Cinco de Mayo

From the Series On My Own Holidays

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

It’s fiesta time! Cinco de Mayo is a fiesta day in Mexico and the United States. It’s celebrated on the fifth of May. This colorful holiday honors Mexico’s victory over the French army at the Battle of Pueblo in 1862. People march in parades, dance, and set off fireworks. Families enjoy traditional Mexican food and drink. Then they watch people act out the famous battle. Find out more about this joyful celebration of Mexican culture.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-57505-902-0
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2005-01-01
BISACS JNF026000
Dewey 394.262
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 86370
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Maps, Note to adults, Recipes, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2005

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“the short sentences in these thorough offerings are just right for beginning readers.” —The Horn Book Guide

Illustrator: Barbara Knutson

Barbara Knutson was the award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots and Love and Roast Chicken. A resident of St. Paul and a cherished member of Twin Cities literary community, Ms. Knutson grew up in South Africa and traveled extensively throughout the world. She drew on her firsthand experiences abroad to create the rich, multicultural stories and folktales for which she became so well known. She passed away in 2005.

Author: Linda Lowery

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

On My Own Holidays

Encourage understanding of diverse cultures. Featuring full-page illustrations, these beautiful editions look at the history and customs associated with various holidays and present early readers with high-interest offerings. View available downloads →