Friday, November 13, 2009

Thanks for Participating in Baby-Sitters Club Week!

While I ran out of time to write the essay I wanted to write, I suspect there will be a celebration over the Baby-sitters Club in April when this book releases!

Before there was the Baby-Sitters Club, there were four girls named Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, and Stacey McGill. As they start the summer before seventh grade (also before they start the BSC), each of them is on the cusp of a big change. Kristy is still hung up on hoping that her father will return to her family. Mary Anne has to prove to her father that she's no longer a little girl who needs hundreds of rules. Claudia is navigating her first major crush on a boy. And Stacey is leaving her entire New York City life behind... order to find new friends in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.

The Summer Before . . . is a sweet, moving novel about four girls on the edge of something big - not just the Club that will change their lives, but also all the joys and tribulations of being twelve and thirteen.

Is it ridiculous that I'm really excited about this? Anyway, here are today's great links:

Bella reviews Kristy's Big Day at A Bibliophile's Bookshelf.

Heather is reviewing both Kristy and the Secret of Susan and Claudia and the Terrible Truth at Book Addiction.

Jordyn shares a memory post.

Bri shares, "a look at my appreciation of the series as a fan from childhood to now (as I still read and collect them). And maybe a look at my BSC collection!" at Bri Meets Books.

Deborah provides a character spotlight of Shannon.

And depending on the weather, Shannan may have some reviews up if she has power. (thinking of you Shannan!!!)



Zee said...

Not ridiculous in the least. Or if it is then then I am being ridiculous right there with you! Thank you so much for hosting this. I haven't had the chance to comment as I would have liked but I have enjoyed everyones posts!

Vasilly said...

See what happens when I ignore my Google Reader for a week?!? I have so much to catch up on. Thanks for letting me know about the new BSC book! I cannot wait to have it in my hands. I hope you still post your essay. Would love to read it.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, so excited about this book! This is the first I've heard of it, but I have a feeling it's going to be awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I have to say that as a librarian, i have always heard others look down at the quality of the BSC books. Those books hooked me into reading, and I loved them. Who was your favorite sitter? Mine was Stacy when I first started reading the series and then Dawn...

Allison said...

Jumps up and down! I just found out about BSC week through Bri. How do we participate?

Debbie's World of Books said...

Thanks for organizing this week! It was so much fun reading the BSC book again.

brizmus said...

I am DEVASTATED that I didn't know about Babysitter's Club week in time to participate. Devastated!
I can't believe there is going to be a new book! SO AWESOME!

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