When Urban Librarians Unite was sorting books for Hurricane Sandy Relief, we came across several boxes of well-preserved Baby-Sitters Club books. I immediately wanted the books for myself, but stealing books from children is apparently low-class for a library advocate.
I hit the interwebs for some used copies (original covers, please!) and ordered them right away. I was especially after the Super Specials (so good), books centered around Claudia (best character of all time. Junk food and weird clothes? She speaks to my soul), and books that I never got around to reading, presumably because I was a jerk and decided I was too cool for them. I never got around to characters like Sharon and Abby, so I’m curious to see what they’re all about.
You are never too cool for Baby-Sitters Club. I want you to remember this.
I’ve already received some copies and I couldn’t be happier. I was afraid that, in my old, old age, the books would lose their appeal. I WAS SO WRONG. They are awesome. I read them (somewhat) unabashedly on the subway recently. I thought this girl on the N train was shooting me nasty looks, but she was so excited that I was reading Baby-Sitters Club books. I had met a fellow BSC fan. We are everywhere.
I want to share how great these books still are, so I’m live tweeting my current installment on Twitter:
You can see my quotes and insights and maybe pictures under the hashtag #BSC78 (Baby-Sitters Club #78). This one’s called Claudia and Crazy Peaches. Claudia’s Aunt Peaches shows up and she’s (spoiler alert) CRAZY.
I’m so happy I’m reading these again. I love you Ann M. Martin!
What was your favorite childhood book series? I also enjoyed Sleepover Friends. Anyone ever read that? It was rad.
~Love and Libraries, Ingrid