Madison Nicole Ziegler, born in Pittsburgh, is an award-winning professional dancer, actress, fashion designer, and New York Times bestselling author of The Maddie Diaries. She starred in Lifetime’s Dance Moms for six seasons and has starred in numerous music videos for pop singer/songwriter Sia, including the critically acclaimed “Chandielier” video. Maddie was also a judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation, lent her voice to the animated feature Leap! (released internationally as Ballerina), and stars in Focus Feature’s The Book of Henry.
This hilarious novel stars the Herdmans, the worst kids in the world, who made their first appearance in author Barbara Robinson's classic The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
In The Best School Year Ever, Imogene, Claude, Ralph, Leroy, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman haven’t changed a bit. They still set things on fire and knock the other kids black and blue.
One day the teachers ask all the students to think of compliments for their classmates, and Beth Bradley picks Imogene Herdman’s name. At first, Beth can’t think of anything good, but soon she begins to see Imogene in a new light.
Maybe behind all of the outrageous pranks, there is something good about the Herdmans?