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Kristy's mom is getting married, and FOURTEEN little kids are coming to the wedding! Stacey, Claudia, Mary Anne, Dawn, and Kristy think they can handle it -- but that's before they spend a week changing diapers, stopping fights, solving mix-ups... and getting sick and tired of baby-sitting!<P><P> But together, the BSC can do anything -- even keep things under control for Kristy's big day!
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.
At last it's my turn to write about my favorite subject--me! Everyone else has complained about writing their autobiographies, but I've been looking forward to it. It's a chance for me to think about all the things that have happened in my short but incredible life. Some were happy, some were sad, some were funny. For instance, I was almost born in Yankee Statium! Maybe that's why I like softball so much. And look at all the changes my family has been through, starting with my parents' divorce, anding with the time I finally saw my father again, seven years later. See what I mean? My short (so far) but incredible life. Who knows where I'll go from here? There's always the White House...
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.<P><P> She and her friends 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!
Lassie is Joe's prize collie and constant companion. But when Joe's father loses his job, Lassie must be sold. Three times she escapes from her new owner, and three times she returns home to Joe, until finally she is taken to the remotest part of Scotland--too far a journey for any dog to make alone.But Lassie is not just any dog.First published in 1940, Lassie Come-Home has become one of the best-loved dog stories in the world. This beautiful 75th anniversary edition showcases the original text and illustrations with a striking new jacket design and a new introduction from bestselling author Ann M. Martin.
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.
Mary Anne used to have to wear her hair in braids, keep her room painted pink, 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 have noticed.<P><P> Logan Bruno likes Mary Anne! He has a dreamy southern accent, he's awfully cute -- and he wants to join the Baby-sitters Club.<P> 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 BSC 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!
Jonathan thinks his parents are normal--but he's about to see the light of dayNine-year-old Jonathan is convinced that sleeping during the day and waking at night is what every kid does--especially if your parents work at a blood bank all night. But when he breaks his parents' rules and sneaks outside during the daytime, he meets Tobi, a neighborhood girl who fills him in on the truth about telephones, TV, and school. Shocked at his discovery, Jonathan confronts his parents, who tell him the truth about their nocturnal life.Determined to fit into the daytime world, he convinces his parents to let him go to school and make friends. But it isn't easy being the new kid--especially when your parents are vampires whose supplies from the blood bank are getting low. Maybe inviting his friends over wasn't such a good idea after all. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author's collection.
Maggie makes everything she does look easy--but there's a high price to pay for perfectionMaggie Blume does everything right. She gets straight A's, is a talented pianist, and was just named the youngest poetry editor of the school's literary magazine, Inner Vistas. She makes the life of a successful thirteen-year-old look easy.For Maggie's father, nothing but perfect will do. Not only is he obsessed with his job as a studio executive, he expects Maggie to have a detailed plan for her life, which unfortunately leaves no room for her true passion: music.Once Maggie's friends learn of her talent, they help her land a spot as the lead singer for Vanish, the band managed by her friend Amalia. Maggie could never share this news with her dad, so when she has to choose between going to his movie opening and the battle of the bands, she takes a huge risk to make sure she's able to do it all--perfectly.This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author's collection.
Maggie has never ever gotten star struck--until nowMaggie and her friends have been sticking by Sunny's side since her mom's death. But Maggie's dad doesn't give up the demanding goals he's set for her, and right now he's harping on her to finish reading the script for his newest production, Love Conquers All, a new Romeo-and-Juliet flick. She could care less that teen star Tyler Kendall has the lead and will be at her home for the launch party.To Maggie's surprise, Tyler turns out to be pretty nice, and when he asks her out, she agrees. But Maggie is not prepared for the paparazzi. When their date is blasted all over the gossip columns, she is mortified. And when her band is chosen to play for a scene in the movie, she wonders if the celebrity life is more than she can handle.This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author's collection.
Maggie is going to stay in control--even if it kills herMaggie can't do much about the demands her dad puts on her. Or her mother's alcoholism. Or even her insecurity about being the lead singer of her band, Vanish. The only thing that she can control is what she eats. Or, more accurately, what she doesn't eat. Losing weight makes her feel clean; it gives her the power she so desperately wants.When Maggie's friends begin to worry that she has an eating disorder, Maggie doesn't care. It's her body; it's her life . . . which is what her mom says about her drinking problem. Could Maggie and her mom have more in common than she thinks?This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author's collection.
