Marco's Cinco de Mayo
From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Holidays and Special Days
Marco loves the food, parades, and fun of Cinco de Mayo. This year he’s one of the dancers. As he listens to the mariachi music, Marco thinks of the brave Mexicans at the first Cinco de Mayo. Find out the different things people do to celebrate this holiday!
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Category||Holidays, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Cloverleaf Books ™|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Reading Counts! Level||2.6|
|Text Type||Informational Fiction|
|BISACS||JNF026000, JNF045000, JNF026080|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75|
|Guided Reading Level||M|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.8|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||149618|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides|
The Horn Book Guide
“Children from different cultural groups describe their families’ celebrations. Information about the occasions is included in the simplistic stories, but text boxes provide more details than the young narrators do. Bright, cheerful illustrations will draw readers to these introductions. Birthday focuses on U.S. customs but mentions other traditions. An activity concludes each volume.”
Library Media Connection
“In this well-presented series, young children are introduced to important holidays that their friends celebrate. Each book tells a story about a child celebrating the holiday with explanations within the story or in text boxes. Different facets of the holidays are shown: religious, cultural, traditional activities, etc. The cartoon-type illustrations add to the topics and portray multiethnic groups. An activity is included in each book. Lerner e-source is available for this series; it consists of a suggested lesson plan and two worksheets.” —Library Media Connection
“Sidebars with additional information expand on the holiday. Illustrated with vibrant digital artwork, the text avoids stereotypes.” —Booklist
School Library Journal
“An age-appropriate introduction to the holiday for the youngest of readers.” —School Library Journal
Author: Lisa Bullard
Lisa Bullard is the award-winning author of more than 60 books for children, including You Can Write a Story: A Story-Writing Recipe for Kids. She teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center and regularly visits schools to talk with students about story-writing.
Illustrator: Holli Conger
Holli Conger has provided illustrations for everything from greeting cards to children's books. She approaches each project with whimsy and creativity guaranteed to put a smile on any face. Holli lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
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!
Cloverleaf Books ™ — Holidays and Special Days
Learn the history behind the days people celebrate in the Holidays and Special Days series. Each book follows a young narrator through the process of preparing for and celebrating a special event. View available downloads →