Giveaway: Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub

| January 1, 2011 | 62 Comments

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 1, 2011

The new year is upon us and Groundhog Day is closing-in. Just in time, we have one copy of Groundhog Weather School signed by Joan Holub, plus a bookmark to giveaway. Giveaway begins January 1, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends January 31, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading Level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Book overview: Professor Groundhog keeps getting the weather forecast wrong! His solution? He opens a school to train groundhogs to help him accurately forecast the weather each February. With funny asides and a comic-style approach, this fact-filled, funny story is a fresh look at Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Weather School is a Jr. Literary Guild selection, a Scholastic book club selection, and a Buyer’s Pick in Ingram’s magazine.

Kirkus Reviews says it’s: “…a clever look at the weather…good fun that will subtly teach in between laughs.”

Booklist calls it “clever,” “amusing,” and “inviting,” and says: “…the approach is so varied and so often witty that children will absorb the facts effortlessly.”

A hardcover picture book published by Putnam.

About the Author: Joan Holub is the author and/or illustrator of over 130 books for children, including Knuckleheads (Chronicle); the Goddess Girls tween series (Aladdin, with Suzanne Williams); and Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers and Swirly Stars (Grosset & Dunlap).


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  • Maximum entries: Three (3)

Giveaway Rules:

  • Shipping Guidelines: This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States address.
  • Giveaway begins January 1, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends January 31, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details. View our privacy policy.

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The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is powered by Bianca Schulze. Bianca is a freelance writer, bookseller, aspiring author, and mother to two daughters. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, her goal is to grow readers by showcasing useful and inspiring books!

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  1. Karen says:

    What a great idea for a book…my kids would enjoy this…especially my son, who loves to follow the weather!

  2. Maureen Timerman says:

    My little guys 3 and 5 would love this. We have a great variance of weather her in Central NY. Thank you

  3. Maureen Timerman says:

    I posted this giveaway on my Facebook profile.

  4. Maureen Timerman says:

    I tweeted this giveaway


    RT @book_mommy: Giveaway: Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub –

  5. I just read the first 2 of her Goddess Girls books and enjoyed them. I’d love to read this.

  6. Carol M says:

    My grandsons would love this book!

  7. Linda Kish says:

    This looks like a cute book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  8. Tommy Batchelor says:

    Great book for my Granddaughters!!!

  9. LLong says:

    This book would be a great addition to our homeschool collection. I love teaching about the weather and Groundhogs Day.

  10. Nancy says:

    This book sounds great. Would love to have a copy!

  11. Cheryl L says:

    I would love to read this book to my family. It sounds like a fun book to enjoy reading.

  12. C says:

    I’m always on the look out for good groundhog books to use with preschools.

  13. JAMES P LYNAM says:

    My turn to win.

  14. Sheyla says:

    This would be a great book for our school Library.

  15. Cindy Lopez says:

    Looks like a fun book about weather, the Ground Hog Would love to win this book

  16. Janet Smart says:

    Thanks for the give away, it looks like a fun book! Put my name in the contest.

  17. Theresa N says:

    Sounds like a fun story.

  18. Thanks for the contest and I am excited about this site. I am a library/media specialist for a K-5 elementary school of about 350+ students. Groundhog Day is always fun in the media center and this book looks like a great addition. Did you know that another name for groundhog is “whistle pig”? They actually whistle when communicating. My students get a real kick out of that. I will twitter and blog about this. Thanks, Wisteria

  19. Here us my twitter link and I am following you.!/WisteriaLeigh/status/22473119453155328

    I will blog about your site and the giveaways on my Thursday 1/5/11 blog.

  20. Christine W says:

    I would love to win this book for my grandson.

  21. Christine W says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway!/ossmcalc/status/22527971952693248

  22. Christine W says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway!/ossmcalc/status/22528408508432384

  23. Jenny says:

    This looks like a great book to share with my 1st graders.

  24. sounds like a cool book thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  25. What a great book! can’t wait to read it.

  26. mary says:

    What a great idea! The reviews sound great! This would be a wonderful addition to our school library.

  27. Kristie says:

    Looks like a super cute book! Thank you for the chance to win!

  28. Katy F. says:

    My son would love this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Edna R says:

    Would love to win this for my two younger kids. Thanks!

  30. Kimberly says:

    My son would love this – please enter me!

  31. Karen says:

    Love to win this for my classroom,

  32. colleen says:

    this looks like a great book. My daughter would especially enjoy it.

  33. Amanda Furman says:

    What a fun way to make Groundhog Day interesting (instead of using created materials from websites)

  34. Stacy T. says:

    Sounds like a really cute book.

  35. Marie says:

    This looks so cute, my kids would love it.

  36. Judy says:

    I’d love to give this to my grandchildren!

  37. Marie S says:

    My almost 5 year old daughter and husband who follows the weather 24/7 would love to have this book!!!!!

  38. Johannah b says:

    I would love to win.

  39. Karla says:

    Fun! Would love to share with our reading skype friends.

  40. Karen says:

    This sounds like a great book! I’d love to win a copy for our school library.

  41. Sheyla says:

    Looks like a very good book, NLBA library would love to wiin a copy.

  42. Beth says:

    Great concept for a book…really allows kids in this age group to get the idea behind the Groundhog day hoopla! Great way to introduce and expand on weather ideas!

  43. sean pynaert says:

    please enter me

  44. Staci A says:

    We borrowed this from the library and absolutely loved it! It is such a fun book. I’m sure my son would love the chance to read it again with me!

  45. Simone says:

    My four year old twins would love this book!

  46. BB says:

    I’d love to add this book to the collection in my elementary school library.

  47. Brandi says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book. It isn’t often you see something on Groundhog’s Day. With my daughter’s love of animals I can see this being a fun little book for us to snuggle up with

  48. Looks like a great book! Has really hit on what little girls are into today!

  49. I meant for the previous post to go under Shoe-la-la! This book looks cute too!

  50. Line says:

    Sounds like a great book! Please enter me in the contest.

  51. Natalia D says:

    We celebrate the Groundhogs Day at home every year and this book would be great for kids!

  52. John says:

    Would like to win this book for my kids. Thanks!

  53. Our one very lucky winner is Simone.

    “My four year old twins would love this book!”

    Congratulations, Simone. Check your in-box for our e-mail notification.

    Thank you to Joan Holub!

  54. vera wilson says:

    Would be great for Cody. Sounds like a nice book.

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