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Baby-sitters Club. Original series

Author:
Martin, Ann M
Martin, Ann M., 1955
Lerangis, Peter
 
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1.  Kristy's great idea

 
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Star rating for Claudia and the phantom phone calls
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2.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:
When Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, and Stacey, the members of the Baby-sitters Club, each receive mysterious calls while they are working, they decide to find out who is responsible.
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Star rating for The truth about Stacey
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3.
Average Rating:
4.8 stars
Description:
The hit series returns to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

Stacey doesn't like to tell everyone that she has diabetes. Her friends in the Baby-sitters Club are supportive, but Stacey has lost other friends who didn't understand her condition.Stacey's parents don't seem to understand, either; they're constantly taking her to new doctors. The truth is, she likes her doctor and just wants to spend her time being a normal girl...
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Star rating for Mary Anne saves the day
Series Volume:
4.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
The hit series returns to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

Mary Anne has never been a leader of the BSC. So when a fight breaks out among the club's four members, Mary Anne feels a little lost, unable to depend on Kristy, Stacey, or Claudia anymore.Sitting by herself in the cafeteria is bad enough; when Mary Anne has to baby-sit a sick child without any help from the club, she knows someone has to take action. It's time...
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Star rating for Dawn and the impossible three
Series Volume:
5.
Average Rating:
4.8 stars
Description:
"As the newest member of the BSC, Dawn is eager to prove herself. So when a big job comes along, she jumps at the chance to show everyone what she's made of. The Barretts are even more challenging than Dawn expected. The house is a mess. Mrs. Barrett is unreliable, and the kids are out of control. Dawn knows she's a great baby-sitter, but this is impossible! She only knows one thing for sure--a member of the BSC never gives up!"--P. [4] of cover.
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Star rating for Kristy's big day
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6.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
The hit series returns to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

