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.

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.

Celebrating Milton Glaser at 90 through his books “If Apples Had Teeth” (currently available) and “The World’s S...
07/09/2019

Celebrating Milton Glaser at 90 through his books “If Apples Had Teeth” (currently available) and “The World’s Smallest Elephant,” coming in August.

With thanks to @johnleland for his wonderful celebration of Glaser in The New York Times this weekend.
“If you see a logo for New York Magazine or Brooklyn Brewery Beer, for the Rainbow Room or Grand Union, you’re living in Milton Glaser’s New York.

“None of the images began with a premeditated plan to sell products,” Mr. Glaser said the other day from his studio in the East 30s, where he still goes to work each day. Instead, he trusted their purpose to arise from the process of making them.

“Art and making things—particularly making things—are essential to our salvation,” he said. “I come to work every day and I sit down and I feel so happy, because I’m capable of taking something that exists in my mind and making it a physical thing. Whether it’s good or bad or art or not is irrelevant.”

What he wanted viewers to take away from his designs, he said, was a simple message about life: “That making things keeps you alive.”

#MiltonGlaserStudio #MiltonGlaser #childrenillustration #picturebooks #makingthings #graphicdesign #childrensbooks #illustratedbooks #newyork #newyorker #enchantedlion

Poet and debut  children’s book author Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie with Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl blog at Child...
07/02/2019

Poet and debut children’s book author Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie with Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl blog at Children’s Institute, sharing and celebrating “Layla’s Happiness,” publishing in September and done in the beautiful hand of debut illustrator Ashleigh Corrin. What happens when we are given the room to grow and express ourselves? Like Layla, we are curious and aware, guided by wonder and capable of happiness. Oh my, this is just such an expansive book!

#childrensbooks #bookstagram #mariahadessaekeretallie #wellreadblackgirl #ashleighcorrin #kidlitart #kidlitillustration #diversityandinclusion #diversity #teachersofinstagram #childhood #stronggirls #weneeddiversebooks

Where else but Ci7 in Pittsburgh would Brooklyn’s own Glory Edim of WRBG and the Fonz be in the same room?  So incredi...
07/01/2019

Where else but Ci7 in Pittsburgh would Brooklyn’s own Glory Edim of WRBG and the Fonz be in the same room? So incredible!! BIG FUN and BIG LOVE for author/illustrator Ohara Hale and her book “Be Still, Life” and debut children’s author and poet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and her upcoming book (mini-galley shown) “Layla’s Happiness,” illustrated by the wonderful debut illustrator Ashley Corrin.

#weneeddiversebooks #illustrations #illustration #picturebook #childrensbooks #bookstagram #teachersofinstagram #mariahadessaekeretallie #wellreadblackgirl #inclusionmatters #oharahale #ashleighcorrin #enchantedlionbooks #kidlitart #kidlitillustration #enchantedlion #diversityandinclusion

“I encourage you to not let the questions that move you go unanswered. Cherish your curiosity. It is your questions th...
06/03/2019

“I encourage you to not let the questions that move you go unanswered. Cherish your curiosity. It is your questions that will shape you. And your books, the kind that you love, will continuously provoke your mind and heart to grow with a deeper sense of understanding of yourself and how we all fit into this crazy, incredible world.”
Words by David Delgado for A Velocity of Being: Letters to Young Readers. Art by the talented duo The Brothers Hilts ( @brothershilts )


Starting our week celebrating curiosity and the questions that move us to find our own, unique, light. Happy June, dear friends!

•�David is a visual strategist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where he creates experiences that blend art, science, and technology to communicate the wonders found at the edge of exploration. Outside of the JPL, David is also an independent artist and co-founder of the Museum of Awe. •

A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader. Edited by Maria Popova ( @brainpicker ) and Claudia Bedrick. •




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“I encourage you to not let the questions that move you go unanswered. Cherish your curiosity. It is your questions th...
06/03/2019

“I encourage you to not let the questions that move you go unanswered. Cherish your curiosity. It is your questions that will shape you. And your books, the kind that you love, will continuously provoke your mind and heart to grow with a deeper sense of understanding of yourself and how we all fit into this crazy, incredible world.”
Words by David Delgado for A Velocity of Being: Letters to Young Readers. Art by the talented duo The Brothers Hilts ( @brothershilts )


Starting our week celebrating curiosity and the questions that move us to find our own, unique, light. Happy June, dear friends!

