Stacey struggles with her parents because they refuse to believe that she has diabetes; to complicate matters, the Club is threatened when another group of kids set up a babysitting service similar to theirs.
When Kristy Thomas's mother decides to get married again, Kristy and her friends in the Baby-sitters Club have to cope with all the small children that her family and friends are bringing to the wedding.
Dawn is sure there's a ghost in her house and so are the other baby-sitters. But they're so busy with their baby-sitting jobs that they hardly have time for a ghost hunt. Will the mystery ever be solved?
When her mother's remarriage takes her family into a much wealthier neighborhood, thirteen-year-old Kristy finds herself surrounded by snobbish girls who compare clothes, make fun of the Baby-sitters Club, and insult her aging dog.
Eleven-year-old Mallory is excited when it looks like the eighth-grade girls will invite her to join their Baby-sitters Club and she might become best friends with the new African American girl in the neighborhood, but the club members have to learn some lessons in fairness first.
Feeling isolated as the only African American in her sixth grade class, Jessi gains a sense of belonging by participating in the Baby-sitters Club, learning sign language in order to communicate with a deaf child, and dancing in a ballet.
The members of the Baby-sitters Club think they can handle a young practical joker, but when one of her tricks causes Claudia to break her leg, the girls know they must teach their new charge a lesson.
Mallory knows she's a good baby-sitter. She's been looking after her seven younger brothers and sisters for years. So when Kristy offers a steady job baby-sitting for the Arnold twins, Mal thinks it'll be easy money.
Since her parents' divorce, Dawn lives in Connecticut with her mother while her brother and father are in California, but after a week's vacation in sunny, healthy southern California, Dawn isn't sure she wants to return to the East Coast.
Claudia begins to think she might be adopted when she notices there are hardly any baby pictures of herself in the family photo album and she can't find her birth certificate or birth announcement in the newspaper.
Some of the kids at Stoneybrook Elementary have pen pals at a school in New Mexico. When word comes that the school in New Mexico has burned down, Dawn decides to organize a fund-raiser for the fire victims, and reward generous givers with a gigantic sleepover.
Kristy is not too happy with some things at Stoneybrook Middle School, so she decides to run for class president. But can Kristy coach a softball team, get straight A's, baby-sit, run the BSC, and be president?
Stacey's parents are divorced, but they both depend on her. But how can she choose between them, when her mother is home sick, and her father wants her to go with him to the dinner celebrating his promotion to vice-president.
"Kristy loves coaching the Krushers. But she misses playing softball herself. So Kristy tries out for the SMS team-and makes it!Karen is so proud of her big stepsister Kristy. In fact, lately she's been copying everything Kristy does, to be just like her."--Page 4 of cover.
Claudia's wacky Aunt Peaches is moving back to Stoneybrook and she's going to have a baby. All is well until one of Peaches's adventures gets Claudia into trouble. When she blows up at Peaches something awful happens, and she has to make amends.
"The Baby-sitters Club. They're the best friends Stacey's ever had. But lately, they seem kind of immature to her. Especially compared with her boyfriend Robert and his friends. In fact, except for Claudia, Stacey's feeling a little embarrassed by the BSC these days."--Back cover.
Dawn's been missing California more than ever. Especially now that her best friend in California needs her. Dawn must face the facts : while she loves Connecticut, her heart is telling her to return to California permanently. But it sure isn't easy. It is tough to hear her friends talk about replacing her in the BSC. Even worse, Dawn can't figure out how to break the news to Mary Anne. How can she tell her best friend and stepsister that she...
After a fun winter break, Mary Anne is glad to be back at SMS. She's excited about her English project, and optimistic about the weeks ahead. Nothing could have prepared Mary Anne for the awful news that Amelia Freeman, a friend and a partner on her English project, has suddenly died. Everyone at school is shocked and saddened. Gradually the other kids recover. But Mary Anne only feels worse. If only she could do something for Amelia ...
Stacey takes a high-paying babysitting job for a very demanding client so she can afford to buy theatre tickets for her boyfriend's birthday, but being a super sitter is taking up all her time and she ends up neglecting her homework, friends, and family.
Sitting for the Cheplins seems like a dream job to Stacey. The pay is great. But being a sitter takes up a lot of time and energy and Stacey has to decide if the money is worth it.
Abby may have spoiled the biggest day of her life, her Bat Mitzvah, because she was caught cheating on a math test. Preparing for her Bat Mitzvah with her twin sister, Abby is falsely accused of cheating on a math test and suspended from school, and she decides to hide the truth about the test and the suspension. Original.
Claudia loves the seventh grade now. She has great new friends, solid grades, and even a steady boyfriend, Mark. Suddenly, she's offered the chance to return to the eighth grade. It's an easy choice, right? Her friends in the BSC thinks so. But her seventh grade friends don't. Claudia's worried about handling the work, too. And what about Mark. This is turning out to be one of the hardest decisions Claudia has ever made.
Jessi has has realized her dream of joining the Dance New York program, studying with her hero, dancer David Brailsford, and living in the city. The only cloud on her horizon is the appoaching end of the program. When she learns she has a chance to join Dance NY full-time, she must decide if she's ready to follow her destiny yet.
When Lou McNally was last in Stoneybrook, she was the Worst Kid Ever. Now she's back, and Abby is going to be her babysitter. Abby is prepared for the worst, but Lou is a perfect angel. Is the new Lou too good to be true?
Stacey is baby-sitting for the Brooke family, who are new in town, and she thinks their single father would be a perfect for her single mother. But neither the Brooke kids nor Stacey's mom are so sure about her matchmaking plans.