The twelfth book in the beloved and award-winning school hamster series!
Spring has sprung and everyone at Longfellow School, including Ms. Brisbane’s class, are HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY! It also means Family Fun Night is coming up and all the students’ families are involved in making amazing circus activities. Humphrey helps in many ways, but he can’t help but wonder about his own family. He doesn’t know anything about them. But when he thinks about all of the wonderful friends he has made at school and at his friends’ homes, he stops worrying. Just like spring comes with lots of new things that grow and change, Humphrey’s family of classmates and friends will always be growing. And that’s just how he likes it.
“Fans of Humphrey’s previous adventures will surely enjoy this outing.”–School Library Journal
Awards and Accolades for Humphrey:
The World According to Humphrey winner of eight state awards (IA, RI, PA, MD, OK, WA, NE), nominated for 10 others (MA, NV, MN, FL, LA, SC, PA, NC, UT, IN, IL), Children’s Crown Award Winner; Friendship According to Humphrey Christopher Award Winner, nominated IA, Children’s Crown Award Winner; Trouble According to Humphrey nominated NM, Children’s Crown Award Winner; Surprises According to Humphrey Book Sense Pick, nominated TX, IA, IN, KS, Children’s Crown Award Winner, Adventure According to Humphrey nominated NM, Children’s Crown Award Winner, Summer According to Humphrey SCIBA Book Award Finalist Children’s Crown Award Nominee, School Days According to Humphrey Children’s Crown Award Nominee.
OSOB According To Humphrey
Several hundred schools have already used The World According to Humphrey and other Humphrey books for One School One Book.
Betty G. Birney has won many awards for writing for television, including an Emmy, three Humanitas Prizes, and a Writers Guild of America Award. Her first Humphrey book, The World According to Humphrey, was chosen for the One Book One School program. In addition to the Humphrey series, she is the author of The Seven Wonders of Sassafrass Springs and The Princess and the Peabodys. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where her parents grew up as neighbors on Humphrey Street.
Find fun Humphrey activities and teacher’s guides at www.bettygbirney.com.