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The Baby-Sitters Club #1: Kristy's Great Idea
The Baby-Sitters Club #1: Kristy's Great Idea | Ann M. Martin
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The hit series returns to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! The first three classic BSC books are back, along with a brand-new prequel, The Summer Before. It all began with a great idea ... and the inspiring original story of the Baby-sitters Club is back! Kristy Thomas's brilliant business plan gets off to a great start with the help of Claudia Kishi (vice-president), Mary Anne Spier (secretary), and Stacey McGill (treasurer).
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Eggs
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I did not know this!!

#ghostwriter
#spooktober
@Eggs

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taylorgipson93

My favorite childhood book series!
#babysittersclub
#mbcreadathon
#MBCfrogsread8

anygivenmemory Entered 3mo
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I love that the audiobooks are available now of these 😍

ShyBookOwl I'm super curious to see if they hold up. I loved them as a kid, but I don't remember enough to say why. I still like the idea of young girls being entrepreneurial! 3mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Hello #bfcr2 buddies! I finished my 5th audiobook yesterday, but am kind of burnt out on them now. Instead I have been catching up on podcasts these last two days.

Any excellent audiobooks to recommend?

Also I have been seeing a lot of purple flowers this week and now really want some for my yard.

BookwormAHN Those are lovely 💙 4mo
Stacy_31 So pretty!! 4mo
wanderinglynn I enjoyed Ella Enchanted. It‘s not too long (which is why I prefer children‘s books for audiobooks) and a nice reimagining of Cinderella. 4mo
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Bookwormjillk @wanderinglynn good idea. I bet the kids would like it too! 4mo
Megabooks I‘ve read over 300 easily in the last few years. Do you like fiction or nonfiction? Adult or YA? I mainly read nonfiction (a lot of types), Contemporary fiction, and literary fiction. 4mo
Bookwormjillk @Megabooks anything really, but nothing too deep or with too many characters for audio. 4mo
Megabooks Little Fires Everywhere, The Quintland Sisters, Good As Gone, Born A Crime, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, anything by Elinor Lipman, All the Missing Girls 4mo
Megabooks An Abundance of Katherines, anything by David Sedaris, Less, Bad Feminist 4mo
Bookwormjillk @Megabooks thanks so much for this list! This is amazing! I haven‘t listened to any of them except David Sedaris. 4mo
Megabooks @Bookwormjillk I hope you find something you enjoy!! 4mo
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AutumnRLS
Kristy's Great Idea | Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier
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Ann M Martin!!!!

AutumnRLS She answered my question! She's a Mary Anne too! 6mo
Beachesnbooks I may have teared up listening to everyone tell her how much her books meant to all of us...that was awesome 6mo
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bookandcat
Kristy's Great Idea | Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier
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Meeting Ann M Martin, Raina Telgemeier, and Gale Galligan! #bookcon

SweetBooks NO FAIR! Those are like some of my fave authors! 3w
bookandcat @SweetBooks saaaaame! 3w
SweetBooks I love Raina‘s Guts, Sisters, Smile, and Drama! 3w
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bookandcat
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I'm at #bookcon waiting in line to meet Ann M Martin! AHHHHHH #BSC #BABYSITTERSCLUB

StayCurious Apparently they‘re making a Netflix show 6mo
bookandcat @StayCurious yes! And releasing the series on audiobook! I'm so excited! 6mo
Tamra My daughter is jealous! 6mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
Kristy's Great Idea | Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier
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Book: The Baby-Sitters‘ Club series
Movie: The Ring
Song: Jenny (867-5309)

#manicmonday

JoScho ❤️☎️❤️ 6mo
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teainthelibrary
Kristy's Great Idea | Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier
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Pickpick

I was way too obsessed with these as a preteen! On a whim, I decided to give it a reread and it‘s still so perfectly cheesy and awesome 😍

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BekaReid
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Easter goodies for my nieces! 🐇🐣 I love seeing the old covers on this scholastic set...just like I remember.
So glad they love reading, and one may be Mo Willems biggest fan! 😉

