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April 2019 - Immedium

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2. Reviews
3. Events


A. Patty the Pig bounds ahead
The Year of the Pig continues to entertain kids and their families.

Illustrated by Jeremiah Alcorn, Patty shows how anyone can explore the world, break boundaries, and make a big difference!

Patty has had fun visiting schools and sharing her story with students, teachers, and librarians.

They love our annual series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac. Check out our box set, which comes with a special poster.


The first 3 people who order any zodiac book from website will get a free 8 x 10 print of Patty the Pig!

B. Enjoy the coloful tale of Fireworks!
The sequel in The Asian Hall of Fame, The Discovery of Fireworks and Gunpowder enlightens young minds!

"The story carries a good balance between science and entertainment. Education, history and folktales blend to make a fun and engaging children's book. The storytelling style intrigues readers to turn the page. It is a great read for children to encourage curiosity and adventure."
- Sampan


The first 3 people who order The Discovery of Fireworks and Gunpowder or The Discovery of Ramen from www.immedium.com will get a free pack of instant ramen!

C. Berkeley's Book Festival in May
On the weekend of May 4 -5, 2019, join book lovers in downtown Berkeley, California. Founded in 2015, the festival features engaging speakers in free sessions for enthusiastic attendees.

On Saturday, Oliver Chin autographs at the booth of the Berkeley bookstore Eastwind Books.

On Sunday, Oliver and Ying Chang Compestine (author of The Story of Chopsticks) are on the 11:40 am children's panel of "Hey, That's Me!" at the Young Readers Stage.

Then at 3:30 pm Oliver reads The Discovery of Fireworks and Gunpowder at the StoryTime Circle.


The Year of the Dragon
by Oliver Chin, illustrated by Jennifer Wood

"The wildly imaginative original story about a boat race features zodiac animals, the Emperor and Empress, a boy named Bo and a baby dragon named Dom who ultimately saves the day."
- San Francisco Chronicle

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Robot Stories and More Screenplays
by Greg Pak

Author Greg Pak now is a popular comic book writer. Last week he appeared on numerous panels at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA. Currently he writing stories for the comics series James Bond, Firefly (Joss Whedon's cult TV show), John Wick, and Marvel's Hulkverines (Hulk + Wolverine)!



  • 4/4: Oliver Chin: Vannoy Elementary, Castro Valley, CA.
  • 4/10: Oliver Chin: Academy School, Berkeley, CA.
  • 4/16: Oliver Chin: Civic Center High School, San Francisco, CA, 10 am.

  • MAY

  • 5/4: Oliver Chin: Bay Area Book Festival, Eastwind Books booth, Berkeley, CA
  • 5/5: Oliver Chin + Ying Compestine: Bay Area Book Festival, 11:40 AM - 12:10 PM, Hey, That's Me!, at Young Readers Stage, Berkeley, CA
    - 3:30 pm, The Discovery of Fireworks and Gunpowder at StoryTime Circle
  • 5/6: Oliver Chin: Comic Book Night - Pleasant Hill Library, 1750 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, 6 pm
  • 5/9: Oliver Chin: El Cerrito Library - Comic Book Workshop: 6510 Stockton Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530, 3 pm

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