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When Lou McNally was last in Stoneybrook, she was the Worst Kid Ever. Now she's back...and Abby is going to be her baby-sitter. She's prepared for the worst, but Lou is a perfect angel. Is the new Lou too good to be true?
Stuck at home sick, Abby passes the time at her window snooping on the neighbors with her binoculars. It pays off when she spots a criminal just profiled on the "Mystery Trackers" TV show!
It is summer vacation. While most of the BSC arrange a big party with clients, Abby and her family plan their own. But is there something wrong with Gram?
Eighth-grader Abby Stevenson is writing an autobiography, her first major school project, along with the rest of her class.
Valentine's Day is Abby's least favorite holiday. Mushy stuff like valentines, red hearts, and a school dance turn her into a Valentine's Scrooge. When Ross Brown, a perfectly nice guy in Abby's English class, invites her to the dance, Abby tries to set him up with her twin sister, Anna.
In a breakthrough book for the series, Mallory says good-bye to Stoneybrook and hello to the Riverbend School. The boarding school in the Berkshires introduces Mallory to a new group of friends--and a not-so-friendly roommate.
With a unique diary page design, the "California Diaries" series is an intimate look at preteen life in the '90s. Amalia Vargas is the new girl in school, and she's fitting right in. With a new group of friends, living by a new set of rules, Amalia's life is spinning in a whole new direction--especially when her boyfriend won't let her break up with him.
Amalia may be in love--but how do you know if someone loves you back? Amalia Vargas knows she should feel lucky. She is the band manager for Vanish and her boyfriend is the guitarist, James, a sixteen-year-old high school junior. James is so into her that he can't stand for her to be with anyone else. That should be a good thing, but what seemed kind of sweet at first is suddenly getting annoying . . . and even kind of scary. James's jealousy doesn't just mean Amalia can't see other guys. He doesn't want her giving her attention to anyone--not her friends, her family, or even a toddler she's visiting at a shelter. When you're thirteen, love can be tricky. But is this the kind of love that Amalia wants--and is it even love at all?This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author's collection.
One moment--that's all it takes to lose faith in everyone... <P><P> Amalia's grades have been slipping. She's been worried about Maggie, whose mom's drinking has gotten out of control. At least Amalia and her new boyfriend, Brendan, are getting along great--on a movie date, she even kisses him for the first time. But then, while she is waiting outside the theater, several drunk girls assault her and call her racist names.Shaken, Amalia can't help thinking that maybe Palo City isn't the place she thought it was. She begins to shut down--and shut out Brendan and her friends. Planning her parents' twenty-fifth anniversary party, she starts to wonder if she should even invite her extended Hispanic family to this town. Can her friends and boyfriend reassure her that she belongs in the same world as they do?
Amalia would do anything to help her friend--but what if she doesn't want help?Amalia knows Maggie's eating disorder is becoming severe, and makes it her mission to learn all she can to get Maggie the help she needs. Amalia and Dawn try to talk to Maggie but can't seem to get the words right. Amalia's mom suggests that Maggie go to a therapist she knows, but Maggie will only go if Amalia goes with her.The healing process is going to be slow, and meanwhile Vanish has its first paying gig to play. Between Maggie and the band, Amalia has a lot to take care of. In fact, there's so much to do that it seems like there's not a lot of time left over for her own life.This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author's collection.
When his favorite author is invited to visit Ms. Colman's class, Ricky is the most excited student in school, but a whopper of a mistake makes him want Author Day to never come.
Pamela is afraid of animals, but with the help of a zookeeper and a cute baby turtle, she overcomes her fear.
School is always fun in Ms. Colman's class! The kids in Ms. Colman's class have found out a big secret! Mean Pamela Harding is afraid of animals. And now the class is going to the zoo. Chris and Omar have dared Pamela to hold a baby animal. Can she do it?
In the landmark one-hundredth book in the series, Kristy disbands the club because of a combination of outside pressures and internal tension.
When her troubles in school culminate in her being dropped back to the seventh grade, Claudia struggles with feelings of failure while adjusting to classmates outside of the Baby-sitters Club.
Hired as the temporary companion to young Victoria Kent, who is distantly in line for the British throne, Mary Anne has trouble getting the girl to open up to her.
Jessi's Christmas and Kwanzaa seasons are overshadowed by a car accident in which Jessi's baby brother, Squirt, is injured, and the difficult time proves challenging to her family's holiday spirit.
Trying to cheer up her twin, Anna, who has been diagnosed with scoliosis, Abby fears that the condition is driving them apart when Anna seems to not want Abby's help and begins to do things on her own.
Joining the Mathletes and feeling confident after her first math meet triumph, Stacey is troubled when her father gets tickets to a huge rock concert on the same night of the Mathletes championship.
At first, Claudia hated going back to seventh grade. But things are definitely improving. She's on top of her schoolwork, she's made some great friends, and her new classmates really look up to her -- so much that they nominate her to be Queen of the Seventh Grade. And when the votes come in, the results are clear: Claudia's not just adjusting to seventh grade, she's ruling it!
"Asking her older brother Charlie to train her softball team over spring break, Kristy is convinced that Charlie is a great coach, until he meets Angelica and is no longer able to pay attention to the kids."
"Mallory is delighted when the subject of the new Short Takes class turns out to be children's literature, but she is bitterly disappointed by the new young teacher, Mr. Cobb, who unintentionally favors the boys in the class, until Mallory decides to stand up for her rights."
"Mary-Anne's life is turned upside down when the Club members participate in a scary and intensive first aid class and Logan's parents decide to send him to a boarding school."
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! After Kristy's mom got married, her family moved to Watson's house in a new neighborhood. But the kids there aren't very friendly--in fact, they're total snobs! They criticize Kristy's clothes, make fun of the Baby-sitters Club. . . and worst of all, they laugh at Louie, Kristy's pet collie, who's going blind. Nobody does that and gets away with it! Kristy's fighting mad, and she's not going to put up with a Snob Attack any longer--and neither is the BSC! The best friends you'll ever have--with classic BSC covers and a letter from Ann M. Martin!
"When soccer season comes to Stoneybrook, Abby joins a Special Olympics Unified Sports soccer team but develops a fierce rivalry with another player."