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Betty Birney Betty G. Birney

Betty G. Birney’s series of books looking at the world through the eyes of a curious classroom hamster have won eight state awards, two Children’s Crown Awards and a Christopher Award. There are six books so far: The World According to Humphrey, Friendship According to Humphrey, Trouble According to Humphrey, Surprises According to Humphrey, Adventure According to Humphrey and Summer According to Humphrey. The seventh book, Back to School According to Humphrey, will be published this summer.

Her book, The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus, was named one of the best books of the year by Borders, and has been on numerous state lists, including the California Young Readers Medal.

For her television work, she has received many honors, including an Emmy, a Writer’s Guild of America Award, and three Humanitas Prizes. Betty lives in Studio City, CA.

The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs The World According to Humphrey
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs The World According to Humphrey

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