Spaghetti Hunters - Morag Hood (Two Hoots)

This vibrant picture book about a duck and tiny horse on the hunt for spaghetti may inspire kids to get in the kitchen and make their own pasta.


Atlas of Forgotten Places: Journeys to Abandoned and Deserted Destinations Around the Globe - Travis Elborough (Aurum)

The latest addition to the Unexpected Atlas series features strange places around the world and throughout time that have been forgotten by history. Accompanied by original maps and photography.


The Dress Diary - Kate Strasdin (Pegasus Books)

This NYT Book Review Editor's Choice is an extraordinary look at Victorian English life as told by a woman's long-lost fabric diary. Clothes make the era.


The Murder of Mr. Wa - John Shen Yen Nee; S. J. Rosan (SOHO Crime)

Reviewers are enthusiastic, mentioning intimations of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson and Judge Dee crime stories, as well as the vivid picture of 1924 London.


The Light of Battle - Michael Pradis (Mariner)

An articulate detailed look at Eisenhower and allied leaders as they constructed the command that led to the success of D-Day. Highly praised.


Community Windows, June 2024 - Praxis Fiber Workshop

Appletree's Community Window for June 2024 features the Praxis Fiber Workshop.

Praxis Fiver Workshop is a textile studio located in the historic Collinwood. Their mission is to build the international network of fiber artists through classes, workshops, residencies, and collaborative projects that teach the art form and demonstrate how fiber art can be used to build healthy, resilient, and inclusive communities. They have more equipment than you can imagine - looms, sewing machines, a full-dye kitchen, spinning wheels, endless yarn - and it is all for you to use.

 


Little Shrew - Akiko Miyakoshi (Kids Can Press)

One cannot help but fall in love with the charming "shrew" that appears in 3 short chapters; great illustrations and great facial expressions on all the critters in this book!


I Don't Want to Go Home: The Oral History of the Stone Pony - Nick Corasaniti (Harper)

Pregnant and grieving the loss of her grandmother, Ann returns home to her estranged mother and the dilapidated mansion she grew up in. A beautifully written story about three generations of Vietnamese women that explores the sometimes fraught relationships between mothers and daughters.


Banyan Moon - Thao Thai (Mariner)

Pregnant and grieving the loss of her grandmother, Ann returns home to her estranged mother and the dilapidated mansion she grew up in. A beautifully written story about three generations of Vietnamese women that explores the sometimes fraught relationships between mothers and daughters.


Shark Heart: A Love Story - Emily Habek (Marysue Rucci Books)

This debut novel about a woman and her husband who is diagnosed with a rare condition that will transform him into a great white shark has been described as “a bit Shakespeare, a bit Kafka, and a bit Disney”.