Kristy's mom is getting married, and everyone is coming to town to help, bringing their kids with them. Fourteen kids! Kristy is sure she and Stacey, Claudia, Mary Anne, and Dawn can handle it—they're professional baby-sitters, after all, and Kristy's mom has offered them a lot of money to take on such a big job.But will a week of changing diapers, stopping...
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Star rating for The baby-sitters club
Series Volume:
7.
Average Rating:
5 stars
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"Claudia's sister, Janine, is too busy being smart to be nice to anyone-- even their grandmother, Mimi. But Claudia doesn't have to see Janine too much this summer since the Baby-sitters Club is starting a new play group. It's going to be so much fun! But then Mimi has a stroke, and the whole summer changes. Now Claudia is "Mimi-sitting" and Janine is no help at all. How can the Kishi sisters get along when Janine is always so mean?"--P. [4] of cover....
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Star rating for Boy-crazy Stacey
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8.
Average Rating:
5 stars
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Accompanying the Pike family during a two-week vacation to the Jersey Shore, baby-sitter Stacey falls head over heels for a handsome lifeguard despite Mary Anne's warning that he is too old for her.
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Star rating for The ghost at Dawn's house
Series Volume:
9.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
Convinced there is a ghost in her house, Dawn sets out to investigate the spooky noises and happenings in her home.
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Star rating for Logan likes Mary Anne!
Series Volume:
10.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
"It used to be that Mary Anne's dad was really strict, but not anymore. Mary Anne's been growing up...but that's not the only big news for the Baby-sitters Club. There's a new boy in school named Logan Bruno, and he likes Mary Anne! He has a dreamy Southern accent, he's awfully cute--and he wants to join the Baby-sitters Club. The Baby-sitters aren't sure Logan will make a good club member. And Mary Anne thinks she's too shy for Logan. Life in the...
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Star rating for Kristy and the snobs
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11.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
When her mother's remarriage takes her family into a much wealthier neighborhood, thirteen-year-old Kristy finds herself surrounded by snobbish girls who compare clothes, make fun of the Baby-sitters Club, and insult her aging dog.
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Star rating for Claudia and the new girl
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12.
Average Rating:
5 stars
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At the urging of a very artistic new girl who encourages Claudia to practice art instead of caring for kids, Claudia considers leaving the club and the other members give her an ultimatum.
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Star rating for Good-bye, Stacey, good-bye
Series Volume:
13.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Stacey McGill is moving back to New York, and her friends must face the sadness of saying good-bye, hunt down the perfect farewell gift, and take on the difficult task of filling Stacey's place in the Baby-sitters Club.
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Star rating for Hello, Mallory
Series Volume:
14.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Mallory Pike has always wanted to be a member of the Baby-sitters Club. The Baby-sitters are so much fun to be around, and so grown-up. Now the club members have invited Mallory to a meeting. This might be her big chance! But the Baby-sitters don't make it easy. First Claudia makes Mal feel like a baby on her first official baby-sitting job. Then they give her a written test-with questions nobody could answer! Mallory's beginning to think she doesn't...
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Star rating for Little Miss Stoneybrook-- and Dawn
Series Volume:
15.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
Each member of the Baby-sitters Club sponsors a different girl in the Little Miss Stoneybrook competition, as Dawn also tries to cope with the break-up of her family after her parents are divorced.
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Star rating for Jessi's secret language
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16.
Average Rating:
4 stars
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Feeling isolated as the only African American in her sixth grade class, Jessi gains a sense of belonging by participating in the Baby-sitters Club, learning sign language in order to communicate with a deaf child, and dancing in a ballet.
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Star rating for Mary Anne's bad-luck mystery
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17.
Average Rating:
4 stars
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A discarded chain letter augers a series of bad events for Mary Anne, who is plagued by bad luck and a threatening note demanding a midnight meeting on Old Man Sutcliff's grave.
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Star rating for Stacey's mistake
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18.
Average Rating:
5 stars
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Stacey invites her Baby-sitters Club friends down for a weekend in New York City, but the big city creates big problems for the girls.
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Star rating for Claudia and the bad joke
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19.
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Claudia takes a baby-sitting job looking after Betsy, a girl who is known for her practical jokes, and when one of Betsy's pranks results in a broken leg for Claudia, her baby-sitting days may be through.
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Star rating for Kristy and the walking disaster
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20.
Average Rating:
3.5 stars
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When she sees how much her little brother and young stepbrother and stepsister want to play softball, thirteen-year-old Kristy starts her own team, which makes up in spirit what it lacks in skill.
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Star rating for Mallory and the trouble with twins
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21.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
Eleven-year-old Mallory finds a real challenge in babysitting for the troublesome Arnold twins.
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Star rating for Jessi Ramsey, pet-sitter
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22.
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Eleven-year-old Jessi copes with pet sitting for the Mancusi family and serious dissension among the members of the Baby-sitters Club.
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Star rating for Dawn on the coast
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23.
Average Rating:
5 stars
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Since her parents' divorce, Dawn lives in Connecticut with her mother while her brother and father are in California, but after a week's vacation in sunny, healthy southern California, Dawn isn't sure she wants to return to the East Coast.
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Star rating for Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise
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24.
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Mother's Day is coming up and the Baby-sitters have the same problem they do every year: What do they get their mothers? Kristy, especially, wants to do something nice for her mom. Mrs. Brewer has been acting kind of strange and secretive lately, and Kristy's worried about her...But then Kristy gets another one of her great ideas. Why don't the Baby-sitters treat their moms - and the mothers of the kids they sit for - to a day off without any kids...
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Star rating for Kristy and the Mother's Day surprise
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24.
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Devising a kid-free day off for all the hardworking mothers in Stoneybrook, Kristy and the rest of the Baby-sitters Club are pleased by the successful day, which concludes with a big surprise for Kristy.
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Star rating for Mary Anne and the search for Tigger
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25.
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Mary Anne is desperate to find her missing kitten, Tigger, and her friends in the Baby-sitters Club help her with her search, but in the meantime the children for whom Mary Anne babysits develop inexplicable allergies.
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Star rating for Claudia and the sad good-bye
Series Volume:
26.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
"Claudia has a sad goodbye to make. Her grandmother, Mimi, has just died. Claudia understands that Mimi was sick for a long time, but she's still mad at her grandmother for leaving her. Who will help Claudia with her homework . . . and share "special tea" with her? To keep from thinking about Mimi, Claudia spends all her free time painting and baby-sitting. She's even teaching an art class for some of the kids in the neighborhood. Claudia knows...
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Star rating for Jessi and the superbrat
Series Volume:
27.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
"Stoneybrook has gone star-crazy! Derek Masters, an eight-year-old regular on a hit television sitcom, has moved to town. Everyone's wondering what a real-live TV star will be like--will he drive to school in a limo? Jessi can't believe it, but even stars need baby-sitters, and she's the lucky club member to watch Derek Masters. Even though a lot of kids at school call Derek a spoiled brat, Jessi likes him immediately. He rides bikes and eats junk...
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Star rating for Welcome back, Stacey!
Series Volume:
28.
Description:
"Stacey's parents have been fighting a lot lately. Even so, she's still not prepared for the terrible news: her parents are getting divorced. Not only is Stacey sad and angry, but now she has a big decision to make: Stacey must either stay in New York with her father, or move out with her mother...to Stoneybrook. Could Stacey really leave the city, her father, her best friend Laine, and all that great shopping? But then again, how could Stacey pass...
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Star rating for Mallory and the Mystery Diary
Series Volume:
29.
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A long-hidden message helps Mallory and the Baby-sitters Club solve an old mystery about Stacey's house, which they believe to be haunted.

