8 Groundhog Day Books Kids Will Adore

Updated: March 2, 2021
Who loves furry creatures? We do! Every year on February 2, we anxiously await the weather predictions of an adorable, plump groundhog. Is spring near? Or, does winter loom? Make this silly animal-loving tradition come alive by reading a book to your child about Groundhog Day.
Groundhog Day book
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Groundhog Day! by Gail Gibbons introduces young readers to the legendary groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, and the origins of Groundhog Day. Kids will also learn about a groundhog's diet, habitat, and family!

Age Range: 6-9 years

Price: $17.95 (hardcover)

Groundhog Day Rookie Read-About Holidays

Groundhog Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays) by Lisa M. Herrington is filled with colorful photos of groundhogs and interesting facts that become cool conversation starters for parents of inquisitive kids.
Age Range: 5-8 years
Price: $5.95 (paperback)

Scholastic Reader Level 1: Groundhog Day

Scholastic Reader Level 1: Groundhog Day by Betsy Lewin features whimsical watercolor pictures and simple language about Groundhog Day for young readers who are curious about the weather.
Age Range: 4-8 years
Price: $3.99 (paperback)

Groundhog Weather School book

Groundhog Weather School: Fun Facts About Weather and Groundhogs by Joan Holub digs into weather facts, teaches kids about the seasons, and presents a mini history lesson about this winter holiday.
Age Range: 5-8 years
Price: $6.99 (paperback)

Substitute Groundhog book

Substitute Groundhog by Pat Miller offers a refreshing twist on the traditional Groundhog Day story. What if the groundhog is sick and can't predict the weather? This story highlights other forest animals that might be able to do the job!
Age Range: 4-8 years
Price: $4.93 (paperback)

Groundhog Gets a Say book

Groundhog Gets a Say by Pamela Curtis Swallow goes far beyond the tale of Groundhog Day. Kiddos will also learn unique traits of these animals, including the ability to whistle and how a hog uses his teeth. A must-read for animal lovers!
Age Range: 5-8 years
Price: $6.99 (paperback)

Who Will See Their Shadows This Year book

Who Will See Their Shadows This Year? by Jerry Pallotta features a variety of animals that are tired of winter and hope to see their shadows on Groundhog Day. Introduce your youngster to new and exciting animals, including peacocks and camels!
Age Range: 3-5 years
Price: $29.98 (paperback)