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They're lean, mean, they're the pride of Stoneybrook. Who are they? They're Kristy's Krushers! When Kristy sees how much her little brothers and sister want to play on a softball team, she starts a rag-tag team of her own. Maybe Kristy's Krushers aren't world champions (how could they be, with Jackie Rodowsky, walking disaster, playing for them?), but nobody beats them when it comes to team spirit. Now Bart's Bashers have challenged the Krushers to a real live game. It's bad enough that the Bashers truly are lean and mean-but what's worse is that Kristy has a crush on the Bashers' coach. A crush with a capital C!
The Papadakis family takes in a foster child, a troubled young girl named Lou, and Kristy soon discovers that Lou's difficult behavior makes her a real challenge to baby-sit.
Kristy and Her father go to baseball Dream Camp. While there they meet people, and learn important things.
Kristy's friend Bart Taylor wants to be her boyfriend, but she's not sure she's ready to make that commitment.
Unhappy with a lot of things at Stoneybrook Middle School, Kristy thinks it's time someone made some changes -- and she decides she's going to be that person. So she runs for president of the eighth grade; with the baby-sitters behind her making posters and buttons, what could go wrong?
Kristy volunteers to be a student teacher. Her friends call her "the idea machine", so naturally she thinks she's going to show the teachers how to do a better job! But what happens when she's stuck with a partner she doesn't like?
Kristy and Cary have always been arch rivals. Their feud reaches a fever pitch when they're assigned to write biographies about each other.
Not only does this story involve Kristy's family raising a puppy for the Guide Dog Foundation, it also involves the feelings of a girl, Deb, who recently lost her sight due to glaucoma. Many could relate to the way Deb reacts to this challenge.
Kristy's mom is getting married, and Kristy's a bridesmaid. The only trouble is, fourteen little kids are coming to the wedding, and they all need baby-sitters. Here comes the Baby-sitters Club! Stacey, Claudia, Mary Anne, Dawn, and Kristy think they can handle fourteen kids. But that's before they spend five days changing diapers, stopping fights, solving mix-ups, righting wrongs...and getting sick and tired of baby-sitting! One thing's for sure: This is a crazy way to have a wedding. But it's a great way to have a lot of fun!
Kristy hasn't seen her father since he left the family years ago. When he calls out of the blue to invite Kristy and her brothers to his wedding, they find themselves taking a surreal trip into their father's new life.
This volume focuses on Kristy Thomas, the president of the club and the star of Kristy's Worst Idea.
Need a baby-sitter? Save time! Call: The Babysitters Club and reach four experienced baby-sitters. Kristy Thomas, President Mary Anne Spier, Secretary Claudia Kishi, Vice-President Stacey McGill, Treasurer Kristy thinks the Baby-sitters Club is a great idea. She and her friends Claudia, Stacey, and Mary Anne all love taking care of kids. A club will give them the chance to have lots of fun-and make tons of money. But nobody counted on crank calls, uncontrollable two-year-olds, wild pets, and parents who don't always tell the truth. And then there's Stacey, who's acting more and more mysterious. Having a baby-sitters club isn't easy, but Kristy and her friends aren't giving up until they get it right!
Someone is sending anonymous love letters to Kristy. Is it a practical joke or do the letters mean something more?
Outside pressure and internal tension force Kristy to disband the Baby-Sitters Club.
Dawn's a little jealous when there's a formal ceremony to welcome Jessi and Mallory into the Baby-sitters Club. Don't people know that Dawn's a special baby-sitter, too? Then it's Dawn's turn to shine. Mrs. Pike wants Dawn to help prepare Margo and Claire for the Little Miss Stoneybrook contest. So what if Margo's only talent is peeling a banana with her feet? Dawn's going to help her charges win that contest any way she can. The only trouble is . . . Kristy, Mary Anne, and Claudia are helping Karen, Myriah, and Charlotte enter the contest, too. And nobody's sure where the competition is fiercer: at the pageant--or at the Baby-sitters Club! Need a baby-sitter? Save time! Call: The Baby-Sitters Club and reach six experienced baby-sitters. Kristy Thomas, President Mary Anne Spier, Secretary Claudia Kishi, Vice-President Dawn Schafer, Treasurer Mallory Pike, Junior Officer Jessica Ramsey, Junior Officer
Poor Logan. The kids at school are always busting him for being a 'boy baby-sitter.' And then Logan blows a track event that causes his school to lose the meet. He's feeling pretty bummed.
It used to be that Mary Anne had to wear her hair in braids and ask her dad before she did anything. But not anymore. Mary Anne's been growing up . . . and the Baby-sitters Club members aren't the only ones who've noticed. Logan Bruno likes Mary Anne! He has a dreamy southern accent, he's awfully cute--and he wants to join the Baby-sitters Club. The Baby-sitters aren't sure Logan will make a good club member. And Mary Anne thinks she's too shy for Logan. Life in the Baby-sitters Club has never been this complicated--or this fun!
Logan's been really busy baby-sitting, playing football, and trying out for the track team. But things get even tougher when the jocks start teasing Logan about being a baby-sitter. But when he makes a rash decision to quit baby-sitting, something has to give!
[from the back cover] "Son of vampires Jonathan always thought it was a little strange that his parents made him play during the night and sleep during the day like they do. And it is pretty odd that they wear capes and have long sharp teeth. That's because Jonathan's parents are vampires! But now Jonathan wants to live like a normal kid, not like a vampire. He wants to watch TV and go to the video arcade and even have friends over. So he plans a big Halloween party at his house. But oh, no! What if Ma and Pa get hungry? Will they want to bite someone?" Over a hundred popular books by Ann M. Martin, the author of Ma and Pa Dracula, are in the Bookshare collection including: Bummer Summer, With You and Without You, and the Babysitters Club series.
Maggie has always had the perfect house, the perfect grades, the perfect looks. But now all that is changing.
Maggie's dad is working on a new movie starring teen idol Tyler Kendall, but Maggie's not interested. Stars are just self-absorbed and shallow, she thinks -- until she meets Tyler.
Maggie's got an eating disorder, and it's getting worse.
Mary Anne agrees to do some housework for Mrs. Towne, an elderly neighbor who had been giving her sewing lessons, but Mary Anne soon realizes that she has become a maid.
Combining the heart of her Newbery Honor-winning fiction and the spirit of her legendary Baby-Sitters Club series, Ann M. Martin introduces a timeless new series for girls. Flora and Ruby do not want to move to Camden Falls. But they don't really have a choice -- their parents are dead and their grandmother, Min, is taking them in. It's strange to be in a new place. But luckily, it's a very welcoming place. Min runs a sewing store, Needle & Thread, at the heart of Main Street in Camden Falls. There, Flora and Ruby become friends with Olivia, who likes to organize things, and Nikki, who lives on the wrong side of the tracks. Even if Flora and Ruby never expected it to, Camden Falls becomes their home . . . and its stories become a part of their stories.
After a big fight, sisters Flora and Ruby must come together in this stirring installment of Main Street Flora and Ruby have always gotten along as sisters, but now they're coming apart. They're starting to fight all the time and nobody -- not their friends, not their grandmother -- knows what to do. It's all a part of growing up, but it's not an easy part. And Flora and Ruby are going to have to learn how to stay together... with a little help from their friends.
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