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.
"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