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California Diaries 1 Dawn Diary One cover

The California Diaries collection is a spin-off of the original The Baby-Sitters Club series revolving around Dawn Schafer and her friends in Palo City, California.


Students at Vista Private School are asked to keep a diary, in whatever form they choose and these books contain those diaries. This series deals with slightly darker and more mature themes than the original BSC series including death and anorexia.

California Diaries 1 and 2 bookad from CD1 1stpr 1997

1997 ad for the first two books

Many changes were introduced from the original series. Jill Henderson is no longer part of Dawn's friend group and includes two new characters introduced into the series Ducky McCrae and Amalia Vargas. Most of Dawn and Sunny's vegetarianism and health conscious decisions have been phased out as well.

List of Books[]

  1. Dawn
  2. Sunny
  3. Maggie
  4. Amalia
  5. Ducky
  6. Sunny, Diary Two
  7. Dawn, Diary Two
  8. Maggie, Diary Two
  9. Amalia, Diary Two
  10. Ducky, Diary Two
  11. Dawn, Diary Three
  12. Sunny, Diary Three
  13. Maggie, Diary Three
  14. Amalia, Diary Three
  15. Ducky, Diary Three


  • Amalia's diaries are the only ones that include illustrations.

Chapter Preview Booklet[]

First edition copies of BSC in the USA included a preview booklet of a chapter from, Dawn.

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