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The Babysitters Club

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Published September 1st 1993 by Gareth Stevens Pub
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Katie Yes. I read it, and I love it. In the story, Kristy's mom cannot find a sitter for Kristy's little brother. So Kristy thinks of the Babysitters Club.…moreYes. I read it, and I love it. In the story, Kristy's mom cannot find a sitter for Kristy's little brother. So Kristy thinks of the Babysitters Club. The club is a buisness where a client can call a certain number and reach 4, then 5, then 7 experienced sitters with 2 alternates. The client is pretty much guaranteed a sitter, and the club earns trust and respect.
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Kristen
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
These are the books that taught me to love reading :)
Meghan
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
'twas my life between ages 6-11. Owned and read the entire collection, super specials, mysteries, little sister, etc. -- multiple, multiple times. Even a member of the fan club :) Kept collection on a special bookshelf in my room high above my desk so little sibs couldn't harm. They were recently damaged by a flood in my parents' basement so my mom bought a full, replacement set on eBay so I can share with my future children.
Beanne
Jan 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
My childhood.

Read almost all of the books then stopped because I discovered Bram Stoker.
Elizabeth M
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: popular-series
The Babysitters Club series was very popular back when I was a preteen. These books helped me when I was going through some of the same issues they dealt with; like divorced parents, gossipy girls, cliques, boys and many other things girls these ages deal with. These books portray the idea of making good lasting friendships and teach many lessons throughout. I think this series is a great series for girls preteens to read especially if they happen to be dealing with things that are hard for them ...more
Vera
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
These books were my childhood. I don't know what I would've done without them, and for that reason alone, I'm wary of saying anything critical about it, because I read over 50 of these books (or closer to 100) and I remember Kirsty was always my favourite, because she was the tomboy of the group. I remember reading this when I was 9 (Vanessa's age, I don't know why I remember that, maybe because she was the only one my age when I started reading these books?) and wanting to be a babysitter when ...more
Robin King
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
If it wasn't for Ann M Martin, I wouldn't be the reader and author I am today. I was a struggling reader in 3rd grade, just barely on reading level. I read almost every one of these books (including The Babysitter's Kids), in about a year and a half. By the time I was in fifth grade, I'd well surpassed all reading levels and moved onto other series. This is the perfect series for any middle grader (3-7 grade) who loves kids and the adventures of babysitting and growing up.
Chelsie Gransee
Jul 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
This is the series that made me fall in love with reading. Read all 131 books in the main series, and a few super special and mystery ones too. My favorite character by far was Mary-Ann. Mallory was just annoying. I hated how each book repeated all the babysitting club rules every time. But once that was over the rest of the book was great!
Amelia
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i give this book 5 stars it was Great and i loved it it was interesting
Lindsay G.
Finished this with Ivy. Fun to reminisce
Kayla Macgillivray
Oct 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Absolutely adored The Babysitters Club when I was like 7 haha, am surprised there isn't more on Goodreads about the Little Sister series, which was about Kristy's younger stepsister Karen. I read every one of those books, and while Chapter 2 of every book eventually got annoying and I always skipped it because it was the same explanation in every book, the way Karen discussed her parent's divorce was really helpful for me. I always felt sort of left out, being the only one of my friends whose pa ...more
Haidyn.C
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked this book because it was a kinda like a race because they wanted the most kids they could babysit. Also, they had to be smart because if they didn't do a good job at babysitting the kid you will get in trouble. I recommend anybody who likes the Sisters book or Smile to read this. It is different from the book smile because in smile she is worried to get braces and in this one she worries about the other babysitters and trying to be a role model for the kids. Will the mean babysitters win ...more
Mary
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had it in my head that this first book was boring and all set up but I found myself enjoying it anyway! Maybe I will read a few others in the series just for fun.
Carissa Galvan
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The “Baby-sitters club is a book about four friends and one of the friends has an idea to open a club to baby-sit since they have all been baby-sitting for a while. THis is a great book that I would really suggest to middle-schoolers or fifth-graders.This is why I think you should read this amazing book.
Colleen Mcwilliams
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing book and I think it is perfect for elementary schoolers.
Darby Connors
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-1-10
Kristy comes up with a brilliant idea after her mom has to make multiple phone calls to find a babysitter. She thought of a babysitters club. There would be four girls at one location at one time. People could call one phone number and get a babysitter. Kristy recruits Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey. They have many crazy and stressful experiences on their babysitting jobs. They have their individual challenges and quirks. Kristy mainly struggles with accepting Watson, the man her mother is datin ...more
Kristin Carney
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: popular-series
I loved Babysitters Club growing up. I would read my books along with the tv show. This was one of the first book series I got into when I started reading along with Junie B. Jones. I feel this book is best suited for young girls. This book talks a lot about things that young girls go through so you can easily relate to the book. I feel like that’s why I enjoyed it the most. It shows us long lasting friendships along with friendships that are not good for you. I love how this book gives young re ...more
Kristin Carney
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: popular-series
I loved Babysitters Club growing up. I would read my books along with the tv show. This was one of the first book series I got into when I started reading along with Junie B. Jones. I feel this book is best suited for young girls. This book talks a lot about things that young girls go through so you can easily relate to the book. I feel like that’s why I enjoyed it the most. It shows us long lasting friendships along with friendships that are not good for you. I love how this book gives young re ...more
Kristen
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In the book “The Babysitters Club” there was so much action. I love graphic novels like this because using pictures helps me understand the book a lot better. I love Ann M. Marrying books she puts drama and friendship all into one. In the book I read Kristy made up this club and asked all her friends and a new girl to join. There are 4 girls and they all got into drama toward the end because the new girl lied and kristy screamed. But at the end they all had a party and ended up keeping the club. ...more
Ellie VanLahr
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Babysitter's Club is a great read for any young girl. I recall reading the series when I was younger and it was a great representation of young girls getting involved and making money doing something they love. The characters are all very different and showcase the different personalities and traits of young girls, and there is pretty much a character that any young girl or boy can relate to. The girls are babysitters for the local children and become even closer running their business.
Michelle
Read so many of these books as a kid and revisited them often as a teen. A huge part of my childhood and what got me into reading. While Sweet Valley is cold sugary Kool Aid, The Babysitters Club is warm, indulgent hot chocolate. Still not very nutritious, but overall feel-good series. Plus, BSC Snark is funny.
Christine Ann
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome series for young girls. I loved these books growing up and still have not read all of them. I enjoy Ann Martins writing and am excited about the journey I take with the girls. It makes me feel like I am part of the club.
Laura Chapman
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved these books as a kid!!!
Leyla
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An amazing book especially for teens or older kids.
Maya Palavali
Nov 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Eh
April Ceja
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i love ann M. martin's books. it fills me with exitement and it makes me want to read more. keep up the amazing work :)
Cam
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a tween these books were my magnet to the library ❤ 📚 ...more
Nicole
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved these books as a kid. They were both silly and serious at times, but I adored them.
Rosa
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Classic
Adriyan Hollos
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved it
Kana
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good book and I enjoyed it because some of the parts of the book were funny and it was entiertsining watching the baby-sitters club trying to get their club back together while there is competition. I think the author did a good job making some of the parts entertaining to read, but I feel like I would enjoy the book more if it had more detail about what was going on and the emotions that the characters were feeling while another group formed for babysitting. I think that it was kind ...more
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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.

Ann gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on
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