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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

More Adventures According to Humphrey

More Adventures According to Humphrey

Author: Betty G. Birney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

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. When Humphrey hears about a sailing competition on Potter's Pond, he longs for a BIG-BIG-BIGGER adventure. And believe us, he gets one . . . but it isn't all smooth sailing. He helps out his classmates, takes an unsqueakably dangerous voyage of his own, and even comes face-to-face with a pirate! 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

Surprises According to Humphrey

Surprises According to Humphrey

Author: Betty G. Birney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

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

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