The BSC Graphic Novels are graphic novel versions of seven (soon to be eight) Baby-Sitters Club books, published from 2006 to 2020. The ninth novel will be published in 2021.

There are fourteen books currently planned, with two coming out per year.

Graphic Novels Published

Book Release Date Illustrator
#1 Kristy's Great Idea April 2006 (B&W)
April 2015 (Color)
Raina Telgemeier
#2 The Truth About Stacey Nov 2006  (B&W)
July 2015 (Color)
Raina Telgemeier
#3 Mary Anne Saves the Day Sept 2007 (B&W)
Sept 2015 (Color)
Raina Telgemeier
#4 Claudia and Mean Janine Nov 2008 (B&W)
Jan 2016 (Color)
Raina Telgemeier
#5 Dawn and the Impossible Three Sept 2017 Gale Galligan
#6 Kristy's Big Day Aug 2018 Gale Galligan
#7 Boy-Crazy Stacey Sept 2019 Gale Galligan
#8 Logan Likes Mary Anne! Sept 2020 Gale Galligan
#9 Claudia and the New Girl Feb 2021 Gabriela Epstein

Publishing Notes

From 2006-2008, four graphic novels by Raina Telgemeier were published by Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, with illustrations in black and white. Telgemeier chose to illustrate BSC book #7, Claudia and Mean Janine, rather than BSC book #2, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, because she felt it gave more insight into Claudia's character.[1]

Later, after the popularity of some of Telgemeier's other books, the first four graphic novels were re-released in full color. Because they continued to be popular, more are being produced with new authors and illustrators - Gale Galligan for graphic novels #5-8, and Gabriela Epstein and Chan Chau alternating for graphic novels #9-12, with the artists for #13-14 to be announced.

Kristy's Great Idea was picked by YALSA for their 2007 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list, as well as ALA's Booklist 2007 Top Ten Graphic Novels for Youth.


All of the graphic novels have the same plot as the original books, but with some parts removed in some of the novels. Also, the appearances of some the characters have changed - for instance, Claudia has pink bangs, and Stacey's hair is shorter and blonder.


Kristy's Great Idea

Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up - cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls - you can count on them to save the day. Baby-sitting isn't always easy, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship.

The Truth About Stacey

Poor Stacey. She just moved to a new town, is still coming to terms with her diabetes, and is facing baby-sitting problems left and right. Fortunately, Stacey has three new friends - Kristy, Claudia, and Mary Anne. Together they're the BSC - and they will deal with whatever's thrown their way... even if it's a rival baby-sitting club.

Mary Anne Saves the Day

When The Baby-sitters Club gets into a huge fight, Mary Anne is left to her own devices. She has to eat by herself in the school cafeteria, figure out how to make new friends, and deal with her overprotective father. But the worst happens when she finds herself in a baby-sitting emergency and can't turn to her friends for help. Will Mary Anne solve her problems and save The Baby-sitters Club from falling apart?

Claudia and Mean Janine

Claudia and her sister, Janine, may as well be from two different planets. Claudia, who pays more attention to her artwork and The Baby-sitters Club than her homework, feels like she can't compete with her perfect sister. Janine studies nonstop, gets straight As, and even takes college-level courses! She acts like she’s married to her computer! But when something unexpected happens to the most beloved person in their family, will the sisters be able to put aside their differences?

Dawn and the Impossible Three

Dawn Schafer is the newest member of the Baby-sitters Club. While she is still adjusting to life in Stoneybrook after moving from sunny California, she's eager to accept her first big job. But taking care of the three Barrett kids would be too much for any baby-sitter. The house is always a mess, the kids are out of control, and Mrs. Barrett never does anything she promises. but when something unexpected happens to one of the Barrett kids what does Dawn do? On top of all that, Dawn wants to fit in with the other members of the BSC, but she can’t figure out how to get along with Kristy. Was joining the Baby-sitters Club a mistake?