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Kayla.Adriena
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Going through my old books! I absolutely loved the Babysitter's Club as a kid! Claudia was my favorite! Looking forward to the Netflix revamp! #90'sgirl

bookishkris Netflix is taking on the BSC? Now THAT‘S a reason to give in and get Netflix. 7mo
shellleigh33 When is this suppose to air? 7mo
flying_monkeys My daughter and I were just talking about these yesterday. She told me her fave character was Claudia too. I said I must be getting old because I can‘t remember my fave (it‘s been about 30 years since I read them 🥴 and only about 10 yrs since she read them). I‘m still glad I kept my collection and she got to read the same ones I did. 7mo
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alisonrose
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This was a lot of fun! I literally remembered exact lines from the stories, even though it‘s been about 25 years since I read them. Yes, it‘s fairly simple middle grade, but they explore some serious topics in ways that I think would be helpful for young kids. Looking forward to continuing the series soon!
BOOK 1: 4/5 ⭐️
BOOK 2: 3/5 ⭐️
BOOK 3: 3/5 ⭐️

MelissaSue81 I only reread the first one and was so disappointed. I devoured that series as a kid but thought it was total junk as an adult. 😕 8mo
alisonrose @MelissaSue81 Well, it is middle grade, and outdated middle grade at that. Not something you go into expecting brilliance. As I said, I thought it was fun to revisit. If you didn‘t, that‘s fine, but calling something that someone just said they liked “junk” is unnecessary. 8mo
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bookish_wookish
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So i really wanted the BSC tin set. Then i decided that thrifting them would be way more fun! Its less expensive too so i can get extras! Heres what i found last night!

Stephaniereads1 That‘s awesome! I buy them when I‘m out thrifting! 8mo
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FUCK YEAH starting my BSC reread. Got a library card just for this purpose, LOL. One of my fave Booktubers, Kerryn at RatherBeReading, started rereading it last year, I thought it was a brilliant idea. I ADORED it as a girl, looking forward to visiting the girls & Stonybrook again! I know they‘re gonna be pretty simple, but it‘ll still be fun. Gonna blow through first 3 today! (They‘re 150 to 170 pages & font is big, not exactly a Herculean task)

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kellyannprz
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Pickpick

An entertaining throwback read✨

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intothehallofbooks
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I reread this one in nearly no time at all the other day just before listening to the corresponding episode of SSR Podcast (so fun!). I read every BSC book over and over when I was a kid and I could read them all again. ✨THIS REREAD WAS A DELIGHT!!✨ I remembered nearly all of the details on this one from Claudia‘s mean sister Janine to Mary Anne‘s strict dad to why Stacy is on a “diet.” BSC Forever!!

(I truly dislike these newer covers!)

Bklover I agree completely on the covers! 10mo
alisonrose I LOVED this series as a kid, and a booktuber I watch has been doing a reread of them for a while and it really makes me want to do the same! But I agree, I miss the original covers! 10mo
Bookwormjillk Have you listened to The Baby Sitters Club Club podcast? So funny. 10mo
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ClairesReads Love these too! 10mo
Peddler410 I don‘t recall reading these — I think I was too old when they came out 🤷‍♀️ However, I did read the graphic novels done by Rania Telgemeier. 10mo
Eyelit New covers are blah. I loved this series as a kid!! 10mo
iread2much I agree, the original covers where way better 10mo
PatienceFortitude What have they done to the covers??????? I miss seeing scenes from the story. This looks like it‘s a book about boring homework 10mo
Reviewsbylola Yeah that cover is 👎🏻 10mo
tracey38 Loved this whole series when I was young. And I totally agree with these covers. Just look boring! 10mo
intothehallofbooks @Bklover @alisonrose @Eyelit @iread2much @PatienceFortitude @Reviewsbylola @tracey38 I‘m cracking up at how many of us dislike these covers so much!!! The old ones were so cool!! 10mo
intothehallofbooks @Peddler410 The BSC graphic novels right? I‘ve read a few of the them too and they‘re wonderful!! My kids love them too. If you like the graphics, you‘d probably like the books. They seems to be adapted really well. 😊 10mo
intothehallofbooks @ClairesReads I honestly want to reread the entire series now. 😂🤓 10mo
intothehallofbooks @Bookwormjillk I HAVE NOT!! But I need to. I‘ll look it up-thank you!! I had a great time with the SSR podcast episode. 10mo
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Loved this book in graphic novel form! I can‘t wait to read the other ones 😊
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Jen_Reads
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1. I was a huge BSC fan. I even have the vhs of the show they made from different books and the board game
2. Cake
3. I do not, but I‘d love to learn to knit or cross stitch
4. Ljubljana, Slovenia or Zagreb or Zadar Croatia. They‘ve been my favorite cities I‘ve been too and some I‘ve felt homesick for.
5. ✋🏼happy weekend all

