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Martha Speaks
Read-Aloud Book Club

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The Martha Speaks Read-Aloud Book Club includes ten read-aloud sessions and two community events. Below are ten session guides (one for each title, with discussion questions and activity options) and two community event guides.


Session 1: Once I Ate a Pie (pdf, 732KB)

This humorous book of poetry is written from the viewpoints of a variety of dogs.

Session 2: A Kid's Best Friend (pdf, 924KB)

Featuring photos of children and their dogs from around the world, this is an appealing look at different cultures.

Session 3: Not Afraid of Dogs (pdf, 780KB)

In this story, a boy learns to cope with his fear of dogs.

Session 4: Now Hiring: White House Dog (pdf, 744KB)

Two girls, who just happen to live in the White House, are looking for a dog to join their family.

Session 5: Martha and Skits (pdf, 656KB)

Skits, the other canine member of Martha's family, arrives. Will he be able to talk, too?

Session 6: Hanni and Beth: Safe and Sound (pdf, 660KB)

Told from the viewpoint of Hanni, a Seeing Eye dog, this is an account of a typical day with Hanni and her owner, Beth.

Session 7: Say Hello (pdf, 732KB)

As they go on errands, a young girl and her mother greet their neighbors in many different languages.

Session 8: Katie Loves the Kittens (pdf, 744KB)

Katie is a very friendly dog and adores the three new kittens that have joined her family. But she can't figure out why her enthusiastic behavior might be a bit too much for the kittens to handle.

Session 9: I Got Two Dogs (pdf, 1MB)

Sing along with this book about a pair of rambunctious but lovable pups.

Session 10: The Dog Who Belonged to No One (pdf, 824KB)

A small dog and a girl, who are both looking for a way to get out of the rain, end up finding each other.

Community Events

Host a Martha Speaks Viewing Party (pdf, 512KB)

These resources will help you host a Martha Speaks viewing party at your library.

Invite a Special Guest (pdf, 796KB)

Find tips on how to invite a guest speaker and host an on-site dog visit.

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