Kristy’s Big Day

Kristy's mom is getting married, and Kristy is going to be a bridesmaid! The only problem? Fourteen kids are coming to town for the wedding. Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, Stacey, Dawn, and Mallory think they can handle it, but that's before they spend a week changing diapers, stopping arguments, solving mix-ups, and planning activities. It's the biggest job the BSC has ever had, but they'll work together to make sure Kristy's big day is a success!

Boy-Crazy Stacey

Stacey and Mary Anne are baby-sitting for the Pike family for two weeks at the New Jersey shore. Things are great in Sea City: There's a gorgeous house right on the beach, a boardwalk, plenty of sun and sand... and the cutest boy Stacey has ever seen! Mary Anne thinks that Stacey should leave Scott alone and focus on the Pike kids, but Stacey's in love. Looking for reasons to hang around his lifeguard stand takes up all her time, which means Mary Anne has to do the job of two baby-sitters! How can she tell Stacey that Scott just isn't interested without ruining their friendship and breaking Stacey's heart?


Kristy's Great Idea

  • When Mrs. Feldman tells that Rosie and Jamie should share, she claims that Rosie does have a truck like the one she took from Jamie.
  • When Kristy tells what ages Charlie and Sam are, she says that Sam is 14 rather than 15.

The Truth About Stacey

Coming soon....

Mary Anne Saves the Day

Coming soon....

Claudia and Mean Janine

  • During the scene that shows what happened at the second session of the playgroup, Stacey is shown taking off with Jenny, warning her to put on her smock. But in the next still that shows the BSC discussing if they should let Jenny get dirty or not, Stacey is shown discussing with them.
  • In one shot, where the Kishi family find Janine in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, you can see that one of the benches that the family sits on two shots later is far apart from the other chairs. But when the family sits on the bench, it is attached to the other benches.

Dawn and the Impossible Three

  • In the book, it says that Buddy went to an amusement park with his dad, but in the novel it didn't say.

Kristy’s Big Day

Coming soon....

Boy-Crazy Stacey

When Stacey, Mary Anne, Toby, and Alex went to Hercules Hot Dogs, Stacey had no ketchup on her mustard. But in section 3, she has ketchup on her hot dogs.


Dawn and the Impossible Three

Bill Cipher graphic novel cameo

Bill Cipher as one of Suzi and Buddy's toys (marked above).

  • In the entire page where Stacey and Claudia are counting the Pike kids, if you look at Vanessa Pike, you can see that she is reading Ghosts, written by Raina Telgemeier, who was the original illustrator of the graphic novels. This likely might make fun of the Ghosts cameo of Kristy and Claudia.
  • Bill Cipher from the Disney XD show Gravity Falls makes a cameo as a toy on the page where Dawn (as the narrator) says “This place was a mess!”

In other media

  • According to the illustration of Vanessa reading Ghosts, if you read the actual book, on the still where Catrina (the protagonist) goes to the fountain at the Day of the Dead party, you can see Kristy, Mary Anne, Stacey, Dawn, Claudia, Karen, and possibly David Michael in the crowd.


  1. In Raina Telgemeier's book Sisters one of her presents is "the newest Baby-Sitters Club book" for Christmas.
  2. The Baby Sitters Agency members were revealed in the graphic novel version of The Truth About Stacey.
  3. Gale Galligan‘s drawing technique is different from Raina's: Even when the character is not surprised, his or her eyes are always large showing the white part of it; the character‘s teeth are always shown when the character‘s mouth is open.


Black and White edition front covers (#1-4)

Full Color front covers (#1-8)

Beginning of Book Character Profiles

These profiles introduce the graphic novel reader to the current club members and their names and images. Books #1-3 used the same profile pictures (but with differently colored backgrounds). Book #4 introduced new member Dawn. Book #5 introduced new illustrator Gale Galligan, so the profile is drawn differently. Book #6 introduced new member Mallory and showed new illustrations. Book #7 keeps the same profile but with a different background color.

Stills and Pictures


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See also

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