According to Humphrey

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 587 ratings

The World According to Humphrey Publisher's Summary

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! In addition to his classroom escapades, each weekend this amazing hamster gets to sleep over with a different student, like Lower-Your-Voice-A.J. and Speak-Up-Sayeh. Soon Humphrey learns to read, write, and even shoot rubber bands (only in self-defense, of course). Humphrey has friends, adventures, and a cage with a lock that doesn't lock.
©2004 Betty G. Birney (P)2008 Penguin
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

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  • Book 4

    • Surprises According to Humphrey

    • According to Humphrey, Book 4
    • By: Betty G. Birney
    • Narrated by: Hal Hollings
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A classroom hamster has to be ready for anything, but suddenly there are LOTS-LOTS-LOTS of big surprises in Humphrey's world. Some are exciting, like a new hamster ball. But some are scary, like a run-in with a cat and a new janitor who might be from another planet. But even with all that's going on, Humphrey finds time to help his classmates with their problems. But will Mrs. Brisbane's unsqueakable surprise be too much for Humphrey to handle?

    Regular price: $19.60

  • Book 5

    • Adventure According to Humphrey

    • By: Betty G. Birney
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • narrator change not for the better

    • By Kristy Grant on 07-21-17

    Regular price: $19.60

  • Book 6

    • Summer According to Humphrey

    • By: Betty G. Birney
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I can't believe they would change readers.

    • By John on 12-10-11

    Regular price: $21.00

  • Book 7

    • School Days According to Humphrey

    • By: Betty G. Birney
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 41

    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. There's Rolling-Rosie, who can pop wheelies with her wheelchair, Tall-Paul and Small- Paul, who don't like to hear about their height, Hurry-Up-Harry, who loses track of time, and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • THE BEST

    • By K S. on 11-05-18

    Regular price: $21.00

  • Book 8

    • Mysteries According to Humphrey

    • Humphrey
    • By: Betty Birney
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love. so fun!!! such a great book. awesome!

    • By Nicole Bruck on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $19.60

  • Book 9

    • Winter According to Humphrey

    • Humphrey
    • By: Betty Birney
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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? Do-It-Now-Daniel is having trouble practicing, Helpful-Holly can't stop worrying about making presents for her friends, and Humphrey still has to find a gift for Og!

    Regular price: $19.60

  • Book 10

    • Secrets According to Humphrey

    • Humphrey, Book 10
    • By: Betty Birney
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Humphrey is back in his tenth adventure in the beloved middle-grade series! 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.

    Regular price: $19.60

  • Book 11

    • Imagination According to Humphrey

    • By: Betty Birney
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Imaginations are running wild in Mrs. Brisbane’s class, but Humphrey is stumped. His friends are writing about where they would go if they could fly, but Humphrey is HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY right where he is in Room 26. 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.

    Regular price: $16.80

  • Book 12

    • Spring According to Humphrey

    • According to Humphrey, Book 12
    • By: Betty G. Birney
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Signs of spring are very exciting to everyone at Longfellow School. Mrs. Brisbane's class has seen flowers poking out of snow and baby birds hatching, and Just-Joey even brought in tadpoles that are growing into frogs. It also means Family Fun Night is coming up, and all of the students' families are involved in making amazing activities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it

    • By Mary M. Estrada on 05-03-16

    Regular price: $19.60