The libraries may be closed, but our love of reading and recommending never ends!
Your Plano Public Library staff are virtually recommending our latest favorite reads, and below is the list of these titles, with additional read-alikes you can checkout on Overdrive and the Libby app.
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The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
Recommended by: Tenille from Haggard Library, available as an eBook
Genre: fiction, fantasy, thriller
Description from Overdrive: A sprawling fantasy of dark magic and the struggle for absolute power that utterly transforms the destinies of two brothers born into royalty. Through this enthralling masterpiece of mythical adventure, intrigue, and terror, you will thrill to this unforgettable narrative filled with relentless, wicked enchantment and the most terrible of secrets.
The Eyes of the Dragon Read-alikes
The Young Elites series by Marie Lu
Genre: young adult fiction, fantasy
Description from Overdrive: Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever; Teren Santoro works for the king; Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.
The Young Elites Read-alikes
Lemony Snicket Read-alikes
Sounds Books (English/Chinese Bilingual)
Recommended by: Amy C. from Davis Library, available as eBooks
Genre: juvenile non-fiction, language learning
Description from Overdrive: Phonics has been proven an effective method to teach Chinese and other languages’ native speakers alphabet, spelling and reading. Adapted from the original best selling Sounds Like Reading series, this English / Chinese edition use simple, rhyming text, colorful cartoon, and keyword cards to help children learn English in a fun way!
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Recommended by: Melanie from Haggard Library, available as an eAudiobook
Genre: juvenile fiction
Description from Overdrive: Max is the hero of this beloved children’s classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things and returns home for supper.