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November 2012 - Immedium

1. News
2. New E-books
3. Events


First, our thoughts go out to everyone on America’s East Coast.
We wish you safer nights and a steady recovery.

A. New book: The Treehouse Heroes (THH)
Artist Alina Chau enjoyed meeting fans at the Alternative Press Expo (APE) in San Francisco last month.

Now in Marin county, Alina reads THH at Book Passage in Corte Madera on 11/10 and Novato Public Library on 11/15. Then you're all invited to her West Coast launch party at Books Inc in SF's Marina district on 11/17.

In Massachusetts, author Phil Amara reads at the famous Eric Carle Museum in Amherst on 12/1.

We have 5 FREE 8x10 photos of your favorite THH characters to give away!
Order an autographed copy and be a lucky winner in a random drawing : )

B. New book: The Year of the Snake
Suzie the snake has arrived!

Right for Thanksgiving and timely holiday gift-giving. Meet her best friend Lily and the new cast of characters in this fresh high-flying adventure!

8th in the annual series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, Suzie is drawn by Jennifer Wood, the artist of our super popular The Year of the Dragon.

We're gearing up for a great lineup of author events in 2013. But you might as well start early, and enjoy reading about a sensational serpent who has a 6th sense!

We have 5 FREE 8x10 photo collages of Suzie and pals to giveaway!
Again, order an autographed copy and win one : )

C. Justin Time steams ahead
Canada's National Post recently interviewed Justin Time's creator Brandon James Scott, who reflected on how the story came to be:

"I took a lot of inspiration from Calvin and Hobbes, which was my favourite comic strip of all time. He had a stuffed tiger, but to him it was a real tiger. And that's the kind of stuff that happens with Justin. His friend Squidgy is just a piece of plasticine, but to him he comes to life and they go on adventures together."

Meanwhile CM magazine gave Justin Time: The Pancake Express its highest 4 star review:

"It is refreshing to see a new series for this age group featuring a male character and with a focus on imagination and education. The book contains accurate scientific and geographic information, but it is presented as part of the adventure. In this story, the process of creating steam from coal is explained. Canadian geography is shown through the illustrations of the Rocky Mountains along with some iconic Canadian wildlife."


Baltazar and the Flying Pirates
new Apple iBook

"5 stars: An amusement park beset by pirates is a winning combination. Young pirate apprentices will enjoy this wild ride as Baltazar and his new friends search for treasure. At thirty-nine pages, it is longer than the usual picture book, but it’s geared toward children who can read. Even so, younger pirates will also enjoy having the story read to them as they explore the intricate and wonderful artwork that fills each page."
- Pirates and Privateers

The Year of the Rat:
Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

new Apple iBook

"The third in Chin's animal zodiac series provides a waggish romp exploring the characteristics of those born in the upcoming Year of the Rat (like my daughter)."
- Smithsonian Book Blog



  • 11/3: Appel & Frank: Babes & Babies event: St. Mary's Cathedral, Patron's Hall, 1111 Gough Street @ Geary, San Francisco, CA, 9:30 am.
  • 11/10: Felicia Hoshino: Oliver Chin: Japanese American Museum of San Jose, San Jose Buddhist Temple Betsuin, 640 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA 95112, 10 am.
  • 11/10: Alina Chau: The Treehouse Heroes: Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA, 11 am
  • 11/15: Alina Chau: The Treehouse Heroes: Novato Public Library, CA , 4 pm
  • 11/16: Attaboy: You Might be a Monster: Seesaw SF, 600A Octavia Street, San Franisco, CA, 4 pm
  • 11/17: Alina Chau: The Treehouse Heroes: Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA, 11 am
  • 11/18: Oliver Chin: California State Library Association: Workshop, San Jose, CA, 9:15 a.m


  • 12/1: Phil Amara: The Treehouse Heroes: Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA 01002 (413) 658-1100
  • 12/2: Attaboy, Oliver Chin, Alina Chau, Felicia Hoshino: Trickster - kids day, Berkeley, CA, 11 am
  • 12/2: Oliver Chin: Alina Chau: Felicia Hoshino: AIM Montessori, 3339 Martin Luther King Junior Way, Berkeley, CA, 94703, 2 pm
  • 12/3: Oliver Chin: Nueva School, 6565 Skyline Blvd, Hillsborough, CA, 94010
  • 12/6: Barbara Traub: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

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