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Hello, Mallory is the fourteenth book in the original The Baby-Sitters Club series. Following Stacey's move to New York City, the club invites 11-year old, former sitting charge, and 6th grader Mallory Pike and her new friend Jessi Ramsey to join the club.

Back Cover Summary[]

Mallory Pike has always wanted to be a member of the Baby-sitters Club. The Baby-sitters are so much fun to be around and so grown-up. Now the club members have invited Mallory to a meeting. This might be her big chance!

But the Baby-Sitters don't make it easy. First, Claudia makes Mal feel like a baby on her first official baby-sitting job. Then, they give her a written test—with questions nobody could answer!

Mallory's beginning to think she doesn't want to be part of the Baby-sitters Club. Maybe with her new friend Jessi she'll start a club of her own...

It's time to show those Baby-sitters what couple of a new girls can do!


Main Plot[]

Mallory is invited to a meeting of the Baby-Sitters Club. At the meeting, Mallory tries to impress the other girls by telling them how she babysat for six of her brothers and sisters while her parents took her brother, Nicky, to the hospital after he injured his finger during volleyball with his friend, Buddy.

The other girls think that Mallory wasn't being responsible enough and could've prevented Nicky's accident. The girls will let Mallory join the club if she takes a baby-sitting test and goes on a trial baby-sitting job with Claudia.

When Mallory takes the test, the girls ask her a lot of questions such as teething, how to use a tourniquet, and they have her draw a picture of the digestive system. Mallory ends up failing the test.

Mallory goes with Claudia to baby-sit for the Perkins girls, but Claudia constantly watches over her, making Mallory feel nervous and stupid. At the next club meeting, Claudia gives Mallory a low rating on her sitting job. Kristy tells Mallory she can't join the club unless she takes another test. Mallory refuses and she quits the club.

Mallory and her new friend, Jessi Ramsey start their own baby-sitting club called Kids' Incorporated. Meanwhile, the other members of the BSC feel like they treated Mallory unfairly and she deserves to have another chance.

The girls offer to give Mallory another chance to join the club. Mallory agrees only if Jessi can join the club as well. In the end, both Mallory and Jessi become members of the Baby-Sitters Club.


A new family, the Ramseys, moves into the neighborhood and they are black. The family consists of: Jessica "Jessi", Rebecca "Becca", and John Phillip Jr. "Sqiurt". Jessi and she has a hard time adjusting to being the only black girl in the 6th grade. The students would make rude comments like "She doesn't belong there" and "She is black". One of the students, Benny Ott, shoots a rubber band at Jessi.

One day in the lunchroom, Mallory introduces herself to Jessi and they become close friends. Mallory also introduces Becca to Charlotte Johanssen and they become best friends.

Mrs. Perkins has a baby girl named Laura Elizabeth, and Myriah & Gabbie are happy to have a baby sister.


Mallory's Family

BSC Members



  • Jessi Ramsey
  • Benny Ott—student that recently moved to Stoneybrook and shoots a rubber band at Jessi Ramsey
  • Rachel Robinson—student and friend that used to sit right next to Mallory
  • Sally and Anita—girls who sit at the the lunch table with Mallory and makes fun of Jessi Ramsey for being black




  • Pike House
  • Ramsey House
  • Perkins House
  • Kishi House
  • Barrett House
  • Newton House

Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • Dr. Dolittle, The Incredible Journey, Freaky Friday, Impossible Charlie, A Morgan for Melinda, The Lightning Time, The Chronicles of Narnia (books)
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Pavlova
  • The Nutcracker and Swan Lake (ballet)
  • Legos
  • Winnie-the-Pooh
  • Superman
  • King Kong

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]


  • It’s narrated that everyone remembers (except Dawn) when Lucy Newton was born.
  • Mary Anne recalls when Claire brought her butter for her sunburn from Boy-Crazy Stacey.
  • Kristy recalls when Mallory helped with the playgroup in Kristy's Big Day.
  • Mimi's stroke from Claudia and Mean Janine is brought up in chapter 15.


  • While at the Perkins’ house, Claudia tells Mallory that the kids shouldn't pick their own snack and should make something healthy. It's been shown in previous books and future ones that Claudia lets the kids pick whatever they want.
  • In the first edition of the book, Jessi says she was born on September 13th, but in later editions, Jessi says she was born on June 30th.
  • At the end of chapter 10, when Dawn is speaking it briefly says “I asked” even though it’s from Mallory’s perspective.
  • Dawn tells Mallory that the BSC had trouble with club members who weren’t reliable. She could be talking about Janet and Leslie from The Truth About Stacey. Dawn wasn’t a BSC member at the time, but she might’ve heard about them from one of her friends, or read about them in the club notebook.

