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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Splat the Cat series by Rob Scotton
Recommended by: Melanie S. at Haggard Library, available as eBooks and eAudiobooks
Genre: juvenile fiction
Description: Splat the Cat and his best friend Seymour (a mouse) navigate life’s challenges, like starting school, rehearsing for a play, trick-or-treating and more, overcoming occasional nerves with good humor, kindness and friendship.
Splat the Cat Read-alikes
True Crime genre
Recommended by: Sarah O. at Haggard Library, available as eBooks and eAudiobooks
Description: A nonfiction genre depicting or based on real-life crimes
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
Author John Bellairs
Genre: juvenile fiction
Description from Novelist: John Bellairs was the author of intricately plotted, suspenseful horror and fantasy mystery series featuring young detectives and often involving a supernatural element.
John Bellairs Read-alikes
Author Maya Angelou
Recommended by: Lauren S. at Davis Library, available as eBooks and eAudiobooks
Genre: memoir, essays, poetry, juvenile literature
Description from Novelist: Maya Angelou’s books address themes of racial prejudice with forceful candor. Her autobiographical novels have become a cornerstone of 20th-century literature, reflecting the cruelty of segregation and the strength of the African-American community. For kids, Angelou wrote upbeat, poetry-infused picture books with a multicultural focus.
Maya Angelou Read-alikes
Author Attica Locke
Recommended by: Amanda M. at Davis Library, available as eBooks and eAudiobooks
Description from Novelist: Attica Locke writes atmospheric African-American mysteries and thrillers set in Texas and Louisiana, featuring complicated protagonists and intricate plots. Racism and class issues are often addressed, adding depth to her stories, while her style alternates between gritty and lyrical — all in the service of conjuring a present where past injustices resonate.