New Release Books by Susan Meddaugh

Susan Meddaugh is the author of Martha Speaks: Puppy Dog Tales Collection (2015), Martha Speaks: Sniffing for Clues Collection (2015), Martha Speaks: Teacher's Pet (2014), Perfectly Martha (2013) and other 123 books.

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Martha Speaks: Puppy Dog Tales Collection

release date: Jan 27, 2015
Martha Speaks: Puppy Dog Tales Collection
Three chapter books about Martha the talking dog are offered in one jam-packed volume that includes A Pup''s Tale, Shelter Dog Blues and So You Want to Be a Dog?, all based on the canine exploits from the PBS television show, Martha Speaks. Original.

Martha Speaks: Sniffing for Clues Collection

release date: Jan 27, 2015
Martha Speaks: Sniffing for Clues Collection
Three chapter book mysteries based on the canine capers from PBS''s television series Martha Speaks are brought together in one volume that includes Martha on the Case, Detective Dog and Secret Agent Dog. Original.

Martha Speaks: Teacher's Pet

release date: Aug 05, 2014
Martha Speaks: Teacher's Pet
This chapter book based on PBS''s popular TV show Martha Speaks features two back-to-school stories, plus a glossary and activities. In the first story, T. D. adds Martha''s name to the substitute teacher list at Wagstaff Elementary, but not even he expects a talking dog to actually fill in for Mrs. Clusky. Never one to ignore the call of duty, Martha takes the class under her wing—er, paw—but Helen''s not sure their friendship can survive Martha''s strict teaching style. In the second story, Alice is in agua caliente when she is assigned an oral report in Spanish class. She can''t speak a word. But with the help of some Mexican alphabet soup made by Tio Jorge, Martha can! Is it cheating if a Spanish-speaking dog helps you with your homework? Visit www.marthathetalkingdog.com and www.pbskids.org/martha.

Perfectly Martha

release date: Nov 12, 2013
Perfectly Martha
When Otis Weaselgraft opens his Perfect Pup Institute, promising to train even the most drooling, barking, scratching, squirrel-chasing dog to be perfectly obedient in three easy steps, Martha smells a rat. There’s something very strange about the Perfect Pup graduates, and Martha is determined to find out what it is!

Martha Speaks: Thief of Hearts (Reader)

release date: Oct 01, 2013
Martha Speaks: Thief of Hearts (Reader)
Helen and friends decide to make homemade valentines for each other. But when everybody’s art supplies begin disappearing, they start to suspect each other. Can Martha sniff out the culprit of the stolen supplies before their sweet holiday mood goes sour?

Martha Speaks: Martha Stinks! (Reader)

release date: Sep 24, 2013
Martha Speaks: Martha Stinks! (Reader)
Martha the talking dog loves rolling in garbage. Martha''s family loves Martha, but they DO NOT like how she smells! Finally, Dad puts his foot down: Until Martha takes a bath, she is not allowed in the house. When will their show-down over the freedom to stink end? As soon as possible, if Helen''s plan to help Dad and Martha make amends works! This level 1 Green Light Reader incorporates rebus images into a simple text for very young kids. With its gross-out humor and full-color illustrations, this reader based on PBS''s popular TV show Martha Speaks is ideal for reluctant or beginning readers. Includes a rebus matching activity!

Martha Speaks: Thanksgiving Reunion (Chapter Book)

release date: Sep 24, 2013
Martha Speaks: Thanksgiving Reunion (Chapter Book)
When Martha the talking dog learns that her person Helen’s extended family is coming for Thanksgiving, she decides to invite her own long-lost mother and siblings...if she can find them! Each dog was adopted separately and Martha has no idea where they ended up, but with the help of her friend Kazuo at the shelter, she sets out to locate them all. By Thanksgiving Day there is only one special guest unaccounted for—Martha''s mother! Can Martha and her friends find her in time for the family reunion? This chapter book based on the popular TV show Martha Speaks includes a glossary and fun, festive activities!

Martha Speaks: Purrfect Friends

release date: Jul 30, 2013
Martha Speaks: Purrfect Friends
Martha can’t believe that Helen and Alice are making such a fuss about the new kitten in the neighborhood. Everyone knows that cats, even kittens, are not to be tolerated. But when the sweet and gentle kitty starts making googly eyes at Martha and following her around, will our favorite communicating canine learn to be more accepting? This funny and thoughtful story teaches kids the importance of looking beyond the surface when choosing and making friends.