#friyayintro

bookcollecter What is BSC? 13mo
Jen_Reads @bookcollecter babysitters club. It was a great kids series back in the 90s. 13mo
bookcollecter Oh ok..I remember seeing them in the bookstore all the time, but I always bought The Hardy Boys instead lol 13mo
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nu-bibliophile Oh my goodness I forgot about BSC!. I loved reading that when I was a kid. 13mo
sammisho I was a Claudia ❤ 13mo
Jen_Reads @sammisho she was always my favorite. I think her and Stacy. 13mo
sammisho @Jen_Reads Same!!! 13mo
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The_Real_Nani
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1. As a classic 90s tween, I burned through the Babysitters Club series.
2. Cake, 100%
3. Sad to say, I can‘t think of any! Too busy with family life.
4. I would love to live in NYC again. Forever my favorite city!

@howjessreads #friyayintro

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Blaire
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Sometimes you need to dive back into your childhood. I just started listening to the babysitters club club podcast and it is so funny. I‘m going to reread the books along with them. #nostalgia #childhood #originalcover https://headgum.com/the-baby-sitters-club-club

MelissaSue81 Oh gosh! This sounds hilarious! I loved those books in elementary and middle school but I re read the first one as an adult and it was a little cringeworthy. I think I‘m gonna have to checkout the podcast. 1y
Blaire @MelissaSue81 it is! I‘ve only listened to the first episode...but they dig in and discuss the deeper themes they see “the patriarchy” “capitalism vs Marxism” and should it be the Baby-sitters‘ club with an apostrophe? 😂😂😂 1y
Reviewsbylola Omg I forgot there was a podcast. Must listen! I was an avid BSC fan as a kid! 1y
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Blaire @Reviewsbylola me too!! I was in second or third grade I think when they first came out and absolutely loved them!! I remember anticipating the super specials! 1y
Purrfectpages I really need to check out this podcast! 1y
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In Episode 7 of my podcast (out today!), my guest — senior editor at Cosmopolitan, Jessica Goodman — and I talk all things Baby-Sitters Club: famous foursomes, babysitting culture, and fab fashion (of course). Check out the link in my bio or search The SSR Podcast in iTunes or Google Play to listen!

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JackOBotts
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1. I loved The Babysitters‘ Club as a kid...let‘s go with that!
2. Gosh...there are so many...Gilmore Girls, The Office...
3. Nope...not intentionally. 🤷🏻‍♀️
4. Meal planning? That‘s a thing?!
5. Not like I do or my Mom does...he‘s more of a slow & steady non-fiction reader.

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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tracey38
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I just saw this in Facebook!
Link to the article: www.parents.com/fun/entertainment/television/beloved-series-the-baby-sitters-club-is-being-adapted-into-a-new-tv/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pmm_20180603_editorialcontent_wibbitz

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keys_on_fire
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Thank you @MatchlessMarie for your awesome #1kgiveaway!!

My biggest literary confession is that when I feel lonely or overwhelmed, I will sometimes go back and read a BSC book. I moved around a lot as a kid, & I think those girls were like friends that I always had with me. It‘s almost like comfort food but for my brain! 😂😂

