We love this series by Norah Dooley and pictures by Peter J. Thornton. In each book, readers can learn about how although we all come from different places with different customs and recipes, we have so much in common and really are one big family on one small planet.
Each book starts with the premise of sending a child on an errand around the neighborhood, and at each house, the child finds a family from a different country cooking a different food. In Everybody Bakes Bread, Carrie's mom is baking her great-grandmother's recipe for Italian bread. She needs a rolling pin and sends Carrie around the neighborhood to borrow one. Along the way, Carrie gets to try coconut bread from Barbados, Indian flat bread, Jewish challah, and pupusa, a cheesy bread from El Salvador.
Each book comes with recipes from the story. Check them out!