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Karen's Prize is the eleventh book of the Baby-Sitters Little Sister series.

Back Cover Summary[]

Karen loves to spell words. She is very good at it, too. First she wins the spelling bee in her class. Then Karen wins another spelling contest. And another...and another! Soon Karen might be the best junior speller in the state of Connecticut. She's even going to be on TV!

Karen thinks that is so great. But her friends don't. They think Karen is a show-off!

Summary[]

Characters in this book[]

Karen's Family

Kids

Adults

  • Ms. Colman
  • Mrs. Dawes
  • Mr. Monroe - moderator of the Stoneybrook Junior Spelling Bee
  • Ms. Matthews - moderator of the Fairfield County Spelling Bee
  • Mr. Gregory - moderator of the state spelling bee

Places in this book[]

  • Big House
  • Little House
  • Tall Tales Bookstore (mentioned)
  • Stoneybrook Academy
  • Stoneybrook High School auditorium for the Stoneybrook Junior Spelling Bee
  • Stamford Assembly Hall for the Fairfield County Spelling Bee
  • TV studio in Hartford, CT for the Junior State Spelling Bee

Trivia and Inconsistencies[]

Continuity

  • Karen recalls how Pamela acted at her slumber party on page 5.
  • David Michael is still calling Karen professor which started in Karen's School Picture.

Inconsistencies

  • On the cover Karen is wearing her blue glasses which is supposed to be her reading glasses. Her pink ones are her regular use glasses.
  • On page 19, Karen is standing next to Hannie when the text says Nancy was the final two.

Trivia[]

  • This is the only book where eighth graders are mentioned to be part of Stoneybrook Academy on page 55 and 56.
  • This is one of the few books that mentions that Stoneybrook is in Fairfield County, a real county in Connecticut.
  • A reprint was released on December 6, 2022 [1].
  • This is the first ghostwritten book in the little sister series.
  • Pop culture and real life references includes: The Wizard of Oz, The Phantom Tollbooth,
  • Karen spells some words from Kristy's English book.
  • If Karen is told by Charlie to chill out then she listens to him.
  • Pamela gets dressed up all the time.
  • The cover is described in chapter 6.
  • Karen's prizes include:
    • A copy of "The Phantom Tollbooth" for the class spelling bee.
    • A gift certificate for the Tall Tales Bookstore for the Stoneybrook Academy School spelling bee.
    • A one hundred dollar savings bond for winning the Stoneybrook junior spelling bee.
    • A one hundred dollar savings bond for the Fairfield County Spelling Bee
  • Seth says that Karen has been to Stoneybrook High School before.
  • Hannie and Nancy play spill and spell with Leslie and Jannie once Karen started bragging too much.
  • Melissa, who won the state bee, is from New Haven Connecticut which is a real county in the state. She won with the word convertible.
  • The state spelling bee winner got a two hundred and fifty dollar check and a certificate signed by the governor and went onto the national contest in Washington D.C.
  • As runner up, Karen got a certificate signed by the governor.
  • Kristy is seen wearing a dress in an illustration.

Gallery[]

Covers


Interior Illustrations


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
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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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