News & Reviews

Campaign of Giving 2015

Eileen Wacker believes increasing children’s literacy has a real, measurable positive impact. For the second year in a row, Wacker donated a book to every kindergartener in the Barrett Russell School in Wacker’s hometown of Brockton, Massachusetts. The principal, Joanne Camillo, says most of her children don’t own any books. 85% of the children live below the […]

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Interviews

Eileen’s Interview with Education Views

Eileen recently had an opportunity to talk with Michael Shaughnessy of Education Views about the Fujimini series in general and Red Penguin and the Missing Sushi in particular. …it came to my attention there was a shortage of children’s book that highlighted Asian culture in a mainstream way. My oldest daughter is adopted from China […]

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Events

Books for Christmas – Barrett Russell school

Event Date: December 25, 2014

OnceKids believes passionately in supporting children’s literacy, so this last Christmas we made a gift of 270 books to kindergarteners at the Barrett Russell school in Brockton, MA. Many of these children did not own a single book! We’d like to share some of the photos from that Christmas, and encourage all of our readers […]

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News & Reviews

Readers’ Favorite loves Blue Penguin!

Michelle Robertson over at Readers’ Favorite kindly reviewed our book Blue Penguin and the Sensational Surf for us, and really enjoyed it! Here’s what she had to say: Blue Penguin and the Sensational Surf by Eileen Wacker and illustrated by Alan M. Low is a charming and colorful book introducing young readers to the concepts of […]

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Events

Celebration of Reading

Event Date: October 14, 2014 - October 14, 2014
Location: Punahou School

Author Eileen Wacker and George Takei share a passion for children’s literacy.

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Events

Orange County Book Festival!

Event Date: September 28, 2014 - September 28, 2014
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Orange Coast College

Hey everyone! We’ll be at the Orange County Book Festival on Sunday the 28th of September, at Booth #50. We’ve got all kinds of fun activities lined up. Our animated cartoons of Blue Penguin and Green Hamster will be streaming live, we’ll have the new FujiScene game available to play, and the actors Jason James Richter […]

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News & Reviews

Book Soup Signing

Thanks everyone who came out to our signing event at Book Soup in LA! Here’s a gallery of photos for those who, through incidents of geography or calendars, couldn’t make it – hopefully we’ll catch you next time! Big thanks to Olivia Wacker for taking the photos. Enjoy!

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Events

Book Signing Party this Sunday!

Event Date: April 6, 2014 - April 6, 2014
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Book Soup, 8818 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, 90069

Want to meet the people behind the latest Fujimini adventure? You’re in luck – author Eileen Wacker will be joined by actors Jason James Richter (Free Willy) and Anita Vora (Life of Pi) this Sunday, at Book Soup in West Hollywood (click for map). Get your book signed, get a picture, maybe win a prize! Join […]

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Reviews & Awards

New Blue Penguin Review on GamesFiends!

GamesFiends has just weighed in with a very kind review of Blue Penguin and the Sensational Surf, saying “it’s a colorful story with tons of cute animals to keep your kids enthralled, and the Asian influences mean it’s likely a lot different than the same old stories you’re reading every night.” Check out the full […]

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Reviews & Awards

Five Star Review for Blue Penguin!

Greetings readers! Our latest Fujimini Adventure book, Blue Penguin and the Sensational Surf, will be out in January and Readers’ Favorite is already excited. Their 5-star advance review praises Blue Penguin as a “charming and colorful book introducing young readers to the concepts of friendship, acceptance, and social etiquette.” The full text of the review […]

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