Enchanted Lion Books

Enchanted Lion Books Enchanted Lion Books, based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is an independent publisher of beautifully illustrated books and some fiction for readers of all ages.
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Staunchly independent and family-owned, we opened our doors and published our first list in spring 2003. We love books, well-told stories, and beautifully-rendered illustrations, marked by a vivid, lively line and an awareness of space.

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“[Make Meatballs Sing] embraces [Corita Kent’s] unusual life, celebrating the decisions she made, the art she created an...
07/29/2021

“[Make Meatballs Sing] embraces [Corita Kent’s] unusual life, celebrating the decisions she made, the art she created and her voice for social change. The book cleverly pulls out elements of how Kent taught and created her art, offering unique perspectives gained by seeing the world in a fresh way. The writing here is engaging and offers a tone of delight as Kent continues to surprise and amaze. ✨

The bright and vibrant art in the book shares elements of Kent’s own work. Her play with lettering and words appear throughout the illustrations of the book, filling tree trunks, coloring margins, and as posters on the walls. The entire book is a delight of collage, typography and riotous color. 🌈 A positive and affirming look at an artist who should be better known.” —Tasha Saecker, Waking Brain Cells

🧡💕 Marvelously joyful, @matthewburgessj & @beinginthemaking ‘s beautiful MAKE MEATBALLS SING is coming this August! Every last playful detail radiates love, and we can’t wait to share it with you.✨
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This week at the POP-UP! • As we busily prepare to move into our lovely pop-up shop for the month of August, we're delig...
07/28/2021

This week at the POP-UP! • As we busily prepare to move into our lovely pop-up shop for the month of August, we're delighted to invite you to join us for our opening weekend celebration, and to come visit throughout the month. ☀️

We'll be celebrating with an Opening Party on Saturday, July 31st. Join us from 12–5pm for a first look at the space, and for some fun activities with special guests Ping Zhu and Dan Salmieri (12–3:30pm). ✨

★ To celebrate this first weekend, we're also happy to be offering a special deal on books, where you can choose two for $25! (Applies to most books) ★

To create new avenues for conversation & connection, and to give our stories a home in the world, we invite readers of all ages to join us for a series of free in-person events: story-times, workshops, book talks, art shows, and more! 📖🎨 We'll be hosting our first Storytime & Craft event on Sunday, August 1st at 12pm, featuring Jacqueline Ayer's gorgeous and joyful book, THE PAPER-FLOWER TREE. Our next Storytime & Workshop will be on Wednesday, August 4th at 4pm. We'll be reading & creating around @vittoriafacchini ‘s dazzling book, 5 CHERRIES! 💕

We will be planning many more wonderful and varied events and special opportunities for book discovery in the weeks to come, and will be announcing them all here & at the link in our bio! 🔗✨ We'll be open Tuesday-Sunday, 12-6pm, all subject to change in these days of mid & late summer! ☀️We encourage you to check for any last minute changes as you plan your visit. :) When schedule exceptions arise, we'll be updating them in our bio & Stories.

We at Enchanted Lion can’t wait to meet you in person, share our stories and art with you, and make and create new ones together! We hope to see you SOON at 145 Ainslie St! 💛
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Thank you to all who joined us yesterday for our PLORKshop! We hope you enjoyed making creative, colorful, joyful art in...
07/26/2021

Thank you to all who joined us yesterday for our PLORKshop! We hope you enjoyed making creative, colorful, joyful art in the spirit of #CoritaKent. 

In honor of Corita's legacy as an artist and educator, and in celebration of MAKE MEATBALLS SING, our forthcoming picture book that tells the story of her life, author @matthewburgessj and illustrator @beinginthemaking guided a group of close to 100 artmakers of all ages in plorking—playing + working—with word and image. Together, we wrote a collaborative poem inspired by the delicious details and "I am" refrain of "The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee," and we created collages imagining and cutting out letters as shapes with which to play.
 
