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Welcome to A Whale of a Tale Children's Bookshoppe Official Web site! Our store is filled to the brim with wonderful books and collectibles. We cater to children of all ages, and their parents. We continue our tradition of Integrity + Service + Respect + Love of books and community.

Our store has been host to numerous award winning children's book authors, including J. K. Rowling, Brian Jacques, Julie Andrews, Sharon Creech, Henry Winkler, T.A. Barron, Dav Pilkey and of course our very own local stars: Robin Preiss Glasser, & Steve Bjorkman.

Come in and experience A Whale of a Tale, as your beloved books and characters are brought to life by the people who know them best. Our staff will help you as much as you need in this warm and cozy store or if you prefer, leave you to browse in the wonderful book selection.

Whale of a Tale has been honored with the prestigious Lucille Pannell Award. This national award is given to one bookstore annually in recognition of its excellence in stimulating, promoting and encouraging young people's interest in books. Whale of a Tale embodies the unique creativity and effectiveness in bringing children and books together.

All store events are listed each month, along with newsletters and announcements regarding new books and school events.
We hope to see you soon.

A Whale of Tale Children's Bookshoppe Staff


Spring Hours: Beginning April 14 (after move)
Tuesday - Friday 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(closed Mondays)

New Location-
Opening April 14 or earlier
A Whale of a Tale
16277 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Suite G
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 854-8288