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Stacey and the Cheerleaders is the 70th book in The Baby-Sitters Club series.

Back Cover Summary[]

When Stacey starts dating Robert, a cute basketball player, she gets to hang out with the "popular crowd." They're the jocks and the cheerleaders, and they're super cool — way more sophisticated than her friends in the Baby-sitters Club. Plus, the cheerleaders have asked Stacey to try out for the squad.

Even though the Baby-sitters think the cheerleaders are stuck-up snobs, they're still rooting for Stacey. But what happens when she makes the team? Will Stacey and her new boyfriend be too cool for the BSC?


Stacey tries out for the cheerleading squad and starts dating basketball star Robert Brewster, despite the BSC thinking the cheerleaders are snobs. Stacey realizes that students on sports teams take advantage of things at school, and some teachers just look the other way. Stacey then realizes about Robert and his friends make Stacey think the BSC is really immature compared to Robert and his freinds.


When Claudia babysits Tiffany Kilbourne, Tiffany tries various other hobbies. She ends up choosing gardening as her hobby.


Stacey's Family

BSC Members





Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • Lucky in Love (song)
  • Road Runner
  • Danskins (work out clothing brand)
  • Morticia Addams
  • Sesame Street

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]



  • Tiffany Kilbourne is ten even though she was introduced as eleven in her debut book.
  • In chapter two it says that Kid-Kits were created to help kids that were having trouble adjusting to new sitters. In The Truth About Stacey, Kid-Kits were created to compete with the Baby-Sitters Agency.
  • Mary Anne is noted to be good at bowling in this book despite not liking sports; however, it is consistent with the events from Dawn's Big Date.

Ann M. Martin's Dear Reader Letter[]

Dear Reader,

In Stacey and the Cheerleaders, Tiffany Kilbourne needs to find a hobby. As a child, I had many hobbies. I was interested in lots of things, and I was always starting new projects. I tried stamp collecting, coin collecting, macramé, and needlework. Although I was not a very active kid, I did try ballet lessons, and I took exactly three tennis lessons! I attacked each new project or hobby (except for the tennis lessons) with a vengeance, even if it didn’t last long.

For instance, my stamp collection began when I inherited a partially filled stamp album. I soon discovered that I could get stamps from all over the world through the mail, and I spent hours ordering and arranging stamps. For a long time one of my biggest hobbies was magic. It started when my father, an amateur magician, gave me all of his old tricks. Then, just like with the stamp collecting, I found that I could order magic tricks through the mail. I pored through catalogues, ordering new tricks, and then I entertained my charges with them. So the next time you’re bored, just think of all the things you could try. And you can find out about most hobbies simply by going to the library. You’ll be amazed by what you can find there.


