One Book, One School

One Book, One School
  This year our entire school will be reading The World According to Humphrey 


 Here what author Betty G. Birney displays on her website about this series: "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 a different student, like Lower-Your-Voice-A.J. and Speak-Up Sayeh. Humphrey learns to read, write, shoot rubber bands (only in self-defense, of course), and much more. With a lock-that-doesn't-lock and an adventurous spirit, Humphrey's life would be perfect if only the teacher, Mrs. Brisbane, wasn't out to get him?


With a fresh voice and an engaging, hamster's-eye view of school, families, and treats to hide in a cheek pouch, Betty G. Birney's Humphrey will elicit laughter and a new appreciation for classroom hamsters everywhere. "

Rhode Island Children's Book Award 
Pennsylvania's Keystone to Reading Award 
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award 
Iowa Children's Choice Award 
Washington State Sasquatch Award

Oklahoma Sequoyah Award

Nebraska Golden Sower Award

The Children's Crown Award for 2006-2007 

The book has also been selected for other state awards lists:
Florida's Sunshine State Young Readers Award

Massachusetts Children's Book Award

Nevada Young Reader's Award 
North Carolina Children's Book Award 
South Carolina Children's Book Award 
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award 
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award 
Utah Beehive Award 
Maud Hart Lovelace Award (Minnesota) 
and the Indiana Young Hoosiers Award

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