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Soup

Down the river  is Dooley’s Diner, where a pot of Alphabetical Soup is brewing. What will happen if you mix alphabetical ingredients out of order? Read this tale of A-Z foods to find out!

Alvie only eats soup, much to the dismay of his family.

On a cold, snowy day nothing warms the soul quite like a big bowl of soup! In a diverse, urban neighborhood everyone shares a favorite soup from their cultural background. This book contains seven different soup recipes.

Containing both local greens and local potatoes, this soup yields enough for everyone in class to try a tasty sample.

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Rosa loves her grandmother’s mud soup but Josh is afraid to try it. Could it really be made of mud?  The book includes a recipe for “mud” soup.

Three friends make soup the same way every day. One morning, the Duck wants to change his job and stir the soup, but the others think he’ll do a terrible job. After a squabble, he leaves the cabin in a huff. The cat and the squirrel look for the duck high and low. When they find him, they invite the duck back and make a delicious pot of soup by sharing all of the jobs of soup making.

Written in both English and Spanish, this book vividly describes the steps to make caldo and includes a recipe for the soup at the very end.

A Chinese family grows a garden that is different from everyone else’s in the neighborhood.  Instead of beautiful flowers, their garden grows strange vegetables. When it’s time to harvest the veggies and make soup, everyone in the neighborhood comes by for a taste.

Miss Bun loves cooking recipes from her Great Nana’s cookbook. One day she decides to create her very own recipe for veggie soup and invites her friends over for dinner. But too many cooks in the kitchen leads to disastrous results! The book includes Great Nana’s recipe for veggie soup.