Betty G. Birney

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Betty Birney


Assistant: Emily Talbot
Assistant: Molly Jamieson


Betty is represented by Jodie in the UK on behalf of Nancy Gallt, New York.

Betty G. Birney worked at Disneyland for many years, has written several children’s television shows and is the author of over twenty-five books, including the best-selling THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY which won the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club. Her work has won many awards, including an Emmy and three Humanitas Prizes. She lives in America with her husband.


Latest Publication:

IMAGINATION ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY (5th February 2015, Faber Children's Books)

In this eleventh book in the bestselling 'According to Humphrey' series, Humphrey and his friends in Room 26 let their imaginations loose! Ahead of a big author visit to Longfellow Elementary School, they try writing their own stories, but Humphrey worries that hamsters don't have any imagination; he's finding creative writing just too hard. While he helps out his friends in Room 26, and the new school pet Gigi, a guinea pig, Humphrey encounters real, live parrots, dragons and even ghosts . . . and finally manages to let his imagination soar.

PLEASE NOTE: Betty is represented by Jodie in the UK on behalf of Nancy Gallt, New York. All fan mail should be sent to: Betty Birney c/o Nancy Gallt Literary Agency, 273 Charlton Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079 USA

Upcoming Publications:

SPRING ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY (3rd March 2017, Faber Children's Books)

Dear Friends - At last, spring has come! Lucky for Room 26 where I'm class hamster because they've got a Family Fun Night planned at Longfellow School. It'll be great to get to know my classmates' families. I might even start thinking about what family means to me - especially as families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

Happy-happy-happy reading!