Groundhog Day Books for Kids : Here’s a great list of picture books to read with your kids to celebrate Groundhog Day.
I always enjoyed reading aloud to my students when I taught elementary school and so I was also on the search for great picture books to celebrate fun holidays and other events. That’s why I thought it would be fun to gather a few Groundhog Day books for kids that adults will certainly enjoying reading as well. Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!
Groundhog Day Books for Kids
This is a fun take on Twas the Night Before Christmas. It begins with, “Twas the night before Groundhog Day and all through our town, everyone was waiting for tomorrow’s countdown. Because in the morning, when we all come together, a groundhog will wake up and forecast the weather.”
A fun rhyming story that is perfect as a read aloud and bedtime story the night before Groundhog Day.
In this one, Groundhog decides to tell the world the truth about himself, because for this groundhog, there is more than just the weather. It’s a fun take on the Groundhog Day celebrations – with a super cute twist.
On Groundhog Day, everyone is ready for Groundhog to make his annual appearance, but he just wants to stay in his warm cozy bed.
If you’re looking for more a fun fact sort of Groundhog Day book, this one is part of the Rookie Read-About Holidays. It’s filled with colorful photographs and an in-depth look at the holiday that is easy to read and enjoy.
I love all the books by Gail Gibbons. They are always so informative and fun to read. This one examines Groundhog Day, of course, and ancient traditions that have evolved into our modern day celebration.
Here’s another fun rhyming countdown book filled with “grouchy, grubby, gobbling, gabby, giggly, groovy, graceful, glitzy, gleeful, groggy groundhogs getting ready for their great big day.”
What happens when the groundhog is sick on Groundhog Day? Why, he interviews other animals to come out and sub for him instead!
The students in my third grade class always loved The Black Lagoon series, so I thought I’d share the Groundhog Day one, too. It’s a fun one!