Ann M. Martin's Dear Reader Letter[]

Dear Reader,

In Hello, Mallory, Mallory Pike, formerly a sitting charge of the Baby-sitters Club, finally becomes a full-fledged member herself. In earlier books, Mallory had expressed frustration at having a baby-sitter when she felt she was a perfectly capable baby-sitter herself. Also, I had received a number of letters from readers asking for a younger member of the BSC, since many readers were Mallory’s age or younger. Then I decided that Mallory needed a best friend, so I created one for her — Jessi Ramsey.

Although I usually compare myself to Mary Anne, I am like Mallory Pike in several ways. I am the oldest in my family (even though I have only one younger sister and no brothers). I was just as horse-crazy as Mallory is. And I enjoyed writing and illustrating stories. Like Mallory, I also had a mouthful of braces, which I hated!


  • This is the first appearance of Jessi Ramsey.
    • This is also the first appearance of the Ramsey Family in the series.
  • The barber that the Pikes go to is Mr. Gates.
  • Mallory's homeroom desk has graffiti on it.
  • Mallory doesn't have a best friend despite being friendly with those in her grade.
  • Jessi is introduced wearing reading glasses which is not brought up later.
    • It's also noted that she likes to joke and will have to get braces which is not brought up as well.
  • The BSC creates Mallory's test overnight since it wasn't planned until Mallory tells them about how Nicky broke his finger.
  • Mrs. Perkins has Laura in this book.
  • Claire only goes to morning kindergarten.
  • Mrs. Pike hired a cleaning service to prepare for a party sometime prior to this book.
  • The Pikes have a toy printing press.
  • Buddy Barrett visits his dad in this book.
  • Stacey calls in chapter 14.
  • Mallory's trial job was with Claudia at the Perkins house first and then the Newton's house second.
  • Jessi's trial job was at the Rodowsky's house.




