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Karen's Tea Party is the twenty-eighth book in the Baby-Sitters Little Sister series.

Back Cover Summary[]

Karen and David Michael have the worst manners ever. Karen burps at the dinner table. And David Michael makes rude noises with his armpit.

Then Karen's daddy sends them to charm school. Karen loves dressing up and learning how to dance. But David Michael and the rest of the boys are so rude. So Karen decides to throw a tea party for girls only. She's going to teach those boys a lesson!

Summary[]

Characters in this book[]

Karen's Family

Kids

Teenagers

  • Martin - Mr. and Mrs. Peabody's son

Adults

  • Mrs. Oliver - Dress shop attendant at Madame Drew's Dress Shop
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peabody
  • Ms. Colman

Places in this book[]

  • Big House - including the kitchen
  • Little House
  • Mr. Peabody's School of Dance and Charm
  • Madame Drew's Dress Shop
  • Bellair's
  • Stoneybrook Academy

Trivia[]

  • Mrs. Peabody is shown in Little Miss Stoneybrook ...and Dawn as one of the judges. The school she and her husband owns is mentioned in passing.
  • Ms. Colman hasn't taught tablespoons and other measurements.
  • Andrew calls spaghetti pasketti in this book when he can say spaghetti in other books.
  • Pop culture and real life references: Goop Tales by Gelett Burgess (although spelled as Gilett) and Cinderella
  • Amanda Delaney also went to Mr. and Mrs. Peabody's school when she still lived in Stoneybrook.
  • Kristy goes dress shopping with Elizabeth and Karen in chapter 5.
  • Karen owes Andrew a big favor for wearing a suit to her tea party in chapter 7.
  • Nancy is going to charm school next year.
  • Melody Korman went to charm school last year before she moved to Stoneybrook called Miss Labonne's School of Manners.
  • Dances the kids learn include: the lindy, waltz, cha-cha,
  • Conversation the kids learn include: basics of conversation, how to ask a girl to dance,
  • Bobby, Hank, and Ricky got caught playing pig (a card game) in the coat room. Ricky lost his allowance for two weeks.
  • Continuity: On page 79, Karen recalls how her hair was ruined from Gloriana's.
  • Kristy has a white straw pocketbook which she loans Karen for the tea party.

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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