Groundhog Day is just eight days away and we just set out our Groundhog Day book basket. Over the years, we have found nine good books to commemorate Groundhog Day with and I just realized that I have never shared this list of books with you all! Be sure to check our other recommended reading lists for book for all seasons and holidays!
Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox – Happy Groundhog Day! But when Brownie steps outside, there’s not even the slightest sign of spring—just her shadow, a frosty field, and a hungry fox who wants to munch her for lunch. Determined not to become a meal, Brownie finds a clever and tasty way to melt the ice and turn Fox into a friend…and make the wait for winter’s end a little warmer.
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?
Gregory’s Shadow – Gregory is a shy groundhog, and having his friend Shadow close by makes him feel brave. But one day Gregory and Shadow go outside to look for food, and they get separated. Scared and lonely, they search and search for one another. To make matters worse, tomorrow is Groundhog Day, and everyone will be waiting to see if Gregory and his shadow leave their home together. Will the two friends find each other in time for Groundhog Day?
Gretchen Groundhog, It’s Your Day! – It’s almost Groundhog Day, and the town of Piccadilly is all a-buzz because Gretchen Groundhog will not Go Out. Her Great-Uncle Gus is too old to look for his shadow anymore–now it’s Gretchen’s turn. But she’s too shy.
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!
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.
Punxsutawney Phyllis – Phyllis is not like other groundhogs. She likes to splash in the cold river in spring, bake in the hot sun in summer, and play in the snow in winter. This year spring is coming early, and Phyllis can feel it! But she can’t convince her Uncle Phil to get out of bed to make his prediction on Groundhog Day. When Uncle Phil realizes he has missed all the signs of an early spring, he knows it’s time to retire and pass on the title of Punxsutawney Phil. Only this time it’s time to change the title to Punxsutawney Phyllis!
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.
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?
Do you know of any other good books fro Groundhog Day?