Every holiday deserves a children’s story, and these Groundhog Day Books for Kids are no different. Enjoy these fun and frivolous tales while celebrating this quirky holiday.
I love recommending our favorite books, creating book lists, and even more than that, I love sharing the written word with my kiddos. There’s something incredibly magical about sharing a love of books. And seeing the light in their eyes when they love a story (and the message) makes my mama-heart so happy.
While I love books for all ages, children’s books have a quick and tidy message that sinks right into the hearts of little ones. Maybe it’s the combination of gorgeous illustrations with the words that allows children’s stories to become so impactful.
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February 2nd is quickly approaching. Groundhog Day is a unique and quirky holiday that begs us to have a little fun with the world's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. Books are naturally whimsical and have the ability to teach young and old a little something about loosening up and enjoying the fun. Bonus points if the books are humorous! Reading is one of our celebratory traditions for any holiday.
I love how good books give children a desire to read. Whether it’s the pictures, the story, the feel of the pages, it all promotes literacy. Even a natural curiosity that lasts long into adulthood. When I get the chance to read with my kids, the experience it multiplied. One the best things about books is you can get them at your local library. And you don't have to spend a dime to share these experiences with stories.
Do you appreciate these books as much as we do, or are you trying to get your kids to read? I think you and the young readers will appreciate these fun Groundhog Day books. And with these little books you can enjoy Groundhog's Day year-round!
Why should you read Groundhog Day books?
- Kids love celebrating this fun, fanciful holiday, books add another layer of magic.
- What better way to enjoy Groundhog Day than with stories?
- Gives kids a chance to learn something new.
- Promotes literacy in even the most stubborn kiddo.
What makes a great Groundhog Day book?
- A poignant message that has value to help kids embrace something about themselves that deserves to be celebrated.
- A story that encourages children to embrace kindness and love
- Fun stories!
- Humor. Humor is always a plus when it comes to Groundhog Day.
- A chance to learn something about groundhogs.
- A story filled with weather predictions.
Now let’s get to the best part: the books! I hope you and the little ones love these treasures as much as we do.
This nonfiction book is chock full of fun facts about these little furry creatures. Learning combined with photographs will have the kiddos devouring this book from start to finish. By the end of this book, you'll know more about groundhogs than ever.
I love this one for the little ones who are just starting to read. The cute illustrations and the fun twist on the story to see if the class hamster will see his shadow on this special day are absolutely delightful.
The Groundhog and his shadow don’t always get along, but sometimes friendships are tough too. Give this little gem a read to see if these two ever find a way to become friends again.
Just before Groundhog’s big day he gets the flu! What will he do? He has an important job to do. Maybe a substitute can fill in for him so everyone can still find out the forecast. But will any of his animal friends be the right fit?
What is a groundhog to do if he sees his shadow? Well, he goes back into his hole for six more weeks of winter, and that comes with the risk of missing a Valentine's Day party. Groundhog is understandably nervous. Find out if he makes it to the party or not in this cute little read. Your kids will love these adorable illustrations!
This is another great book that rhymes the whole way through. Count down with Groundhog to see if he sees his shadow or if Spring will arrive early.
Sometimes a groundhog wants to be recognized for more than just predicting the weather. What about his other talents? Well, this groundhog is about to tell everyone the truth about himself. This one will have you and the kiddos giggling.
In this fictional read, the groundhog would much rather stay in his warm cozy bed than go outside in the chill just to see his shadow or not. The children will be laughing at all the antics the townspeople employ to try and get groundhog out of bed.
You will love this fun twist on the Groundhog Day story, and the illustrations are so good. This proud groundhog has simply had enough of hearing the same, old question year after year. So, he packs his bags for a much-needed vacation. Meanwhile the town holds auditions to see who can fill Groundhog’s shoes. You will love this hilarious picture book.
Some of Groundhog’s friends are happy about his recent weather prediction and some are not. The following year, Groundhog has friends who try to get him to predict the weather in their favor to give them and early Spring. He doesn’t now how to tell them he just calls it how he sees it. And that's the hog truth! What will Groundhog do?
The groundhog is tired of upsetting some of his friends because of his predictions, so he’s decided to take the day off. He tried to pawn off his responsibilities to others but no one seems interested. Perhaps Groundhog can find a way to enjoy his duties afterall.
The night before Groundhog’s big day, he can’t sleep! So, he decides to get out of bed and go on an adventure. He sees so many sights and has experiences he’s never had before, but will he ever get to sleep before he has to predict the weather?
13. Groundhog Day!
From a prolific children's book author comes this fresh take and a fun look too. What does a groundhog have to do with predicting the weather? Learn about the traditions of this holiday's history in an adorable book with a fact-filled look!
Well, I hope you love our favorite Groundhog Day books as much as much as my kids and I do. We love any excuse to celebrate together. Groundhog Day is no exception.
Or how about some Halloween Chex mix and the BEST velvet cake mix cookies. If you ask me nothing goes better with a holiday than a good book and a good treat. I think all the young kids would agree. They're a great addition to your holiday.
Happy Groundhog Day!