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Humphrey

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Humphrey

Humphrey, everyone’s favorite classroom pet, stars in this middle grade series. Each adventure is full of hamster-iffic humor, friendship and fun.

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Humphrey

Books in this series

by Betty G. Birney - Humor, Pets

You can learn a lot about life by observing another species.  That's what Humphrey was told when he was first brought to Room 26.  And boy is it true!  There are always adventures in the classroom and each weekend he gets to sleep over with different students.  Humphrey learns to read, write, shoot rubber bands (only in self-defense, of course), turn off TVs, teach English as a second language and more.  With a lock-that-doesn't-lock and an adventurous spirit, what more could a mischievous hamster want?

by Betty G. Birney - Friendship, Humor, Pets

After the holidays, Humphrey is shocked by a big surprise in Room 26 --- a new class pet! Humphrey tries to be welcoming, but Og the frog doesn't respond to any of his friendly squeaks or visits. Plus, the students are so interested in Og, they almost stop paying attention to Humphrey altogether. Humphrey doesn't like the mad-bad-sad feelings he's had since Og came, but luckily he still gets to have adventures with different kids on the weekends.Friendship can be tricky, but Humphrey is an intrepid problem-solver. If any hamster can become buddies with a frog, he can.

by Betty G. Birney - Humor, Pets

Humphrey usually helps solve problems, but now he’s caused a big one: Golden-Miranda gets in trouble when Humphrey is caught outside of his cage on her watch. No one knows about his lock-that-doesn’t-lock and he can’t exactly squeak up on her behalf. While Humphrey manages to show Pay-Attention-Art that math is important outside of class, help Sit-Still-Seth actually sit still, and survive a trip to the vet, can he clear Miranda’s name without giving up his freedom forever?

by Betty G. Birney - Humor, Pets

Being a classroom hamster means having to be ready for anything, but suddenly there are a lot of big surprises in Humphrey’s world. Some are exciting, like seeing the playground during a fire drill and getting to roll around in a hamster ball. But some aren’t so good, like a cat creeping around, a different janitor who might be from another planet and the most shocking thing of all --- the possibility of Mrs. Brisbane retiring.Even with all that’s going on, Humphrey makes time to help a few classmates with their problems. But could Mrs. Brisbane leaving school be one problem that’s just too big for this little guy to solve?

by Betty G. Birney - Humor, Pets

Humphrey is in for his biggest adventure yet! When his friends begin studying the ocean and sailing, he not only discovers the new and exciting world of the library, but also stows away aboard a model boat and takes a very perilous sail on Potter’s Pond. Even with all this excitement, he finds time to smooth rough waters between Gail and her free-spirited mom, help competitive Kirk see that winning isn’t everything, and investigate whether his pal Aldo is really planning to become a pirate and sail the high seas.

by Betty G. Birney - Humor, Pets

When Humphrey hears that school is ending, he panics. School ends? What’s a classroom hamster to do if he’s not in school? But as it turns out, there’s something thrilling in store for Humphrey and Og the frog: going to Camp Happy Hollow with Ms. Mac and lots of the kids from Room 26! Camper Humphrey meets a friendly wild mouse, tracks down Og when he gets lost by the lake and uses his wily charm to help kids adjust to cabin life and make new friends

by Betty G. Birney - Humor, Pets

Humphrey is excited to get back to Room 26 and see all his old classmates. But on the first day of school, a bunch of strange kids arrive and no matter how loudly he squeaks up, they don't realize they're in the wrong room! Once Humphrey gets over the shock of being with a whole new group of students, he gets busy learning all about them and their problems. 

by Betty G. Birney - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Pets

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.

by Betty G. Birney - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Pets

The holidays are coming and Humphrey is unsqueakably excited. He loves to hear about all the different ways his friends in Room 26 celebrate and to watch them make costumes and learn songs for the Winter Wonderland pageant. (He even squeaks along!) But with so much to do, will the holidays go according to plan?

by Betty G. Birney - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Pets

So many secrets are flying around Room 26 that Humphrey can barely keep track. Mrs. Brisbane knows a student is leaving, but Humphrey can't figure out which one. (Even more confusing, Mrs. Brisbane seems unsqueakably happy about it.) The class is studying the Ancient Egyptians, and some of the kids have made up secret clubs and secret codes. Even Aldo is holding back news from Humphrey.

by Betty G. Birney - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Pets

It’s pawsitively easy for Humphrey to picture exciting adventures with dragons and knights in the story Mrs. Brisbane is reading aloud. He has no trouble coming up with Plans to help his friends and tricks to entertain them. His imagination even goes a little too far when he wonders if Carlos’s imaginary friend might be a ghost.

by Betty G. Birney - Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, Pets

This nonfiction companion to the bestselling Humphrey series teaches readers all about animals and pet care. Filled with great facts about a variety of different animals, this book serves as a fun introduction to anyone interested in taking care of a pet.