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June 2022 - Immedium

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A. The Octonauts celebrate World Oceans Day - June 8
Every year on World Oceans Day, people help our life-giving oceans.

The US government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides arts activities with The Octonauts!

Download free Octonauts-themed World Ocean Day materials with a conservation message.

Conceived 30 years ago, World Oceans Day unites millions of people around the globe through local events to protect our blue planet.

Enjoy our four original Octonauts books which launched the hit animated TV series worldwide. www.immedium.com/products/octonaut.html

B. That Girl on TV in Braille!
Author Leticia Ordaz continues to do many author visits on Zoom and in person at venues including the Sacramento History Museum and Adkison Elementary in the Ceres Unified School District.

Recently Leticia presented at the 10th annual Hispanic/Latino Studies Virtual Summer Institute on June 2nd in Palm Beach, Florida.

Leticia provided a special Braille translation of her Spanish bilingual autobiography That Girl on TV Could be Me! to a Ceres student.

See the YouTube video of Leila enjoying Leticia's story.

C. Oliver Chin teaches Comics classes this summer
Author Oliver Chin will show kids how to create their own comics throughout northern California this summer.

Public libraries in
- San Jose
- Sonoma County
- San Leandro
- Pleasanton
- Livermore (Alameda county)
have invited Oliver to inspire kids to draw and write their own stories.

Free library programs help children maintain their reading levels during the summer so they start school well in the fall.

Check out our events calendar and sign up for a workshop near you.


I'm the Scariest Thing in the Jungle!
by David Derrick

"This book is a lovely combination of descriptive text, cute characters, and information about the animals… I think that as a teacher I really appreciate the dialogue between the characters. I would use it as an example of how to mix in information into dialogue in addition to discussing how there is a fun whip-smart argument that occurs through the book... What a pleasure to read."
- Styling Librarian

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Baltazar & the Flying Pirates
by Oliver Chin, illustrated by Justin Roth

"There is no help for it but to go on a touring search for the treasure that is punctuated with fun rides and experiences along the way.... Delightful, lively illustrations keep the adventure leaping ahead as all eyes are on the prize. Baltazar and the Flying Pirates is a treat to read and to experience. It will appeal to kids age 6 and up."
- Midwest Book Review



  • 6/6: Oliver Chin: Yung Wing elementary school K-1st grade, NYC, NY, 9 am
  • 6/7: How to Draw Manga, Sebastopol Public Library, Sebastopol, CA, 3 pm
  • 6/8: How to Draw Manga, Sonoma Valley Public Library, Sonoma, CA, 2:30 pm
  • 6/14: How to create Comics, San Jose Public Library - Edenvale branch, CA, 1 pm
  • 6/16: How to create Comics - online class, San Jose Public Library - Almaden branch, CA, 3 pm
  • 6/17: How to Draw Manga, Roseland Public Library, Santa Rosa, CA, 2 pm
  • 6/21: Stratford School - Pomeroy, Santa Clara, CA
  • 6/22: How to Draw Manga, Northwest Public Library, Santa Rosa, CA, 3 pm
  • 6/28: How to Draw Manga, Cloverdale Public Library, Cloverdale, CA, 3 pm
  • 6/29: How to Draw Manga, Healdsburg Public Library, Cloverdale, CA, 3 pm

  • JULY

  • 7/1: How to Draw Manga, Petaluma Public Library, Petaluma, CA, 3 pm
  • 7/7: How to Draw Manga, Rincon Valley Public Library, Santa Rosa, CA, 3 pm
  • 7/8: How to create Comics class, San Jose Public Library - Willow Glen branch, CA, 3 pm
  • 7/9: How to create Comics, Pleasanton Public Library, Pleasanton, CA, 1 pm
  • 7/13: Anime & Manga online class, Livermore Public Library, CA, 2 pm
  • 7/18: How to Draw Manga, Windsor Public Library, Windsor, CA, 3 pm
  • 7/19: How to create Comics - online class, San Jose Public Library - Educational Park branch, CA, 3 pm
  • 7/20: How to Draw Manga, Central Public Library, Santa Rosa, CA, 3 pm
  • 7/21: How to Draw Comics Characters, San Leandro Public Library, San Leandro, CA, 1:30 pm
  • 7/25: How to Draw Manga, Guerneville Public Library, Guerneville, CA, 3 pm
  • 7/26: How to create Comics - online class, San Jose Public Library - Vineland branch, CA, 3 pm
  • 7/29: How to Draw Manga, Rohnert Park-Cotati Public Library, Rohnert Park, CA, 3 pm

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