As Corita herself put it, “The person who makes things is a sign of hope.” Thank you to all our participants for making beautiful poetry and collages with us—we'd love to share these over our IG stories, so please be sure to tag us @enchantedlion or use the #plork. Special thanks to @matthewburgessj and @beinginthemaking for leading the PLORKshop, and to our friends at the @coritaartcenter for co-hosting 🌈

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SAVE THE DATE! ☀️ This August, pop into Enchanted Lion’s pop-up shop at 145 Ainslie St in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For on...
07/24/2021

SAVE THE DATE! ☀️ This August, pop into Enchanted Lion’s pop-up shop at 145 Ainslie St in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For one month only, come visit us in person to peruse our selection of thoughtful, beautiful picture books and meet some of the artists, authors, and translators who created them.

More than just a bookstore, we hope our pop-up shop will be a place of real celebration, dedicated to our community of readers and the independent spirit that keeps Enchanted Lion alive. ✨ At the heart of our mission as a publisher is to create books that invite their readers into deeper thinking and questioning, about themselves and others and the world around them—and so, our books can only truly come alive when they are discovered and read, and shared and discussed.

To create new avenues for conversation and connection, and to give our stories a home in the world, we invite readers young and old to join us for a series of free in-person events: story-times, workshops, book talks, art shows, and more! ✨ We’ll also offer deep discounts on backlist titles, book bundles curated by your favorite ELB creators, special collectible prints, and other items exclusively available at our pop-up. We at Enchanted Lion can’t wait to meet you in person, share our stories and art with you, and make and create new ones together! 💛

Join us for an ✨opening party✨ one week from today, Saturday 7/31! We’ll be celebrating the opening along with some special local guests. Stay tuned throughout the week for more details, here & at the link in our Stories. See you soon! 🥳💛✨
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SAVE THE DATE! ☀️ This August, pop into Enchanted Lion’s pop-up shop at 145 Ainslie St in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For one month only, come visit us in person to peruse our selection of thoughtful, beautiful picture books and meet some of the artists, authors, and translators who created them.

More than just a bookstore, we hope our pop-up shop will be a place of real celebration, dedicated to our community of readers and the independent spirit that keeps Enchanted Lion alive. ✨ At the heart of our mission as a publisher is to create books that invite their readers into deeper thinking and questioning, about themselves and others and the world around them—and so, our books can only truly come alive when they are discovered and read, and shared and discussed.

To create new avenues for conversation and connection, and to give our stories a home in the world, we invite readers young and old to join us for a series of free in-person events: story-times, workshops, book talks, art shows, and more! ✨ We’ll also offer deep discounts on backlist titles, book bundles curated by your favorite ELB creators, special collectible prints, and other items exclusively available at our pop-up. We at Enchanted Lion can’t wait to meet you in person, share our stories and art with you, and make and create new ones together! 💛

Join us for an ✨opening party✨ one week from today, Saturday 7/31! We’ll be celebrating the opening along with some special local guests. Stay tuned throughout the week for more details, here & at the link in our Stories. See you soon! 🥳💛✨
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🌧🌈🚲 “The arrival of a new Chirri & Chirra book is always a treat for those of us fond of deliciously illustrated tableau...
07/13/2021

🌧🌈🚲 “The arrival of a new Chirri & Chirra book is always a treat for those of us fond of deliciously illustrated tableaux in the books we read with children… The joy of these books lies in the pure enchantment that they offer to children ages 2-8. There is no snark, no cynicism, no deceit or retribution in Chirri and Chirra’s world. All is kindness, softness, curiosity and good fortune. The two adventurers are forever coming upon dear little cafes and hotels run by friendly animals; each book finds them tucking into exquisite and surprising dainties. 🫖🍬

