Surely Kristy and her friends have gone on to other career achievements beyond their tween business venture.
But yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of a book series that may have been a big part of your childhood. 176 million copies were sold. (How many of them did YOU buy from the Scholastic Book Club??!!)
“The Babysitter’s Club” (also known as BSC) is a series of novels written by Ann Martin between 1986. The original four members were Kristy (founder and president), Mary Anne (secretary), Claudia, and Stacey, but the total number of BSC members varies throughout the series, confronting common problems such as divorce, remarriage, illness, sibling rivalry, peer conflicts, jealousy, and competition.
Ann Martin wrote the first 35 books in the series, but the subsequent novels were written by ghostwriters and many uncredited others.
Yesterday, Ann Martin looked back…30 years after the first publication: