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Claudia's Friend (The Baby-Sitters Club #63)

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This is book #63 in The Baby Sitters Club series. In this book, Claudia and Shea can't spell, but they can be friends.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 1st 1993 by Scholastic
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As a tween I DEVOURED the BSC books. I can still remember the first one I read was #8 - Stacey in Sea City. Man did I love those books. You could see a little bit of yourself in almost all of the babysitters. I was artistic, close to my Grandmother, and couldn't spell like Claudia, I was shy and cried easily like Mary Anne, I wore glasses like Mallory. The only one I never really liked was Kristy. I always found her annoying. And really, who likes bossy people?

In the last few years, I've been tr
claudia's english teacher, mrs. hall, informs claudia that a big test is coming up, & claudia needs to do really well (not just pass) if she wants to pass english altogether. mrs. hall suggests that claudia take advantage of the tutoring available in the resource room, but claudia freaks. for some reason, she thinks using the resource room will cause everyone at school to think/know she's a dummy. that doesn't seem very charitable to the kids that currently use the resource room, but hey.

Laura Hughes
Shea Rodowsky has been diagnosed with dyslexia, and Mrs. Rodowsky asks one of the baby-sitters to tutor him. Claudia doesn’t have enough confidence in her own abilities to volunteer for the job, so Mary Anne takes it, but Shea is so easily frustrated and volatile that it’s slow going. Meanwhile, Claudia’s English teacher tells her she’s in danger of failing if she doesn’t bring her grade up, so Stacey volunteers to tutor her, but she gets overzealous and treats Claudia like a child. They fight. ...more
Fantastic books for young girls getting into reading!! Great stories about friendship and life lessons. The characters deal with all sorts of situations and often find responsible solutions to problems.

I loved this series growing up and wanted to start my own babysitting business with friends. Great lessons in entrepreneurship for tweens.

The books may be dated with out references to modern technology but the story stands and lessons are still relevant.

Awesome books that girls will love! And the
Least favourite, omg. I've always been a good speller, so I just had no liking or respect for Claudia. I mean, I was 7 or so when I started reading and she was meant to be 12 and 13 and she couldn't even spell something like 'what'. Shea had an actual problem, but Claudia was just dumb.

/elitist snob.
In which Caludia claims to not be dyslexic (she's actually above average in intelligence. She just doesn't apply herself), and adult BSC fans everywhere collectively call bullshit.
This time, it's Claudia's Very Special Episode about dyslexia - too bad Claudia doesn't really have a learning disability. Her spelling errors defy the logic of something like dyslexia.
Maria M. Elmvang
Gah! For a couple of best friends, Stacey and Claudia really don't treat each other well. Why don't they just - I don't know - TALK to each other?
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Ann Matthews Martin was born on August 12, 1955. She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, with her parents and her younger sister, Jane. After graduating from Smith College, Ann became a teacher and then an editor of children's books. She's now a full-time writer.

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