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Your Orange County Children’s Bookstore

Those of us who live in Orange County are lucky to live in such a beautiful and vibrant place.  The weather, the people, the natural beauty, the local businesses…we have it all.  For these reasons, families have flocked to Orange County and it’s wonderful cities like Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Tustin, Laguna Beach, Corona…

NY Times Picture Books Current Best Sellers

Follow the link below and take a look at the current bestsellers on the NY Times website.  Currently number one is a ‘new classic’ from Dr. Seuss. called What Pet Should I Get?  A long lost manuscript that has been recently published by Random House.  Read the description below: This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss…

Newport Beach Childrens Book Store

As locals to the Newport Beach and Orange County community, we know how valuable it is to have a great local bookstore nearby, especially for quality children’s books.  Even with all of the convenience of online shopping nowadays, it’s still important to have a local resource to find books and literature for children, and a…

Author Of The Week: Barney Saltzberg

We had a fellow ‪‎teacher‬ in our ‪‎bookshop‬ recently who happened to have been kindergarten classmates with one of our favorite authors Barney Saltzberg.If they haven’t read them already, your kids will ‪‎love‬ his ‪books‬ as much as we do! Come down to Island Tales and discover a new ‪#favorite‬! Stop by Island Tales Bookshop…

Midsummer Night’s Dream 7th Birthday

Original article found on diaryofanaddict.co It’s crazy to think that it’s already been a month since our baby girl turned seven and we celebrated with a Midsummer Night’s Dream themed birthday party at a local children’s bookstore in Balboa Island. Every year, a couple months before the kids birthdays, we sit down and start to think about…

Island Tales Bookshop Storytime

Island Tales Bookshop Storytimes are a fun way to help your young readers grow and learn with others in a fun environment at our bookshop.  We offer multiple Storytime classes each week for different age groups including toddlers, pre-school and beyond.  Read the details of each Storytime class below. Payment is accepted per class, or…

Your Local Orange County Children’s Bookstore

Local bookstores are gaining a comeback.  However, it is still difficult to find a local children’s bookstore with a selection of quality children’s and young adults books.  In Orange County it’s even more difficult, which is one of the reasons we opened Island Tales Bookshop.  We saw the need for an Orange County Children’s Bookstore…

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