My 9-year-old daughter came across the TV adaptation of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-Sitter’s Club on Netflix. The two of us spent the entire Saturday afternoon eating popcorn and watching all 10 episodes. After finishing the series, my daughter was desperate to find out if and when the next season would be released.
I suggested she read the books while we wait for the next season, and she squealed, “There are books?!” The next day we picked up a copy of the original and the graphic novel version of Kristy’s Great Idea from the library. She was hooked.
Watching my kid devour these books brought back memories of when I read The Baby-Sitter’s Club for the first time. The characters’ personalities, coming of age stories and tales of friendship were so relatable. It was really nice to see Netflix stayed true to the books while updating the characters and setting to reflect today’s audience and celebrate diversity.
Here are a few books to try after reading The Baby-Sitters Club and watching the Netflix reboot!