Children's Department

All grown-ups were once children, but only few of them remember it. -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (1943)

Welcome to the Children's Department at Books on the Square!

Since the store's opening in 1992, we have cultivated a reputation for carrying an extensive collection of new and classic children's literature. We engage in community outreach whenever and however possible by hosting events, celebrating our local authors and illustrators, and maintaining partnerships with local schools, libraries, charities, and nonprofits.

Driven by continuity and change, we strive to uphold what we do besteducation and entertainmentas our community's indispensable resource for information and imagination. To that end, we are committed to serving our diverse community, especially the children and families that have been historically underserved and underrepresented. 

If you have any questions or concerns about titles, placing orders, or events, please do not hesitate to contact us at 401-331-9097 or e-mail Cristina, our Children's Buyer, at

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★ Events & Programs

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★ Shop by Age

Kids, ages 0 - 12: picture books, board books, early readers, middle grade series, activity books and more

Teens and young adult, ages 12+: discover popular and bestselling  fiction and nonfiction, including graphic novels

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