
food · birthdays · punny
Happy Birthday, Cupcake!
Henry's Stars book
stars · art · shapes
Henry's Stars
Where Bear? book
growing up · friendship
Where Bear?
ballet · dreams · perseverance
A Dance Like Starlight
numbers · counting · silly
The Hueys in None the Number
problem solving · resolving conflict · admitting you are wrong
It Wasn't Me
Otis and the Puppy book
tractor · farm · facing fears · vehicles · hide-and-seek
Otis and the Puppy
friendship · bravery · moving
The Day the Crayons Quit book
100 Classic · being yourself · silly · art · colors
The Day the Crayons Quit
Andrew Henry's Meadow book
inventions · loneliness · siblings · belonging
Andrew Henry's Meadow
Thank You, Mr. Falker book
disabilities · teachers · based on a true story · bullying
Thank You, Mr. Falker
The Hueys in The New Sweater book
being different · community · diversity
The Hueys in The New Sweater
This Moose Belongs to Me book
moose · problem solving · friendship
This Moose Belongs to Me
Stuck book
problem solving · trees · silly · rescue
Mister Seahorse book
dads · baby animals · the ocean · swimming
Mister Seahorse
horses · colors · art
The Artist who Painted a Blue Horse
Otis and the Tornado book
weather · farm · courage · vehicles
Otis and the Tornado
love · parents
You are My Wish
Heart and the Bottle book
death · coping with death · imagination · love · friendship
Heart and the Bottle
Up and Down book
being yourself · penguins · friendship
Up and Down
The Great Paper Caper book
animals · recycling · environment
The Great Paper Caper
Otis book
belonging · rescue · farm · vehicles
journeys · music · Christmas · holidays · Christian
Drummer Boy
The Way Back Home book
aliens · stars · making friends · diversity
The Way Back Home
The Incredible Book Eating Boy book
reading · 2019 Picture Book Summer Reading List · food · silly
The Incredible Book Eating Boy
frogs · bunny · reading · friendship · manners
Too Many Frogs!
Lost And Found book
friendship · penguins · adventure · getting lost
Lost And Found
So You Want to be President? book
based on a true story · caldecott · America
So You Want to be President?
How to Catch a Star book
stars · 2019 Picture Book Summer Reading List · hard work · coping with failure · wish · self-discovery
How to Catch a Star
love · parents
You are My I Love You
Dream Snow book
holidays · snow · counting · Christmas · Santa Claus
Dream Snow
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle book
bugs · perseverance · hard work
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle
The Very Lonely Firefly book
belonging · being yourself · light · bugs
The Very Lonely Firefly
The Very Quiet Cricket book
bugs · being yourself · animal sounds
The Very Quiet Cricket
Owl Moon book
100 Classic · owls · caldecott · nature
Owl Moon
The Very Hungry Caterpillar book
Age newborn · bugs · Best Children's Books by Age · caterpillar · numbers · food
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Victor and Hugo book
artists · music
Victor and Hugo

Authors & Illustrators

Ale Barba
Alexandra Bolger
Basak Agaoglu
Berkeley Breathed
Brian Jacques
Cece Meng
Chelsea Clinton
David Elliott
David Small
Doris Burn
Drew Daywalt
Ed Young
Eric Carle
Floyd Cooper
Gianna Marino
Hannah Holt
James Serafino
Jane Yolen
Jeff Mack
Jeffrey Kluger
Jo Empson
John Schoenherr
John Segal
Jonathan W. Stokes
Judith St. George
Jutta Hilpuesch
Kamala Harris
Kate Harvey McGee
Keith Graves
Kristy Dempsey
Laura McGee Kvasnosky
Loren Long
Maria van Lieshout
Maryann Cusimano Love
Matilda Woods
Mechal Renee Roe
Megan Merchant
Mike Malbrough
Oliver Jeffers
Patricia Polacco
Rafael López
Renata Liwska
Robert Blake
Ruby Shamir
Sandy Asher
Satomi Ichikawa
Sonia Sotomayor
Sophy Henn
Tami Lewis Brown
Tania de Regil
Terry Border
Yee Von Chan
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