•�David is a visual strategist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where he creates experiences that blend art, science, and technology to communicate the wonders found at the edge of exploration. Outside of the JPL, David is also an independent artist and co-founder of the Museum of Awe.


A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader. Edited by Maria Popova ( @brainpicker ) and Claudia Bedrick.





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@ Brooklyn, New York

@joooheeeyooon The next book from JooHee the incredible is in the works!! “Up Down Inside Out” is coming, full of ap...
05/29/2019

@joooheeeyooon The next book from JooHee the incredible is in the works!! “Up Down Inside Out” is coming, full of aphorisms, visual play, fun & tactility!
Not to mention the best watched pot ever.

#jooheeyoon #process #languageplay #screenprinting #illustration #picturebooks #enchantedlion #intetactivebooks #classroominspiration #classroomlibrary #bookmaking #papernerd

From “Layla’s Happiness,” a gorgeous picture book debut from poet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and illustrator Ashlei...
05/24/2019

From “Layla’s Happiness,” a gorgeous picture book debut from poet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and illustrator Ashleigh Corrin, coming in September. We are so excited!!

Meanwhile, come meet Mariahadessa at SLJ’s Day of Dialogue and at Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh.

#weneeddiversebooks #ownvoices #picturebooks #brownchildrenreading #illustration #childrensbookillustration #enchantedlionbooks #storytime #readaloud #brownhair #reading #classroom #kidslitart #ashleycorrin #mariahadessaekeretallie

TODAY, 5-21, at McNally-Jackson, Williamsburg. Come for an evening of drawing, drinking, and good humor with the inimita...
05/21/2019

TODAY, 5-21, at McNally-Jackson, Williamsburg. Come for an evening of drawing, drinking, and good humor with the inimitable Tim Miller. Miller's Snapsy may be famous, but Margarash––the dark creature of the Netherworld––is the one you really need to know. As I learned this past weekend from a boy of about eight, if you haven't seen your shadow and maybe don't even know you have one, then you haven't really lived. To be alive is to live in relationship to your shadow. There's no time like NOW to meet Miller and Margarash!

We’re opening this week’s Velocity of Being reading circle with these words from Rebecca Solnit, whose strong, gener...
05/21/2019

We’re opening this week’s Velocity of Being reading circle with these words from Rebecca Solnit, whose strong, generous voice is helping to sustain us during these dark times. Accompanying the letter is this gorgeous artwork from the incredible Argentine cartoonist Liniers. A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader, edited by Maria Popova and Claudia Bedrick.

Join us MAY 21ST at 7pm for our 7th round of this fun series. This month’s session is hosted by the one & only Tim Mil...
05/17/2019

Join us MAY 21ST at 7pm for our 7th round of this fun series. This month’s session is hosted by the one & only Tim Miller, who illustrated the dust-star-speckled couch-cave world of MARGARASH.

Bring your favorite art supplies, we’ll bring the books & the wine!
TUESDAY, May 21st
7pm
McNALLY JACKSON WILLIAMSBURG
76 N 4th St.
Brooklyn, NY.

The fifth CHIRRI & CHIRRA book is coming in September 2019: Chirri & Chirra, On the Town!These girls are charmers, as ar...
05/17/2019

The fifth CHIRRI & CHIRRA book is coming in September 2019: Chirri & Chirra, On the Town!
These girls are charmers, as are the natural worlds they inhabit––filled with creatures and activity, small tasty treats, generosity, and wonder.

It's our Monday Reading Circle with "A Velocity of Being" once again. A gorgeous book, eight years in the making, don't ...
05/14/2019

It's our Monday Reading Circle with "A Velocity of Being" once again. A gorgeous book, eight years in the making, don't miss out on this beautiful celebration of books and reading from Maria Popova and Enchanted Lion!

Such a gorgeous cover! Look for this wonderful work in translation (English from Hebrew) this summer. Dafna and Ofra hav...
05/10/2019

Such a gorgeous cover! Look for this wonderful work in translation (English from Hebrew) this summer. Dafna and Ofra have created a charming, sweet, beautiful book.

Circle Time Mondays is here again, this time with Thomas Page McBee's deep letter and Mandana Sadat's beautiful art from...
05/06/2019

Circle Time Mondays is here again, this time with Thomas Page McBee's deep letter and Mandana Sadat's beautiful art from "A Velocity of Being."

Dring, dring! Four of the six are now with us. We hope you enjoy pedaling along!(Chirri & Chirra series by Kaya Doi)
05/04/2019

Dring, dring! Four of the six are now with us. We hope you enjoy pedaling along!

