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Groundhog Day Book Club

Arguably one of America’s strangest holidays, Groundhog Day has arrived and with it comes a whole new set of books to read and enjoy.

In Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub and Kristin Sorra, groundhogs tire of the old-fashioned way of predicting the weather and instead turn to science to help unlock the answer to the eternal question: will there be six more weeks of winter?

In Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather by Bruce Koscielniak, Geoffrey finds that his fame as a weather prognosticator has  gone to his head and he can no longer do what he likes best – predict the weather.

In Gretchen Groundhog, It’s Your Day! by Abby Levine, Gretchen must overcome her shyness in order to follow in the footsteps of her great-uncle Gus and accurately predict the weather.

Regardless of what the groundhog says, with these books by your side you’ll spend a happy and sunny day!

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Hanukkah Books

One great way to celebrate this eight-day holiday with your family is by sharing a book a day (or night). Here are eight suggestions for Hanukkah books you can give as gifts or incorporate into your usual story time.

Light the Candles: A Hanukkah Lift-the-Flap Book by Joan Holub; illustrated by Lynne Avril Cravath

The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes by Linda Glaser; illustrated by Nancy Cote
All About Hanukkah by Madeline Wikler, illustrated by Judyth Groner
Moishe’s Miracle: A Hanukkah Story by Laura Krauss Melmed; illustrated by David Slonim
Eight Winter Nights: A Family Hanukkah Book by Laura Krauss Melmed; illustrated by Elisabeth Schlossberg
Biscuit’s Hanukkah by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories, and Mary O’Keefe Young
Hanukkah Moon by Deborah Da Costa; illustrated by Gosia Mosz
The Miracle Jar: A Hanukkah Story by Audrey Penn; illustrated by Lea Lyon


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