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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A Burning by Megha Majumdar
Recommended by: Jelita M. at Schimelpfenig Library
Genre: Adult Fiction
Description: Three unforgettable characters who seek to rise—to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies—find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India.
A Burning Read-alikes:
Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous by Manu Joseph, available as Print
Sting-Ray Afternoons by Steve Rushin
Available as: Print
Recommended by: Erik K. at Parr Library
Description: This is a story of the 1970s. Of a road trip in a wood-paneled station wagon, with the kids in the way-back, singing along to the Steve Miller Band. Of growing up in a magical era populated by Bic pens, Mr. Clean and Scrubbing Bubbles, lightsabers and those oh-so-coveted Schwinn Sting-Ray bikes. In his memoir, Steve Rushin paints an utterly nostalgic, psychedelically vibrant portrait of a decade overflowing with technological evolution, cultural revolution, as well as brotherly, sisterly, and parental love.
Sting-Ray Afternoons Read-alikes:
Nights in White Castle: A Memoir by Steve Rushin, available as Print
Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be by Dr. Becky Kennedy
Recommended by: Brittnee E. at Schimelpfenig Library
Description: Offering perspective-shifting parenting principles and troubleshooting for specific scenarios—including sibling rivalry, separation anxiety, tantrums, and more—Good Inside is a comprehensive resource for a generation of parents looking for a new way to raise their kids while still setting them up for a lifetime of self-regulation, confidence, and resilience.
Good Inside Read-alikes:
Pie by Sarah Weeks
Recommended by: Amanda M. at Haggard Library
Genre: Junior Fiction
Description from Novelist: After the death of Polly Portman, whose award-winning pies put the town of Ipswitch, Pennsylvania, on the map in the 1950s, her devoted niece Alice and Alice’s friend Charlie investigate who is going to extremes to find Aunt Polly’s secret pie crust recipe.
Prairie Evers by Ellen Airgood, available as Print
Close to Famous by Joan Bauer, available as Print
Luo Shui Xun Xian 《洛水寻仙》by 顾恺之
Available as: Print
Recommended by: Amy C. at Davis Library
Genre: Children’s picture book
Description: This picture book introduces children to the famous Chinese painting “Luoshen Fu Tu” by telling the story it depicts and teaching them about the significance of various items in the painting.
Luo Shui Xun Xian Read-alikes:
《了不起的中华文化：你好，书画》蒙曼 主编 ; 张迪 副主编, available as Print
《中国糖画 : 观之若画食之有味》冯旭 著 ; 武美汐 绘, available as Print
《精选宋词与宋画》许渊冲 译词 , available as Print