It’s the HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY holidays!
The holidays are coming and Humphrey is unsqueakably excited. He loves to hear about all the different ways his friends in Room 26 celebrate and to watch them make costumes and learn songs for the Winter Wonderland pageant. (He even squeaks along!) But with so much to do, will the holidays go according to plan? Do-It-Now-Daniel is having trouble practicing, Helpful-Holly can’t stop worrying about making presents for her friends, and Humphrey still has to find a gift for Og! Good thing Humphrey is one smart hamster who can help them all fill the season with JOY-JOY-JOY!
Nominated for twenty-four state awards and the winner of seven, the Humphrey series is a hit across the country. And he’s becoming a one school/one book favorite!
“Humphrey is a witty, fun, and lovable character with great kid appeal.”—School Library Journal
Humphrey is on 24 state lists and counting!
The World According to Humphrey
Winner Children’s Crown Award
Winner Iowa Children’s Choice Award
Winner Rhode Island Children’s Book Award
Winner Pennsylvania’s Keystone to Reading Book Award
Winner Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Award
Winner Oklahoma’s Sequoyah Book Award
Winner Washington State’s Sasquatch Reading Award
Winner Golden Sower Award (NE)
Maud Hart Lovelace Award 2nd Place (MN)
Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Honor Book
Nevada Young Readers Award Nominee
Sunshine State Award Master List (FL)
Louisiana Young Readers Choice Award Nominee
Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award Nominee
South Carolina Children’s Book Award Nominee
North Carolina Children’s Book Award Nominee
Beehive Award Nominee (UT)
Young Hoosier Award Nominee (IN)
Bluestem Book Award Nominee (IL)
Kennebec Valley Book Award Nominee (ME)
Bank St. Children’s Book Committee Starred Best Book of the Year
North Carolina Battle of the Books
Friendship According to Humphrey
2006 Christopher Award Winner, Winner Children’s Crown Award, Bank St. Children’s Book Committee Best Book of the Year, Iowa Children’s Choice Nominee, New York Library Association Best Book of the Season
Sub rights sold by agent: UK, Japan, Holland, Hungary, Arabic
Trouble According to Humphrey
A Bank Street Children’s Book Committee Best Book of the Year, Children’s Crown Award Nominee, Land of Enchantment Book Award Nominee (NM)
Surprises According to Humphrey
A BookSense Pick, Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List Selection, Iowa Children’s Choice Nominee, Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List, California Collection Selection.
Adventure According to Humphrey
Land of Enchantment Book Award Nominee (NM), Children’s Crown Award Honor Book
Summer According to Humphrey
SCIBA Book Award Finalist, California Collection selection, Children’s Crown Award nominee
Betty G. Birney has won many awards for writing for television, including an Emmy, three Humanitas Prizes, and a Writers Guild of America Award, and she won the Christopher Award for Friendship According to Humphrey. In addition to the Humphrey series, she is the author of The Seven Wonders of Sassafrass Springs and The Princess and the Peabody’s. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where her parents grew up as neighbors on Humphrey Street. Her website, bettybirney.com, is full of fun Humphrey activities and information.