Ask a woman in her 20s, 30s, or 40s if she had a favorite baby-sitter growing up, and chances are, you'll hear one of seven names: Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, Stacey, Dawn, Mallory, or Jessi.
These are the baby-sitters we grew up with, thanks to the beloved series from Ann M. Martin that began 30 years ago this month. It didn't matter that they were fictional; they were our friends. Now, thanks to the graphic novel versions of the series by Raina Telgemeier, our kids and nieces and little sisters and cousins get to grow up with them, too!
Say hello to your friends: The Baby-sitters Club is 30 years young! We're celebrating this milestone anniversary all year. Check out scholasticreads.com to hear Ann M. Martin and editor David Levithan reminisce about Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, Stacey, Dawn, Jessi, and Mallory! #bsc30 #bsc #babysittersclubAug 15, 2016 at 6:56am PDT
We sat down with Ann M. Martin to talk about The Baby-sitters Club, from its origins as a 4-book series to the powerhouse it quickly became (spanning hundreds of titles, multiple spin-off series, a television show and a film), from her fondest memories to the fan feedback. Listen to our podcast with Ann right here.
We've heard from so many of you about how much the BSC has affected your lives, from dealing with friendship and family issues to figuring out how to run a business. Keep sharing them at #BSC30, and stay tuned for exciting content and giveaways throughout the fall as we celebrate this milestone anniversary!