Tuesday, January 5, 2010

who loved these books?!?!

I DID!!!!!

In April the company plans to reissue repackaged and slightly revised versions of the first two volumes in one of its most successful series, “The Baby-Sitters Club,” in the hopes of igniting enthusiasm in a new generation of readers. Scholastic is publishing a newly written prequel, “The Summer Before,” by Ann M. Martin, the original author of “The Baby-Sitters Club” books.

The move follows Scholastic’s 2008 resuscitation of “Goosebumps,” another of its most popular series. For now Scholastic and Ms. Martin only have plans for the one prequel, although the publisher will release three more reissues of the original series later next year.

“The Baby-Sitters Club,” which ran from 1986 through 2000, garnered an ardent following among preteenage girls throughout its run of 213 titles, with the publisher ultimately printing 176 million copies. The series, which followed the baby-sitting adventures and friendships of four 12-to-13-year-old girls — Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia and Stacey (the cast expanded to eight main characters later in the series) — spawned several spinoffs, including a mystery series and a collection of books about Kristy’s little sister. All of the books are now out of print.


Stacey said...

OMG... I'm so going to have to buy these. I loved them so much!! I remember trips to the book store in elementary school to pick out new ones - it was one of my favorite things to do. (well, it is still is, lol)

I'm glad you shared this info! :)

(and I'm loving all of the great xmas pics of the boys!! what fun!)

Stacey said...

Lorraine, do you have another friend named Stacey? Because the posting above is not from me! Weird!

Anyway, loved these books, along with Sweet Valley High ! I miss all of them..

-Stacey B.

Stacey said...

LOL. Lorraine does have 2 Stacey friends (though I ofen go by Michelle, my middle name).

Hmm... which one of us would get to be "Stacey" in the babysitter's club?! I remember wanting to be her! She seemed really cool, hahaha.

Lorraine, which babysitter did you always want to be?

Korey said...

stacey k---you need to have yourself another baby...girl this time so you can get all these books :)
drake wouldnt know what to think if you had another baby now! ha!

i cant remember them all...i do remember stacey, claudia...who else!

lorraine, not korey