Your Plano Public Library staff are virtually recommending their favorite reads.
Below is the list of these titles, with additional read-alikes you can check out.
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The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
Recommended by: Stephanie T. at Davis Library
Genre: Young Adult Graphic Novel
Description from Novelist: Real life isn’t a fairytale. But Tiến still enjoys reading his favorite stories with his parents from the books he borrows from the local library. It’s hard enough trying to communicate with your parents as a kid, but for Tiến, he doesn’t even have the right words because his parents are struggling with their English. Is there a Vietnamese word for what he’s going through?
The Magic Fish Read-alikes:
Flamer by Mike Curato, available as Print
Our Dreams at Dusk (series) by Yuhki Kamatani, available as Print
Author Kurt Vonnegut
Recommended by: Abby M.
Description from Novelist: Kurt Vonnegut’s literary fiction often employs science fiction conventions to support his own satiric, anti-scientific, humanist ends: promoting the practice of simple human kindness and decency in spite of mankind’s foolish, self-destructive tendencies. Unpredictable, even extreme, characters; nonlinear plots; and settings designed for effect complete the thought-provoking and enjoyable effects of story and style.
Breakfast of Champions, available as Print
Kurt Vonnegut Read-alikes:
The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Available as: eBook
Recommended by: Bob L. at Library Outreach & Engagement
Genre: Science Fiction
Description from Novelist: In this sequel to Hyperion, seven pilgrims continue their fateful mission to a planet that may be humankind’s only hope in a galaxy threatened by an all-encompassing war.
The Fall of Hyperion Read-alikes:
Transcendental by James Gunn, available as eBook
The Album of Dr. Moreau by Daryl Gregory
Recommended by: Erik K. at Parr Library
Genre: Science Fiction
Description from Novelist: It’s 2001, and the WyldBoyZ are the world’s hottest boy band, and definitely the world’s only genetically engineered human-animal hybrid vocal group. When their producer, Dr. M, is found murdered in his hotel room, the “boyz” become the prime suspects.
The Album of Dr. Moreau Read-alikes:
We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix, available as Print
The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein, available as Print
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
Available as: Print
Recommended by: Caitlyn T. at Harrington Library
Genre: Children’s picture book
Description from Novelist: With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.
Extra Yarn Read-alikes:
A Piece of Chalk by Jennifer A. Ericsson, available as Print
Knitty Kitty by David Elliott, available as Print