The Baby-Sitters Club Series

Book review by Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Fun, updated graphic novel version has deep layers.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 7+

Great elementary school reads

My daughters blew through these books when we got them - all the rage in second and third grade. The stories are graphic novel remakes of the classic chapter book series by Ann Martin. Very innocent, mostly focuses on the drama of middle school girls' lives like friends, school, and family issues along with their cooperative babysitting business. The update could have added a bit more diversity to the characters, but solid reading and a great choice for a reluctant elementary reader.

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age 8+


When I first saw this book I knew I was going to read the whole series. I really love this book, it has alot of details and, humor. I really like the author { Raina Telgmeier} I have all of her babysitter club books and, her real life books too { Guts, Smile, and, Sisters}. This book is great I love it, it"s also, about friendship so that teaches kids about making friends and, working together. This is why I love this and, so should you.This has great role models for little kids and, how they can start a business really young! Now like I said in the title " THIS BOOK IS THE BOMB''.!!!!!!!

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For kids who love graphic novels and friendship tales

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