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February 2020 - Immedium

1. News
2. Reviews
3. Events


A. Happy Year of the Rat
Ralph the rat will inspire you to make an outsized impact to make the world a friendlier place!

Our hero explores the horizons with his buddy, the boy Bing, and lives life to its fullest.

The amazing artwork is by Jeremiah Alcorn who illustrated The Year of the Dog, Pig, and Ox.

This revised edition features a bilingual translation in simplified Chinese.

We look forward to meeting you at popular annual celebrations!

February Promotion:
The first 3 people who buy an autographed copy from our website will get a free 8x10 print!

B. Celebrate at Books Inc. in Palo Alto, CA
Saturday, 2/15 at 2 pm - Books Inc

Enjoy a fun afternoon at this leading independent bookstore across from Stanford University.

Author Oliver Chin reads The Year of the Rat for family storytime.

Bring the kids and pull up a chair to see Ralph's exciting adventure. Then stay to draw your own characters with our zodiac coloring pages.

Come to the outdoor shopping mall at 855 El Camino Real #74 (t) 650-321-0600.

C. Enjoy Anime and Manga
Fans around the world love Japanese animation and comics.

Now they love how we've put the world of anime and manga into our book!

"Brimming with colorful, dynamic illustrations...this [is a] choice pick for young manga/anime fans."
- The Midwest Book Review

February Promotion:
Buy an autographed copy from our website and get a free

1) 8x10 print of our 3 time-travelers Dao, Emma, and Ethan

2) plus a cool foldout poster from a famous anime show (from our own personal collection)! Quantities are limited :)


The Discovery of Fireworks & Gunpowder

by Phil Amara and Oliver Chin
illustrated by Juan Calle

"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

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The Story of Paper

by Ying Chang Compestine
illustrated by YongSheng Xuan

"an attention-grabbing read-aloud [with] stained glass looking illustrations... The Story of Paper encourages the reader to be inventive, yet practical, when solving a problem. Recommended."
- CM magazine



  • 2/1: Jennifer Wood: Huntington Garden, San Marino, CA.
  • 2/1: Oliver Chin, San Mateo County Historical Museum, CA
  • 2/1: OC: SF Symphony, San Francisco, CA, pm.
  • 2/2: OC: OACC's Lunar New Year celebration, Oakland, CA.
  • 2/4: OC: YCIS, Mt. View, CA.
  • 2/7: Global Montessori School, OACC, Oakland, CA, am
  • 2/7: OC: S. San Francisco library - Orange Avenue, CA, 6 pm.
  • 2/8: SFPL - Presidio branch, San Francisco, CA, 3 pm.
  • 2/8-9: Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA.
  • 2/9: Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • 2/15: OC, Books Inc., Palo Alto, CA, 2 pm.
  • 2/17: Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA, am
  • 2/19: OC, Rooftop Elementary, San Francisco, CA, 12:30 pm
  • 2/20: OC: Asian American Studies, SFSU, CA, 11 am
  • 2/28: OC, S.San Francisco Library - Grand, SSF, CA, 6 pm


  • 3/2: Oliver Chin: Argonne Elementary School, SF, CA, 1 pm.
  • 3/5: OC: LA Public Library - Lincoln Heights, LA, CA, 9 am
  • 3/5: OC: LA Public Library - Chinatown, LA, CA, 10:30 am
  • 3/5: OC: Carver Elementary School, San Marino, CA, 12 pm
  • 3/6: OC: Pilgrim School, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 3/7: OC: CAMLA, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 3/19: OC: Alice Fong Yu Elementary School, SF, CA.
  • 3/25: OC: Dianne Feinstein Elementary School, SF, CA.
  • 3/27: OC: Presidio Knolls School, San Francisco, CA.

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