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January 2015 - Immedium

1. News
2. Reviews
3. Events


A. Happy Year of the Sheep
We wish you a splendid start to 2015.

Likewise, we celebrate The Year of the Sheep, which starts on February 19th.
- this story is the 10th in our annual series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac.

Our heroine Sydney the lamb comes alive in wonderful watercolors by artist Alina Chau, who previously illustrated the fantasy adventure The Treehouse Heroes.

Now we are happy to offer the Sheep story's Chinese translation (in both traditional and simplified characters). Download the companion PDF files for free, along with the previous tales of The Year of the Dog, Pig, and Rat.

The Year of the Sheep is also available as an Apple iBook and on the Amazon Kindle.

B. Oliver Chin visits Southern California
Author of the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series and other fun stories, Oliver will make his annual spring tour of Los Angeles during the last week of January.

Sydney the sheep will greet kids at branches of the Los Angeles Public Library, Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, and local elementary schools across the southland.

Plus Oliver will visit Pasadena's Kidspace Children's Museum, Vroman's Bookstore, and the Pacific Asia Museum.

We look forward to seeing you there!

C. January Promo
Staring today, if you are one of the first 5 people to order a book this month from our website, we'll give you a free 8x10 collage print of
- The Treehouse Heroes or
- our colorful comic book adventure Good Dream, Bad Dream!

Also starting today, if you buy any 2 books, we will give you another free book (our choice)!

Our "Buy 2, Get 1 free" offer is good for the whole month.


Play with your Food

By Dave Derrick

"a rambunctious children's picturebook set in the Permian era... and the law of the jungle was eat or be eaten! ... Can the little gliding lizard think of enough fun and games to save his own skin?...a lighthearted prehistoric romp, brought to life with vibrant full color illustrations."
- Midwest Book Review

Good Dream, Bad Dream

By Juan Calle and Serena Valentino

"a visual feast for anyone who loves action-packed pages, graphic novel-style illustration, and a message that will help your grade school kids sleep a little sounder at night... in both English and Spanish, it is a bilingual treat for those who can read in both languages, or would like to learn."
- Cool Mom Picks



  • 1/8: Oliver Chin: Drawing Workshop: Brentwood Library, 104 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA 94513, 4 pm
  • 1/10: Oliver Chin: Oshogatsu Matsuri - New Year Celebration: JCCCNC, 1840 Sutter Street, Suite 201, San Francisco, CA, 415-567-5505, 11 am.
  • 1/12: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Town School, San Francisco, CA, 2 pm
  • 1/13: Oliver Chin: Writing Workshop: Hilltop Pregnant Minor High School, 1325 Florida, San Francisco, CA, 10 am
  • 1/13: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: John Yehall Chin Elementary School, San Francisco, CA, 2 pm
  • 1/14: Oliver Chin: Writing Workshop: Downtown Continuation High School, 693 Vermont, San Francisco, CA, 10 am
  • 1/16: Oliver Chin: Writing Workshop: Civic Center Secondary, 727 Golden Gate, San Francisco, CA, 9:50 am
  • 1/20: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Gordon Lau Elementary School, 950 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA, am
  • 1/23: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Meyerholz Elementary School, Cupertino, CA, 9:30 am
  • 1/25: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Kidspace Children's Museum, 480 N Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA, 91103, 1 pm.
  • 1/26: Oliver Chin: Monte Vista Elementary School, 2620 Orange Avenue, La Crescenta, CA 91214
  • 1/27: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Wilson Elementary School, 8317 E. Sheffield Road, San Gabriel, CA 91775, 9 am
  • 1/28: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Longfellow Elementary School, 1065 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA, 1:15 pm.
  • 1/28: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Franklin Avenue Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA, 3:30 pm.
  • 1/29: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Lincoln Heights Public Library, Los Angeles, CA, 9:30 am.
  • 1/30: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: St. James & St. Andrews School, Los Angeles, CA, 1:30 pm
  • 1/31: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA, 91101, 10:30 am.
  • 1/31: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA, 1:30 pm


  • 2/1: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Bowers Museum, 2002 Main Street, Santa Ana, CA, 11 am
  • 2/2: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Miraloma Elementary School, San Francisco, CA, 9:45 am.
  • 2/4: Oliver Chin: Drawing Workshop: Millbrae Library, 1 Library Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030, 3 pm.
  • 2/5: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Glen Park Elementary School, San Francisco, CA, 9 am.
  • 2/6: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Buena Vista Elementary Schook, 3351 23rd Street, San Francisco, CA, 5:30 pm
  • 2/8: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2/9: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: San Bruno Library, 701 Angus Avenue West, San Bruno, CA, 6:30 pm
  • 2/10: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: CAIS Oak Street, San Francisco, CA, 12 pm.
  • 2/11: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: San Jose Public Library - Joyce Ellington: 491 E. Empire Street, San José, CA 95112, 408-808-3043, 5 pm
  • 2/11: Alina Chau: YOSheep: The Reading Bug, 785 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA, 3 pm
  • 2/12: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Keplers bookstore: 10:30 am
  • 2/14: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: San Jose Public Library - Pearl Avenue: 4270 Pearl Avenue, San José, CA 95136, 408-808-3053, 2 pm
  • 2/17 Oliver Chin: YOSheep: YCIS, 199 E. Middlefield, Mountain View, CA, am
  • 2/18: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: San Jose Public Library - Vineland: 1450 Blossom Hill Road, San José, CA 95118, 408-808-3000, 4 pm
  • 2/18: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: San Jose Public Library - Calabazas: 1230 S Blaney Avenue, San José, CA 95129, 408-808-3066, 6:30 pm
  • 2/19: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: San Jose Public Library - Edenvale, 101 Branham Lane East, San José, CA 95111, 408-808-3036, 3:30 pm
  • 2/20: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: San Jose Public Library - Berryessa: 3355 Noble Avenue, San José, CA 95132, 408-808-3050, 11 am
  • 2/21: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco, CA
  • 2/21: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco, CA, 3 pm
  • 2/22: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, noon.
  • 2/23: Oliver Chin: Drawing Workshop: Foster City Library, 1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404, 3:30 pm.
  • 2/24: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Quail Run Elementary School, San Ramon, CA, am
  • 2/25: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: George Peabody Elementary School, San Francisco, CA, 9 am
  • 2/26: Oliver Chin: Drawing Workshop: San Carlos Library, 610 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA 94070, 3:30 pm.
  • 2/27: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: Presidio Knolls School, San Francisco, CA, 4 pm
  • 2/28: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: San Jose Public Library - East Branch, 1102 E. Santa Clara Street, San José, CA 95116, 408-808-3075, 1 pm
  • 2/28: Oliver Chin: YOSheep: San Jose Public Library - Alviso: 5050 North First Street, San José, CA 95002, 408-263-3626, 3:30 pm

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