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June 2008 - Immedium

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A. Immedium attends the American Library Association in Anaheim, CA
After meeting more librarians every year, Immedium will attend the annual ALA convention for the first time, on June 28-29th at the Anaheim Convention Center.

We will be at table #595 in the Small Press area, where we will hand out free catalogs, coloring pages, and postcards.

On Saturday, author Oliver Chin will sign his children's picture book Timmy & Tammy's Train of Thought at Quality Books (booth #2434).

On Sunday at 1 pm, he will autograph copies of his alphabet board book The Adventures of WonderBaby and The Year of the Pig (2nd in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series) at Consortium (booth #510).

We look forward to sharing our wonderful children's tales with library minders, and expanding our appreciative audience of kids, book lovers, and educators.

B. Introducing Woollyhoodwinks #4
The Woollyhoodwinks are the creation of San Francisco artists Jeff Root and Scott Runcorn. Handmade from wool, each character has their own little story. Readers will discover this bushel full of delight when The Woollyhoodwinks vs. the Dark Patch debuts in August. The fourth member of the gang of five is:

Ludic dreams big dreams. You're likely to find this sensitive and literary 'wink sprawled out on a cushion of leaves imagining a cloud circus or a hummingbird orchestra or a spectacular ride through the forest on the back of a giraffe. Want to come up with a new game or hear a tall, tall tale? A true blue friend, Ludic is the 'wink for you.

C. Another mysterious inhabitant of Monster Isle
Coming in September is our next adventure, Welcome to Monster Isle.

The boy Finnegan and his family have a close encounter of the beastly kind, when they discover seven living wonders of the world. One of the featured creatures is:

The Quetzalcoatl:
This a brightly colored, feathered snake, and its name combines the ancient words for "bird" and "serpent". In Aztec mythology it was the winged god of the sky, whose power was sought by both priests and kings. This plumed serpent is associated with the planet Venus as it appears a morning star. Suffice to say, this scaled peacock is both a mouthful and an eyeful!

The Year of the Rat: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac
(ISBN: 978-1-59702-011-4, $15.95)

"Starred Pick for Kids and Parents: Furry Fantasy
Ralph is a curious and friendly baby rat, who finds himself in all sorts of pickles as he tries to make friends and understand the world around him…Just when Ralph thinks he's lost all hope of making friends, he gets the chance to save the day and discovers that his seeming liabilities aren't to bad after all."
- Audrey Magazine, April/May 2008 issue


The Octonauts and the Sea of Shade
(ISBN: 978-1-59702-010-7, $15.95)

"I thought all of you might enjoy the illustrations of Meomi…I think Meomi's work is lovely and worth checking out. The characters are adorable as you can see."
- Zakka Life


- 6/12: Oliver Chin: Story Time: San Francisco Public Library - Sunset: 1305 18th Ave, CA, 10:30 am.
- 6/14: Meomi: Octonauts SOS: CWILL Spring Book Hatching, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1 pm.
- 6/21: Oliver Chin: Manga Workshop: Hayward Library: 27300 Patrick Avenue, CA, 1 pm.
- 6/22: Oliver Chin: Golden Gate Live Steamers, Tilden Park, Berkeley, CA, noon.
- 6/23-7/18: Oliver Chin: Comics Class: Euphrat Museum - DeAnza College, Cupertino, CA, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.


- 7/12: Oliver Chin: Create your own Comics: San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Ave, CA, 2 pm.
- 7/21: Oliver Chin: Manga Workshop: Palo Alto City Library, 1213 Newell Rd, CA 650-329-2436, 4 pm.
- 7/22: Oliver Chin: Hip Wah Summer Program, Oakland, CA, 10 am
- 7/25-27: Oliver Chin: Book Passage - Writing for Children Conference, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA, (415) 927-0960.
- 7/26-27: Immedium: Timmy & Tammy's Train of Thought: EuroWest 2008, San Carlos, CA


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Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and "multimedia" world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children's books and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com.

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