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Kristy's Big News is the first book in the Baby-sitters Club: Friends Forever series by Ann M. Martin.

Back Cover Summary[]

Kristy's father left her family when she was little. Now, years later, he's called with some surprising news: He's getting married! Kristy and her brothers Sam and Charlie must head to California for the wedding—and to meet their new stepmom. Kristy doesn't know what to expect. It's been a long time since she's seen her father. And now she's supposed to be his bridesmaid!

What will Kristy do?


Kristy is unsure about what to think. Her father Patrick Thomas is getting married, and asks Charlie, Sam, and Kristy to fly to California and be his best men and bridesmaid, respectively. Kristy feels as though he has forgotten her younger brother David Michael, since he wasn't asked by Patrick to be apart of the wedding party. While Charlie acts moody, Sam acts like he and Patrick are old buddies. Kristy comes home knowing that the wedding will be one that will stand out in her memory for a long time.


Kristy's Family

BSC Members


  • Zoey Thomas
  • Juanita Alvarez - Sous Chef at the Greenhouse
  • Mona and Ariel - Zoey's fathers ex-wives
  • Jeannie - Zoey's mother
  • Mrs. Argos - Zoey's grandmother
  • Jessica Sara Klein - Zoey's best friend and bridesmaid
  • Mickey - Zoey's father
  • Maude - Zoey's step-mother


  • Thomas/Brewer House
  • Patrick's House in California
  • Airport (mentioned)
  • The Greenhouse - Zoey's restaurant
  • The Tuxedo Cat - tuxedo shop in California
  • Angel Island

Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • Fed Ex
  • Sporting News Magazine
  • Audi
  • Willie Mays, Cynthia Cooper, Babe Didrickson Zaharias, Lou Gehrig
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • Charles Einstein (author)
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Princess Diana
  • Peter Pan

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]



  • Elizabeth tries to get Emily to say her colors when she should already know since Claudia taught her in Claudia and the Great Search.
  • Kristy says that she brought "my only dress" when she at least owns two. One she wore to her mothers wedding in Kristy's Big Day and another when she went to meet Mildred in Kristy and the Missing Fortune.
  • Kristy said that her grandparents on Patrick's side died before she was born, however, her grandmother has been mentioned a few times in the series.


  • Patrick is mentioned to have a brother named Ray that he is estranged from.
  • This is the first introduction to Zoey Thomas.
  • This is the third time Patrick got married.
  • Kristy likes to mix Wheaties with Rice Krispies.
  • It isn't clear why David Michael was not invited.
  • Mary Anne gets invited to the wedding by Kristy who turned it down.
  • Karen enjoys going to weddings even if she's not apart of them.
  • Charlie, Sam, Kristy had brought back stuff for David Michael.
  • Charlie remained mad at his father and Sam tried to keep the peace.
  • Elizabeth has a degree in accounting.
  • Sam and Kristy once turned all their white clothes pink trying to help doing the laundry.
  • Kristy wears a dress to the wedding.
  • Patrick once lived on a houseboat.
  • Charlie has never gone by Chuck.
  • Kristy notes that Sam and Patrick are alike in some ways.
  • Stoneybrook Public Library has a plant sale at this years fundraiser.
  • We only see Claudia and Stacey in the last chapter.