On this excursion, for instance, Chirri and Chirra take refreshment at a tiny woodland shop that’s only open on rainy days, [ordering] ‘chrysanthemum tea with lemon marmalade,’ peppermint tea with green-apple syrup,’ [and] ‘bowls of frozen raindrop candy,’ we read, devouring these delicacies with our eyes…

When the friends pedal away again, they feel a bit floaty and soon discover that they’re cycling above the rain, which falls beneath their wheels like a pretty blue curtain. How to get down at the end of the day? By blowing bubbles after eating ‘ripe and sparkling’ gumdrops, of course. What did you expect?” 🌈 —𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 @wsj

𝘾𝙃𝙄𝙍𝙍𝙄 & 𝘾𝙃𝙄𝙍𝙍𝘼, 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙍𝘼𝙄𝙉𝙔 𝘿𝘼𝙔 is out in the world for one week, today. Celebrating with luminous gummy gumdrops, of course... And the warmest review! 🎈💕

🔗 This beautiful treasure is available now at the link in our bio! 🚲🚲✨
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𝘿𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜-𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜-𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜! 🚲🚲 Chirri & Chirra are off again on a new whimsical adventure — this time, with the distinctiv...
07/06/2021

𝘿𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜-𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜-𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜! 🚲🚲 Chirri & Chirra are off again on a new whimsical adventure — this time, with the distinctive sound of their bicycle bells chiming in with the patter of the rain! 🌧

Happy #BookBirthday to the seventh (!) installment in Kaya Doi’s series about these beloved explorers, translated from the Japanese by David Boyd. 🎈Through and through, Chirri and Chirra find pure delight in the natural world, in befriending the creatures they meet along their journeys, and in the small wonders all around them (often in the form of surprising and lovely treats and refreshments 🍬🫖).

Not even a rain shower can dampen their curiosity and enthusiasm, for on this latest bike riding excursion they serendipitously happen upon a cafe that is only open on rainy days. Naturally, the shop is lined with picturesque windows that are meant just for watching the droplets fall, and as the pair sits peacefully, sipping tea with a side of sweet rock candy, that is exactly what they do! 

When Chirri and Chirra leave the cafe in their (nearly) matching raincoats, the adventure only becomes more magical — the rain begins to fall upside down, lifting them and their bicycles up into the treetops! There, they enjoy some more discoveries in the reverse-rainfall. In the company of sweet animals who become fast friends, they watch the sun peek out from behind the clouds, and conclude their day with a beautiful rainbow. 🌦 Kaya Doi’s illustrations, rendered in glowing colored pencil, are warm and inviting, ushering her readers into pages that feel like a haven from the rain outside. 🌈

We're delighted to welcome you on this newest adventure! Happy reading! 💙 (Link in bio & in Stories)
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What could be MORE cozy than curling up into the whimsical world of Chirri & Chirra during a summer storm? 🌧💞 A world wh...
07/01/2021

What could be MORE cozy than curling up into the whimsical world of Chirri & Chirra during a summer storm? 🌧💞 A world where every encounter is a slip into easy friendship, a lovely surprise lies around every corner, and the clouds always part to reveal a rainbow. 🌦🌈 CHIRRI & CHIRRA THE RAINY DAY, book #7 in this treasured Japanese series, is out this Tuesday, July 6th! ✨

“Doi’s trademark illustrations, made with colored pencils to evoke the look of mid-20th-century lithographs, depict the protagonists with pale skin, rosy cheeks, and black pageboys. They cycle ever to the right across the spreads, which take advantage of the book’s unusual trim size to open to a 6.5-inch-tall by 18-inch-wide panorama that’s somehow both cozy and expansive. Another delightful outing in this winsome Japanese series.” — @kirkus_reviews 🚲🚲
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“In this gloriously unruly feminist fable, THE TRUE STORY OF A MOUSE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR IT explores the power of art-ma...
06/22/2021