Linsy I love that! Harry Potter and Ella Enchanted are my comfort reads. 💕 2y
keys_on_fire @Linsy I‘ve read the Harry Potter books, but not Ella Enchanted. Will be adding that to my stack! 2y
MelissaSue81 See, I loved and devoured all the BSC books as a kid but when I went back to read them as an adult, I was unimpressed. But my oldest daughter read a bunch of them . 2y
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keys_on_fire @MelissaSue81 I can totally understand that! The voices have changed for me, and I roll my eyes sometimes but I guess it‘s the nostalgia lol!! 2y
MatchlessMarie For me it‘s Encyclopedia Brown and The Bailey School Kids! 2y
keys_on_fire @MatchlessMarie omg! I forgot about encyclopedia brown. I never read those, but I should check them out :) 2y
SweetBooks I love that pick! 3w
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GatheringBooks
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#MarchIntoOz Day 28: When your child can enjoy an #AloneWithYou moment with a book, then you must have done something right. My girl and I loved this graphic novel adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club which I personally didn‘t even read when I was a tweener (I was an SVH kind of girl back then). But this one was a quick and enjoyable read. Telgemeier is a master at graphic novels for younger readers.

LauraBeth 💕💕 2y
Cinfhen Great photo 😍and yes, you‘ve done well #raisingreaders #goodjobmom 2y
GatheringBooks @LauraBeth 😍😘📚🧚🏼‍♀️ 2y
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GatheringBooks @Cinfhen thank you! she‘s finding it a tad more difficult to do leisure reading now that she‘s in year 4 in secondary school - sad reality. :( 2y
Jenny I was such a fan of these BSC books. I NEED these GN adaptations!!! 2y
JenaJenkins Totally agree about Telgemeier‘s books. The Smile series is also a fave at our house. (And omg SVH brings back so many memories of 6th and 7th grade!!) 2y
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sammisho
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1. probably SVH or BSC, as a kid. But as an adult, Outlander, eagerly waiting for the next book!
2.Most recently, Red Rising. I couldn't get past the first book.
3. Shelf it
4. Does my #covertocover group count? Even though we met on litsy? No in-person book clubs though.
#weekendchat @CSeydel

MissAimz_55 Oh I totally forgot about my kid series. For sure svh!! 2y
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Bkwrm7
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Longest series: probably Baby-Sitters Club when I was a kid
Series I gave up on: Stephanie Plum - once Evanovich said Stephanie wasn't going to evolve any further or choose between Joe and Ranger, I just couldn't convince myself they were worth my time
Shelve or Pass: shelve; I'm a bit of a pack rat
Book Club: Not right now - I miss my old YA book club, but when I switched jobs, my schedule interferes with the meeting time.
#weekendchat
@CSeydel

Sharpeipup Stephanie will never choose between Morelli & Ranger? 2y
Bkwrm7 That's what Evanovich said in an interview years ago. I haven't read any of the series since the mid-teens or so, so it's totally possible she changed her mind later on! 2y
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alleyfam51699
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1. Baby-sitters club 2. Final Kingdoms 3. I can‘t think of one 4. Mortal Instruments series 5. @BookishGirl06

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AndreaReads
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Happy #TuesdayTidbits 😊
1. Hands down Babysitters Club (but I also loved Sweet Valley High and Fear Street)
2. Ready Player One (it wasn't published in 2017, but that's when I read it)
3. Dolores Umbridge. It's not even a competition.
4. Outlander (please don't hate--I tried really hard to both read the books AND watch the series and I just can't, no matter how adorable Jamie Fraser is or how much I like historical fiction)
5. @hermyknee 😘

JenlovesJT47 Sweet Valley and Fear Street!! 🙌🏻💚🤗 2y
GarthRanzz Loved Ready Player One! Can‘t wait for the movie. My choice for 2017, Ctrl Alt Revolt, was very similar. 2y
AndreaReads @JenlovesJT47 Right!?! I feel like it dates me a little, but they were my gateway drug into reading! @GarthRanzz I can't wait either! Definitely adding Ctrl Alt Revolt to my TBR now! (edited) 2y
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JenlovesJT47 Same here! I truly credit Sweet Valley books with my love for reading. I'm trying to collect the whole series! 2y
AndreaReads @JenlovesJT47 I think that is a wonderful goal! Love that idea 2y
JenlovesJT47 I need to post a pic of my Sweet Valley shelf one of these days. It's a little ridiculous! 😅 2y
rubyslippersreads Don't feel bad—I'm not really an Outlander fan either. 2y
Jen_Reads BSC was the best! I still have the board game some where. 2y
Purrfectpages I fully can concur with your answers to one and two. 2y
JaclynW Sweet Valley High ❤❤❤ I loved Ready Player One too! I'm nervous about the movie though. 2y
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thebluestocking
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📚 Sweet Valley and Babysitter‘s Club
📚 Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
📚 Hmm, I was constantly annoyed with Thomas from Maze Runner
📚 Dark Matter, Eliza and her Monsters
📚 Litsy newbie @jenmoody23 #tuesdaytidbits

