Betty G. Birney's Humphrey books are aimed at 7–9 year-olds and written to be read independently by that age group. The content of the books is also appropriate to be read aloud to younger children.
From April 2011, Faber will publish Humphrey's Tiny Tales, a series of shorter adventures, which are perfect for reading to 5–7s and still just as fun and exciting for 7–9s.
Each month we will post new projects in the Fun-Fun-Fun section of this website, from simple paper crafts to Humphrey baking ideas. Please explore these with your children or students – we hope you enjoy them!
If you have any suggestions for fun projects for 5–9 year-olds, we would love to hear from you, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Betty often tours schools in the UK, talking to children about how Humphrey was created, her hamster research, how she writes (and rewrites!) and everything else you wanted to know about Humphrey.
Betty will be in the UK in February 2011, and we will post her events schedule here soon.
For more information about school visits, and how to register your interest, please visit Betty's website
We are compiling a number of Humphrey lesson plans, which will be posted in this section. Please check back soon.
On funwithhumphrey.com we allow kids to submit their pet pictures and jokes, and to contact Humphrey via his noticeboard.
All user content uploaded to the site is pre-moderated, and we will not post anything that is deemed unsuitable for this age group. We will only ever ask for a first name, and will edit any names that are could be recognisable before they are posted on the site. We ask that users avoid submitting any pet pictures that contain a person's image, and we will edit or reject any images that do.
For more information on having fun and staying safe online, we recommend a visit to the Think U Know website.