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January 2011 - Immedium

1. News
2. Reviews
3. Events


A. Happy New Year 2011
Our newest heroine Rosie celebrates The Year of the Rabbit with you!

In the sixth in our annual Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, this funny bunny meets the boy Jai. Enjoy new humorous escapades, as this odd couple becomes fast friends!

Barnes & Noble has included The Year of the Rabbit in their "Chinese New Year" promotion, which runs from 1/4 - 2/3.

All +700 B&N stores nationwide will feature our book in the children's section. So invite your friends and family to go see Rosie and take home a copy. Thanks!

Author Oliver Chin, artist Justin Roth, and graphic designer Elaine Chu will share the joy with schools, libraries, museums, and cultural organizations. For example, we'll ring in the Japanese new year "Oshogatsu Matsuri" at the JCCCNC (www.jcccnc.org) in San Franciso's Japantown on 1/8.

Contact us if you'd like us to visit your community!

We have 3 "one of a kind" collages (8 x 10 prints) left. Order an autographed a href="http://www.immedium.com/products/yearofrabbit.html" target="blank">The Year of the Rabbit book and get this free gift!

B. The Octonauts are really Down Under
G'day! On Sunday, Jan 2nd, the Octonauts launched on tellys across the Australian continent on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Since 1930, ABC has been Australia's primary public broadcaster. The ABC's mission is to inform, educate and entertain Oceania - which sounds right up the Octonauts' alley!

Aussies can catch Octo-rrific episodes daily:

Weekdays: 8:15 am (ABC1) + 1:45 pm & 5:10 pm (ABC2)

Weekends: 5:10 pm (ABC2)

C. Billie the Unicorn trots onto the horizon
Coming in March 2011 is the lushly illustrated tale Billie the Unicorn by animator Brianne Drouhard.

Brianne has worked on popular Cartoon Network TV shows such as Batman: the Brave and the Bold, Transformers: Animated, Ben 10, and Teen Titans.

Wielding an animator's traditional tools of colored pencils and markers, Brianne conjures up a world of magic and beauty.

Billie is a young unicorn who seeks adventure and the good company of her forest cousins.

Watch Brianne draws the cover in this amazing YouTube video!


Space Cadet Topo: the Day the Sun Turned Off
(978-1-59702-022-0, $15.95)

"Subtle humor abounds and its fun to follow Topo and friends as they overcome the obstacles they meet."
- Bayviews, Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California

Sid the Squid and the Search for the Perfect Job
(978-1-59702-021-3, $15.95)

"Sid the Squid is a great book to help prepare young children for the notion that job- finding is a job in itself, and refining the search is part of what it's all about. Sid the Squid is very imaginatively written and illustrated by its talented creator, a veteran artist at DreamWorks Feature Animation."
- Midwest Book Review



  • 1/4: Oliver Chin: YOR: Jose Ortega Elementary School, San Francisco, CA, am.
  • 1/8: Oliver Chin: YOR: Oshogatsu Matsuri - New Year Celebration: JCCCNC, 1840 Sutter Street, Suite 201, San Francisco, CA, 415-567-5505, 11 am.
  • 1/11: Oliver Chin: YOR: San Carlos Library, 610 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA 94070 (650) 591-0341, 7 pm
  • 1/14: Oliver Chin: YOR: Buena Vista Alternative Elementary School, 2641 25th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110,(415) 695-5875, 10 am.
  • 1/15: Oliver Chin: YOR: Barnes & Noble - Pruneyard Shopping Center, 1875 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008, 408-559-8101, 1 pm.
  • 1/17: Oliver Chin: YOR: Barnes & Noble, 1150 El Camino Real, Space 227, San Bruno, Ca 94066, (650) 871-2530, 11 am.
  • 1/22: Oliver Chin: YOR: San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch, 351 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118, 11 am.
  • 1/22: Oliver Chin: YOR: Oakland Chinese American Citizen's Alliance, Oakland, CA, 6 pm
  • 1/23: Oliver Chin: YOR: Barnes & Noble - 2200 Eastridge, Loop Space 1420, San Jose, CA 95122, 4 pm.
  • 1/26: Oliver Chin: YOR: Hatch Elementary School, Half Moon Bay, CA am.
  • 1/29: Oliver Chin: YOR: San Francisco Botanical Garden, Lunar New Year Flower Market, CA, 10 am - 2 pm
  • 1/29: Oliver Chin: YOR: Museum of Children's Art: 538 Ninth Street, Oakland, CA, 12:30 pm.
  • 1/29: Oliver Chin: YOR: Books, Inc., 1344 Park Street, Alameda, CA, 510-522-2226, 2 pm
  • 1/29: Oliver Chin: YOR: San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco, CA, 5 pm
  • 1/30: Oliver Chin: YOR: FCC-Northern California: Marin Country Day School, Corte Madera, CA, 1 pm
  • 1/30: Justin Roth: YOR: Children's Museum of the Arts, New York, NY, TBD.
  • 1/31: Oliver Chin: YOR: Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA, 10 am.
  • 1/31: Oliver Chin: YOR: Hercules Public Library: 109 Civic Drive, Hercules, CA 94547, 510-245-2420, 7 pm


