Everybody Bakes Bread

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

In this sequel to the enormously popular Everybody Cooks Rice, young Carrie is sent on a mission by her mother: to search the neighborhood for a “three-handled rolling pin.” While on her quest, Carrie discovers that although her neighbors hail from several different countries, they all enjoy the tastes and smells of home-baked bread.

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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 1995
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 1995-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.5
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV050000, JUV030000, JUV015010
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.875 x 7.5
Lexile 670
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 3.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 4218
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards and Reviewed

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


  • American Bookseller Kids' Pick of the Lists, Winner, 1995


Kirkus Reviews

“. . .this is an appealing combination of story and cookbook.”
Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“Thornton’s richly colored, softly realistic illustrations show the diversity of age and nationality, lifestyles, and staple foods of this friendly neighborhood.”
School Library Journal