'The Baby-Sitters Club' returns this spring

This April, Scholastic plans to reissue the first two volumes of its once-ubiquitous tween fiction series, The Baby-Sitters Club, according to the New York Times. Read the full post.

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  • Jamie

    This made me smile. These books were such a huge part of my childhood. I actually cried when Stacey moved back to New York.

  • Kelly

    “Say hello to your friends. Babysitters Club. Nothing’s better than friends. Babysitter’s Club. Cause you know that your friends are always there. Say hello to your friends.”

  • Kelsey

    Haha yay! I’m in my early 20s and I loved these books when I was younger. I collected most of them or got them at the library.
    I’m really glad they’re relaunching them. They’re by no means high art, but they do offer good, fun stories and the girls in them set very good examples (unlike, *cough* a few other “heroines” floating around these days…).
    They also touch on numerous social and personal issues, and the girls themselves represent a pretty wide variety of experiences and demographics — divorce, death of a parent, small family, large family, Jewish, Asian, African-American, wealthy, poor, middle-class, illness, etc. They address things without being patronizing.
    I hope they’re successful with the update and relaunch. :-)

  • Hillary

    I turn 27 tomorrow, and I will have to get the prequel to read (I teach middle school now, so I sort of don’t feel too bad reading tween books). The BSC is so close to my heart, I can’t even tell you. I gave the book about Stacey having to chose between her parents after the divorce to my dad when to explain my feelings about my parents divorce. I used to have all the titles/numbers memorized. They came out once a month on a Tuesday at my local book store (I also loved SVH too!). I remember feeling so sad when I realized I was just getting to old for the books. I guess I aged out right before middle school (what, 5th or 6th grade?)

  • Hillary

    I’ve also got to say that I picked up an old book recently and it honestly wasn’t as cheesy as I thought it would be. For a book series for girls (that has to repeat itself a lot, the first chapter was always a skip over) it was well written.

    I’m glad they are getting reissued (there were differences as far as technology that stuck out to me in the 90s when I was reading the first SVH books and it was weird), but I remember when they did the first reissue on the book cover and it made me sad. I like the originals I still have.

  • Cris

    I’d certainly rather have my tween reading those books that the Twilight garbage, so I’m all for this.

  • Allie

    anyone remember the movie based on the babysitter’s club books? i flipped out when abc family showed it a few months back! it’s awesome. i read some of the books when i was younger, but i wasn’t a huge fan over them like i was with the wishbone books. but yeah, hopefully this release will do well because it is a great series for young girls.

  • Kelly

    The Babysitters Little Sister Karen Books were the first books I really stated reading all by myself and as I grew up into the older series they were one of the few things I would ignore TV for.

    • Lala

      Same! I was seven or eight when I read Babysitters Little Sister books, and then graduated on to BSC. I have so many memories of these books. The Boxcar Children were also a favorite of mine. Oddly enough, that lead into my Agatha Christie phase a couple of years later.

  • Katie

    These books were pretty much my life when I was a kid

  • Peggy

    My daughter loved these books and read them until she got too old from them.

  • Andrea

    Awww…I had many of the BSC books, the super edition ones where they went on vacations were my favs, and I even read the little sister edition with Karen (although I hated all that two-two crap in the beginning of each one)

    • Lala

      Haha, I usually skipped the “explanation” part of each book. Even as a second-grader, there was only so much I could take of the “My parents are divorced, so I have TWO houses, TWO bicycles, TWO toothbrushes” speech before wanting to hurt myself. Although I admit, getting regular lessons on diabetes did make me appear smarter on the playground at school. The super editions really were pretty awesome though. I remember a gold sparkly edition where they did a Peter Pan play for school, and another where they spent the summer at a beach.

  • Mary Q. Contrary

    Hello? What about Dawn, Mallory, and Jessie? Ha.

  • Brooke

    I’m hoping they’ll update Claudia’s outfits into new, horrible sounding monstrosities!

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