Baby-Sitters Club Books
The Summer Before | #1 Kristy's Great Idea | #2 Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls | #3 The Truth About Stacey | #4 Mary Anne Saves the Day | #5 Dawn and the Impossible Three | #6 Kristy's Big Day | #7 Claudia and Mean Janine | #8 Boy-Crazy Stacey | #9 The Ghost at Dawn's House | #10 Logan Likes Mary Anne! | #11 Kristy and the Snobs | #12 Claudia and the New Girl | #13 Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye | #14 Hello, Mallory | #15 Little Miss Stoneybrook... and Dawn | #16 Jessi's Secret Language | #17 Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery | #18 Stacey's Mistake | #19 Claudia and the Bad Joke | #20 Kristy and the Walking Disaster | #21 Mallory and the Trouble with Twins | #22 Jessi Ramsey, Pet-sitter | #23 Dawn on the Coast | #24 Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise | #25 Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger | #26 Claudia and the Sad Good-bye | #27 Jessi and the Superbrat | #28 Welcome Back, Stacey! | #29 Mallory and the Mystery Diary | #30 Mary Anne and the Great Romance | #31 Dawn's Wicked Stepsister | #32 Kristy and the Secret of Susan | #33 Claudia and the Great Search | #34 Mary Anne and Too Many Boys | #35 Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook | #36 Jessi's Baby-Sitter | #37 Dawn and the Older Boy | #38 Kristy's Mystery Admirer | #39 Poor Mallory! | #40 Claudia and the Middle School Mystery | #41 Mary Anne vs. Logan | #42 Jessi and the Dance School Phantom | #43 Stacey's Emergency | #44 Dawn and the Big Sleepover | #45 Kristy and the Baby Parade | #46 Mary Anne Misses Logan | #47 Mallory on Strike | #48 Jessi's Wish | #49 Claudia and the Genius of Elm Street | #50 Dawn's Big Date | #51 Stacey's Ex-Best Friend | #52 Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies | #53 Kristy for President | #54 Mallory and the Dream Horse | #55 Jessi's Gold Medal | #56 Keep Out, Claudia! | #57 Dawn Saves the Planet | #58 Stacey's Choice | #59 Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym) | #60 Mary Anne's Makeover | #61 Jessi and the Awful Secret | #62 Kristy and the Worst Kid Ever | #63 Claudia's Freind Friend | #64 Dawn's Family Feud | #65 Stacey's Big Crush | #66 Maid Mary Anne | #67 Dawn's Big Move | #68 Jessi and the Bad Baby-sitter | #69 Get Well Soon, Mallory! | #70 Stacey and the Cheerleaders | #71 Claudia and the Perfect Boy | #72 Dawn and the We Love Kids Club | #73 Mary Anne and Miss Priss | #74 Kristy and the Copycat | #75 Jessi's Horrible Prank | #76 Stacey's Lie | #77 Dawn and Whitney, Friends Forever | #78 Claudia and Crazy Peaches | #79 Mary Anne Breaks the Rules | #80 Mallory Pike, No. 1 Fan | #81 Kristy and Mr. Mom | #82 Jessi and the Troublemaker | #83 Stacey vs. the BSC | #84 Dawn and the School Spirit War | #85 Claudia Kishi, Live From WSTO! | #86 Mary Anne and Camp BSC | #87 Stacey and the Bad Girls | #88 Farewell, Dawn | #89 Kristy and the Dirty Diapers | #90 Welcome to the BSC, Abby! | #91 Claudia and the First Thanksgiving | #92 Mallory's Christmas Wish | #93 Mary Anne and the Memory Garden | #94 Stacey McGill, Super Sitter | #95 Kristy + Bart = ? | #96 Abby's Lucky Thirteen | #97 Claudia and the World's Cutest Baby | #98 Dawn and Too Many Sitters | #99 Stacey's Broken Heart | #100 Kristy's Worst Idea | #101 Claudia Kishi, Middle School Dropout | #102 Mary Anne and the Little Princess | #103 Happy Holidays, Jessi | #104 Abby's Twin | #105 Stacey the Math Whiz | #106 Claudia, Queen of the Seventh Grade | #107 Mind Your Own Business, Kristy! | #108 Don't Give Up, Mallory! | #109 Mary Anne to the Rescue | #110 Abby the Bad Sport | #111 Stacey's Secret Friend | #112 Kristy and the Sister War | #113 Claudia Makes Up Her Mind | #114 The Secret Life of Mary Anne Spier | #115 Jessi's Big Break | #116 Abby and the Best Kid Ever | #117 Claudia and the Terrible Truth | #118 Kristy Thomas, Dog Trainer | #119 Stacey's Ex-Boyfriend | #120 Mary Anne and the Playground Fight | #121 Abby in Wonderland | #122 Kristy in Charge | #123 Claudia's Big Party | #124 Stacey McGill... Matchmaker? | #125 Mary Anne in the Middle | #126 The All-New Mallory Pike | #127 Abby's Un-Valentine | #128 Claudia and the Little Liar | #129 Kristy at Bat | #130 Stacey's Movie | #131 The Fire at Mary Anne's House
Super Specials
#1 Baby-sitters on Board! | #2 Baby-sitters' Summer Vacation | #3 Baby-sitters' Winter Vacation | #4 Baby-sitters' Island Adventure | #5 California Girls! | #6 New York, New York! | #7 Snowbound | #8 Baby-sitters at Shadow Lake | #9 Starring the Baby-sitters Club #10 Sea City, Here We Come! | #11 The Baby-sitters Remember | #12 Here Come the Bridesmaids! | #13 Aloha, Baby-sitters! | #14 BSC in the USA | #15 Baby-sitters' European Vacation
Portrait Collection
Stacey's Book | Claudia's Book | Dawn's Book | Mary Anne's Book | Kristy's Book | Abby's Book
The Baby-Sitters Club Notebook (1987) | The Baby-Sitters Club Postcard Book (1991) | Trivia & Puzzle Fun Book (1992) | Ann M. Martin: The Story of the author of the Baby-sitters Club (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Guide to Babysitting (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Chain Letter (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Secret Santa (1994) | Audio Books on Cassette Tape (1994-5) | BSC Movie Novelization (1995) | The Complete Guide to the Baby-Sitters Club (1996) | Autograph Book (1998) | BSC Graphic Novels (2006-present) | We Are the Baby-Sitters Club: Essays and Artwork from Grown-Up Readers (2021) | Welcome to Stoneybrook: A Guided Journal (2021) | The Official Coloring Book (2023)