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The BSC Graphic Novels are graphic novel versions of six Baby-Sitters Club books: Kristy's Great Idea, The Truth About Stacey, Mary Anne Saves the Day, Claudia and Mean Janine, Dawn and the Impossible Three, and the new Kristy's Big Day. It is known for being the last BSC book series ever written, followed by The Kids in Ms. Colman's Class.

Description Edit

The first four BSC Graphic Novels are by Raina Telgemeier, and they have a similar design to her other graphic novels, Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts. Also like Raina's other novels, they are all by Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic. The last novel, Dawn and the Impossible Three, is written by Gale Galligan.

Kristy's Great Idea was picked by YALSA for their 2007 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list, as well as ALA's Booklist 2007 Top Ten Graphic Novels for Youth.

Stories Edit

All of the graphic novels have the same plot as the original books, but in some of the novels, some parts are removed. Also, some of the appearances of the characters are changed, like Claudia, who has pink bangs, and Stacey's hair is a little bit shorter and more blond.

Summary Edit

Kristy's Great Idea Edit

Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up - cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls - you can count on them to save the day. Baby-sitting isn't always easy, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship.

The Truth About Stacey Edit

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Mary Anne Saves the Day Edit

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Claudia and Mean Janine Edit

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Dawn and the Impossible Three Edit

Dawn Schafer is the newest member of the Baby-sitters Club. While she is still adjusting to life in Stoneybrook after moving from sunny California, she's eager to accept her first big job. But taking care of the the three Barrett kids would be too much for any baby-sitter. The house is always a mess, the kids are out of control, and Mrs. Barrett never does anything she promises. On top of all that, Dawn wants to fit in with the other members of the BSC, but she can’t figure out how to get along with Kristy. Was joining the Baby-sitters Club a mistake?

Kristy’s Big Day Edit

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Mistakes Edit

Kristy's Great Idea Edit

  • When Mrs. Feldman tells that Rosie and Jamie should share, she claims that Rosie doesn't have a truck like the one she took from Jamie. But in the next slot that shows Jamie and Rosie playing with their trucks, Rosie's truck is the exact same size and color as the one she stole from Jamie.
  • When Kristy tells what ages Charlie and Sam are, she says that Sam is 14 rather than 15.

The Truth About Stacey Edit

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Mary Anne Saves the Day Edit

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Claudia and Mean Janine Edit

  • During the scene that shows what happened at the second session of the playgroup, Stacey is shown taking off with Jenny, warning her to put on her smock. But in the next still that shows the BSC discussing if they should let Jenny get dirty or not, Stacey is shown discussing with them.
  • In one shot, where the Kishi family find Janine in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, you can see that one of the benches that the family sits on two shots later is far apart from the other chairs. But when the family sits on the bench, it is attached to the other benches.

Dawn and the Impossible Three Edit

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Kristy’s Big Day Edit

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Cameos Edit

Dawn and the Impossible Three Edit

Bill Cipher graphic novel cameo

Bill Cipher as one of Suzi and Buddy's toys (marked above).

  • In the entire page where Stacey and Claudia are counting the Pike kids, if you look at Vanessa Pike, you can see that she is reading Ghosts, written by Raina Telgemeier, who was the original illustrator of the graphic novels. This likely might make fun of the Ghosts cameo of Kristy and Claudia.
  • Bill Cipher from the Disney XD show Gravity Falls makes a cameo as a toy on the page where Dawn (as the narrator) says “This place was a mess!”

In other media Edit

  • According to the illustration of Vanessa reading Ghosts, if you read the actual book, on the still where Catrina (the protagonist) goes to the fountain at the Day of the Dead party, you can see Kristy and Claudia in the crowd.

Trivia Edit

  • The Baby-Sitters Club books were also said to be Raina's favorite book series in Sisters when she says that one of her presents is "the newest Baby-Sitters Club book" for Christmas.
  • Until 2017, Dawn was the only Baby-Sitters Club member who did not have a graphic novel version of one of her books.
  • It is unknown if Raina is going to return drawing the graphic novels.
  • Kristy is the only one who has more than one graphic novel focusing on her.
  • The Baby Sitters Agency members were revealed in the graphic novel version of The Truth About Stacey.
  • It is unknown if Liz from Raina Telgemeier‘s graphic novel Drama is named after Liz Lewis, since the The Truth About Stacey graphic novel was adapted into a graphic novels. (The Stacey graphic novel was also by Raina.)
  • Gale Galligan‘s drawing technique is different from Raina Telgemeier: Even when the character is not surprised, his or her eyes are always large showing the white part of it; the character‘s teeth are always shown when the character‘s mouth is open.

Gallery Edit

Black and White edition front coversEdit

Full Color Edition front coversEdit


Gale Galligan books Edit


Stills and PicturesEdit

Concept art Edit

External LinksEdit

See alsoEdit

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