Martha Speaks: So You Want to Be a Dog? (Chapter Book)

release date: May 07, 2013
Martha Speaks: So You Want to Be a Dog? (Chapter Book)
Hypothesis: "It’s easier being a dog than being a human." This seems pretty safe to say, but the notion is put to the test in this funny, action-packed, full-color chapter book based on the PBS show Martha Speaks. When Carolina is turned into a dog, she finds out how irresistible mud, meat, and squirrels can be…and ends up at the shelter! Then T.D. volunteers to live as a dog for a day. Is it as easy at it looks? By the end, readers will not only have had a good laugh, they’ll know the difference between empathy and sympathy, manners and mannerisms, and more. A glossary and some fun activities round out this perspective-tweaking chapter book.

Martha Speaks: Campfire Stories (Chapter Book)

release date: May 07, 2013
Martha Speaks: Campfire Stories (Chapter Book)
Nothing turns a backyard camp-out from yawn to "Yowza!" like a few scary stories. When their repertoire of shadow puppets is exhausted, Martha (the talking dog from PBS’s hit TV show Martha Speaks)and her friends decide to share some science-fiction stories—the creepier the better! Martha tells one about aliens from Venus who eat frozen yogurt with their ears, T.D. scares everyone with malevolent alien cat people, Helen tells "The Telltale Artichoke Heart" about a disturbing tin can ("THUMP. THUMP. THUMP"), and Alice tells "Night of the Phantom Scarecrow." A few Campfire Story Starters will have aspiring storytellers off and running!

Martha Speaks: Martha Go, Go, Goes Green! (Reader)

release date: Apr 04, 2013
Martha Speaks: Martha Go, Go, Goes Green! (Reader)
Wagstaff City’s Go Green Go-Cart Race is one week away, and Martha (the talking dog) and Helen decide to build a solar-powered go-cart. T. D. and Alice build a wind-powered go-cart, and it looks like Ronald and Reginald’s is powered by goldfish—is that even possible? Based on the PBS series Martha Speaks, this 24-page early reader with full-color illustrations is a lighthearted introduction to alternative energy and environmental terms. A natural for Earth Day!

Martha Speaks: Funny Bone Jokes and Riddles

release date: Jan 08, 2013
Martha Speaks: Funny Bone Jokes and Riddles
What is Martha’s favorite food? Anything on your plate! One of the best things about being able to talk is telling jokes. Depending on the joke, anyway! This joke book, created with the early reader in mind, is packed with pet-themed humor, from knock-knock jokes to wordplay and riddles. Kids will love sharing the jokes with their family and friends, whether their audience groans or giggles. For more Martha antics, visit www.marthathetalkingdog.com.

Martha Speaks: Martha's Nose for News (chapter Book)

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Martha Speaks: Martha's Nose for News (chapter Book)
"Based on TV series teleplays written by Ken Scarborough. Based on characters created by Susan Meddaugh."

Martha Speaks: Football Fumble (Reader)

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Martha Speaks: Football Fumble (Reader)
Martha the talking dog convinces Carolina to coach the losing Wagstaff Dogs team, despite football not fitting with Carolina''s girly-girl image.

Canine Comics

release date: May 13, 2014
Canine Comics
Martha the talking dog engages in such adventures as competing in a dog show, protecting a butcher from strays, and meeting a canine television star.

Martha Speaks: The Show Must Go On (Chapter Book)

release date: May 08, 2012
Martha Speaks: The Show Must Go On (Chapter Book)
Martha takes center stage in these two funny tales about what it means to be in a play! First, Helen must play Halley’s Comet in her school’s solar system play—but she has to learn to use her gifts and overcome her stage fright! Then, everyone’s favorite talking dog has to face the most dreaded role for a dog—a cat!—after being cast as the Cheshire Cat in a production of Alice in Wonderland. Young thespians will find a glossary of vocabulary and activities to help them write and act in their own productions!

