CINCO DE MAYO books at the Second Grade Reading level

This list features books at the 2nd Grade reading level.  To find books about Cinco de Mayo at the 1st Grade level check here.

**all ratings from GoodReads 

bookcover of CINCO DE MAYO by Rebecca RissmanCINCO DE MAYO
by Rebecca Rissman

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings

This book explains how the holiday has changed through the years.  How it started out as a celebration of Mexico's military victory over France at the battle of Puebla, to more of a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage in general.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 219
Page Count:24
Accelerated Reading level: 2.0 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 137325
Lexile: 370L

by Rebecca Rissman
 (I couldn't find reading level information for this Spanish only version)

by Janice Levy

3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings

The Spanish version of this book is at the 2nd Grade level.  The English portion at the 1st Grade level.

The book presents the historical background and contemporary celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday.  This bilingual book also features a section with "find what's missing" pictures and simple crafts

Word Count:   269
Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reading level: 2.2  / points: 0.5
AR quiz:  113946

bookcover of CINCO DE MAYO by  Lola M. SchaeferCINCO DE MAYO
by Lola M. Schaefer

3.50 Stars from  2 GoodReaders

This book features colorful pictures but is very simple conceptually.  For example, it discusses 'a special meal', but not what is actually eaten.

Word Count: 144
Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading level: 2.3 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 36795

bookcover of CINCO DE MAYO by  Mary Dodson WadeCINCO DE MAYO
by Mary Dodson Wade

4.0 Stars from  3 GoodReaders

Meets National Curriculum Standards for: Science: Earth and Space Science, Science in Personal and Social Perspectives. 

Word Count: 344
Page Count:  32
Accelerated Reading level: 2.3 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 74710
Lexile: 260L
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bookcover of A SPECIAL DAY IN MAY  (Neighborhood Readers)  by Jan WilliamsonUN DIA ESPECIAL EN MAYO
(Neighborhood Readers)
by Jan Williamson

Jenna and her family go to a parade and have a party to celebrate a special day.

Word Count:   244
Page Count: 16
Accelerated Reading level: 2.4  / points: 0.5
AR quiz:  121800

bookcover of CINCO DE MAYO by Margaret HallCINCO DE MAYO
by Margaret Hall

A basic book from Rourke.

Word Count: 346
Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading level: 2.5 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 138822

bookcover of MARCO'S CINCO DE MAYO  by Lisa BullardMARCO'S CINCO DE MAYO
by Lisa Bullard
Holli Conger (Illustrator)

5.0 Stars from  3 GoodReaders

This fun book features Marco, a Mexican American boy, who is supposed to perform in his city's celebration.  Using Marco as a way to connect to young readers, the book discusses the history of the celebration, and shows modern activities. 

Word Count: 497
Page Count:  24
Accelerated Reading level: 2.8 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 149618
Lexile: 490L

compiled by Pam
updated April 2014