Plano Reads: Book Selfies, Episode 11

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.

See all Book Selfies posts here.



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

Recommended by: Tenille M. at Haggard Library, available as available as an eBook and eAudiobook

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

Genre: Nonfiction

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

Genre: Fantasy

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

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