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.
Autumn comes to Camden Falls -- bringing new friends, new teachers, new worries, and new challenges. It's autumn in Camden Falls, and Flora and Ruby are just starting to settle into the town. Flora is worried about spending the first Thanksgiving without their parents. Ruby is worried about getting a part in her school musical. And their new friends, Olivia and Nikki, are facing problems of their own. But the friendship that ties them together will also give them the strength to work things out -- one stitch at a time.
The holiday season comes to Camden Falls in this remarkable new novel from Ann M. Martin. Christmas is coming to Camden Falls, and Flora and Ruby don't know how to feel about it; it's their first Christmas without their parents, and the memories are both happy and sad. Luckily, Flora and Ruby are surrounded by people who care about them -- from their grandmother Min to their friends Olivia and Nikki, who are dealing with challenges of their own. There's also an unexpected visitor: Flora and Ruby's aunt, whose presence promises to shake things up. It's going to be a Christmas that nobody ever forgets....
Friendship is forever in the fourth book of Ann M. Martin's heartwarming new series, Main Street Spring has arrived in Camden Falls, and with it have come many joys and challenges. As Flora and Ruby near the first anniversary of their arrival in town, Flora prepares for a visit from her old best friend. She's excited . . . but her new best friend, Olivia, isn't. Olivia's afraid she won't measure up, and that Flora will regret ever coming to Camden Falls. It's a very big reunion set for a very big day -- Camden Falls's 350th birthday celebration. Does one best friend truly have to be the best . . . or can they find a way to get along?
Flora, Ruby, Olivia, and Nikki start their own summer book club when well-loved books start appearing on their doorsteps in the fifth of Ann Martin's wonderful Main Street books. Flora and Ruby are about to start their second summer in Camden Falls. An element of mystery is instantly added when someone -- the girls don't know who -- leaves copies of a very special book on their doorstop, with instructions to read and discuss it. Olivia and Nikki also get books, and soon the girls are starting their own book club -- with some very interesting ties between the books they're reading and the things they're facing over the summer. But who's their literary benefactor? The girls don't need to read Nancy Drew to track down the answer....
It's back to school time for the kids of Camden Falls ... and for Flora, Olivia, and Nikki, that means a new school -- and new challenges. It's September in Camden Falls . . . and it's time for Flora, Nikki, and Olivia to move up to the Central School from their old elementary school. As seventh graders, they'll be sharing the halls with kids from other towns -- and from grades as high as twelfth. Flora and Nikki are excited . . . but Olivia isn't at all. She's always been the youngest girl in her class. Now she's the youngest girl in the whole school -- and plenty of kids, both friends and bullies, are noticing. When Olivia runs afoul of a popular girl, she realizes she has to grow up fast ... or get left behind.
A new girl moves to Camden Falls . . . and brings some secrets with her. Flora, Ruby, Olivia, and Nikki are sad that the Willets have moved out of the Row Houses - but they're excited when they hear the new neighbors will have kids nearly their age. One of them, Willow, seems like a natural fit for their group of friends. The only problem? Willow doesn't seem eager to be a part of life on Main Street. Evenutally, Flora discovers that Willow has a secret - a secret tied to the often erratic behavior of her mother. What's a good neighbor - and a new friend - to do?
There's a new member of the family in this touching new Main Street story... Flora and Ruby's Aunt Allie has always wanted to have a baby . . . and now, suddenly, it's happening! Allie's adopting -- and the baby is on its way. Suddenly, a quiet neighborhood Thanksgiving has turned into a huge event -- and Flora and Ruby are about to get their first cousin!
When Nikki's father left her family, she thought all the trouble would be over. No more screaming. No more fighting. No more rages. But now he's coming back one last time, and Nikki isn't sure what's going to happen. Luckily, she has good friends like Flora, Ruby, and Olivia to stand behind her -- and a mom who cares about her kids enough to pull them through a hard time.
In this spooky page-turner, Mary Anne takes a job in a bookstore which might be haunted...by Edgar Allan Poe.
Stoneybrook is going to have its own playground camp this summer, and six counseling jobs are up for grabs. When nine BSC members apply, the competition heats up to the boiling point.
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