CRRL Kids: Cinco de Mayo

The Boy Who Could Do Anything & Other Mexican Folk Tales
The Boy Who Could Do Anything & Other Mexican Folk Tales By Brenner, Anita Book - 1992 398.0972 Br Available in some locations

Annotation:Includes twenty-four Mexican folktales dealing with ancient wisdom, everyday life, magic, and the legendary character Tepozton.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo By Mattern, Joanne Book - 2006 394.262 Ma Available in some locations

Annotation:An introduction to the Mexican holiday that celebrates the Battle of Puebla.

Cinco De Mayo
Cinco De Mayo Book - 1994

Annotation:Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexico's military victory over the French in 1862. This video investigates the holiday's history, and observes preparations being made to make the occasion festive, highlighted by the sounds of a Mexican mariachi band.

Cinco De Mayo
Cinco De Mayo By Owens, L. L. Book - 2010 394.262 Ow Available in some locations

Annotation:An easy introduction to the traditions of this Mexican holiday.

Cinco De Mayo
Cinco De Mayo By Torpie, Kate Book - 2009 394.262 To Available in some locations

Annotation:Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for May 5th, on this date Mexican culture is celebrated. On Cinco de Mayo everyone gets to be Mexican for a day!

Cinco De Mayo
Cinco De Mayo Celebrating the Traditions of Mexico By Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane Book - 2008 394.262 Ho Available in some locations

Annotation:A young Mexican American from California learns about her heritage and celebrates the holiday with her friends, family, and community.

Cinco De Mayo
Cinco De Mayo Count and Celebrate! By McKissack, Fredrick Book - 2009 394.262 Mc Available in some locations

Annotation:Kids count from one to ten as they learn about the history and customs of Cinco de Mayo.

Cooking the Mexican Way
Cooking the Mexican Way By Rosa Coronado By Coronado, Rosa Book - 2002 641.597 Co Available in some locations

Annotation:Try your hand at traditional Mexican recipes. This book has clear directions and includes interesting bits about Mexican culture.

Fiesta!
Fiesta! Cinco De Mayo By Behrens, June Book - 1978 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Describes the commemoration of the victory of the Mexican army over the French army on May 5, 1862, a victory which signaled the end of foreign invasions of North America. Also available in Spanish.

The Latino Holiday Book
The Latino Holiday Book From Cinco De Mayo to Dia De Los Muertos-- the Celebrations and Traditions of Hispanic-Americans By Menard, Valerie Book - 2000 394.26 Me Available in some locations

Annotation:Celebrate the Hispanic way all year long! The Latino Holiday Book has a lot of history to offer as well as suggestions for celebrations. Includes some traditional recipes.

Let Me Help!
Let Me Help! By Ada, Alma Flor Book - 2010 FICTION Ada Available in some locations

Annotation:A pet parrot tries to help his human family prepare for the Cinco de Mayo festivities in San Antonio, Texas.

Look What We've Brought You From Mexico
Look What We've Brought You From Mexico Crafts, Games, Recipes, Stories, and Other Cultural Activities From Mexican-Americans By Shalant, Phyllis Book - 1992 917.2 Sh Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces Mexican culture using crafts, recipes, games, and folktales.

Maya & Miguel
Maya & Miguel Cinco De Maya DVD - 2006 7.9145 Ma Available in some locations

Annotation:Five episodes of the ten year-old Latino twins Maya and Miguel, as they celebrate Hispanic culture.

Mexican Independence Day and Cinco De Mayo
Mexican Independence Day and Cinco De Mayo By MacMillan, Dianne M. Book - 2008 394.262 Ma Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides background on the people and events that are commemorated on two important Mexican holidays, Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo, and describes how these holidays are celebrated.

Viva Mexico!
Viva Mexico! The Story of Benito Juarez and Cinco De Mayo By Palacios, Argentina Book - 1993 921 Juare Available in some locations

Annotation:A biography of the Zapotec Indian who grew up to become the President of Mexico and lead his country in a war for independence.

Annotation:Make Magnets de Mayo, Mock Silver Jewelry, Paper Bag Maracas, a Balloon Piñata, and paper flowers.

Annotation:Recipes and crafts for a fun Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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Library materials and Web sites help kids learn more about this May holiday and Mexican culture.


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