JenlovesJT47 Sweet Valley!! 💚🙌🏻 2y
thebluestocking @JenlovesJT47 It makes me want to go reread them! I‘m thinking the Slambook one. 😉 2y
JenlovesJT47 Slambook Fever is good! 😅 check out openlibrary.org - they have the whole series on there to read for free 💚 2y
thebluestocking @JenlovesJT47 Wow! That‘s an amazing resource. I have a good stack of maybe 20 in the basement, but I‘m obviously missing a ton! 2y
JenlovesJT47 I'm trying to collect them all, I have an entire bookshelf full but still not there yet! 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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The BSC seem to back in a big way...

And I smile and reminisce every time I spot one ☺️

4thhouseontheleft 😍😍😍 2y
Readage Brings me right back to childhood! 😍 I used to devour those books! 2y
GlassAsDiamonds Oh wow! I was always jealous of Dawn‘s house‘s secret passage 😊😊😊 Wonder if they‘d stand up to a re-read? 2y
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Lea I‘m sure used bookstores are rejoicing. 😜 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Readage, me too! I was obsessed ☺️ 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @GlassAsDiamonds, I reread the graphic novel versions recently and they were still amazing... so I think they probably mostly still stand up 2y
JackOBotts @GlassAsDiamonds YES! I envied The secret passageway, too. #homegoals 2y
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ReadingsByTheC
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I was a little bummed that the library didn't have the cover from when I was a kid (back when it was a new release 😅). I haven't read this book since I was 11 but it all came back within the first 2 pages. It was so much fun reading this again. I'm currently trying to talk my daughter into reading it. These kids today don't know what they're missing! #Throwbackreadathon
@monalyisha @Clwojick

monalyisha This is in my stack, too! Except I‘m sort of cheating because they remade them into graphic novels, so I‘m reading one of those instead. Raina Telgemeir does the artwork; kids today will check-out ANYTHING she‘s associated with. I‘m looking at it as professional development. 😉🙌🏻😅 #librarylife 2y
Clwojick @monalyisha WHAT!? Graphic Novels! How did I now know this? 2y
monalyisha @Clwojick Haha. Probably because you don‘t work with 10-year-olds every day. (Don‘t worry; I‘m sure there are benefits to a kid-free workplace. Like: it doesn‘t always smell weirdly like Fritos). 2y
ReadingsByTheC @monalyisha Get out! I had no idea there were graphic novels. I think you have just given me the secret weapon needed to get my daughter to read the book 2y
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Shemac77
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Watching my nieces. Pretty sure I‘m doing this right.
#babysitterfail

vivastory Seems right to me! 🍷🍾🍻🍹🍸🍺 2y
erinreads I‘m watching no kids tonight but through almost a whole bottle of wine. SOLIDARITY SISTER. 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Well done!😂 2y
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LeahBergen 👍🏻 2y
TheKidUpstairs Looks right to me! 🥂 2y
Alfoster All good!😳👊👊👊! 2y
rubyslippersreads @erinreads Does this also apply to cat watching? 😹 2y
BookMaven407 😂👍 2y
Mdargusch 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Hmmm. Looks like we have the same technique. 🤔 2y
Shemac77 Sure do! I think we‘re samsies on a lot of things.....particularly after seeing your last post ;). @GrilledCheeseSamurai 2y
Shemac77 Solidarity! And of course it applies to cat sitting as well....any kind of sitting actually. @erinreads @rubyslippersreads 2y
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brookerhi
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November 27: #squadgoals - Shout to these seven girls ... the original squad ... the #BSC! Which of the babysitters was your favorite? Stacey was my homegirl. #lilbookishthanks #bookishbffs

EchoLogical I liked them all because I saw a little bit of myself in each but Mary Anne was my spirit animal and Claudia was who I wanted to be. Lol 2y
GondorGirl I always wanted to be shy and kind like Mary Ann... but I was horrible and bossy like Kristy. 😖 2y
Candice28 I automatically knew who they were without looking at the tagged book. Loved this series. :) 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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4⭐️
I really enjoyed this update on a childhood favorite. When I was younger I didn‘t care for the Baby Sitters Club books. I did however love the Baby Sitters Club Mysteries. So it was refreshing to see Telgemeier‘s telling. It stays true to the originals, and still feels 80‘s, but it also feels modern and appropriate for today's youth. Even if most of them don‘t babysit.

