Everybody Brings Noodles

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Carrie has worked hard to organize her neighborhood’s 4th of July block party. Excitement hangs in the air as she makes sure that every last detail—from the food to the talent show—is ready. Carrie discovers that each family has prepared a special noodle dish. Her neighbors come from many different places and their dishes range from kugel to zaru soba. Accompanied by easy-to-make recipes, this tale is sure to please the young readers who loved Everybody Cooks Rice, Everybody Bakes Bread, and Everybody Serves Soup, as well as those who are new to Carrie’s multicultural neighborhood.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Category Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diversity
Copyright 2002
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2002-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.2
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV030000, JUV050000, JUV015010
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.875 x 7.5
Lexile 610
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 58925
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Recipes and Reviewed


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“Carrie organizes a Fourth of July block party for her culturally diverse neighborhood and discovers that all of her neighbors plan to bring her favorite food – noodles – to the party. Handsome illustrations and recipes for a variety of pasta dishes accompany the story. Also see Everybody Cooks Rice (Carolrhoda, 1991), Everybody Bakes Bread (Carolrhoda, 1995), and Everybody Serves Soup (Carolrhoda, 2000). For more on noodles, see Ying Chang Compestine’s The Story of Noodles (Holiday, 2002).”
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“Dooley’s work is a combination of a celebration of the diversity that makes America unique, and a recipe book. Thornton’s illustrations are filled with color and life, and feature the people and places found in his own hometown. Add it to the menu.”
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Author: Norah Dooley

Norah Dooley is a storyteller and children's author. Norah's widely acclaimed picture books, Everybody Cooks Rice, Everybody Bakes Bread, Everybody Serves Soup, and Everybody Brings Noodles, (Carolrhoda) are four titles in a series about her former neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Norah has performed as a featured storyteller in the Cambridge River Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Albany NY River Festival, 3 Apples Storytelling Festival, Christmas and Spring Revels in Cambridge, and and at the Clearwater Festival. Norah presents workshops and stories for people of all ages throughout New England and also in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Phoenix. She has published six spoken word CDs, and she is the co-founder of massmouth.org, a 501c3 promoting the timeless art of storytelling through social media, education, and live performance. Norah was described as "an entrancing storyteller" by Scott Alarik in the Boston Globe.

Illustrator: Peter J. Thornton