Brand: Puffin Books

Product Code: 9780142426692

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Brief Description:
It's almost Halloween, but the scariest thing in Room 26 has nothing to do with creepy decorations or spooky noises: Mrs. Brisbane is missing! This might be the biggest mystery Humphrey has ever tried to solve.


Biographical Note:
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.


Marc Notes:
It's almost Halloween, but the scariest thing in Room 26 has nothing to do with creepy decorations or spooky noises: Mrs. Brisbane is missing! This might be the biggest mystery Humphrey has ever tried to solve.;Ages 8 and up.


Review Quotes:
Awards and Honors:

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



Publisher Marketing:
EEK-EEK-EEK! Mrs. Brisbane is missing!

Humphrey has always investigated things, like why Speak-Up-Sayeh was so quiet and Tall-Paul and Small-Paul didn't get along, but this is a true mystery--Mrs. Brisbane is missing! She just didn't show up in Room 26 one morning and no one told Humphrey why. The class has a substitute teacher, called Mr. E., but he's no Mrs. Brisbane. Humphrey has just learned about Sherlock Holmes, so he vows to be just as SMART-SMART-SMART about collecting clues and following leads to solve the mystery of Mrs. Brisbane (and a few others along the way).

Nominated for twenty-four state awards and the winner of seven, the Humphrey series is a hit across the country.


Review Citations:
  • School Library Journal 07/01/2012 pg. 92 (EAN 9780399254147, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2013 pg. 63 (EAN 9780399254147, Hardcover)