This is one of the best selection of children's books around Los Angeles. Recently, I went there to buy some gifts for a Korean family and wanted to bring some cultural books for the kids. I was able to find three or four books on Korean folktales and culture. They also a good selection of bilingual and foreign language books. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about what they have in store, where to find it and what would be appropriate for your target audience. From board books, to preschool guides, to elementary and beyond, this store is a fantastic resource.
They also gift wrap on-site, so you don't have to worry about that step before you head over to that birthday party.
Oh, they periodically bring in children's book authors, so you can hear the story from them and get your book signed personally.
Storytelling is available on Saturdays for kids 3-8 every week.