Groundhogs Day can be a tricky time of year to find good quality resources to discuss groundhogs and lights and shadows. I have compiled a list of Fiction Books, Non Fiction Books, and books to cover lights and shadows. And of course, there is a printable copy you can grab as well.
First, let me say that this list is a resource guide. Look at your school library, your public library, and in other resources so you can find books to fit your classroom needs. I love shopping at Scholastic using my point.
Next, another resource I suggest is using FREE digital resources EPIC! (You can read how to gain access to this app as a teacher for free here.) I checked this free resource today. They have books to cover all the topics: groundhog day, lights, and shadows.
If you need the book fast, Amazon Prime is a great resource as well. This is why I included these links beside the titles.
Fictional Books for Groundhogs Day
- 1.Double Trouble Groundhog Day by Amazon) (
- Gregory’s Shadow by Don Freeman (Amazon)
- Go to Sleep, Groundhog! by
- Groundhog Gets a Say by Pamela Curtis Swallow (Amazon)
- Groundhog Weather School: Fun Facts About Weather and Groundhogs by
- Groundhog’s Day Off by (Amazon)
- Groundhog’s Dilemma by (Amazon)
- Groundhog’s Runaway Shadow by (Amazon)
- Groundhug Day by
- Grumpy Groundhog By Maureen Wright (Amazon)
- Moonbear’s Shadow Paperback by
- Punxsutawney Phyllis by Susanna Leonard Hill (Amazon)
- Scholastic Reader Level 1: Groundhog Day Paperback by
- Substitute Groundhog by Pat Miller (Amazon)
- Ten Grouchy Groundhogs by
- Who Will See Their Shadow This Year? by (Amazon)
- Groundhog’s Burrow (Hole Truth! Underground Animal Life) by
- Groundhog Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays) by Lisa Herrington (Amazon)
- Groundhog Day! By Gail Gibbons (Amazon)
- The Groundhog Day Book of Facts and Fun by
Lights and Shadows
Then, some of us like myself, take this topic to integrate science into this week with great activities with lights and shadows.
- All About Light (All About Science) By Angela Royston (Amazon)
- All About Light by Lisa Trumbauer (Amazon)
- All the Colors of the Rainbow (Rookie Read-About Science by Allan Fowler (Amazon)
- Light Is All Around Us (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) By Wendy Pfeffer (Amazon)
- Light Makes a Rainbow (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) by Sharon Coan (Amazon)
- Light: Shadows, Mirrors, and Rainbows (Amazing Science) by Natalie M. Rosinsky (Amazon)
- Shadows (Scholastic Science Readers) Paperback by Carolyn Otto (Amazon)
- Shadows (Science Readers: Content and Literacy by Sharon Coan (Amazon)
- Sources of Light (Light All Around Us) by Daniel Nunn (Amazon)
- What Are Shadows and Reflections? (Light & Sound Waves Close-Up) by Robin Johnson (Amazon)
- What Makes a Shadow? (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) By Clyde Robert Bulla (Amazon)
Finally, if you need more help with this topic, I have created the following resources to help you plan and teach with ease!
You can grab a digital copy of this book list here for you to take with you to libraries. It also contains clickable links if you are on a digital hunt.