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This is a timeline of important events, book series, media, and merchandise released in the BSC Franchise from the conception of the original book series in 1985 until the most recent release of the Netflix TV series.

1985[]

Scholastic Editor Jean Feiwel shares the idea of the Baby-sitters Club with author Ann M. Martin, and Martin signs on to make a four-book series.

1986[]

The first Baby-sitters Club book, Kristy's Great Idea is published.

1988[]

The BSC books are released monthly for the first time.

1989[]

1990[]

  • Ann M. Martin starts the Ann M. Martin foundation, which benefits children, education, literacy programs, homeless people, and animals. Many pieces of BSC merchandise mention that a portion of proceeds of sales will benefit this foundation.
  • The TV series (1990) is first available on video.
  • August - The 1991 BSC calendar is released.

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1995[]

  • March - BSC Mall Tour begins
  • Friends Forever USA Tour begins with the movie premiere, and continues across the US
  • BSC Movie released in theaters
  • September - BSC books have an all new look, starting with book #89, and previous books are reprinted in the new style
  • Last four Audio Books on Cassette Tape released by TW Kids
  • Name the Twins contest is held to name the characters who eventually become Anna and Abby Stevenson, who are introduced in book #89.

1996[]

  • Fall - BSC Website at www.scholastic.com/babysittersclub is launched
  • Fall - the first CD-ROM game, The Baby-Sitters Club Friendship Kit is released
  • Martin's cats Mouse and Rosie, mentioned in her bio at the end of every BSC book, have died

1997[]

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2001[]

2006[]

2010[]

  • April - The Summer Before, the first new BSC book since 2000 is published. Books #1-8 are republished with new covers and text modified was more up-to-date

2012[]

2015[]

  • April - First full color graphic novel, illustrated by Raina Telgemeier is published. Full color graphic novels of new titles continue was published.

2017[]

2019[]

  • All main series BSC Books are released on Audible as audiobooks narrated by Elle Fanning
  • First Baby-sitters Little Sister graphic novel, Karen's Witch published

2020[]

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