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This page is about the original novel. If you want to see the graphic novel, see Karen's Sleepover (Graphic Novel).

Karen's Sleepover is the ninth book of the Baby-Sitters Little Sister series.

Back Cover Summary[]

Karen's having her first sleepover ever! She and her friends are going to tell spooky stories, try on makeup, and raid the refrigerator.

But then Karen and Nancy get into a big fight. Karen doesn't want Nancy to come to her party. A new girl comes instead, and she is no fun! What will Karen do now?

Summary[]

Characters in this book[]

Karen's Family

Kids

Adults

  • Ms. Colman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dawes
  • Mr. Fitzwater - janitor (mentioned)
  • Mrs. Morris (mentioned)
  • Mr. Harding (mentioned)

Places in this book[]

  • Big House
  • Little House
  • Nancy's house

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]

Continuity

  • On pages 1 and 2 Karen recalls her terrible haircut from Karen's Haircut, the fight they had from the same book is mentioned on page 94.
  • This is the first time Natalie is mentioned to snort when she cries.

Inconsistencies

  • This is the only book where Natalie Springer is mentioned to have a sister on page 34, this is never brought up again.
  • Leslie is mentioned to have an older brother on page 76, which is never mentioned again.

Trivia[]

  • A reprint was released on June 7, 2022 [1]
  • On the dedication page it says "This book is in honor of the birth of Emma Feiwel." Emma Feiwel is Jean Feiwel's daughter, who is the person who convinced Ann M. Martin to make the series.
  • Pop culture and real life references: The Wizard of Oz,
  • This book is where Karen, Hannie, and Nancy first declare themselves 'The Three Musketeers'.
  • In The Kids in Ms. Colman's Class book Holiday Time shows the sleepover plot line from Sara Ford's perspective.
  • This is the first appearance of Pamela Harding and mentions of her family.
  • Sleeping bags are stored in the attic at the Brewer/Thomas house.
  • Karen wouldn't have minded if Ricky crashed her sleepover.
  • Kristy tells Karen about the kind of sleepovers she has in chapter 4, including playing Truth or Dare and makeovers.
  • Charlie tells a ghost story to the girls.
  • Nancy has great eye sight.
  • Karen tries to turn a cartwheel, which later becomes a plot point in Karen's Cartwheel.
  • On page 83 Karen mentions trying to stay up until midnight on New Years Eve before, but fell asleep.
  • Pamela was the first one to come to the sleepover and Jannie was the first to leave.
  • Hannie's handwriting looks like Kristy's and Nancy's looks like Claudia's on the pact they signed.

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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