Fun Picture Books for Groundhog Day (And the Literacy Musings Monday Linkup)

Groundhog Day is fast approaching, and I'm hoping for a speedy end to winter. I'm never sure exactly what shadow vs. non-shadow means, but I just want it to be spring. We've not had a bad winter in my neck of the woods...yet. And that makes me a little nervous about what could happen if we have six more weeks of winter!

I've always thought Groundhog Day was such a funny holiday. It's a fun one to share with the kids because it gives you the opportunity to talk about traditions and how stories about them get started. Plus, groundhogs are just darn cute!

Groundhog Day picture books for kids
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If you're looking for some fun reading material about the holiday, try these picture books. You can also link up with this week's Literacy Musings Monday below. This will be my last week as a cohost for the linkup. I've enjoyed helping out with the others, but I have some other things going on in the world of blogging and in my personal life and have decided to step down. You can still link up with the other hosts any Monday, so keep sharing your family-friendly posts.

Now on to groundhog books...
Ever wondered exactly how groundhog day got started? Me too. This book by Gail Gibbons- one of my favorite children's authors- tells bow the holiday came into being and tells the story of the famous Punxsutawney Phil who comes out to look for his shadow each year.

Groundhog Day picture books for kids

Grumpy Groundhog by Maureen Wright

In this fictional tale, Groundhog doesn't want to leave his warm and cozy den to come out and see his shadow. The townsfolk are trying to convince him. But will it work?

Groundhog Day picture books for kids

Groundhog Gets a Say by Pamela Curtis Swallow

Groundhog wants the world to know that groundhogs are about so much more than Groundhog Day, and he decides to tell them. Even though this is a fictional story, kids can learn quite a few interesting facts about groundhogs from this book.

Groundhog Day picture books for kids

Groundhog Weather School: Fun Facts about Weather and Groundhogs by Joan Holub

In this book kids can learn about the origins of the holiday as well as learning facts about weather and about groundhogs from, you guessed it...groundhogs.

Groundhog Day picture books for kids

Groundhog's Dilemma by Kristen Remenar

In another fictional story, Groundhog's friends are divided in their response to his latest weather forecasting. Some are thrilled. Others are disappointed and want a more favorable response next year. Instead of just telling the truth about his predictions, Groundhog has them convinced he can control the weather. Maybe he should just come clean and tell the truth.

Groundhog Day picture books for kids

Groundhog Day picture books for kids


Now it's time for the Literacy Musings Monday Linkup! (The giveaway is still going on as well!)

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  And now...A Giveaway for You!

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  1. I'll have to check out at least one of those groundhog books. They look fun!

  2. Thanks for the feature! Always look forward to #LMMLinkup.
    The groundhog books look like a fun! Gonna see if my library has any of them.


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