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 Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime by Jasper Fforde
Available as: Print
Recommended by: Erik K. at Parr Library
Description: Unconvinced that a former convict and millionaire philanthropist has been murdered by his suicide-victim ex-wife, detective inspector Jack Spratt and his assistant, Mary Mary, uncover a plot involving money laundering and asylum-seeking titans.
The Big Over Easy Read-alikes:
Charlie & Mouse series by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Emily Hughes
Description: Brothers Charlie & Mouse spend the day together, taking part in simple childhood pastimes: a neighborhood party, a money-making plan, a bedtime snack.
Charlie & Mouse Read-alikes:
Iris and Walter series by Elissa Haden Guest, available as: Print
Ling & Ting series by Grace Lin, available as: Print
The Stonewall Reader, edited by The New York Public Library
Description: Published in 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, this anthology chronicles the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it.
The Stonewall Reader Read-alikes:
Pride: The LGBTQ+ Rights Movement: A Photographic Journey by Christopher Measom, available as: Print
Love and Resistance: Out of the Closet into the Stonewall Era, edited by Jason Baumann, available as: Print
The Wicked + The Divine series by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Jamie McKelvie
Available in: Print
Recommended by: Sarah O. at Haggard Library
Genre: Adult Graphic Novel
Description: Every ninety years, twelve gods are incarnated as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. Welcome to The Wicked + The Divine, where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.
The Wicked + The Divine Read-alikes:
American Gods series by Neil Gaiman, available as: Print
Something is Killing the Children series by James Tynion IV, available as: Print
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel by L. M. Montgomery, adapted by Mariah Marsden, illustrated by Brenna Thummler
Available as: Print
Recommended by: Abby M. at Davis Library
Genre: Young Adult Graphic Novel
Description: When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan who can help manage their family farm, they have no idea what delightful trouble awaits them. With flame-red hair and an unstoppable imagination, 11-year-old Anne Shirley takes Green Gables by storm.
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel Read-alikes:
Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty: The Graphic Novel adapted by June Brigman and Roy Richardson, available as: Print
The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition of the Fantasy Classic by J.R.R. Tolkien, adapted by Charles Dixon, illustrated by David Wenzel, available as: Print