Brand: Puffin Books

Product Code: 9780147514318

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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.


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Awards and Honors for the Humphrey series:

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

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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:
Nominated for twenty-four state lists and the winner of seven, Humphrey really is everyone's favorite classroom pet!

So many secrets are flying around Room 26 that Humphrey can barely keep track. Mrs. Brisbane knows a student is leaving, but Humphrey can't figure out which one. (Even more confusing, Mrs. Brisbane seems unsqueakably happy about it.) The class is studying the Ancient Egyptians, and some of the kids have made up secret clubs and secret codes. Even Aldo is holding back news from Humphrey.

Humphrey's job as classroom pet is to help his humans solve their problems, but all these secrets are making it HARD-HARD-HARD!


Review Citations:
  • Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2014 pg. 125 (EAN 9780399257964, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2014 pg. 68 (EAN 9780399257964, Hardcover)