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Star rating for Mary Anne and the Great Romance
Series Volume:
30.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
At long last, Dawn's mother and Mary Anne's father have decided to get married!
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Star rating for Dawn's Wicked Stepsister
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31.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Dawn and Mary Anne are finally stepsisters and also roommates. When they begin to get on each other's nerves, Dawn comes up with a solution which pleases everyone.
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Star rating for Kristy and the Secret of Susan
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32.
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Kristy believes that the autistic child she sits for is normal enough to attend special ed classes at school. After a while though she realizes that Susan would be better off with children like herself.

34.  Claudia and the great search

 
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Star rating for Mary Anne and Too Many Boys
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34.
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Mary Anne and Stacey are in Sea City working as mother's helpers for the Pike family. When each of the girls meets up with her boyfriend from last summer, things start to get complicated.
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Star rating for Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook
Series Volume:
35.
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To a New York City girl like Stacey, the fact that an old—supposedly haunted—house in Stoneybrook is being torn down is no big deal. But then her friend Kristy discovers the house was built on a graveyard, and when Stacey sees a horrible face in one of the windows, she wonders if the house really could be haunted!

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Star rating for Jessi's Baby-Sitter
Series Volume:
36.
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When Jessi's mom goes back to work, Aunt Cecilia moves in with the Ramseys to help out. Jessi is mortified that she has a baby-sitter and can't stand her aunt's bossy ways.

38.  Dawn and the older boy

 
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37.

39.  Kristy's mystery admirer

 
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38.

40.  Poor Mallory!

 
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39.
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Star rating for Claudia and the Middle School Mystery
Series Volume:
40.
Description:

The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

For once, Claudia's studied really hard for her math test. And when she gets her paper back, it has an A- on it. All right!But then Claudia's math teacher calls her to his desk and accuses her of copying off of Shawna Riverson's test.Claudia can't believe it, and neither can the Baby-sitters. Claudia would never cheat! And they're not going to rest until they

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Star rating for Mary Anne vs. Logan
Series Volume:
41.
Description:

The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

Lately, Mary Anne's been feeling like she and Logan are spending too much time together. They fight over silly things. And Mary Anne never gets to do what she wants to do—like read, and baby-sit, and be with her friends.But when Mary Anne suggests that she and Logan see less of each other, Logan takes it all the wrong way. Could this really be the end

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Star rating for Jessi and the Dance School Phantom
Series Volume:
42.
Description:
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

Naturally, Jessi is thrilled when she earns the lead role her in dance school's latest ballet. But someone in class wants her out of the show. First Jessi's toe shoes are stolen. Then she gets all kinds of threatening messages!What kind of ballerina would want to scare Jessi? The Baby-sitters don't know, but they're not going to let anyone get away with it for long.The...
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Star rating for Stacey's Emergency
Series Volume:
43.
Description:
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

Lately, the pressure's really been on Stacey. She hasn't been feeling well, her schoolwork and baby-sitting jobs are almost out of control, and she's sick of being in the middle of her parents' fights.Then it happens: Stacey ends up in the hospital because of her diabetes. The Baby-sitters are worried. So is Stacey. Why are things always so hard?The best friends...

