Frederick Warne

Founded in 1865 by a bookseller, the British publisher Frederick Warne & Co. built its reputation publishing children's books with authors like Edward Lear, Kate Greenaway, Walter Crane, and Beatrix Potter -- the creator of Peter Rabbit. Since becoming a division of Penguin in 1983, Warne has acquired many other classic book properties including Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies in 1989 and Eric Hill's Spot in 1993. Today, Warne continues to publish beautifully produced editions of their original works, lively spin-offs, and leveled readers.