Barss, Karen. Martha Speaks: Fireworks for All. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. $3.99. EARLY READER. Helen is excited for summer because it means fireworks on Saturday. Martha, the talking dog, isn’t excited because she is scared of the fireworks. When a grumpy old lady tries to ban fireworks, Martha helps her. Helen then understands how scary the fireworks are for dogs and finds an alternative solution. Fans of the “Martha Speaks” television show will enjoy seeing a new adventure with their favorite dog. The title is also available in a Spanish Bilingual edition. EL – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.