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Groundhog Day Stories

Will the groundhog see his shadow this February 2nd? Your 6- to 7-year-old child will love discovering Groundhog Day legends with these books.
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Fluffy Meets the Groundhog
by Kate McMullan Illustrated by Mavis Smith
When Fluffy stumbles upon a strange den, he finds himself face to face with one very shy groundhog. With people and cameras waiting above the hole for a weather prediction, Fluffy thinks of a great idea to save Groundhog Day-and get some attention, too!
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Groundhog Gets a Say
by Pamela Curtis Swallow Illustrated by Denise Brunkus

There's so much more to being a groundhog than just putting on a show once a year, and Groundhog has decided it's time to tell the world the hog truth.

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Go to Sleep, Groundhog!
by Judy Cox Illustrated by Paul Meisel
It's autumn and time for Groundhog to sleep until Groundhog Day, but he cannot fall asleep. Maybe a little walk will make him sleepy. When he steps outside his burrow, he's in for some surprises. After all his nocturnal wanderings, will Groundhog be able to wake up for his big day?
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Substitute Groundhog
by Pat Miller Illustrated by Kathi Ember

It's almost Groundhog Day! But this year Groundhog is not feeling well. Dr. Owl diagnoses him with the flu and orders two days of bed rest. Then Groundhog has an idea: He can hire a substitute! Maybe Squirrel can be the substitute, or Eagle, or Bear.

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Ten Grouchy Groundhogs
by Kathryn Heling , Deborah Hembrook Illustrated by Jay Johnson
In this alliterative countdown book, ten groundhogs cannot wait for winter to end so they can get out of their den!

Ten grouchy groundhogs
Crowded in their den,
They squirmed and they stretched
And then...then...then...
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Groundhog Day
by Margaret McNamara Illustrated by Mike Gordon

It's Groundhog Day in Mrs. Connor's class. But instead of watching a real groundhog, the first graders wait to see if Chester the Hamster will see his shadow to see how much longer winter will be.

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Groundhog Day
by Michelle Aki Becker
Discover the fun of Groundhog Day and the ways it is celebrated.

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Groundhog Stays Up Late
by Margery Cuyler Illustrated by Jean Cassels
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Groundhog Day Book of Facts and Fun, The
by Wendie C. Old Illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye
Every February 2nd, people in the United States wait to see if Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog living in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, will see his shadow and predict six more weeks of cold weather. But how can a groundhog predict the weather? And if it's winter, shouldn't he be hibernating?
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Ready, Freddy Reader: Good Morning, Groundhog!
by Abby Klein Illustrated by John McKinley

In this title from the Ready, Freddy! Readers series, Freddy and his friends learn about Groundhog Day. Will Freddy's groundhog Gary see his shadow in the morning?

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Double Trouble Groundhog Day
by Bethany Roberts Illustrated by Lorinda Bryan Cauley

When Grampie Groundhog decides to retire from forecasting the weather, he has twins Greta and Gregory draw straws to see who will take over the important job. The winner is so nervous that the two put aside their squabbling and work together.

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Gregory's Shadow
by Richard Peck , Don Freeman Illustrated by Don Freeman

Gregory is a shy groundhog, and having his friend Shadow close by makes him feel brave. But one day Gregory and Shadow go outside to look for food, and they get separated. Scared and lonely, they search and search for one another.

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