Preparing for Groundhog Day: Short Video Clips, Picture Books, and Nonfiction Books by Angela Ferraris

Preparing for Groundhog DayI have noticed that many of my little students do not know about animals like I did when I was a child. I first found this out when reading The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Over half the class had not seen or were familiar with goats. Learning from my students,  I often pair picture books and nonfiction books for my story times. I also found they love when I add short videos with the animals in their habitat.

Short Youtube Videos about Groundhogs

Groundhog Day by MOnature Kids (2:48) Short clip about groundhogs and Groundhog Day.

The History of Groundhog Day by WatchMojo.com (3:40) Short clip about the history of Groundhog’s Day

Fun Facts About Groundhogs by SciShow Kids (3:44) Jessi explains about groundhogs and some very special ones known around the nation.

Picture Books About Groundhogs or Groundhog Day

Groundhog Gets a Say

Groundhog Gets a Say by Pamela Curtis Swallow; illustrated by Denise Brunkus. 2005.

Grumpy Groundhog

Grumpy Groundhog by Maureen Wright; illustrated by Amanda Haley. 2014.

Punxsutawney Phyllis by Susanna Leonard Hill, illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler. 2005.

Punxsutawney Phyllis by Susanna Leonard Hill, illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler. 2005.

Gregory's Shadow

Gregory’s Shadow written and illustrated by Don Freeman. 2002.

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Who Will See Their Shadows This Year? by Jerry Pallotta; illustrated by David Biedrzycki. 2011.

Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub; illustrated by Kristin Sorra. 2009.

Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub; illustrated by Kristin Sorra. 2009.

Groundhog's Runaway Shadow written and illustrated by David Biedrzycki. 2016.

Groundhog’s Runaway Shadow written and illustrated by David Biedrzycki. 2016.

Nonfiction Groundhog or Groundhog Day Books

Preparing for Groundhog's Day

Groundhogs by Chadwick Gillenwater. 2013. Capstone Press; Pebble Plus.  A primary nonfiction book with the very simple and basic information about groundhogs and their burrows.

Preparing for Groundhog's Day

Groundhogs: Woodchucks, Marmots, and Whistle Pigs by Adele D. Richardson. 2003. Capstone. Basic facts about groundhogs.

Preparing for Groundhog's Day

Groundhog Day by Julie Murray. 2014. ABCO Publishing Company. Discusses the European origin of Groundhog Day, the characteristics of groundhogs, and the famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil.

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Groundhog Day! by Gail Gibbons; illustrated by Gail Gibbons. 2006. Holiday House. Discusses about groundhogs and how Groundhog Day originated.

Groundhog's Burrow

Groundhog’s Burrow by Dee Phillips. 2012. Bearport Publishing. Colorful photos and diagrams discussing groundhogs, groundhog burrows, and the origins and traditions of Groundhog Day.

(I may get a commission for purchases made through links in this post through the Amazon Affiliate Program.  Books reviewed were checked out of the public library and not sent to me free for review).

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