Betty G. Birney lives in Los Angeles, California.
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.
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