New Installment to the Babysitters Club Graphic Novel Series

There is a new installment to the Babysitters Club Graphic Novel series.  The current illustrator, Gale Galligan will be taking over for Raina Telgemeier and she looks to be a wonderful addition to keep this graphic novel adaptation going.  You can read an excerpt from her new book here, but sadly readers will have to wait until September for the actual novel to come out.

In honor of this lovely development I thought I would post a review I did a few years ago of the original graphic novel series.  If your children haven’t discovered these books they are in for a treat.  These updated versions of the classic books are fresh and fun.  Readers will go back to these over and over again.  My daughter still refuses to part with hers.

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Title: The Baby-Sitters Club: Mary Anne Saves the Daythe babysitters club

Author: Ann M. Martin

Adapted by: Raina Telgemeier

Target: Grades 3-6

Series: Yes

What this book is about:
In this particular installment, the girls in the Baby-Sitter Club get into a huge fight. Mary Anne is left to figure out how to make new friends, deal with her overprotective father and solve a babysitting crisis. Can the girls make up and can the club survive if they don’t? I hate to give it away, but it all works out. Why leave you hanging? It just seemed cruel.

Why I love this book:
I remember this series from when I was young. Teaming up with the very talented Raina Telgemeier, the author of Smile, was a brilliant stroke by Scholastic. She is able to modernize and update these treasured stories from our youth so that our daughters actually want to read them.

Raina’s illustrations are always spot on and they bring so much to the stories. These are a fun read even twenty years later.

Who this book is for:
Girls who realistic fiction will enjoy these. I think most girls will still warm to these close knit friends.

Final thoughts:
These are cute graphic novels that breath a renewed life into the series. Could Sweet Valley High be next?

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: The Baby-Sitters Club: Mary Anne Saves The Day (BSC Graphix) A portion of each purchase goes to support this blog at no cost to you.