  • 2/1: Library Materials Fair, Santa Clara County Office of Education, 9 am.
  • 2/2: Oliver Chin: YOR: Book Passage 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA, (415) 927-0960, 10 am.
  • 2/2: Oliver Chin: YOR: George Peabody Elementary School: 251 6th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 12 noon.
  • 2/3: Oliver Chin: YOR: Meyerholz Elementary School, 6990 Melvin Drive, San Jose, CA 95129,(408) 252-7450, 1 pm.
  • 2/4: Oliver Chin: YOR: Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002 (650)591-8286, 10:30 am.
  • 2/5: Oliver Chin: YOR: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Family Art Encounter, 1 pm.
  • 2/6: Elaine Chu: YOR: 5 Little Monkeys, Albany, CA
  • 2/6: Oliver Chin: YOR: Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, am.
  • 2/6: Oliver Chin: YOR: Zimmer Museum, 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90048, (323) 761-8984, 3 pm
  • 2/7: Oliver Chin: YOT: St. James' Episcopal School, 625 S. St. Andrews Place, Los Angeles, CA, am.
  • 2/7: Oliver Chin: YOR: Chinese American Citizens Alliance, San Gabriel Valley Lodge, pm.
  • 2/8: Oliver Chin: YOR: Wilson Elementary School, 8317 E. Sheffield Road, San Gabriel, CA 91775
  • 2/8: Elaine Chu: YOR: Kensington Public Library, Kensington, CA, 6:30 pm.
  • 2/9: Oliver Chin: YOR: Culver City Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Ave., CA (310) 559-1676, 11 am.
  • 2/9: Oliver Chin: YOR: Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, (310) 545-85954, 4 pm.
  • 2/10: Oliver Chin: YOR: Creative Arts Elementary School, San Francisco, CA
  • 2/12: Oliver Chin: YOR: Marin Chinese Culture Association, CA, pm.
  • 2/13: Oliver Chin: YOR: Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, California, 510-238-2200, 12 pm.
  • 2/15: Oliver Chin: YOR: Moraga Library: 1500 St. Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556 (925)376-6852, 4 pm.
  • 2/16: Oliver Chin: YOR: San Leandro Public Library, San Leandro, CA 94577, 1:30 pm and 7 pm.
  • 2/17: Oliver Chin: YOR: San Leandro Public Library - Manor branch, 1241 Manor Boulevard, San Leandro, CA, 94579, 10:30 am.
  • 2/22: Oliver Chin: YOR: Berkeley Chinese Community Church - Senior Center, 2117 Acton Street, Berkeley, CA, 11 am.
  • 2/26: Oliver Chin: YOR: Redwood Empire Chinese Association, CA, pm.
  • 2/27: Oliver Chin: YOR: Kepler's: 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA, (650) 324-4321, 11:30 am.

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