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Scholarshare, the Sacramento Public Library and News10 have come together to bring you "10 Books to Read." Following are the selections for April 2014.


Rabbit's Gift – George Shannon
Woodland animals, each thinking of his neighbor, share a turnip left on their doorstep.CHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library.


Seven Blind Mice – Ed Young
In this retelling of the Indian fable, seven blind mice discover different parts of an elephant and argue about its appearance. CHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library.


The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story – Joseph Bruchac
A quarrel between the first man and the first woman is reconciled when the Sun causes strawberries to grow out of the earth. CHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library.


Stone Soup – Marcia Brown
When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast. CHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library.


Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears – Verna Aardema
A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit. CHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library.


Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! A Palestinian Folktale – Margaret Read MacDonald
A childless woman's prayers are answered by the arrival of a talking pot, but the new mother knows that Little Pot must learn right from wrong just like any child. CHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library.


Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale – Chitra Divakaruni
On her way to the other side of the jungle, Grandma encounters a hungry fox, bear, and tiger, and although she convinces them to wait for her return trip, she still must find a way to outwit them. CHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library.


Fin M'Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill – Tomie de Paola
In this Irish folktale, Fin M'Coul's wife, Oonagh, helps him outwit his arch rival, Cucullin. CHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library.


Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale – Carmen Agra Deedy
In this humorous retelling of a Cuban folktale, a cockroach interviews her suitors in order to decide whom to marry. CHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library.


The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South – Robert San Souci
Kind Blanche, following the instructions of an old witch, gains riches, while her greedy sister makes fun of the old woman and is duly rewarded. CHECK THIS BOOK OUT NOW at the Sacramento Public Library.

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