Your Plano Public Library staff are virtually recommending their latest favorite reads.
Below is the list of these titles, with additional read-alikes you can checkout on Overdrive and the Libby app.
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Author & Illustrator David Shannon
Recommended by: Melanie S., available as eBooks
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Description: Humorous, action-packed picture books for young children
David Shannon Read-alikes
Books by Doreen Cronin
Books by Drew Daywalt
Books by Oliver Jeffers
Author Roger Zelazny
Recommended by: Erik K. at Davis Library, available in print
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Description from Novelist: Roger Zelazny combines hard Science Fiction with epic Fantasy. His works focus on believable characters who often tell their stories in the first person. He often provides fascinating explorations of mythic trickster figures, played out in past and future worlds. Mood and tone range from thoughtful, to slapstick, to the sword-and-sorcery-action of his Amber series.
Roger Zelazny Read-alikes
Books by Neil Gaiman
Books by Kameron Hurley
Books by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Genre: Science Fiction
Description from Novelist: When a new force takes hold of the world, people from different areas of life are forced to cross paths in an alternate reality that gives women and teenage girls immense physical power that can cause pain and death.
The Power Read-alikes
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz
Movies (and other things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated by Shea Serrano
Recommended by: Lauren S. at Davis Library, available as an eBook
Description: The book consists of 30 sometimes silly, sometimes serious questions about movies, with answers and illustrations.
Movies (and other things) Read-alikes
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers: A Little Book of Whimsy and Wisdom from the Files of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library and Barry Blitt
Basketball (and other things) by Shea Serrano
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
Recommended by: Caitlyn T. at Harrington Library, available as an eBook
Description from Novelist: Clay Cooper and his band were once the meanest, dirtiest, most feared crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk — or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay’s door with a plea for help. It’s time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld.
Kings of the Wyld Read-alikes
Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks