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Episode 176 – Karen’s Plane Trip

Baby-Sitters Club Little Sister Super Special #2 - Karen's Plane Trip

This Flashback Summer episode found Kait & Renata home alone, no cool teen baby-sitter nor responsible adult around to monitor their bedtime. Things got a little loopy. You’ve been warned. We read several books from the Baby-Sitters Little Sister series: Karen’s Plane Trip, Karen’s Witch, Karen’s Ghost, and Karen’s Kittykat Club, all “by” Ann M. Martin. We made zero jokes about “Karens,” because Karen Brewer transcends that cliche and would only ask to talk to your manager if she thought your manager might know a good scary story. Listen to this episode to briefly distract yourself from the horrors of climate change!

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Footnotes: Life Lessons We Learned from Baby-Sitters Little Sister

Coming up next: The Baby-Sitters Club Super Mystery #2: Baby-Sitters Beware by Ann M. Martin.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 176 – Karen’s Plane Trip

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Baby-Sitters Club Little Sister Super Special #2: Karen’s Witch by Ann M. Martin. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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Episode 175 – Claudia and Mean Janine

Claudia and Mean Janine by Ann M. Martin

We read Baby-Sitters Club #7, Claudia and Mean Janine and Baby-Sitters Club #40, Claudia and the Middle School Mystery, both by Ann M. Martin. We were thrilled to spend more time with the coolest kid in Stoneybrook, and especially thrilled to discuss her with Susan Tan, author of the Cilla Lee-Jenkins books. Listen to this episode while hiding junk food and Nancy Drew novels around your bedroom!

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Footnotes: “‘The Claudia Kishi Club’ is a love letter to the beloved ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ character” by Yi-Jin Yu

“Claudia and the Baby-Sitters Club Books We Really Needed”

“An Ode to Claudia Kishi, the Coolest Kid in ‘The Baby-Sitters Club'” by Bettina Makalinta

“Seventh-Grade Style Icon Claudia Kishi’s Baby-Sitters Club Outfits, Ranked” b

Coming up next: Karen’s Plane Trip by Ann M. Martin.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 175 – Claudia and Mean Janine

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Baby-Sitters Club #7, Claudia and Mean Janine by Ann M. Martin. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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Episode 174 – Baby-sitters’ Summer Vacation!

Baby-Sitters Club Super Special #2: Baby-sitters’ Summer Vacation!

We’re putting the “summer” in Flashback Summer by going to camp with our friends, the Baby-Sitters Club (and also our friend literary agent Amy Stern). We read Baby-Sitters Club Super Special #2: Baby-sitters’ Summer Vacation and Baby-Sitters Club Friends Forever Super Special #1: Everything Changes, both by Ann M. Martin. We loved revisiting these books, but we’re not sure we’d send any children to visit Camp Mohawk. Listen to this episode while researching the summer camp accreditation process!

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Footnotes: “How The Baby-Sitters Club Made Social Justice Fun for Tweens” b

“These 19 Institutions Are the Best Summer Camps in the Country” by Nadine Jolie Courtney

Coming up next: Claudia and Mean Janine by Ann M. Martin.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 174 – Baby-sitters’ Summer Vacation!

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Baby-Sitters Club Super Special #2: Baby-sitters’ Summer Vacation! by Ann M. Martin. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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Episode 152 – Mallory and the Trouble With Twins

Mallory and the Trouble With Twins by Ann M. Martin

Say hello to your friends! As Flashback Summer continues, we revisited the small, child-friendly town of Stoneybrook. We read Mallory and the Trouble With Twins by Ann M. Martin with returning guest Liz. Join us on a walk around the mall (remember malls?), where we discuss ear piercing, afterschool snacks, and the moral fortitude it takes to identify as a Mallory.

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Footnotes: Episode #53 – Baby-Sitters Club

Book Recommendations Based On Your Favorite Babysitters From The Baby-Sitters Club by Alison Doherty

Robin Sparkles – Let’s All Go To the Mall

Cobie Smulders – Let’s All Stay at Home

The Baby-Sitters Club Is a Welcome Surprise and Utter Delight 

Candy Pairing:  Kait says candy buttons, Liz says a Twix, Renata says a mall pretzel.

Coming up next: Freeze Tag by Caroline B. Cooney.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 152 – Mallory and the Trouble With Twins

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Mallory and the Trouble With Twins by Ann M. Martin. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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Episode 150 – Flashback Summer Super-Special

It’s our 150th episode, and to kick off our 4th Flashback Summer, we asked to hear from you, our listeners. We loved hearing about everyone’s childhood favorite books and sharing a little bit about ours.

Thanks: to Andrew and Craig of Overdue, Alan, Red, JJ (aka S. Jae-Jones, author of Wintersong and other books), Ashley R., Liz J., Genevieve, Devin, Kathryn and Melissa of Truer Words, Madelyn, Lucy, Nora, Imogen, Joyce, Hallie, Sarah Mirk (author of Guantanamo Voices and other books), April, Megan, Ashley K., Meredith Goldstein (Love Letters columnist and author of Chemistry Lessons and other books), Danielle, Meagan, Liz H., Courtney Summers (author of Sadie and other books), Celia, Emma, Rebecca Mahoney (author of The Valley and the Flood), Jess, Josie, Payge, Laura, Ben, Kellie, and Collision & J.W. of I Don’t Even Own a Television for their contributions, and extra thanks to our editor Becca for putting all of these clips together! And thanks to all of you for listening!

Congratulations: to our Flashback Summer raffle winners: Emma, Josie, Joyce, and Madelynn!

Notes: This episode was recorded and assembled weeks ago and contains no references to current events. But we would like to take a moment here to affirm that Black Lives Matter.

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Readers Advisory: Episode 128 – Pickle Puss (Polk Street School)

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Pickle Puss (Polk Street School series) by Patricia Reilly Giff. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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