Philomel Books
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Parent companyPenguin Group
FounderAnn Beneduce
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City

Philomel Books is a children's literature imprint of Penguin Books USA. The imprint was founded by Ann Beneduce, who was succeeded as publisher by Patricia Lee Gauch.[1][2][3]

Philomel publishes the series of children's books The Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan and the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. The imprint also published notable picture books including The Day the Crayons Quit and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.[4]


  1. ^ "Philomel Books". Penguin Books USA. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Philomel Books". Dun & Bradsteet via Goliath. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  3. ^ Corbett, Sue (February 7, 2005). "True spies: kids' books that came in from the cold (war).(children's books)". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
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