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Bibliogeekery
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Read this to my niece on the care ride to the cottage.

Tamra My son likes this series. 2y
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heikemarie
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Votes are in and my lit circles are starting Goosebumps and BSC Thursday!

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bookandcat
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Today's #bookmail #bookhaul - I had ordered the last remaining Babysitter's Club books to complete my #BSC collection and almost all of them arrived today! Still waiting on another package or two. SO CLOSE AND I AM SO EXCITED!!!

mcipher Wow!! How many are there? 2y
LauraBrook This is so impressive! I'm excited for you!!! 2y
bookandcat @mcipher I'm ignoring the Little Sister series which is it's own thing, but...there are 131 regular BSC, 15 Super Specials, 36 mysteries, 4 super mysteries, 6 portrait collections books, 12 friends forever, 2 friends forever super specials, 3 readers requests, 15 California Diaries...I also have the complete guide, the Ann M Martin biography, and the movie novelization. I'm waiting on the last few regular books and mysteries. 2y
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bookandcat @LauraBrook thanks!!! I'm overjoyed. Can't wait! 2y
mcipher Wow! That is amazing. I had no idea there were so many (but I bet I've read 90% of them and just forgotten). Yay for finishing such an impressive collection!! 👏 2y
bookandcat @mcipher I'm rereading them and then listening to the corresponding episode of The Babysitter's Club Club podcast (hilarious - two 30 something Brooklyn guys reading and discussing the whole series). I did a reread of the series a few years ago via library borrowing but have never gotten through every book because some were too hard to find. So excited I'll have them all to reread whenever I like. They're delightful. 2y
mcipher Oh, that is so fun! I love the post-read podcast idea. 2y
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BookishGirl06
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Just finished reading this. Been wanting to reread this for a long time. Will probably be reading all the other books too. Still as good as I remember, short but fun for a quick filler in between books. I also love the nostalgia.

thereadingunicorn I loved those when I was little. Definitely going to introduce those to my daughter when she older😍😀 2y
Conservio I'm still mad about Mary Anne and Logan! 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag BSC FOREVER! Have you tried the graphic novels? Read them earlier this year and 😍 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Conservio, I feel bad for not remembering! (Please tell me) 2y
Conservio @thegirlwiththelibrarybag they broke up. 8 year old me was seriously mad about it. 2y
MysticRaven03 I miss these books! 😍 2y
Bitchezwhobrunchwithbookz Yasssss so good!!!! 2y
Zelma Definitely an updated cover. My childhood version had Kristy in braids, if I remember correctly. 2y
cajunsyd I read the entire series when I was younger! Fun! 2y
bookish.mum Such an awesome series 😄 So glad I still have all my books 😊 2y
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maximoffs
Kristy's Great Idea | Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier
Pickpick

Loved these growing up and it was so fun to flash back!

JackOBotts There's part of me that wants to go back and read them from the very beginning. Those "Super Specials" were always a favorite! 2y
hgrimes I was so obsessed with Ann M Martin as a kid! I can still sing the theme song of the short-lived TV series. Say hello to your friends - Babysitters Club! 2y
emilyesears I just read TBR graphic novels of the first 4 books in January and it was so fun! 2y
Aloisi_tribe If you 2y
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Kristel
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My babysitters club and little sister book collection.

