Tag Archives: Barbara Cooney

Lupines, please wait for me!

In Arizona they’re called Texas bluebonnets. To me they’re lupines. They grow in the Tucson mountains, much smaller than in Maine. Yup, was I surprised yesterday when I came across Maine-sized purple blossoms at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. … Continue reading

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Children’s books/authors are on my mind

Maybe it’s owning a bookstore for all those years, maybe it’s remembering all the fun we had with authors at Oz Books in Southwest Harbor, maybe it’s the impact that author friends and books have had on me my whole … Continue reading

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“Island Boy” blue day

Oh Barbara Cooney, I miss you. It all comes back to me here on Mount Desert Island, growing up with Brook and Ethan, running Oz Books, all my dear friends and wonderful community. I remember Barbara’s sense of humor, the … Continue reading

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My world of books, part II

In another lifetime, picture books dominated my life. When Brook and Ethan were little, reading aloud¬† to them shaped our days: special mom and daughter time, special mom and daughter and son time after Ethan’s nap/with popcorn, bedtime reading, reading … Continue reading

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