45.  Dawn and the big sleepover

 
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44.
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Star rating for Kristy and the Baby Parade
Series Volume:
45.
Description:
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

The Baby-sitters just love little babies. So of course Kristy has the great idea of entering a float in the Stoneybrook Baby Parade. All the girls have to do is round up a bunch of adorable babies like Squirt and Emily Michelle, dress them in costumes, and plop them on a float. Easy, right?jWrong. The float looks like a big orange blob, the costumes are hideous,...
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Star rating for Mary Anne Misses Logan
Series Volume:
46.
Description:
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

It was good for Mary Anne and Logan to break up for a while. Mary Anne had some time to herself, and she's been having lots of fun with her friends. But now Mary Anne can't help it. She misses Logan.When she and Logan are both assigned to study their favorite author, Mary Anne thinks it will be the perfect, most romantic way for them to get back together. Until...
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Star rating for Mallory on Strike
Series Volume:
47.
Description:
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

Mallory couldn't imagine not being in a big family like hers. There's always someone to do things with, and she likes to help take care of her younger brothers and sisters. But now Mallory's working on an important writing project, and she needs peace and quiet. So why won't everyone leave her alone? Nicky needs help tying his shoes, Claire wants a sandwich, someone...
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Star rating for Jessi's Wish
Series Volume:
48.
Description:
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

When Jessi volunteers to help supervise the Kids Can Do Anything Club, she meets nine-year-old Danielle. Danielle has a beautiful smile and a great sense of humor. And she has cancer.Jessi has never met anyone like Danielle before. Even though she's very sick, Danielle is courageous and hopeful. She even has two wishes. The first is to go to Disney World. The second...
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Star rating for Claudia and the genius of Elm Street
Series Volume:
49.
Description:
Claudia gets stuck baby-sitting for Rosie, an obnoxious little girl who is also a genius.
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Star rating for Dawn's big date
Series Volume:
50.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
Dawn tries to give herself a new image by changing her hair, makeup, clothes, and personality, but then she worries about whether her friends and her penpal Lewis will like the new Dawn.
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Star rating for Stacey's Ex-Best Friend
Series Volume:
51.
Description:

The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

Stacey can't wait! Her best friend from New York, Laine Cummings, is coming to Stoneybrook for a whole week. She can spend a day at SMS, attend club meetings, and maybe go to the Valentine Dance.But from the minute Laine arrives, nothing goes as planned. She thinks Stacey's sleepover with her friends is childish, and can't believe Stacey's still into baby-sitting.

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Star rating for Mary Anne + 2 many babies
Series Volume:
52.
Description:
Mary Anne enjoys babysitting, but she learns that taking care of a baby is a big responsibility when she has to play pretend parent to an egg "baby" for a special class at school.
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Star rating for Kristy for President
Series Volume:
53.
Description:
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

Kristy's not too happy with some things at Stoneybrook Middle School. The hot lunches, for example, look like dog food, and Mary Poppins is such a babyish choice for their annual play. What the eighth grade really needs is a new class president. Someone who's organized and has great ideas—someone like Kristy!But can Kristy coach a softball team, keep up her...
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Star rating for Mallory and the Dream Horse
Series Volume:
54.
Description:
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

Mallory loves horses. She loves reading about them. She loves writing about them. And most of all, she loves daydreaming about them.So when Mallory's parents agree to let her take riding lessons, it's a dream come true! Mallory is so excited that she can hardly concentrate at the BSC meetings anymore. But then the lessons begin, and Mallory discovers that dreaming...
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Star rating for Jessi's Gold Medal
Series Volume:
55.
Description:
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

