Top 10 Baby-Sitters Club Books

 

The Babysitters Club books were written by Ann Martin and surround the lives of a group of teenage girls in Connecticut who make a club called Babysitters Club where they face life situations and narrate them in the first person. The books were published between the years 1986 to 2000 and sold hundreds of millions of copies worldwide. The book takes you through the life of the different girls and what they face in their personal lives as they grow. Here are the babysitters club books you would enjoy reading or re-reading.

 

Kristy’s Great Idea

The first book of the series, Kristy comes up with the idea to make the babysitters club with the other three, Claudia, Stacey and Mary Anne. They look at it as a way to make more money and also enjoy taking care of the children too. They face out of control toddlers and crazy pets, secrets kept by Stacey, among a list of other things. All this tests their determination to keep the club going on.

Read it For:
The exciting journey of the girls and their life of secrets.
Don't Read it For:
One will have to read the first book to understand the story in this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
the success of the first book was what led to the continuation of the series.

Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls

After the first book where the girls face the ups and downs of babysitting, now they all seem to be getting unknown phone calls while they were working. Picking up the phone the only answer they got was silence from the other side of the call. Claudia insists it is the Phantom Caller, a jewel thief who is working nearby.

Read it For:
For the second book in the series being just as interesting as the first but this one is the anticipated book after the first.
Don't Read it For:
The main story in the book is not that good.
What makes this book stand out?:
Being childish which was the goal but also fun.

The Truth About Stacey

Stacey is one of the four girls of the Babysitters club. She is diabetic, and her parents are unwilling to accept that. Except for the club, no one else knows of Stacey’s disease. Upon that, her parents take her to every other physician who had made her lose a friend. Hence she is determined to not let that happen ever again.

Read it For:
The ordeal that Stacey has to face.
Don't Read it For:
The method of writing about her disease.
What makes this book stand out?:
Addressing some real-life issues along which makes it relatable to children,

Mary Anne Saves the Day

The title tells you everything. This book focuses on Mary Anne’s character as the club seems to be on the verge of falling apart, and it is left to her to handle the babysitting and bring the club back together before it is too late.

Read it For:
The details of Mary Anne’s character here makes her more realistic than the others.
Don't Read it For:
Mostly because of the odd personality of Mary as described in the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
Making the character and the story realistic and relatable to its readers.
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Dawn and the Impossible Three

Here we have the entry of a new character in the Club, Dawn. Dawn is determined to prove herself to Kristy, who dislikes her the most and to make herself useful in the Club. Here is a story on a character apart from the usual three.

Read it For:
The insight into the life and work of Dawn as a babysitter.
Don't Read it For:
The story is a bit out of hand.
What makes this book stand out?:
Allowing the entry of a new character in the series makes it all the more interesting.

Kristy’s Big Day

Kristy’s mother is getting married, and the club is responsible for handling all the children at her wedding. Kristy also has helped plan her mother’s wedding.

Read it For:
The attempts of the club members to hold the fort and babysit the 14 children attending the wedding.
Don't Read it For:
It is a good book of the series. It has no major flaws.
What makes this book stand out?:
For the story. It keeps the series going alive and well.

Claudia and Mean Janine

In this book, Claudia argues and picks fights more often with her sister Janine along with having to care for her grandmother Mimi who has a stroke unexpectedly. She also gains the support of Mary Anne as they both are close and she was really glad to help.

Read it For:
The story is good and light-hearted. It’s good for the fans of the series.
Don't Read it For:
The predictable story is kind of sobering.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is just another book of the series. The story has shifted focus from the other characters from one book to another.

Boy-Crazy Stacey

Stacey and Mary Anne are babysitting eight children at the beach. Tired of doing it so often, Stacey falls for the eighteen-year-old lifeguard on duty while leaving Mary Anne to care for the children all by herself.

Read it For:
There isn’t much to say apart from the obvious storyline.
Don't Read it For:
Obvious reasons being how predictable and corny it might have been.
What makes this book stand out?:
Adding love into the equation of the club.

The Ghost at Dawn’s House

Dawn believes that there is a ghost at her house in the secret passage and wants to know more. The other girls are busy with babysitting although they are just as curious as her to know.

Read it For:
The story is interesting enough from the description. Going in depth makes it all the more enjoyable for children.
Don't Read it For:
Reliving the book is a mistake when you’ve grown older. It won’t have the same feel.
What makes this book stand out?:
The ghost story is good from the perspective of a child.

Logan Likes Mary Anne!

The title sounds like the first thing a gossip girl would say as soon as she met her friends in the morning at school. Mary Anne has grown up and doesn’t seek permission from her father to do anything. Logan Bruno likes Mary Anne and seeks to join the club. The other members are hesitant to let him in, and Mary thinks she is too shy for him.

Read it For:
Adding a guy to the equation of the story of the girls’ club.
Don't Read it For:
A re-read is a bad idea. This book isn’t the same as it was to you when you were a kid.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is good because it adds love to the mix, a possible addition of a guy to the club and more details you would rather read in the book than read about it elsewhere.

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