Kids Book Recommendations

Baby-Sitter’s Club

Love the Baby-Sitters Club and looking for more great reads? These books are full of friends, humor, and lots of heart!

About the Author

Born in Princeton, New Jersey, author Ann M. Martin began writing The Baby-Sitters Club series in 1985 while working for Scholastic as a children’s book editor. With 35 novels under her belt, Scholastic hired ghostwriters to continue the series. In 2010, Martin published a prequel to The Baby-Sitters Club series titled The Summer Before. In the 1990s, The Baby-Sitters Club made its TV debut and relaunched in 2020.

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Awkward
by Svetlana Chmakova

“After shunning Jaime, the school nerd, on her first day at a new middle school, Penelope Torres tries to blend in with her new friends in the art club, until the art club goes to war with the science club, of which Jaime is a member”-OCLC.

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Twins
by Varian Johnson; illustrated by Shannon Wright

 “Maureen and Francine Carter are twins and best friends. They participate in the same clubs, enjoy the same foods, and are partners on all their school projects. But just before the girls start sixth grade, Francine becomes Fran -a girl who wants to join the chorus, run for class president, and dress in fashionable outfits that set her apart from Maureen. A girl who seems happy to share only two classes with her sister! Maureen and Francine are growing apart and there’s nothing Maureen can do to stop it. Are sisters really forever? Or will middle school change things for good?”-Provided by publisher.

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New Fiction for Adults

In this heartrending debut, Fatimah Asghar traces the intense bond of three orphaned siblings who, after their parents die, are left to raise one another. The youngest, Kausar, grapples with the incomprehensible loss of her parents as she also charts out her own understanding of gender; Aisha, the middle sister, spars with her “crybaby” younger…

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