Martha Speaks: Martha Bakes a Cake (Reader)

release date: May 08, 2012
Martha Speaks: Martha Bakes a Cake (Reader)
Helen is down in the dumps when her drawing doesn’t win an art competition, so her mom decides to bake a cake to cheer her up. But when a last-minute order comes in at the flower shop, the family dogs Martha and Skits, decide to take over Mom''s duties. Do two dogs without thumbs, armed with a how-to cooking DVD, have what it takes to bake? Includes a fun and delicious cheer-up cake recipe, as well as a list of baking term definitions.

Martha Speaks: Space Dogs (Chapter Book)

release date: May 08, 2012
Martha Speaks: Space Dogs (Chapter Book)
When Helen and Martha help T.D. write a comic book for his science project, they suddenly find themselves written into the story! Spacedog Martha tries to evade the pesky spacecats and their radioactive hairballs, while Commander Helen leads a mission to retrieve all of the socks that have gotten lost in space. Just when Martha thinks her space adventures are over, she wakes up on the Planet of Dogs. As one of dozens of space dog clones, Martha must use her new alien powers on a special mission to Earth. With a create-your-own comic book activity and a glossary of new vocabulary, this book guarantees out-of-this-world fun for young readers!

Martha Speaks: Good Luck, Martha! (Reader)

release date: Feb 08, 2012
Martha Speaks: Good Luck, Martha! (Reader)
Martha worries that her recent bouts of bad luck might be contagious! Uh-oh. Martha walked under a ladder—and then she broke a mirror—so now she thinks she’s jinxed! Helen tries to explain that all the accidents are just coincidence. But when a nearby toddler stumbles and a waiter takes a clumsy spill, Martha worries that her bad luck might be rubbing off on everybody else. Will Martha be spreading bad luck for seven whole years? Includes a "Test Your Knowledge" activity on common superstitions.

Secret Agent Dog

release date: Feb 01, 2012
Secret Agent Dog
Discovering that a band of thieves is plotting to steal Granny''s secret alphabet soup recipe, Martha imagines herself as a secret agent and enters a complicated fantastical world of doggy surveillance, complete with high-tech gadgets and unlikely suspects, in a story complemented by spy-themed activity suggestions. TV tie-in. Simultaneous.

Martha Speaks: A Winter's Tail

release date: Oct 01, 2013
Martha Speaks: A Winter's Tail
Martha and friends must save Skits after he slides onto thin ice during a snow-day hockey game. Skits is terrified of hockey pucks, but why? Helen recounts the unforgettable snowday hockey game at the root of his fear. Back when Skits was just a pup, he was eager to participate in an outdoor hockey game. But when his enthusiasm got the better of him, he chased a puck straight past the goal line and onto thin ice! It’s a good thing that good dog Martha was there to race to the rescue!

The Best Halloween of All

release date: Jan 01, 2012
The Best Halloween of All
A young boy recalls all the Halloween costume agonies he''s been through, until, at last, he gets to do things his own way!

Summer Fun

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Summer Fun
Martha has such summer fun as gathering flowers for Grandma''s birthday, planning a pool party, and hanging out with her pack.

Detective Dog

release date: Jan 08, 2013
Detective Dog
Martha the talking dog volunteers to help patrol the streets as a K-9 officer, and she must convince her partner Officer O''Reilly something is fishy when she suspects food is being smuggled into Wagstaff City.

Pool Party

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Pool Party
After Alice takes sun protection to the extreme, she might have to miss Tiffany''s pool party on the hottest day of summer, but Martha hatches a plan to make sure Alice doesn''t miss the party.

Martha and Skits Out West

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Martha and Skits Out West
Martha the talking dog must overcome her fear of the cargo hold if she is to join the rest of the family on vacation at a Montana dude ranch, where her eagerness to take part in a cattle drive causes a stampede and upsets the cook.

Martha Speaks Story Time Collection

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Martha Speaks Story Time Collection
Collects six stories featuring a dog named Martha that learns to speak after eating alphabet soup.

Martha Speaks American Reading Company Edition

release date: Apr 27, 2021
Martha Speaks American Reading Company Edition
When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to her dog, Martha, it goes straight up to her brain, and Martha begins to speak! The basis for the Emmy-nominated PBS series. Having a talking dog is a lot of fun--unless your dog never stops talking! When chatty Martha gives her family the silent treatment they''re relieved at first, but then they get worried. Will Martha ever speak again?
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