Best Babysitters Ever by Caroline CalaBest Babysitters Ever by Caroline Cala

Best Babysitters Ever

byCaroline CalaConsultant editorLanie Davis

Paper over Board | February 5, 2019

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A funny new middle grade series about three 12-year-old best friends who start a babysitting club in their small California town. Perfect for fans of series like Whatever After and the Dork Diaries.

Once upon a time, a girl named Kristy Thomas had a great idea: to form The Baby-Sitters Club with her best friends. And now twelve-year-old Malia Twiggs has had a great idea too. Technically, she had Kristy's idea . (And technically, little kids seem gross and annoying, but a paycheck is a paycheck). After a little convincing, Malia and her friends Dot and Bree start a babysitting club to earn funds for an epic birthday bash. But babysitting definitely isn't what they thought it would be.

Three friends. No parents. Unlimited snacks. And, okay, occasionally watching other people's children. What could possibly go wrong?
Caroline Cala is a writer and editor residing in Brooklyn. She has worked as a book editor and as a ghostwriter on a number of books by notable people. Her work has appeared in Vogue, ELLE, Refinery29 and others. Best Babysitters Ever is her middle grade debut. Visit her on Instagram @CarolineCala.
Title:Best Babysitters EverFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:272 pages, 1.11 × 1.11 × 0.98 inPublished:February 5, 2019Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1328850897

ISBN - 13:9781328850898


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting start to the series This is a great book about friendship. Malia gets the idea to create a babysitting club after reading Kristy’s Great Idea, which is the first book in the Baby-Sitters Club series. I loved that series when I was growing up! This is a great way to update the story for today’s young readers. Even though there are new graphic novel versions of the Baby-Sitters Club books, some of the things in the books are still dated. This story had modern characters, complete with cell phones! The story was fast paced. There were a lot of similarities between the characters in this book and the ones from the Babysitters club. For instance, Bree has a large blended family, just like Kristy in the Babysitters club. Malia has an annoying older sister just like Claudia. However, some of the characters were kind of extreme and annoying. Bree was emotional and cried a lot. She was also obsessed with glitter and Taylor Swift. She seemed very over the top most of the time. I’m curious to see what happens next in this series, and to see how much it will be like the Baby-Sitters Club. I received a copy of this book from the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2019-02-09