Mysteries According to Humphrey

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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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

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399254147
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 7/5/2012
  • Series: Humphrey Series , #8
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Wow, Humphrey!

    I love the Humphrey books and I am so going to get it.

    14 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Person

    He is so adventureous and funny

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2012

    I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE Humphrry!

    I love these books! Hilariius read.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    aww

    It doesnt matter how old you are you will still love humphrey

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Review title: Hamster Happenings. Mysteries with Humphrey is &qu

    Review title: Hamster Happenings.
    Mysteries with Humphrey is "fun-tastic". There are so many unanswered questions for Humphrey that you will be caught up in the mystery and suspense of unraveling the clues. Humphrey keeps you on your "paws"/toes and keeps your brain working to figure out the students' personal lives and what is happening with the teachers. Truly entertaining reading.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    It is an amazing book that everyone should read because it appea

    It is an amazing book that everyone should read because it appeals to any person- no matter how old!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Humphrey is the best pet in the world!

    Humphrey is the best pet in the world

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    LOVE IT

    A very good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Awesome

    I I I love Humphery

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    Posted January 30, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Why

    Why does he say everything three times

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    Hun Humphrey rocks

    Auesome!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Samples

    Dont get any of the humphrey samples. They dont have any story in them. It is all just copyright stuff. BAD SAMPLES!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 31, 2013

    ?......

    Love it im so in to it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Love it

    Love love love these books

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    I lovr I Love humphrey!!!!

    I think that humphrey is great for anyone who likes small animals and is above first grade reading level

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    Humphre

    He is so cute and adorable that little hamster

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Humphrey

    I lov humphrey and u should 2

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    Posted May 14, 2013

    Stella

    Runs after the sqqurl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Rocy

    Squirmed into his hole and came out on the other side. "Yip!" He saw his squirrel!

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