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StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.

Imagine strolling along your favorite trail or pathway with a large picture book laid out before you. Your imagination ignited, you stroll to the next stop as the Good Dogs, Great Listener book comes to life. Each page is a little stop to engage read, laugh, and engage.

Host a StoryWalk®

Newtown StoryWalk in 2020

Bring the Good Dogs Great Listener StoryWalk to your community!

The goal of the program is to promote literacy, entertain families and provide a safe indoor/outdoor activity that is multi-generational. Our free StoryWalk Resources are available to schools and communities nationwide.

(Caption: Washington Elementary School in Michigan hosts a Good Dogs, Great Listeners StoryWalk as their therapy dog, Milo, looks on. Milo’s therapy dog training was funded through a Charlotte’s Litter grant.)

A list of past Good Dogs StoryWalks:

New Britain School District, Connecticut 2017
Newtown, Connecticut 2020 & 2021
Memorial Middle School, Connecticut 2021
StoryBarn, Somers, Connecticut 2021 & 2023
Romeo Community Schools, Michigan 2023
Veterans Park Elementary, Connecticut 2023
Mayberry Elementary, Connecticut 2023
Anna Reynolds Elementary School 2023

Students of Veteran Memorial Elementary in Ridgefield, Connecticut

*The StoryWalk® concept was created by Anne Ferguson and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal of Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

StoryWalk® & the Charlotte’s Litter Therapy Dog Grants Program

Our Therapy Dog Grants Program advocates for animal assisted activity with Therapy/Comfort Dogs and their roles as supportive friends and trusted companions. Every grant recipient will receive free books and an intro to the StoryWalk program so they can immediately start up their own program.

Learn More about Therapy Dog Grants