February 2017 - Immedium
A. Ray flies to Southern California
This week Ray wings it to LA to visits schools, libraries, and stores.
Author Oliver Chin celebrates Chinese New Year by reading The Year of the Rooster throughout Southern California. This is the 12th and final adventure in our annual series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac.
Come to the Huntington Library this weekend, or venues like Children's Book World (West LA) and Kidspace Children's Museum (Pasadena) next Saturday.
Later this month, Oliver will autograph at 3 Costcos in the San Francisco area.
B. February promo: take a selfie with Ray at Barnes & Noble
Take a photo of yourself (or a loved one) holding The Year of the Rooster in Barnes & Noble's children's section.
Then email it to us!
We'll mail you a special prize!
Remember: add your mailing address to your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
C. David Derrick draws Disney's Moana
David Derrick, author of our fun and energetic storybooks:
- Sid the Squid
- Animals Don't, So I Won't!
- I'm the Scariest Thing in the Jungle!
- Play with your Food
is an animator at Disney who worked on the popular film Moana.
Read (and view) his interviewed about his personal and professional contributions to the movie:
- Deseret News
- Slash Film
"The Octonauts: The Book is Better Than the Movie!
Octonauts is one of the most popular shows on children's television, but did you know that it's based on a beautiful series of books? ... we've spent a lot of time with these stories. I think you're bound to love them as much as we do.... The illustrations are gorgeous and detailed, with so many clever little touches. It usually takes us some time to get through each book because we keep noticing new things to look at on each page. There are visual jokes that the kids will love, as well as some that will be appreciated by sharp-eyed parents."
- - -
The Story of Chopsticks
by Ying Chang Compestine
"While it blends fact with fiction, the story is relatable for any child who goes hungry for any reason. I like how the author tells kids about the hierarchy of early China, with village leaders answering to the emperor. The book also goes into proper table manners including who eats first in a multigenerational family. The cut paper illustrations look like mosaics one might find in a church windowpane. They definitely resemble traditional Chinese art of long ago. I really like this series. It involves the history of Chinese inventions that are now used the world over without much thought as to where they originated. The series has books on paper, kites, noodles, and chopsticks. The series, Amazing Chinese Inventions, is bilingual English and simplified Chinese, perfect for kids learning either language."
- Kid Lit Reviews
Cock a doodle doo!
P.O. Box 31846
San Francisco, CA 94131
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.