A Whale of a Tale Children's Bookshoppe, Adam Gidwitz, Alex Uhl, Fancy Nancy, Jen White, Jenna Bush, JK Rowling, Julie Andrews, Laura Bush, Mo Willems, Mother Bruce, Office Buckle and Gloria, Pax, Peggy Rathmann, Peter Brown, Robin Preiss Glasser, Ryan T. Higgins, Sarah Pennypacker, Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave, The Inquisitors Tale, The Wild Robot
A Whale of Tale Children’s Bookshoppe has been a fixture in Orange County since 1989.
The Irvine store gained a following through owner Alex Uhl’s expert book recommendations and author events, drawing publishing stars like JK Rowling, Julie Andrews, Laura and Jenna Bush, and Lemony Snicket.
Since moving to a smaller location three years ago, Uhl has focused on organizing author events at local schools and libraries.
“Whether you inspire one or five children,” she says. “It’s the glow in their eyes when they say ‘They came to my school.’”
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