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Betty G. Birney - Author

About the 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!

 

Featured books by Betty G. Birney

Bumper Book of Humphrey's Tiny Tales

Bumper Book of Humphrey's Tiny Tales

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Betty G. Birney Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

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 new story My Mixed-Up Magic Trick!.  Perfect for younger Humphrey fans, these Tiny Tales will be loved by kids from 5+.

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Humphrey's Ho-Ho-Ho Book of Stories

Humphrey's Ho-Ho-Ho Book of Stories

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Betty G. Birney Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

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 life – a lot! And young readers will enjoy joining in his adventures. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Humphrey's Book of Christmas Fun

Humphrey's Book of Christmas Fun

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Betty G. Birney Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2013

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

My Summer Fair Surprise!

My Summer Fair Surprise!

5+ readers

Author: Betty G. Birney Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2011

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 younger readers will be excited, too! Because I've written some shorter tales that are every bit as funny and exciting as my According to Humphrey books. They're called Humphrey's Tiny Tales and they've even got illustrations! (I'm quite pleased at how cute I look in the pictures.)  

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Other books by Betty G. Birney

Surprises According to Humphrey

Surprises According to Humphrey

Author: Betty G. Birney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

To celebrate his tenth birthday the whole Humphrey series has a smart new livery, repositioning him alongside perennial favourites such as Winnie-the-Pooh and Paddington. Humphrey enjoys surprises as much as the next hamster, like his brand new hamster ball or a surprise part, but sometimes surprises can be bad... Like coming whisker to whisker with a cat (EEK!) or having an alien from another planet move into Room 26! All this and LOTS-LOTS-LOTS more happens in Humphrey's new book of adventures, Surprises According to Humphrey. Praise for Humphrey: 'An effective exploration of the joys and pains of making and keeping friends, which will strike a chord with many children.' Daily Telegraph 'A charming, feel-good tale.' Irish Times 'Humphrey's matter-of-fact, table-level view of the world is alternately silly and profound and Birney captures his unique blend of innocence and earnestness.' Publisher's Weekly 'Humphrey, a delightful, irresistible character, is big hearted, observant and creative.' Booklist

Life According to Og the Frog

Life According to Og the Frog

Author: Betty G. Birney Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2018

The adventures in Humphrey's Room 26 are hopping back into the spotlight, from the perspective of Og the Frog!When Og the Frog first comes to Room 26, he doesn't know what to think. He misses his friends from the pond, there are all kinds of strange noises, and the water is his tank just might be too clean (you know, a little muck never hurt anyone). But the furry, squeaky fellow living next to him is endlessly entertaining, the kids sure are friendly, and--BING, BANG, BOING!--they put big fat crickets right into his tank. All of this gives Og lots of ideas for one of his favorite passtimes--making up poems and songs. But he gets stumped when talk turns to sending him back to the pond. Will he have to say good-bye to Tabitha whose whole life just changed like his? Or Mandy who just started seeing the bright side of things with his help? And Humphrey, who he's finally beginning to figure out? Og's frog's-eye view of the world is curious, sympathetic, and poetic, and the perfect companion to The World According to Humphrey.

World According to Humphrey

World According to Humphrey

Author: Betty G. Birney Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2018

The first book in the series about everyone's favorite classroom pet! You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That's what Humphrey was told when he was first brought to Room 26. And boy, is it true! In addition to having FUN-FUN-FUN in class, each weekend this amazing hamster gets to sleep over with a different student, like Lower-Your-Voice-A.J. and Speak-Up-Sayeh. Soon Humphrey learns to read, write, and even shoot rubber bands (only in self-defense, of course). With lots of friends to help, adventures to enjoy, and a cage with a lock-that-doesn't- lock, Humphrey's life is almost perfect. If only the teacher, Mrs. Brisbane, wasn't out to get him! Boys and girls can't help falling in love with Humphrey!

Friendship According to Humphrey

Friendship According to Humphrey

Author: Betty G. Birney Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2018

After the holidays, Humphrey is shocked by a big surprise in Room 26-a new class pet! Humphrey tries to be welcoming, but Og the frog doesn't respond to any of his friendly squeaks or visits (remember, he has a lock-that-doesn't-lock). Plus, the students are so interested in Og, they almost stop paying attention to Humphrey altogether. Humphrey doesn't like the mad-bad-sad feelings he's had since Og came, but luckily he still gets to have adventures with different kids on the weekends. Friendship can be tricky, but Humphrey is an intrepid problem-solver. If any hamster can become buddies with a frog, he can.

Trouble According to Humphrey

Trouble According to Humphrey

Author: Betty G. Birney Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2018

Humphrey loves to solve problems for his classmates in Room 26, but he never meant to create one! Golden-Miranda, one of his favorite students, gets blamed when Humphrey is caught outside of his cage while she's in charge. Since no one knows about his lock-that-doesn't-lock, he can't exactly squeak up to defend her. Humphrey really has his paws full when Don't-Complain- Mandy-Payne and her family stir up more big trouble. Humphrey manages to help Pay-Attention-Art and Sit-Still-Seth and even survives a trip to the vet, but can he clear Miranda's name without giving up his freedom forever?

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