Robin Recommends

Monday to Thursday 10AM to 7PM--Friday & Saturday 10AM to 8PM
--Open 11AM to 5PM on Sunday  
**Order online any time.

Expanded Sunday Hours: 12/11 & 12/18 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Robin is our children's book specialist.

Robin Gross has been working at Books on the Square for 16 years.  She started as an adult bookseller, moved up to buying for the YA section, and when Karen retired, gleefully took over the children's buying in 2009.  I am from Providence, graduated from Mary C. Wheeler and URI.  I love to hike, and ski, and was a competitive rower.

5 Favorite Children's Books:

Daniel Finds a Poem A Greyhound, A Groundhog A Tower of Giraffes The Fault in Our Stars Bomb
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A Mouthful of Minnows By John Hare, John Hare (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Aaron Slater, Illustrator (The Questioneers) By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Time for School, Little Blue Truck: A Back to School Book for Kids By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator) Cover Image
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rAinbowZ (M books: see + read) By Michael Arndt Cover Image
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We Are Inevitable By Gayle Forman Cover Image
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Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains and Coasts By Jessica J. Lee Cover Image
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Take Me Home Tonight By Morgan Matson Cover Image
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Poppy and the Brass Band: Storybook with 16 musical instrument sounds (Poppy Sound Books) By Magali Le Huche (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Homer Price By Robert McCloskey Cover Image
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Wonder Walkers By Micha Archer, Micha Archer (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Be a Tree! By Maria Gianferrari, Felicita Sala (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Sail By Dorien Brouwers Cover Image
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The Duck Who Didn't Like Water By Steve Small, Steve Small (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Like Home By Louisa Onome Cover Image
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The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as told to his brother) By David Levithan Cover Image
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Mel Fell By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Chick Chat By Janie Bynum Cover Image
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Lemonade Code By Jarod Pratt, Jey Odin (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The Girls I've Been By Tess Sharpe Cover Image
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The Day Saida Arrived By Susana Gómez Redondo, Sonja Wimmer (Illustrator), Lawrence Schimel (Translator) Cover Image
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Meerkat Splash By Aura Parker Cover Image
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Ellie's Voice: Or Trööömmmpffff By Piret Raud, Adam Cullen (Translator) Cover Image
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What Riley Wore By Elana K. Arnold, Linda Davick (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz By Erik Larson Cover Image
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Hello, Door By Alastair Heim, Alisa Coburn (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The Digger and the Flower (The Digger Series) By Joseph Kuefler, Joseph Kuefler (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Jabari Jumps By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The Giant Jumperee By Julia Donaldson, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator) Cover Image
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A Greyhound, a Groundhog By Emily Jenkins, Chris Appelhans (Illustrator) Cover Image
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History of Wolves By Emily Fridlund Cover Image
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Faithful: A Novel By Alice Hoffman Cover Image
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Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink (Lost #1) By Tod Olson Cover Image
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Small Great Things: A Novel By Jodi Picoult Cover Image
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The Secret Keepers By Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
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Everyone Brave is Forgiven By Chris Cleave Cover Image
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Wolf Hollow By Lauren Wolk Cover Image
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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania By Erik Larson Cover Image
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Daniel Finds a Poem By Micha Archer (Illustrator), Micha Archer Cover Image
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Bloom By Doreen Cronin, David Small (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The Promise of Amazing By Robin Constantine Cover Image
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The Fault in Our Stars By John Green Cover Image
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Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon By Steve Sheinkin Cover Image