The Baby-Sitters Club Wiki
The Baby-Sitters Club Wiki

This article is about the book series. For the club in the series, see: Baby-sitters Club. For other uses, see The Baby-Sitters Club (disambiguation).

The Baby-Sitters Club (abbreviated as BSC) is the main series of books written by Ann M. Martin and published by Scholastic between 1986 and 2000. There are 131 books in the original series.

Spin-Offs and Adaptions

The series later expanded to include Super Special, Readers' Request, Mystery, Super Mystery, Portrait Collection and Baby-sitters Club: Friends Forever. Two "spin-off" series were also created, Baby-Sitter's Little Sister, and California Diaries. A spin-off series from the Baby-Sitter's Little Sister series is The Kids in Ms. Colman's Class.

The Baby-Sitter's Club series was so popular, the series was translated into several languages. In the Netherlands and Belgium, the series was known as De Babysittersclub and Le Club des Baby-Sitters, which was released in 1989, and 1990.

BSC Graphic Novels

In 2006, Raina Telgemeier illustrated four graphic novels based on the BSC books Kristy's Great Idea, The Truth About Stacey, Mary Anne Saves the Day, and Claudia and Mean Janine. In 2015-2016, the first four books were republished in color. In 2017-2019, Gale Galligan illustrated the fifth through seventh BSC graphic novels, Dawn and the Impossible Three, Kristy’s Big Day and Boy-Crazy Stacey. The eighth graphic novel Logan Likes Mary Anne! was published in September 2020. Claudia and the New Girl was published in February 2021.

Book Structure

Each book is about fifteen chapters long and has a main plot and subplot. The subplot might be a collection of sitting jobs and problems with clients, or a continuous plot. A member of the BSC will sometimes tell the backstory of the Barrett and Pike family when the first sit for them.

Chapter Two

In Chapter One, there is usually a description of the narrator's family; it's often in Chapter Two. Depending on the book and of Chapters One, Two, or Three (sometimes as late as Chapter Four) will have a breakdown of each member of BSC and how it was founded. Other typical things that are discussed for characters are include:

List of Main Series Books

Prequel: 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


  • Ann M. Martin only wrote the first 22 novels in the book series herself; The first ghost written novel was Dawn on the Coast, which was written by Jan Carr. The novels afterwards were written by Ann and ghostwriters, until the former permanently took over after Stacey's Choice.
  • Dr. Claudia Werner was consulted first in the books related to Stacey's diabetes.
  • Outlines and other materials that Ann used to help write the books are available to the public at Smith College called the Ann M. Martin Papers.
  • Katherine de Vos Devine posed as Dawn Schafer on the original covers[1] and Suzanne Lucas posed for Mallory from books 59-126.