“In this gloriously unruly feminist fable, THE TRUE STORY OF A MOUSE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR IT explores the power of art-making, the tedium of the domestic, and the dangers of heteronormativity, all within beautiful pictures and tender words. I was enchanted by the pairing of graphic illustration and tight prose on every page. It is luminous and evocative from start to finish.” —Alisson Wood, author of Being Lo**ta ✨

We’re thrilled to have arrived at the long-awaited #BookBirthday of this stunning, layered, uncategorical book — the debut from our new imprint, Unruly! ✨ To celebrate all of the love with which the book is being received, and in support of the American Booksellers Association’s #BoxedOut initiative, we are continuing to send art prints from the book to those who buy a copy from an indie bookstore today or tomorrow! 💙

ABA’s #BoxedOut campaign speaks to the critical choice between shopping indie and shopping Amazon, supporting independent bookstores while Amazon promotes its “prime day” deals. Anyone who purchases THE TRUE STORY OF A MOUSE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR IT from their favorite indie bookstore by Wednesday, June 23rd, whether online or in person, can email us* their receipt & mailing address for a beautiful archival print of one of the images in the book, stamped with artist Violeta Lópiz’s insignia.❣️

Thank you for supporting the independent spirit that makes books like this one possible. We can’t wait for you to hold it in your hands! 

* 💌 please send receipt & mailing address to [email protected] 
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It’s World Refugee Day, and we’re reflecting on the power of reading & story-sharing to provoke empathy and action.
Swip...
06/20/2021

It’s World Refugee Day, and we’re reflecting on the power of reading & story-sharing to provoke empathy and action.

Swipe 〰️ for some stunning pages from two stories that touch on what it is to seek refuge, and that offer reality along with hope —

• LES POINGS SUR LES ÎLES, a gorgeous book from France, chronicling the relationship between a young boy and his grandfather, who spent his youth working hard, without a home, and never learned to read or write. Despite this, he is a wonderful gardener, a talented cook and artist, and speaks the language of all the birds. His grandson wants to be just like him, and the two enjoy a very special relationship, exploring nature together, drawing, and playing music. 🌿🧡

•THREE BALLS OF WOOL, IS a story about a family that moves from Fascist Portugal to Communist Czechoslovakia, in search of a freer place where every child can go to school. Different as this new country is, however, it is far from ideal. In this new, gray world, the lack of freedom is felt in the simplest things, such as the colors one can and cannot wear. In an act of resistance, the children’s mother unravels the threads of all their sweaters, recombining them in unique and expressive ways. 🧶💫

Celebrations of the connections and transformations that come through acts of storytelling, these stories highlight the power that art-making has as a form of resistance, voice, and expression. Translated from French and from Portuguese, these books remind us that small acts of translation happen between us all on a daily basis, and that to extend oneself in these acts is a way of offering love. 💛

Swipe up on our Stories to explore more from THREE BALLS OF WOOL (CAN CHANGE THE WORLD), written by Henriqueta Cristina, illustrated by Yara Kono, and translated from Portuguese by Lyn Miller-Lachmann. Keep an eye out for our forthcoming edition of LES POINGS SUR LES ÎLES (written by Élise Fontenaille, illustrated by Violeta Lópiz, and translated from French by ELB’s Emilie Robert Wong) — coming in Fall 2022!! ✨

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Congratulations on the the Batchelder Award for Telephone Tales!!! So very exciting.
Le favole al telefono di Rodari in inglese: si possono ascoltare gratuitamente fino al 31 dicembre
Could you please share contact info for Mara Popova? Or if I E mail you would you be kind enough to forward to her? Thank you!
Hi -- are you hoping to print another edition of The River please?
Do you have submission guidelines for writers?
Congratulations on the stellar review and exploration of "The Forest" by Maria Popova's Brain Pickings!
Happy publication day to Helen Borten for The Jungle! Go Mom, and go Enchanted Lion!
Just read and reviewed Emma AdBage's The Grand Expedition. Loved it!
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