Julie Strauss-Gabel has been named v-p and publisher of Dutton Children’s Books, effective immediately. She was previously associate publisher.

Dutton will become a “boutique middle grade and young adult imprint with a focus on titles of exceptional literary quality and strong commercial appeal,” according to a statement from Penguin. The imprint will now publish 10-15 titles per year.

Dial Books for Young Readers, under president and publisher Lauri Hornik, will expand from 50 titles to 75 titles per year, and will incorporate a number of authors and illustrators previously published by Dutton.