Everybody Serves Soup

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

It has snowed so much that Carrie has the day off from school. She wants to earn money shoveling to buy her mother a Christmas present. But what should she buy? As she goes from house to house, Carrie finds everybody making soup. Carrie’s neighbors come from many places, so each one is making a different kind of soup. As she collects recipes, Carrie begins to get an idea of what to give her mother. Accompanied by simple recipes, this tale is sure to please the many readers who loved Everybody Cooks Rice and Everybody Bakes Bread as well as those who are new to Carrie’s delightful and diverse 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 2000
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2000-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.8
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV015010, JUV050000, JUV030000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.875 x 7.5
Lexile 620
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 3.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 49275
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards and Reviewed


  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book, Commended, 2000



“Dooley returns to the multicultural neighborhood of Everybody Bakes Bread in another heartfelt celebration of diversity. . . the message about sharing food, culture, and gifts from the heart can speak to all.”

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