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This article is about the original novel. For the graphic novel, see Karen's School Picture (Graphic Novel)

Karen's School Picture is the fifth book of the Baby-Sitters Little Sister series.

Back Cover Summary[]

Karen has to get glasses — two pairs! One pair for reading and one for all the time. Karen does not want glasses. Her school pictures are going to be taken soon! But Karen has to...so she picks out some pretty pink and blue ones. Karen thinks she looks very grown-up.

Then Yicky Ricky at school calls her Four-eyes. If Karen wears her glasses for the school picture, Ricky will make fun of her. But Karen is not a wimp! Glasses or no glasses — that Ricky is going to get it!

Summary[]

Characters in this book[]

Karen's Family

Kids

Adults

  • Ms. Colman
  • Mrs. Dawes
  • Dr. Gourson - Karen's eye doctor
  • Mr. Mackey - art teacher

Places in this book[]

Pop Culture and Real Life References[]

  • When Kristy was making Karen feel better about her glasses and famous people and characters with glasses she includes: The white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, Owl from Winnie the Pooh, Geppetto from Pinocchio, John Darling from Peter Pan, Doc from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Scrooge McDuck.
  • The books Karen has Kristy read to her include: "The Witch Next Door", "Charlotte's Web", "Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle"
  • The family reads "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh" together.
  • Karen starts reading the Paddington Bear books on page 53.

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]

Continuity

Inconsistencies

  • Ms. Colman's class is later established to have 6 boys and 10 girls (before Pamela Harding joins the class). However, the cover photo shows 7 boys and 9 girls.
  • Mrs. Fulton is a teacher mentioned, but she was never brought up again within the series. Instead it's Mr. Berger in other books. It is possible that Mrs. Fulton might have been the teacher before Mr. Berger and he replaced her. Or alternatively, she may have simply been subbing for Mr. Berger.
  • Karen says David Michael is eight. But he’s seven and a half.

Trivia[]

  • The 2021 reprint was released October 5. [1]
  • A graphic novel was released December 28, 2021. [2]
  • On the dedication page it says "This book is for Ashley Vinsel."
  • The Kids in Ms. Colman's Class #9 Halloween Parade shows the glasses plot line from Hannie Papadakis's perspective. So this story takes place around Halloween.
  • When Karen makes a list of mean things to do to Ricky, the last idea is to tell him he's adopted. Later editions change this to "stop talking to Ricky".
  • This is the only mention of school pictures within the series.
  • Karen used to sit next to Jannie Gilbert up front before Ricky moves.
  • The eye doctor that Karen sees is Dr. Gourson.
  • Hank used to sit in the front row and switches places with Karen.
  • Karen says that Charlie does not like to hurt people's feelings.

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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