Books by Betty G. Birney

LIFE ACCORDING TO OG THE FROG by Betty G. Birney
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2018

"While it may not be that easy being green, this book mixes the sweet and the serious in a ribbitting read. (Fiction 7-11)"
Move over, rodent. There's a new class pet in town. Read full book review >
HUMPHREY'S REALLY WHEELY RACING DAY by Betty G. Birney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2014

"New readers will be 'HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY' to see this promising new series. (Animal fantasy. 5-8)"
Humphrey, the classroom hamster, is back, this time in a new series for chapter-book readers. Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEABODYS by Betty G. Birney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Not a necessary purchase, but a fairly good, light, summer read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Another light entry to be added to the shelf of ye olde fractured fairy tales, likely to be popular with pre-teens looking for light romantic comedy. Read full book review >
TROUBLE ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY by Betty G. Birney
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"In his characteristically upbeat way, Humphrey offers wise tidbits on tackling life's inevitable troubles. (Fiction. 7-12)"
The tiny hamster with a big heart is back. Read full book review >
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY by Betty G. Birney
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The pet-care tips punctuating each chapter would benefit any youngster thinking about getting a hamster, but for everyone else, this read is simply good-good-good. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Humphrey's world consists of Room 26, an elementary classroom, and the children's homes he visits on weekends. Read full book review >
FRIENDSHIP ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY by Betty G. Birney
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Readers will find that seeing the world from Humphrey's standpoint is mighty satisfying. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Humphrey is back in Room 26 after winter vacation. Read full book review >
PIE'S IN THE OVEN by Betty G. Birney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Meade's sky-blue outlined collages are childlike and appealing, as bright as hand- painted pottery and just as welcoming as the text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A sweet celebration of family and friends. Read full book review >