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Dawn Schafer, Undercover Baby-sitter is the 26th book in The Baby-Sitters Club Mystery series.

Back Cover Summary[]

Dawn has a lot to do this summer: spend time with her family, see her Stoneybrook friends, and, of course, baby-sit as much as possible! Then she and the BSC land some new clients: a feuding family, searching for a treasure that will settle a tricky will left by their eccentric father.

Now Dawn has even more things she'd like to do. She's going to take care of her new charges...and while she's at it, she'll try to patch up the feud and solve the inheritance mystery. Can she do it all before she has to go back to California?


Family Clues[]

  • Amy's clue was "The first is always the most important"
  • Mrs. Keats clue was "the signature tells all"
  • Mrs. Cornell's clue was "I didn't do it, I was" and the last word blank

Characters in this book[]

Dawn's Family

BSC Members




Places in this book[]

Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • Family Feud
  • The White House
  • Walkman
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Roman Holiday
  • Betty and Veronica
  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Banana Republic
  • Marco Polo
  • Pictionary Junior, Twister (games)
  • Ben & Jerry's

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]



  • During the Friends Day Jamie Newton eats three cupcakes and on the next page Claudia "matches Nicky" by also eating three.
  • Dawn describes herself as very organized in The Ghost at Dawn's House, however, here she overbooks herself being unorganized.
  • Dawn says she’s known Sunny since “before she had any front teeth” (since they were babies) but in Dawn's Book, she says she met Sunny when she was seven.


  • Richard is aware of the mystery.
  • The BSC thought that John was cute.
  • Mary Anne can sleep through anything.
  • Sharon and Richard shop at a farmers market in chapter 7.
  • You have to show a pass to get into the Community Center Pool Complex.
  • Dawn writes a letter to her dad and signs it with her signature.
  • Jenny is not nearly as whiny as she used to be.
  • Dawn ate ice cream in this book.
Mystery Books
#1 Stacey and the Missing Ring | #2 Beware, Dawn! | #3 Mallory and the Ghost Cat | #4 Kristy and the Missing Child | #5 Mary Anne and the Secret in the Attic | #6 The Mystery at Claudia's House | #7 Dawn and the Disappearing Dogs | #8 Jessi and the Jewel Thieves | #9 Kristy and the Haunted Mansion | #10 Stacey and the Mystery Money | #11 Claudia and the Mystery at the Museum | #12 Dawn and the Surfer Ghost | #13 Mary Anne and the Library Mystery | #14 Stacey and the Mystery at the Mall | #15 Kristy and the Vampires | #16 Claudia and the Clue in the Photograph | #17 Dawn and the Halloween Mystery | #18 Stacey and the Mystery at the Empty House | #19 Kristy and the Missing Fortune | #20 Mary Anne and the Zoo Mystery | #21 Claudia and the Recipe for Danger | #22 Stacey and the Haunted Masquerade | #23 Abby and the Secret Society | #24 Mary Anne and the Silent Witness | #25 Kristy and the Middle School Vandal | #26 Dawn Schafer, Undercover Baby-sitter | #27 Claudia and the Lighthouse Ghost | #28 Abby and the Mystery Baby | #29 Stacey and the Fashion Victim | #30 Kristy and the Mystery Train | #31 Mary Anne and the Music Box Secret | #32 Claudia and the Mystery in the Painting | #33 Stacey and the Stolen Hearts | #34 Mary Anne and the Haunted Bookstore | #35 Abby and the Notorious Neighbor | #36 Kristy and the Cat Burglar
Super Mysteries
#1 Baby-sitters' Haunted House | #2 Baby-sitters Beware | #3 Baby-sitters' Fright Night | #4 Baby-sitters' Christmas Chiller
Other Series
Baby-Sitters Club | Super Special | Portrait Collection | Readers' Request | Baby-sitters Club: Friends Forever | California Diaries | Baby-Sitters Little Sister | The Kids in Ms. Colman's Class