Books and Apps


Double Happiness


Written by Nancy Tupper Ling
Illustrated by Alina Chau

For their move far away, Gracie and Jake are sad to leave
the golden bridge,
the trolley tracks,
and Nai Nai.  But they fill empty boxes with treasures—
a marble, a snake,
a pair of wings.
Tiny reminders of all they love—
so happiness stays close,
no matter where they go.
With grace and warmth, this lyrical picture book speaks to the difficulty of transition, and celebrates the ways in which love and family give us the strength to weather life’s

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The Year of the Sheep

Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Written by Oliver Chin
Illustrated by Alina Chau

$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-104-3, 9.5 x 10

Book Info:

“a storybook ideal for launching the lunar year”
– Books, Inc., San Francisco, CA.

2015 is The Year of the Sheep! Sydney is a lamb who learns the lay of the land from her parents and that is important to fit in with the flock!

Sydney befriends the shepherd girl Zhi and together they learn what kind of character a sheep possesses! But how can Sydney uniquely help when trouble arises?

The Year of the Sheep is the tenth in the annual series Tales of the Chinese Zodiac.

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The Treehouse Heroes: and the Forgotten Beast

TreehouseHeroesby Phil Amara (Author), Alina Chau (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: Immedium (November 27, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1597020346
ISBN-13: 978-1597020343

Book Info:

“A charming and magical story. The art is poetic and beautiful!” – Steward Lee, Director on Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series.

“Amara and Chau have created an enchanting tale of magic, heroism and plenty of action. It so evokes a rich ancient fable you’d think it has existed for hundreds of years. But it hasn’t and that’s the best part. They’ve conjured up something classic, yet so new. I love it.” – Dan Yaccarino, children’s author and creator of Willa’s Wild Life and the Oswald TV series

From their treehouse headquarters come five teen titans and their wise teacher. Now they must save the “Zez,” a mystical Asiatic beast, from an encroaching civilization, the menacing General Moon, and his soldiers.

Using all their varied powers, can the Treehouse Heroes protect their new friend and restore the balance of nature?

Written by a veteran Dark Horse comics editor and illustrated by a Star Wars: The Clone Wars animator, this fresh blend of adventure and lyrical art will excite young readers.

“A whimsical tale of the magical Zez, and her adventures with the Treehouse Heroes & the evil General Moon. A story of magic, hope, belief and wonderment, written by Phil Amara and beautifully accented by the lush illustration of Alina Chau.” – Ally Takeuchi, Swoon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“A charming book, I’ve shown it to all the kids in my family and they want me to read it to them again and again!” – Tony Millionaire, author of Sock Monkey: A Children’s Book

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Pickle – the little bird who doesn’t tweet

PickleAuthor and illustrator Alina Chau

Published By Storypanda Inc.


Pickle doesn’t tweet in a land full of tweeters, but when she finds a new instrument she becomes a star! She has to be careful not to make the Great Poet of Tweeter Land jealous.

From acclaimed watercolour artist Alina Chau comes a beautiful story about marching to your own drum in a land of sameness.

More about acclaimed Storybook App Developers Storypanda:

With Storypanda Books, turn reading into a creative, educational, family experience. Read highly illustrated fun picture books with animations, interactivity, and sounds. Create your own version of the children’s story as an activity. Share the book out to friends, family and other children to enjoy. Family members can read the fun story anywhere: the iPad, the web, Facebook. iPhone coming soon to help your kids read and create on iPhones and iPads!

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JunganewArt Director – Alina Chau

Junganew is a series of sound acquisition apps for children ages 2 to 6. We make learning your sounds an interactive adventure!

Company Overview:

From visionary speech and language pathologist, Esther Giordano, MA, CCC-SLP, comes JUNGANEW: A Herd of Sounds, the first in a series of sound acquisition apps for children 2-6. Junganew, a land where sounds are represented by characters and their habitats, is the first preschool series where sounds are truly the stars of the show! Come along for an adventure into a beautiful, vibrant world of sounds with the lovable, audible Herd of Sounds – animals whose names represent a unique sound of the English language!

Brought to life using hand crafted interactive watercolor paintings from renowned artist Alina Chau, and Executive Produced by award winning writer & producer Timothy Michael Harrington, JUNGANEW: A Herd of Sounds aims to utilize and develop the most engaging immersive technologies to help children get excited about learning their sounds!

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Stanford Medicine Breast Reconstructive Surgery

Art Director – Alina Chau


A patient’s interactive guide to breast reconstruction options after mastectomy or lumpectomy.

Two general categories of breast reconstruction include:

1) use of own tissue and
2) tissue expanders with implants.

Includes detailed text with pictorials which enhance understanding of the various surgical options as well as surgical techniques. Risk and benefits of surgery are also discussed. After surgery care instructions are included. In addition, resources, commonly asked questions as well as helpful links to recommended websites for further information is provided.

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