Babysitter’s Club week on the blog-o-sphere

For those of us who grew up with the Babysitter’s club, now is your chance to visit that long-last era of your life and reunite with the best friends you always wished you had. All this week, various blogs will feature special character spotlights and ruminations on one of the most beloved series of our youth.

Make sure to check in regularly at My Friend Amy’s blog for a daily dose of BSC reviews, character spotlights and more! She’s the host of this fun tribute, so make sure to tell her how thrilled you are she’s doing this.

I’ve noticed the sad decline of the BSC series on the library shelves, and it seems to be spreading nationwide. While the Boxcar Children series is still running strong, most libraries have already deleted almost all of their copies, due to condition and lack of circulation. I loved this series. My sister signed up for the monthly BSC book club, but I was the one who read all the books. Even going into the BSC Little Sister series with Karen. I ordered all the books from the Scholastic book orders we got in elementary schools (who doesn’t love those?). I have almost all the mysteries, all the vacation books and I’ve seen both movies and all the TV shows. I’m glad this week gives me a chance to travel back into a time of my life that really helped shape my future. Although the classics are out of circulation, you can catch the girls in a graphic novel format, and keep the stories going.

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4 responses to “Babysitter’s Club week on the blog-o-sphere

  1. The big problem with the BSC books (from a librarian) stand-point is that they were paperback. But! Feel better — there’s a prequel coming out next April called “The Summer Before” and I’ve heard a lot of rumors of a re-release of the series. 😀

  2. A prequel? Really? I’m so excited!!! I’ll definitely have to pre-order that title!

  3. I’ve read some of the books before when I was younger. 🙂 I strongly remember the one where Dawn had to babysit three troubled kids whose parents were separated.

  4. Pingback: The Summer Before – Review « The Novel World

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