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Betty G. Birney - Author

Betty G. Birney worked at Disneyland for many years, has written several children’s television shows and is the author of over twenty-five books, including the best-selling The World According to Humphrey, which won the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club, Friendship According to Humphrey, Trouble According to Humphrey, Surprises According to Humphrey and More Adventures According to Humphrey. Her work has won many awards, including an Emmy and three Humanitas Prizes. She lives in America with her husband.

Betty Birney on Betty Birney:

I wrote my first "book" at age seven. It was called "Teddy Bear in the Woods" and was followed by a sequel. Luckily, my parents encouraged my writing and my sister, Janet, was a great writer and role model.

I didn't just write, however. When I wasn't roller-skating (my favorite pastime), I was riding my bike, playing piano, swimming, reading, playing cards and board games or just hanging out with my friends. I loved school, but I loved vacations, too!

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Christmas According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Celebrated class hamster Barney is back for an exciting new adventure. This time, all the action of Christmas is filling Room 26 as everyone gets ready for the Winter Wonderland Show. But not everything is going to plan. As ever,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/11/2016
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Imagination According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney - illustrated by Jason Chapman
Children's favourite Humphrey the hamster is back for another adventure, his twelfth no less. The good news is that he's just as delightful as ever, his school-hamster-eye view of the world just as funny and generous. Humphrey gets to listen...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/11/2016
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Secrets According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney - illustrated by Jason Chapman
Best-selling class hamster Humphrey finds out many fascinating things as a new term begins in Room 26. It all begins when the words ‘pharaoh, papyrus, pyramid and hieroglyphics' appear on the classroom blackboard… Suddenly, Humphrey finds himself caught up in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/11/2016
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Mysteries According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Lovable Humphrey is back with more classroom exploits. When popular class teacher Mrs Brisbane doesn't arrive for school one day Humphrey is unsqueakably worried. The class are soon having a little too much fun with supply teacher Mr E and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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School According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Humphrey, the delightful classroom hamster, is back for a new set of adventures after his thrilling holiday at Camp Happy Hollow. Humphrey has been looking forward to returning to his classroom, Room 26, and to seeing all his old friends....
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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Holidays According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Humphrey the Hamster's view of the world is always entertaining. He's happy in his job as classroom pet so, when the holidays are announced, he worries a lot about what will happen to him. But Humphrey soon finds that holidays...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Trouble According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
A third adventure for the charming and resourceful Hamster. When all sorts of problems crop up in the classroom, from Pay-Attention-Art's marks going down, to Golden-Miranda finding herself in big trouble, Humphrey must step in to lend a helping paw....
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Spring According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Humphrey the hamster, star of more than a dozen top-selling books, is back with a new cover style but the same enjoyable helping of gentle, funny adventures and good-hearted, happy life lessons. Humphrey is the school hamster and lives in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe World According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Read this, and you'll never see a pet in the same way again! A hamster-eye view of school, families and having fun takes readers on a roller-coaster of human/pet relationships. Classroom pet Humphrey gets to go home each weekend with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Imagination According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Children's favourite Humphrey the hamster is back for another adventure, his twelfth no less. The good news is that he's just as delightful as ever, his school-hamster-eye view of the world just as funny and generous. Humphrey gets to listen...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2015
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Bumper Book of Humphrey's Tiny Tales 2
Betty G. Birney
Four adventures each of which shows just what an exceptional hamster Humphrey really is. Humphrey lives in a cage in room 26 in Longfellow School but every week he goes home with a different pupil. His cage is meant to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedSecrets According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney - illustrated by Jason Chapman
Best-selling class hamster Humphrey finds out many fascinating things as a new term begins in Room 26. It all begins when the words ‘pharaoh, papyrus, pyramid and hieroglyphics' appear on the classroom blackboard… Suddenly, Humphrey finds himself caught up in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/02/2014
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Bumper Book of Humphrey's Tiny Tales
Betty G. Birney
Featuring 3 published 'tiny tales' and one brand new one this bumper collection will have kids and parents laughing their way through it. It includes My Pet Show Panic!, My Summer Fair Surprise!, My Creepy-Crawly Camping Adventure! and an all...
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Format: Paperback | Released 16/01/2014
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Humphrey's Ho-Ho-Ho Book of Stories
Betty G. Birney
The famous class-room hamster has a great many wonderful adventures in this bumper volume of three books in one. As ever, Humphrey takes a beady hamster-eyed look at everything around him and makes some profound comments about them. Humphrey enjoys...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/11/2013
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Humphrey's Book of Christmas Fun
Betty G. Birney
Humphrey's many fans will love his Christmas jokes and Christmas puzzles. There's something for everyone from the simple Spot the Difference Snowman to some complicated Sudokus. A perfect stocking filling providing hours of entertainment. ~ Julia Eccleshare
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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Humphrey's Book of Summer Fun
Betty G. Birney
Humphrey, everyone's favourite hamster, has loads of fun puzzles and riddles for all of his friends. Enjoy a summer of fun away from the classroom with Humphrey to lend a hand!
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2013
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Christmas According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Celebrated class hamster Barney is back for an exciting new adventure. This time, all the action of Christmas is filling Room 26 as everyone gets ready for the Winter Wonderland Show. But not everything is going to plan. As ever,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2012
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My Summer Fair Surprise!
Betty G. Birney
A message from Humphrey, hamster extraordinaire: Dear friends, I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE sharing my adventures as a classroom hamster with all my friends. In fact I'm unsqueakably excited to share my new stories with you and I think Humphrey fans and new...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Humphrey's Book of Fun-fun-fun
Betty G. Birney
Humphrey the hamster loves the adventures he has as the classroom pet in Room 26 Longfellow School. And he loves puzzles and riddles, too. Here are all kinds of fun activities from riddles through spelling quizzes to join the dots...
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Format: Paperback | Released 27/05/2010
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Holidays According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Humphrey the Hamster's view of the world is always entertaining. He's happy in his job as classroom pet so, when the holidays are announced, he worries a lot about what will happen to him. But Humphrey soon finds that holidays...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2010
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www.bettybirney.com/

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www.bettybirney.com/blog/

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