I'm going to start reading them with my daughter at bed time

#raisingreaders

Ruri_kaichou Such a great idea! 2y
Peddler410 So cool! 2y
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youneverarrived
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Every Saturday when I was younger I used to go to the library and then go shopping with my pocket money to buy more books 😂💕loved all of these #cheerful #jubilantjuly #nostalgia

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bookandcat
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To celebrate my almost completed BSC collection (only 28 books left to collect), I'm rereading the series.
On a whim I typed the series title into Stictcher and discovered a great podcast of two best (guy) friends rereading all the books and discussing them!!
Right now they're talking about "toxic masculinity" the babysitters face in the book ? (the 1st page has a male teacher making her write about decorum for yelling "Yay" when school ends)

Purrfectpages That's great! 2y
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bookandcat
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Someone in my book club gave me all of their old babysitter's club books today (for free)!!! The ones in the big box I own already and will pass on to someone else, all the others I'm adding to my collection! Can't believe my luck, lots of rare ones! (Just counted, I'm keeping 86 out of 153!)

Megabooks So jealous! 2y
LauraBrook Wow, that is seriously awesome!!!! 🤘🏼 2y
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bookandcat BUT I ALSO NEED A NEW BOOKSHELF FOR THEM 2y
LiteraryinLititz Whoa! That was my go-to series for lots of my childhood. I remember feeling surprised when I got to age 11 that I still felt so young; the junior babysitters seemed so mature by that age! 2y
bookandcat @LiteraryinLititz yes I totally agree. Especially when you read the super thrillers and super specials. 2y
bookandcat @LiteraryinLititz also I mean they were in seventh and eight grade for like two decades and had like thirty boyfriends in one grade. That will make anyone seem way mature. 2y
LiteraryinLititz @bookandcat So true. ☺️ 2y
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I dropped Lane off for his first day at daycare this morning and I'm struggling with it... when I left he was already playing with some new friends and I know it will be good for him to socialize with kids around his age 3 days a week, but I think I'm going to be a nervous wreck the whole day! 😩😩😩

britt_brooke That first day is always harder on the parents. Hugs! 2y
LauraBeth Those days are tough - hang in there! 💕💕 2y
mjdowens Oh man. Those first few times are the hardest. Hang in there, you will get used it 2y
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Pickpick

Spent this beautiful Sunday afternoon playing with this cutie and rereading the first BSC book. It still holds up😊 even after over twenty years. Oh, how many hours I spent reading these books as a kid!

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Books I #lovedatage10 I absolutely adored The Baby-sitter's Club books, from probably age 8 or 9 up through high school. I have the majority of the original ones that I'm saving for my daughter, and I can't wait to dig them out again! #17booklove @jess.h

howjessreads I never read any of them! (#rebel) 🙂 But I've heard that the Babysitter's Club Club Podcast is fun! 3y
Bandrea I'm rereading these. I'm on book #3 The Truth About Stacey. (edited) 3y
Born.A.Reader @jess.h I've never heard it! I'll have to check it out! @Bandrea Mine are packed away but I'd love to do so! 3y
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Kmmsellers
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My mom just bought this stack of BSC books for me. She found them in a used store. They were my favorites as a kid. I'm so excited!

Reviewsbylola I may start collecting these for when my kids are old enough. 😂 #bsc4ever 3y
TheBookkeepersApprentice Aw I loved these! I was Claudia for Halloween one year 😊 3y
Kmmsellers @Reviewsbylola you definitely should! @TheBookkeepersApprentice I dressed as Maryanne one year 😊 3y
readordierachel Score! 3y
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Little_Reader
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All right, confession time. I'm trying to read my way through one of my favorite series as a kid. I follow The Babysitters Club Club podcast, and it's hilarious! These books are also a good palate cleanser since I can read them in one sitting. I'm having a hard time getting a hold of some of the books to keep reading in order, which is kind of a bummer. Anyone have any suggestions?

Kshakal I loved these books as a kid and owned most of them but they got sold at thrift sales over the years which now makes me sad! 3y
Moosknmouse Have you checked thriftbooks.com? 3y
Little_Reader @Moosknmouse Yeah, it's very hit and miss, though. Welcome to Litsy, by the way! 3y
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Hooked_on_books If I remember right, @Ebooksandcooks is a fan of these. She might have some ideas for you. 3y
Megabooks @Hooked_on_books They're all available on Amazon for kindle/kindle app. My library also has some on Overdrive. 3y
BethM Half price books 3y
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