Every Feb. 2, groundhogs finally get their day! Let’s celebrate these adorable creatures with some equally adorable Groundhog Day Books for Kids!
A close friend of mine is actually born on Groundhog Day. It actually drives her a little bit mad that every birthday she’s bombarded with stories of whether a random rodent saw his shadow or not.
But the fact is…. groundhogs are adorable! And these Groundhog Day books for kids will prove it. You can find these books at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Groundhog Day Books for Kids
Groundhog Day!: Every February 2, people all across the country wonder about the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. Will he see his shadow on that day or won’t he? Will spring come early or late? Here is information about Groundhog Day, its origins, and the animal at the center of this delightful annual event.
Who Will See Their Shadows This Year?: It’s February 2 and all the animals are tired of winter. But why should the groundhog always be famous for seeing his shadow? Who else wants to try? A chicken? A polar bear? A camel? None of those seems quite right. So who will see their shadows this year?
Groundhog’s Day Off: Every year, people ask Groundhog the same, boring old question. Is spring around the corner? Or are we doomed to more winter? Sure, they care about his shadow, but what about him and his interests? He’s had enough! Groundhog packs his bags and sets out for a much-needed vacation. With a fresh take on a familiar event and bold, lively illustrations, this hilarious picture book will leave readers wishing it was Groundhog’s Day year-round.
Ten Grouchy Groundhogs: In this alliterative countdown book, ten groundhogs cannot wait for winter to end so they can get out of their den! TEN GROUCHY GROUNDHOGS is a hilarious countdown story about a den of grouchy, grubby, gobbling, gabby, giggly, groovy, graceful, glitzy, gleeful, groggy groundhogs getting ready for their great big day.
Groundhog’s Dilemma: After Groundhog announces six more weeks of winter, half his animal friends are disappointed, while the other half are excited. Each animal asks Groundhog to make his prediction in their favor the following year. Rather than being truthful about the fact that he just “calls it like he sees it,” he leads them to believe he can control the weather, accepting their gifts of food and favor. On the next Groundhog Day, he finally admits he made promises he couldn’t keep because he was trying to please everyone and makes amends.
Groundhog Gets a Say: There’s so much more to being a groundhog than just putting on a show once a year, and Groundhog has decided it’s time to tell the world the Hog truth. With the help of a few of his fans, Groundhog is ready to tell everything about himself, from how loud he can whistle (loud), to how fast he can run (not fast), to how many things he uses his teeth for (a lot). Groundhog may be full of himself, but chances are good that, by the end of this book, you’ll agree he’s pretty wonderful! From the illustrator of the Junie B. Jones books and the author of the Melvil & Dewey books comes a funny, fact-filled look at what happens when one very proud groundhog speaks out.
Go To Sleep, Groundhog!: Poor Groundhog just can’t sleep. He tosses. He turns. Finally, he gets out of bed and goes exploring. Outside his burrow he finds amazing sights he has never seen before: glowing jack-o’-lanterns, gobbling turkeys, and sparkling holiday lights. But shouldn’t Groundhog be in bed? With no sleep how will he be able to get up for his big day?
Grumpy Groundhog: It’s Groundhog Day, and everyone is gathered to find out if it’s time for spring. But Groundhog does NOT want to leave his cozy bed in his cozy den. Will the townspeople be able to coax him outside to do his job? Kids will love the humorous antics of Groundhog in this delightful rhyming tale from the author of Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep.
Groundhog Weather School: Fun Facts About Weather and Groundhogs: Ever wonder where Groundhog Day first began? Want to know the reason why we have different weather seasons? Curious about how some plants and animals can help predict the weather? Learn the answers to these questions and many more at Groundhog Weather School! This clever story—starring a cast of lovable groundhog characters—is a fresh, informative, and fun look at Groundhog Day through the eyes of the animals who are the stars of it each year.
Substitute Groundhog: It’s almost Groundhog Day! But this year Groundhog is not feeling well. Dr. Owl diagnoses him with the flu and orders two days of bed rest. Then Groundhog has in idea–he can hire a substitute! Maybe Squirrel can be the substitute, or Eagle, or Bear.
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Groundhog Day: It is Groundhog Day! Will Phil, the groundhog,
see his shadow? Or is spring on its way? Read this fun, colorful story to find out what happens to the adorable groundhog! This Level 1 early reader is written and illustrated by Betsy Lewin, the bestselling illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book CLICK, CLACK, MOO: COWS THAT TYPE.
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