Jessi is honored—and surprised—when she's asked to participate in a synchronized swimming competition. Sure, Jessi knows ballet. But water ballet is a different story. All that swimming is hard work!Jessi and her partner practice their routines over and over again. Everyone—especially the Baby-sitters—is expecting them to win the gold. But...
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Star rating for Keep Out, Claudia!
Series Volume:
56.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

The Baby-sitters love getting new clients. So when the Lowells contact the club, everyone is thrilled. For Mary Anne, sitting for the Lowells is a snap, and the kids are adorable and obedient. But when Claudia meets the family, Mrs. Lowell will barely look her in the eye, and the kids are downright rude!The next time Mrs. Lowell calls the BSC, she requests another...
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Star rating for Dawn Saves the Planet
Series Volume:
57.
Description:
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

Dawn thinks studying ecology is so cool. For a science project, she and Stacey are even teaching an ecology class for some of their baby-sitting charges. It's fun to get kids excited about cleaning up the Earth.But Dawn isn't through yet. She wants to start a recycling center at SMS. The BSC is all for it, but Dawn needs a lot of help. And lately she's been so busy...
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Star rating for Stacey's Choice
Series Volume:
58.
Description:
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!

Since Stacey's parents got divorced, it hasn't been easy. Stacey hates being put between them, and she misses her dad sometimes even though she gets to see him often.And now both of her parents are depending on Stacey. They each need her badly. And she can't be in Stoneybrook and in New York at the same time. How will Stacey choose between her mom and her dad ....
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Star rating for Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym)
Series Volume:
59.
Description:
Being a "total spaz" in gym is bad enough, but now Mallory's worst nightmare has come true. Gym class has gone co-ed! Pre-teen girls are sure to relate to this latest book in the phenomenally popular Baby-sitters Club series.
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Star rating for Mary Anne's Makeover
Series Volume:
60.
Description:
The rest of the Baby-sitters are shocked when Mary Anne, tired of being a plain Jane, gets a chic new haircut and a new wardrobe, and their reaction enrages the excited Mary Anne.
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Star rating for Jessi and the Awful Secret
Series Volume:
61.
Description:
Jessi discovers that one of the girls in her dance class is anorexic, and she and her friends soon learn about the seriousness of the illness.
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Star rating for Kristy and the Worst Kid Ever
Series Volume:
62.
Description:
The Papadakis family takes in a foster child, a troubled young girl named Lou, and Kristy soon discovers that Lou's difficult behavior makes her a real challenge to baby-sit.

64.  Claudia's freind friend

 
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63.
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Star rating for Dawn's Family Feud
Series Volume:
64.
Description:
When Dawn's brother Jeff comes from California for a visit, a nice, peaceful family reunion erupts into a feud between the Schafers and the Spiers.
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Star rating for Stacey's Big Crush
Series Volume:
65.
Description:
Stacey falls in love with the student teacher filling in for Mr. Zizmore.
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Star rating for Maid Mary Anne
Series Volume:
66.
Description:
Mary Anne agrees to do some housework for Mrs. Towne, an elderly neighbor who had been giving her sewing lessons, but Mary Anne soon realizes that she has become a maid.
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Star rating for Dawn's Big Move
Series Volume:
67.
Description:
When Dawn announces that she is moving back to California, the other Baby-sitters cannot believe that she would even consider leaving them.
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Star rating for Jessi and the Bad Baby-Sitter
Series Volume:
68.
Description:
With Dawn in California and Mallory out sick, the Baby-sitters Club must recruit a new member, but the girls begin to wonder if the new girl they have selected fits the bill.
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Star rating for Get Well Soon Mallory
Series Volume:
69.
Description:
Mallory comes down with mono and her parents make her quit the Baby-Sitters Club.
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Star rating for Stacey and the Cheerleaders
Series Volume:
70.
Description:
Stacey starts dating a jock basketball player and falls in with a super-cool crowd, including the cheerleaders who ask her to try out for the squad.
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Star rating for Claudia and the Perfect Boy
Series Volume:
71.
Description:
Wishing that she had a boyfriend, Claudia starts a personals column in the school newspaper in the hope of finding the "perfect boy."

73.  Dawn and the We 'love' kids club

 
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72.