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Karen's New Friend is the 36th book in the Baby-Sitters Little Sister series.

Back Cover Summary[]

There is a new student in Karen's class. Her name is Addie. She is funny and very talkative. And she has cerebral palsy.

Karen feels sorry for Addie. She thinks Addie has no friends just because she sits in a wheelchair. So Karen decides to make Addie be her best friend. But Karen won't leave Addie alone. And now Karen might not be Addie's friend at all!

Summary[]

A new girl is coming to Karen's class, and her name is Adelaide Sidney, and she goes by the nickname, Addie. She has cerebral palsy, which means she has to use a wheelchair. Karen feels bad for her. She thinks that Addie will have no friends because of her cerebral palsy. So when Addie comes to the class, Karen decides to be her new friend. But later, Karen does everything for her, like get her something on a shelf, helping her collect stuff, etc. This makes Addie upset, so she gets mad at her. Then after Addie makes up with Karen, Karen learns that Addie can do some things for herself, even if she has cerebral palsy.

Subplot[]

The Miller family (cousins of Kristy's family on Elizabeth's side) moves into the big house for a while because of a fire at their house in Massachusetts. Ashley, and Grace, were told to be nice to Karen and Andrew because their parents are divorced. Karen, Ashley, and Grace have a fight when Ashley and Grace become too helpful for Karen. They later make up by putting on a show called the Super Girls from Mars and having a good-bye party before leaving. Karen then becomes pen pals with Ashley and Grace, and they are good friends and cousins again.

Characters in this book[]

Karen's Family

Extended Family

Kids

Adults

Places in this book[]

Trivia[]

  • On the dedication page it says: "This book is for Leigh and Allison - Welcome!"
  • Addie sits at the end of the front row of the class next to Ricky.
  • The classes weekend plans include: Pamela, Leslie, and Jannie went skating one weekend. Tammy and Terri also invite Natalie over to make a spaghetti dinner. Bobby invites Ricky over to his cousin’s birthday party.
  • Lisa and Seth go to Hawaii for two weeks.
  • Grace and Ashley are pictured on pages 50, 54, and 101.
  • Karen has breakfast over Hannie's house.
  • The careers that the student suspect Ms. Colman's fiance having includes: spy, detective, pilot, horse trainer, explorer, astronaut, and a mail carrier.
  • Mr. Simmons makes his first appearance in the series.
  • Karen becomes pen pals with Ashley and Grace.
  • Ricky is a pack rat. This is consistent with Halloween Parade when he was moved to the front of the classroom because he got glasses; he switched seats with Jannie Gilbert and it took him a long time to clean out his desk because of all the junk in it

Gallery[]


Baby-Sitters Little Sister Books
#1 Karen's Witch | #2 Karen's Roller Skates | #3 Karen's Worst Day | #4 Karen's Kittycat Club | #5 Karen's School Picture | #6 Karen's Little Sister | #7 Karen's Birthday | #8 Karen's Haircut | #9 Karen's Sleepover | #10 Karen's Grandmothers | #11 Karen's Prize | #12 Karen's Ghost | #13 Karen's Surprise | #14 Karen's New Year | #15 Karen's in Love | #16 Karen's Goldfish | #17 Karen's Brothers | #18 Karen's Home Run | #19 Karen's Good-bye | #20 Karen's Carnival | #21 Karen's New Teacher | #22 Karen's Little Witch | #23 Karen's Doll | #24 Karen's School Trip | #25 Karen's Pen Pal | #26 Karen's Ducklings | #27 Karen's Big Joke | #28 Karen's Tea Party | #29 Karen's Cartwheel | #30 Karen's Kittens | #31 Karen's Bully | #32 Karen's Pumpkin Patch | #33 Karen's Secret | #34 Karen's Snow Day | #35 Karen's Doll Hospital | #36 Karen's New Friend | #37 Karen's Tuba | #38 Karen's Big Lie | #39 Karen's Wedding | #40 Karen's Newspaper | #41 Karen's School | #42 Karen's Pizza Party | #43 Karen's Toothache | #44 Karen's Big Weekend | #45 Karen's Twin | #46 Karen's Baby-sitter | #47 Karen's Kite | #48 Karen's Two Families | #49 Karen's Stepmother | #50 Karen's Lucky Penny | #51 Karen's Big Top | #52 Karen's Mermaid | #53 Karen's School Bus | #54 Karen's Candy | #55 Karen's Magician | #56 Karen's Ice Skates | #57 Karen's School Mystery | #58 Karen's Ski Trip | #59 Karen's Leprechaun | #60 Karen's Pony | #61 Karen's Tattletale | #62 Karen's New Bike | #63 Karen's Movie | #64 Karen's Lemonade Stand | #65 Karen's Toys | #66 Karen's Monsters | #67 Karen's Turkey Day | #68 Karen's Angel | #69 Karen's Big Sister | #70 Karen's Grandad | #71 Karen's Island Adventure | #72 Karen's New Puppy | #73 Karen's Dinosaur | #74 Karen's Softball Mystery | #75 Karen's County Fair | #76 Karen's Magic Garden | #77 Karen's School Surprise | #78 Karen's Half Birthday | #79 Karen's Big Fight | #80 Karen's Christmas Tree | #81 Karen's Accident | #82 Karen's Secret Valentine | #83 Karen's Bunny | #84 Karen's Big Job | #85 Karen's Treasure | #86 Karen's Telephone Trouble | #87 Karen's Pony Camp | #88 Karen's Puppet Show | #89 Karen's Unicorn | #90 Karen's Haunted House | #91 Karen's Pilgrim | #92 Karen's Sleigh Ride | #93 Karen's Cooking Contest | #94 Karen's Snow Princess | #95 Karen's Promise | #96 Karen's Big Move | #97 Karen's Paper Route | #98 Karen's Fishing Trip | #99 Karen's Big City Mystery | #100 Karen's Book | #101 Karen's Chain Letter | #102 Karen's Black Cat | #103 Karen's Movie Star | #104 Karen's Christmas Carol | #105 Karen's Nanny | #106 Karen's President | #107 Karen's Copycat | #108 Karen's Field Day | #109 Karen's Show and Share | #110 Karen's Swim Meet | #111 Karen's Spy Mystery | #112 Karen's New Holiday | #113 Karen's Hurricane | #114 Karen's Chicken Pox | #115 Karen's Runaway Turkey | #116 Karen's Reindeer | #117 Karen's Mistake | #118 Karen's Figure Eight | #119 Karen's Yo-Yo | #120 Karen's Easter Parade | #121 Karen's Gift | #122 Karen's Cowboy | 8 x 2 = Sweet Sixteen
Super Specials
#1 Karen's Wish | #2 Karen's Plane Trip | #3 Karen's Mystery | #4 Karen, Hannie, and Nancy | #5 Karen's Baby | #6 Karen's Campout
Activity Books
Activity Books | Secret Diary | School Scrapbook | Summer Fill-In Book | Jump Rope Rhymes | Playground Games | Photo Scrapbook | Book of Laughs
Other Series
Baby-Sitters Club | Super Special | Portrait Collection | Readers' Request | Mystery | Super Mystery | Baby-sitters Club: Friends Forever | California Diaries | The Kids in Ms. Colman's Class
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