  • Stacey's homeroom teacher is Ms. Levine, who talks weird. Sheila MacGregor is in Ms. Levine's homeroom, too.
  • The SMS basketball team is doing so well that the Stoneybrook News writes about the team.
  • Even Kristy finds RJ Blaser cute.
  • The basketball team is known as "the group."
  • RJ sat with the BSC at lunch.
  • Erica Blumberg and Cokie Mason are friends in this book
  • The SMS Chargers plays the Sheridan Wildcats
  • This is the first time Stacey will be embarrassed by the BSC; the next will be in Stacey vs. the BSC
  • Stacey's school back in New York didn't have a cheerleading squad
  • One of Maureen’s friends calls her in this book.
  • The McGills get calls for Rupert Pebbles sometimes since he had their phone number before they started using it.
  • Stacey doesn't like gym class.
  • Robert's been playing basketball since he was a kid
  • Mallory went to watch the cheerleading tryouts even though she was getting through mono.
  • Claudia says when she sings, she sounds like a howling dog
  • Tiffany feels like Shannon is super smart.
  • Tiffany decides on gardening to be her hobby.
  • The book ends with to participate in any school athletics the students must have a certain GPA
Baby-Sitters Club Books
The Summer Before | #1 Kristy's Great Idea | #2 Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls | #3 The Truth About Stacey | #4 Mary Anne Saves the Day | #5 Dawn and the Impossible Three | #6 Kristy's Big Day | #7 Claudia and Mean Janine | #8 Boy-Crazy Stacey | #9 The Ghost at Dawn's House | #10 Logan Likes Mary Anne! | #11 Kristy and the Snobs | #12 Claudia and the New Girl | #13 Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye | #14 Hello, Mallory | #15 Little Miss Stoneybrook... and Dawn | #16 Jessi's Secret Language | #17 Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery | #18 Stacey's Mistake | #19 Claudia and the Bad Joke | #20 Kristy and the Walking Disaster | #21 Mallory and the Trouble with Twins | #22 Jessi Ramsey, Pet-sitter | #23 Dawn on the Coast | #24 Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise | #25 Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger | #26 Claudia and the Sad Good-bye | #27 Jessi and the Superbrat | #28 Welcome Back, Stacey! | #29 Mallory and the Mystery Diary | #30 Mary Anne and the Great Romance | #31 Dawn's Wicked Stepsister | #32 Kristy and the Secret of Susan | #33 Claudia and the Great Search | #34 Mary Anne and Too Many Boys | #35 Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook | #36 Jessi's Baby-Sitter | #37 Dawn and the Older Boy | #38 Kristy's Mystery Admirer | #39 Poor Mallory! | #40 Claudia and the Middle School Mystery | #41 Mary Anne vs. Logan | #42 Jessi and the Dance School Phantom | #43 Stacey's Emergency | #44 Dawn and the Big Sleepover | #45 Kristy and the Baby Parade | #46 Mary Anne Misses Logan | #47 Mallory on Strike | #48 Jessi's Wish | #49 Claudia and the Genius of Elm Street | #50 Dawn's Big Date | #51 Stacey's Ex-Best Friend | #52 Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies | #53 Kristy for President | #54 Mallory and the Dream Horse | #55 Jessi's Gold Medal | #56 Keep Out, Claudia! | #57 Dawn Saves the Planet | #58 Stacey's Choice | #59 Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym) | #60 Mary Anne's Makeover | #61 Jessi and the Awful Secret | #62 Kristy and the Worst Kid Ever | #63 Claudia's Freind Friend | #64 Dawn's Family Feud | #65 Stacey's Big Crush | #66 Maid Mary Anne | #67 Dawn's Big Move | #68 Jessi and the Bad Baby-sitter | #69 Get Well Soon, Mallory! | #70 Stacey and the Cheerleaders | #71 Claudia and the Perfect Boy | #72 Dawn and the We Love Kids Club | #73 Mary Anne and Miss Priss | #74 Kristy and the Copycat | #75 Jessi's Horrible Prank | #76 Stacey's Lie | #77 Dawn and Whitney, Friends Forever | #78 Claudia and Crazy Peaches | #79 Mary Anne Breaks the Rules | #80 Mallory Pike, No. 1 Fan | #81 Kristy and Mr. Mom | #82 Jessi and the Troublemaker | #83 Stacey vs. the BSC | #84 Dawn and the School Spirit War | #85 Claudia Kishi, Live From WSTO! | #86 Mary Anne and Camp BSC | #87 Stacey and the Bad Girls | #88 Farewell, Dawn | #89 Kristy and the Dirty Diapers | #90 Welcome to the BSC, Abby! | #91 Claudia and the First Thanksgiving | #92 Mallory's Christmas Wish | #93 Mary Anne and the Memory Garden | #94 Stacey McGill, Super Sitter | #95 Kristy + Bart = ? | #96 Abby's Lucky Thirteen | #97 Claudia and the World's Cutest Baby | #98 Dawn and Too Many Sitters | #99 Stacey's Broken Heart | #100 Kristy's Worst Idea | #101 Claudia Kishi, Middle School Dropout | #102 Mary Anne and the Little Princess | #103 Happy Holidays, Jessi | #104 Abby's Twin | #105 Stacey the Math Whiz | #106 Claudia, Queen of the Seventh Grade | #107 Mind Your Own Business, Kristy! | #108 Don't Give Up, Mallory! | #109 Mary Anne to the Rescue | #110 Abby the Bad Sport | #111 Stacey's Secret Friend | #112 Kristy and the Sister War | #113 Claudia Makes Up Her Mind | #114 The Secret Life of Mary Anne Spier | #115 Jessi's Big Break | #116 Abby and the Best Kid Ever | #117 Claudia and the Terrible Truth | #118 Kristy Thomas, Dog Trainer | #119 Stacey's Ex-Boyfriend | #120 Mary Anne and the Playground Fight | #121 Abby in Wonderland | #122 Kristy in Charge | #123 Claudia's Big Party | #124 Stacey McGill... Matchmaker? | #125 Mary Anne in the Middle | #126 The All-New Mallory Pike | #127 Abby's Un-Valentine | #128 Claudia and the Little Liar | #129 Kristy at Bat | #130 Stacey's Movie | #131 The Fire at Mary Anne's House
Super Specials
#1 Baby-sitters on Board! | #2 Baby-sitters' Summer Vacation | #3 Baby-sitters' Winter Vacation | #4 Baby-sitters' Island Adventure | #5 California Girls! | #6 New York, New York! | #7 Snowbound | #8 Baby-sitters at Shadow Lake | #9 Starring the Baby-sitters Club #10 Sea City, Here We Come! | #11 The Baby-sitters Remember | #12 Here Come the Bridesmaids! | #13 Aloha, Baby-sitters! | #14 BSC in the USA | #15 Baby-sitters' European Vacation
Portrait Collection
Stacey's Book | Claudia's Book | Dawn's Book | Mary Anne's Book | Kristy's Book | Abby's Book
The Baby-Sitters Club Notebook (1987) | The Baby-Sitters Club Postcard Book (1991) | Trivia & Puzzle Fun Book (1992) | Ann M. Martin: The Story of the author of the Baby-sitters Club (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Guide to Babysitting (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Chain Letter (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Secret Santa (1994) | Audio Books on Cassette Tape (1994-5) | BSC Movie Novelization (1995) | The Complete Guide to the Baby-Sitters Club (1996) | Autograph Book (1998) | BSC Graphic Novels (2006-present) | We Are the Baby-Sitters Club: Essays and Artwork from Grown-Up Readers (2021) | Welcome to Stoneybrook: A Guided Journal (2021) | The Official Coloring Book (2023)