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June 2012 - Immedium

1. News
2. Reviews
3. Events


A. Summer Promo - get a free iBook!
Grab our stories to go!

Now you can enjoy many of our tales in both print and digital formats.

So this month, we have a special offer for Apple iOS users:

- buy a book on www.immedium.com.
- and get a free Apple iBook
(we'll email you an iTunes promo code)

Choose among the following titles on iBooks:
- Billie the Unicorn (new)
- Julie Black Belt
- Sid the Squid
- The Year of the Rabbit
- The Year of the Dragon
- Timmy & Tammy's Train of Thought
- Welcome to Monster Isle (new)

You can mix and match to your heart's delight, and encourage summer reading on vacation!

We have a limit of 10 free codes/ebook, though you're welcome to order as many books as you'd like.

B. Justin Time on track in September 2012
Publishers Weekly, America's leading book publishing magazine, recently featured our upcoming Fall 2012 storybook Justin Time: The Pancake Express.

PW's newsletter Children's Bookshelf wrote:

"Immedium, the publisher of the Octonauts book series, has signed a license with Guru Studio for a series of books based on the preschool adventure TV series, Justin Time. The show launched on PBS Sprout in April 2012 and will debut on Disney Junior in Canada in September."

Read the full story at: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/52163-immedium-ties-in-with-justin-time-.html.

C. Character Preview: The Treehouse Heroes
Written by Phil Amara and illustrated by the animator Alina Chau, comes a new breed of avengers. These youth have powers, to be sure, but their commitment the natural world is what distinguishes them.

As Phil notes:

"It's a time of both real heroics and imagined creatures, when the natural world still guarded its secrets…The book can be used in the classroom to exemplify character traits such as cooperation, thoughtfulness, empathy, and bravery as the characters overcome their fears and doubts to help a friend in need."

Here is a preview of one of the members of the The Treehouse Heroes (coming October 2012):

Cha: he's a calm, strongman whose brawn covers a sensitive soul and a big appetite for adventure.


The Year of the Dragon
ISBN: 978-1-59702-028-2

"The acrylic drawings are bright and enticing. The illustrator also cleverly includes all the other animals of the Chinese zodiac in her drawings-fun for the reader to locate them. This is a great lesson in perseverance and working together as a team to achieve a common goal." - Library Media Connection


Sora and the Cloud
- by Felicia Hoshino, ISBN: 978-1-59702-027-5

"a bilingual English/Japanese picturebook about a young boy who befriends a cloud, and rides it on a fantastic journey, seeing everyone and everything from way up high. He dreams of wonderful things, and can't wait to tell his little sister about his new friend the Cloud! Gentle, soft-hued color illustrations bring this fanciful children's story to life. Sora and the Cloud is a wonderful pick for parents to read aloud to little ones at storytime or bedtime." - Midwest Book Review



  • 6/2: Oliver Chin: Comic Book Workshop: San Jose Public Library, MLK Branch, 150 E. San Fernando St., San José, CA, 95112,(408) 808-2000, 3 pm.
  • 6/12: Oliver Chin: Comic Book Workshop: San Jose Public Library, Edenvale Branch, 101 Branham Lane East, San José, CA, 95111, (408) 808-3036, 6 pm.
  • 6/20: Oliver Chin: Comic Book Workshop: San Jose Public Library, Alviso Branch, 5050 North First St., San José, CA, 95002,(408) 263-3626, pm.
  • 6/21: Oliver Chin: Comic Book Workshop: San Jose Public Library, Evergreen Branch, 2635 Aborn Rd., San José, CA, 95121,(408) 808-3060, 3 pm.
  • 6/23: Birth and Baby Fair, San Mateo Event Center - Fiesta Hall, 2495 S. Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94403
  • 6/27: Oliver Chin: Comic Book Workshop: San Jose Public Library, Tully Community Branch, 880 Tully Rd., San José, CA, 95111, (408) 808-3030, 4 pm.
  • 6/28: Oliver Chin: Comic Book Workshop: San Jose Public Library, Hillview Branch, 1600 Hopkins Dr., San José, CA, 95122,(408) 808-3033, 3 pm.
  • 6/29: Oliver Chin: YODragon: Hip Wah Summer Program, Oakland, California, am.

  • JULY

  • 7/22-22: EuroWest model train show, Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 7/26: Oliver Chin: Comic Book Workshop: San Jose Public Library, Rose Garden Branch, 1580 Naglee Ave., San José, CA, 95126, (408) 808-3070, 3 pm.

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  • Octonauts & Ghost Reef
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  • Year of the Ox
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  • Welcome to Monster Isle
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