Picture Books about Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is completely based on weather lore. Nonetheless, it can be used as a catalyst for learning about weather, predictions, as well as, the habits of winter animals.

Groundhog Day is mostly celebrated in the US and Canada and is based on a superstition held by the Pennsylvania Dutch that the if a groundhog emerges on February 2nd and sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter.




Picture Books about Groundhog Day




Groundhog Day by Gail Gibbons


Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace


Substitute Groundhog by Pat Miller



Punxsutawney Phyllis by Susanna Leonard Hill



Groundhogs Dilemma by Kristen Remenar



Groundhog Gets a Say by Pamela Curtis Swallow


Groundhog’s Runaway Shadow by David Biedrzycki


Groundhog’s Day Off by Robb Pearlman


Grumpy Groundhog by Maureen Wright


Gregory’s Shadow by Don Freeman


Groundhog Day by Lisa Herrington


More Good Books

There are lots of wonderful book lists to get you started reading aloud to your kids. You can check out our book list page or jump straight to one of the following:





What are your favorite picture books about groundhogs day?




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  1. Thank you for sharing Jessica! Judging the books by their covers they all look cute! I know one prediction, there will always be 6 more weeks of winter in Minnesota! Have a great day, Terri xo.

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