Books – The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novels

Kristy’s Great Idea (BSC Graphix #1)

Scholastic/Graphix, April 2006

Black and white, 192 pages

Ages 9 – 12

ISBN-13: 978-0439871655

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Reviews

“Comics artist Telgemeier’s clean-lined, black-and-white art with stark black details nicely differentiates the four personable seventh-graders who parlay their babysitting experience into a business. The story has been effectively trimmed to accommodate the format (Kristy’s actions and feelings are the focus), but there’s still plenty of content, comedy, action, and emotion – in both the text and the art – as the kids cope with feisty toddlers and personal problems and fight with and help one another, while modeling right behavior and the ups and downs of friendship.” — Booklist

The Truth About Stacey (BSC Graphix #2)

Scholastic/Graphix, November 2006

Black and white, 144 pages

Ages 9 – 12

ISBN-13: 978-0439739368

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Reviews

“The graphic adaptation of the hugely popular series has as much heart as the original. The black-and-white cartoons capture each character’s personality; the facial expressions say a lot. Each girl has her own style. The outfits have been updated but the skirts haven’t gotten shorter. A solid purchase for both school and public libraries.”
— School Library Journal

“Martin and Telgemeier have created an endearing graphic novel for young readers. Telgemeier’s b/w art is a perfect complement to Martin’s writing, forming a smooth synthesis for readers. This family-friendly volume should be a hit with ‘tween audiences and will even reach teens with its heavy nostalgia value.”
— KLIATT

“Telgemeier, an Eisner Award nominee, creates characters who are expressive, endearing, and do a great job expressing the gawkiness of those tween and teen years.”
— Voice of Youth Activists

“The black-and-white graphics make an enormous impact on the story. I highly recommend this book.”
— Children’s Literature

Mary Anne Saves the Day (BSC Graphix #3)

Scholastic/Graphix, October 2007

Black and white, 160 pages

Ages 9 – 12

ISBN-13: 978-0439885164

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Reviews

“This book’s a lovely portrait of how friendship develops. It’s the details that make it a solid read, like an apology letter taking several drafts with different tones, instead of being right the first time through.”
— Comics Worth Reading

Claudia and Mean Janine (BSC Graphix #4)

Scholastic/Graphix, November 2008

Black and white, 176 pages

Ages 9 – 12

ISBN-13: 978-0439885171

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Reviews

“Telgemeier’s black-and-white illustrations are crisp and clear, while concise narrative passages keep the focus on the dialogue and action. Here and there, a wordless panel conveys much more than a simple description; if a picture is worth a thousand words, then the portrait of Louie the collie after the day-camp kids “make him look beautiful” must be worth a chapter or two alone.”
— School Library Journal