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The Best School Year Ever (1994)

by Barbara Robinson

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Series: The Herdmans (2)

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The six horrible Herdmans, the worst kids in the history of the world, cause mayhem throughout the school year.

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The Herdmans are terrible trouble makers at their school. They take you on a journey of their shenanigans throughout their day and somehow are able to get out of trouble for what they cause. As you continue to read, you can’t help but wonder what is really under that tough exterior. As a teacher, my students have loved these books and they pair extremely well when talking about our difference and not knowing what is going on behind the scenes in people’s lives. We are all important, we are all special and we all can do amazing things. Love these books and the deep conversations they can bring to a classroom! ( )
  kdahl2016 | Jan 25, 2024 |
good - Katrina
  hcs_admin | Nov 7, 2022 |
Though not as funny as The Best Christmas Pagent Ever, this book is still a funny sequel and very fun to read ( )
  MollyGroff | May 23, 2022 |
A funny, creative, and (for me at least) very nostalgic read. The Herdmans cause a lot of trouble but I actually quite like them, particularly Imogen. I know I would much rather spend time with her than Alice Wendlekin.

One thing I don't think I noticed reading as a kid, this book is randomly fatphobic which was not appreciated. ( )
  mutantpudding | Dec 26, 2021 |
Hysterical. I read this to my fifth grade class and they loved it. ( )
  Chrissylou62 | Aug 1, 2020 |
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This book is for my daughters,
Carolyn and Margie,
who brighten all the corners of my life....
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When we studied the Old West, everybody had to do a special report on A Cowboy's Life or Famous Indian Chiefs or Notorious Outlaw Families like the James brothers.
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