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Grade 3-5–The Herdmans are back and still causing havoc. This large family of ruffians has terrorized the community in the past by turning on the sprinklers and nearly drowning all the turkeys, spray painting kids, stealing cakes, and making kids buy back their own candy. This time, in an effort to avoid the inevitable Herdman-induced chaos of the Halloween activities, Principal Crabtree proposes that the celebration be held at the school, under the watchful eyes of parents and teachers. The kids are bummed because it will be a trick-or-treatless night, and they would rather face the Herdmans on the street than miss the candy. However, the Herdmans manage to turn the event into a disaster for the adults, and the best Halloween ever for the children. The writing is fast paced and funny, and the plot takes some unexpected if not entirely believable twists; for example, a trap door in the teachers' lounge leads to a boiler room filled with holiday candy stolen and stashed by the Herdmans over the years. This book will have a wide readership, particularly with fans of Robinson's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1972) and The Best School Year Ever (1994, both HarperCollins).–Lee Bock, Glenbrook Elementary School, Pulaski, WI
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Gr. 3-6. Except for Imogene, the Herdmans have stayed out of sight, and that's been worrying Beth Bradley and the other kids at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School. It's also worried the mayor, who has canceled trick-or-treating and suspended all candy sales because of previous Herdman Halloween mayhem. The kids aren't looking forward to the alternative celebration--a tame, school-sponsored party, "with a lot of fake witches and spooky music on the PA, and little kid games." But could the Herdmans be planning to sabotage the event? With all the kids in one place, the possibilities are terrifying! Robinson's suspenseful romp will delight fans of previous books featuring the Herdman kids: the buildup to the mischievous collaboration is deliciously tense, the actual pranks are satisfyingly scary, and readers will agree that the Herdmans' interference results in the best Halloween ever. Chris Sherman
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My children and I enjoyed this fun book. It is a quick and easy read with lots of laughs for kids. They didn't ever want me to put it down. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Julie L. Stout
Recommended by a retired school teacher. It was hysterical. Good LaughPublished 6 months ago by Old Movie Buff
Great books for kids and moms like me! I loved the Herdmans from the Best Christmas Pageant Ever and wanted to follow there story. It was another great ride.Published 6 months ago by Anne M. Stalker
I've owned the book a long time. This with two other of her books wAs a birthdY gift to a 7 year old friend.Published 7 months ago by LaVena Nuzman
This book isn't nearly as good as the Best Christmas Pageant ever but I liked it simply because it was about the characters I loved from that book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Inspired Kathy
Used this as a novel study with my third grade kids and they loved itPublished 9 months ago by l holt