(Chirri & Chirra series by Kaya Doi)

They are soft, squishy, floppy, and poke-able. They are: THE FLOPS––the fever dream of the inimitable Delphine Duran...
05/02/2019

They are soft, squishy, floppy, and poke-able. They are: THE FLOPS––the fever dream of the inimitable Delphine Durand, whose work is completely wry, dry, crazy, smart, and awesome. Suffice it to say: If you are already in the know, YOU KNOW.

Delphine: amazing! We're both flat-out and percolating with excitement. It's a floppy Flop fiesta!

We've missed our reading circle Monday with "A Velocity of Being." Now, it's almost Wednesday. Not even Regina Spektor's...
05/01/2019

We've missed our reading circle Monday with "A Velocity of Being." Now, it's almost Wednesday. Not even Regina Spektor's wonderful words could keep us from running late... All the bad news is, um, mildly distracting. We're always defending the force of the creative imagination and its beautiful light... But it sure seems like Nietzsche had today's number with his assertion that "the swamp is spreading." Lest we all become swamp dwellers, let's remember this aspect of "A Velocity of Being": that words have power and thoughts themselves are actions.

04/28/2019

"...there is a call to us, a call to service—that we join with others to try to make things better in this world."––Dorothy Day

For we all know that we weren't born (natality, creativity) to harm, destroy, and commit violence, but to nurture, foster, and build that which advances the dignity and health of all life on earth.

Art from: What If..., illus. Olivier Tallec, and Crescendo, illus. Alessandro Sanna

Come CELEBRATE indie bookstore day at Rizzoli's with the incredible Dan Salmieri and Jorge Lujan, as well as the ELB tea...
04/27/2019

Come CELEBRATE indie bookstore day at Rizzoli's with the incredible Dan Salmieri and Jorge Lujan, as well as the ELB team, plates of Polish and Italian cookies, and great books, activities and conversation! We will be at Rizzoli from 1-3pm tomorrow, 4/27. We love our Indies for their independence of thought, great heart, and for the lively, incomparable community space they provide. Independent publishers, bookstores, and readers are made for each other, so come on over to while away time in one of the most lovely bookstores on earth!

It's the second Monday in our new "A Velocity of Being" reading circle. Today, in conjunction with Earth Day, which is a...
04/22/2019

It's the second Monday in our new "A Velocity of Being" reading circle. Today, in conjunction with Earth Day, which is also a day to remember life and the life force and creativity and to stand against every form of violence, we are sharing Helen Fagin's deeply moving letter, which comes as a stark reminder of our enormous potential for inhumanity and of how the power of stories and the creative imagination help to guard our inner freedom and redeem the better, nobler parts of being human.

We've received many enthusiastic emails from K-5 teachers, who wrote to tell us they're now starting each day by reading...
04/15/2019

We've received many enthusiastic emails from K-5 teachers, who wrote to tell us they're now starting each day by reading aloud a letter from "A Velocity of Being." Evidently, it's proved to be an amazing experience, both for centering the kids and conversing widely with them. Inspired, we've decided to kick off each week by sharing excerpts from these wonderful letters with you. So today, we launch our cyber reading circle with Krista Tippett's letter, illustrated by Judith Clay.

Hooray for LAYLA, with her sunny disposition, observer's eye, and deep heart. Stay tuned for a lot more about her and th...
04/14/2019

Hooray for LAYLA, with her sunny disposition, observer's eye, and deep heart. Stay tuned for a lot more about her and the book's creators. Coming in September!

Thank you to the NYPL for this beautiful display celebrating "A Velocity of Being." And, as always, thank you to the inc...
04/03/2019

Thank you to the NYPL for this beautiful display celebrating "A Velocity of Being." And, as always, thank you to the incredible community of humans who made this book possible. For Andrew Carnegie, who bequeathed a fortune to NYC for the establishment of 65 public branch libraries, to be open to all in a city of immigrants, the public library symbolized "the bones, the binding sinews, the flesh and heart of any society that could call itself strong."

03/22/2019
Dumpster Dog — Book Trailer

We are thrilled to be sharing our trailer for Dumpster Dog by Colas Gutman, illustrated by Marc Boutavant!
It's a wonderful peek into the work of an illustrator beloved by kids and families and other illustrators across the globe. Long live Dumpster Dog and the ever funny and tender Gutman-Boutavant team.

Dumpster Dog officially publishes on June 11th, and will be available in both hardback ($14.95) and paperback ($8.95). Pre-publication copies are now available over the Enchanted Lion website.

