Groundhog’s Day

Here are some of our favorite books on Groundhog’s Day

Did you know what all around the world animals help people in so many different ways – not just in predicting the weather but in so much more.  You can read about it here on DARIA’s multicultural music blog.

Or you can stay cozy in your warm den and curl up with one of the great groundhog books below.

Go To Sleep, Groundhog!
by Judy Cox
Paul Meisel (Illustrator)
Too funny and cute! A groundhog can’t seem to fall asleep when it’s time to hibernate and has a tough time getting up when his own special holiday comes. Lovely illustrations. A great bedtime book!

Ten Grouchy Groundhogs
Kathryn Heling (Author)
Deborah Hembrook (Author)
A cute counting book for young children with some good groundhog facts sprinkled in! You’d be grouchy too if you were in cramped quarters for so long!


Groundhog Day!
Gail Gibbons (author)
Wonderful fun and great facts about groundhogs and the Groundhog’s Day celebration by this popular and prolific children’s book author.


The Groundhog Day Book of Facts and Fun
Wendie C. Old (Author)
Paige Billin-Frye (Illustrator)
A sampler of groundhog facts and a good description of the special day in Punxatawny, PA.

Groundhog Gets a Say
Pamela Curtis Swallow (Author)
Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)
A groundhog thinks his holiday should last more then one day. His animal friends help make his case for the world to know more about groundhogs.

Groundhog Weather School
Joan Holub Joan Holub (Author)
Kristin Sorra (Illustrator)
A groundhog is encouraged to open a weather school and everyone gets to learn more about hibernation, groundhogs and the holiday. Fun characters and playful illustrations.

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