Asian American Children's Books

Immedium publishes Asian American children's books. Immedium collaborates with many Bay Area Asian organizations and national museums each year. Their stories have been featured in the SF Chronicle, Chinese newspapers, and by Ben Fong-Torres on the KTVU newscast.




Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

The fun stories of these 12 animals await you.

Contemporary in style yet classic in tone, these tales invite kids of all ages to learn about themselves and others too!

"Tales From the Chinese Zodiac is a series of 12 books about these iconic calendar denizens, starting with The Year of the Dog...each book targets four- to eight-year-olds and stars a baby animal coming of age and learning how to personify the year it represents."
- Kidscreen Magazine


"Favorite Chinese New Year Books for Kids: a planned 12-book series that introduces children to the animals of the Chinese zodiac. Oliver Chin introduces young readers to the characteristics of each zodiac animal through lively stories accompanied by exuberant illustrations."
- China Sprout


"This bright and playful story makes the ancient tradition of the Chinese zodiac accessible to children everywhere."
- Paper Tigers


"Chin continues to creatively reveal the virtues of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac through his series."
- BookDads
Julie Black Belt

When Julie takes a kung fu class, she thinks getting a black belt will be easy. But her bold teacher says guess again! As reality doesn't match her expectations, Julie wonders what would her matinee idol Brandy Wu do?

Can Julie take her lessons to heart? Only then can this "white belt" pass her next test to show her brother, parents, and heroine this sport's true spirit.

Colorful and energetic illustrations capture both high-flying action and purposeful reflection. Julie is a refreshing character whom children everywhere can identify with. This engaging tale of "kung fu enlightening" shows what real kid power is!

“Finding a female Asian heroine in a children’s book is a pleasant surprise . . . Parents struggling to instill values in their children will appreciate the persevering young heroine who forgets external rewards while focusing on internal goals. The illustrations, reminiscent of ‘The Incredibles’ animated film, are bright and crisp. Take a look at this book. You might even see yourself in Julie.”
- Nichibei Times





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