A book trailer for Dumpster Dog, written by Colas Gutman and illustrated by Marc Boutavant (2019) Produced by Enchanted Lion Books Videography by Miriam Abrahams Animations…

Today, spent deep in spreadsheets and stories, I've been thinking about the wonderful, always surprising Vladimir Raduns...
02/17/2019

Today, spent deep in spreadsheets and stories, I've been thinking about the wonderful, always surprising Vladimir Radunsky (1954-2018), whose presence and voice I so miss. From opera to adolescence, fragility, the structure of the sukkah, or the energetic force of poetry, he always had something completely fresh to say. Remembering Vladimir now in the vital ink of memory to keep him inscribed in the great Book of Life.

The second printing of "A Velocity of Being" will be widely available as of March 1!!We are so grateful for all of the l...
02/14/2019

The second printing of "A Velocity of Being" will be widely available as of March 1!!
We are so grateful for all of the love, support, and interest the book has been receiving. It's been absolutely wonderful. Now, please be patient for just a brief moment longer. With thanks, in bibliomaniac solidarity.

We’re thrilled to announce that JEROME BY HEART is a 2019 Batchelder Honor Book!.Congratulations to author Thomas Scot...
01/29/2019

We’re thrilled to announce that JEROME BY HEART is a 2019 Batchelder Honor Book!
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Congratulations to author Thomas Scotto and illustrator Olivier Tallec for their gorgeous book, which offers readers many wonders, while quietly showing us how real strength lies within vulnerability and that we're most alive when we listen to our own true voice.

Noodlephant’s hitting the road for a West Coast tour next week, starting in Seattle and Portland! Jacob and K-Fai are ...
01/19/2019

Noodlephant’s hitting the road for a West Coast tour next week, starting in Seattle and Portland! Jacob and K-Fai are a dream team, and they can’t wait to share their new book with you. ✨

Visit enchantedlion.com/events for more details.

We’ll see you out there, friends!

In Memoriam: Mary Oliverbecause we walked together in the fields and streets and spent nights together at the kitchen ta...
01/18/2019

In Memoriam: Mary Oliver
because we walked together in the fields and streets and spent nights together at the kitchen table, even though we never met.

Silent friend of many distances, feel
how your breath enlarges all of space.

And if the earthly no longer
knows your name,

Whisper to the silent earth: I'm flowing
To the flashing water say: I am. –– Rilke Sonnets to Orpheus, II, 29

(pictures from Kaya Doi's Chirri & Chirra, Underground, publishing May)

01/14/2019
Noodlephant — Book Trailer

Meet NOODLEPHANT, who is all about noodles and the great dinner party! But beware, for NOODLEPHANT the book is also about noodles and resistance, laws and lasagna, and the very real, imaginative possibilities we have for saying NO and building a more just society.

A book trailer for Noodlephant, written by Jacob Kramer and illustrated by K-Fai Steele (2019) Edited by Alex Auriema Videography by Alex Auriema, Chris Ward,…

On January 27, the first ELB CAMP ever will take place at the awesome Green Bean Books. Debut author-illustrator team Ja...
01/12/2019

On January 27, the first ELB CAMP ever will take place at the awesome Green Bean Books. Debut author-illustrator team Jacob Kramer and K-Fai Steele will share NOODLEPHANT, their timely book about noodles and power: who lacks it, who has it, and how to build it. Local illustrator Zoey Abbott will do paper crafts around her book with Rachel Noble, FINN'S FEATHER; and oral-storyteller and librarian Mark Riddle will do activities around his book MARGARASH (illustrated by Tim Miller) that engage ideas about our relationship to what we fear. If you're in Portland––turn out and show up! Event listing to go up next week.
(Lion drawn by the superb Ohara Hale!)

"Home, imagined, comes to be. It is real, realer than any other place, but you can't go to it unless your people show yo...
01/10/2019

"Home, imagined, comes to be. It is real, realer than any other place, but you can't go to it unless your people show you how to imagine it––whoever your people are. They may not be your relatives. They may never have spoken your language. They may have been dead for a thousand years. They may be nothing but words printed on paper, ghosts of voices, shadows of minds. But they can guide you home. They are your human community." –– Ursula K. Le Guin, Words Are My Matter

(These textured, alive, yearning images from OVER THE ROOFTOPS AND UNDER THE MOON by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Nahid Kazemi, publishing in February!!!)

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New York, NY
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Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
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