Step back in time to the late '80s and early '90s, when the world was a little simpler and the biggest worry was a pop quiz or a rival babysitting club! The Baby-Sitters Club, created by Ann M. Martin, captured the hearts of millions with its portrayal of a group of young 7th grade girls navigating through life, friendship, and entrepreneurship in Stoneybrook, CT. In this post, we invite you to revisit your childhood and explore the Baby-Sitters Club.
The Baby-Sitters Club has something for everyone. For some, it’s the nostalgia of reliving childhood memories; for others, the books offer an escape from the harsh realities of the world. Whatever your reason may be, there’s no denying the fact that the Baby-Sitters Club has left an indelible mark on popular culture.
If you haven't read the series before, it’s never too late to start. The Baby-Sitters Club series consists of more than 200 books, and you can find them all in your local library, Scholastic Kids library or buy at Scholastic.com. The books are easy to read, full of relatable characters, and they transport you to the idyllic town of Stoneybrook, CT. Prepare to be charmed by the antics of Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, Dawn, Jessi, Mallory, Logan, and the other characters.
If you're a fan of graphic novels, we highly recommend the graphic novel adaptations by Raina Telgemeier. The graphic novels are faithful to the original stories and add a new dimension to the beloved characters. The visual medium brings the world of Stoneybrook to life in a way that will delight both new and old fans.
For those who want to delve deeper into the world of the Baby-Sitters Club, we recommend checking out "We Are the Baby-Sitters Club: Essays and Artwork from Grown-Up Readers." This 2021 anthology includes essays from writers and artists exploring the impact the series had on their lives. The book features artwork, fan fiction, and personal essays that pay tribute to the Baby-Sitters Club. It's a must-read for anyone who grew up with the series.
The Baby-Sitters Club has been a part of many childhoods. It taught us the value of friendship, hard work, and perseverance. It showed us that anything is possible if we put our minds to it. Whether you read the books, watch the TV show, or listen to the audiobooks, there’s no denying the Baby-Sitters Club's enduring popularity.