Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise
The Baby-Sitter's Club, # 24

Ann M. Martin

Cover Art

Hodges Soileau


Kristy's in for a big surprise!


May 1989, Scholastic



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Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise is the 24th book in the original The Baby-Sitter's Club series. Kristy and The Baby-sitters Club plan a huge outing as a surprise for their clients.


Main PlotEdit

Kristy decides to give the mothers of some of their charges a day off by taking the kids to a carnival, feeding them lunch, play at the park, and then take them back to Claudia's house for crafts & stories. Stacey even comes up to Stoneybrook for the weekend since they are watching 21 kids.

Sub PlotEdit

Meanwhile, Kristy's mother, Elizabeth and stepfather, Watson have been dropping hints about having another child. Kristy thinks that her parents want to get pregnant, but in the end, they adopt a 2-year-old Vietnamese girl named Emily Michelle, who comes home on Mother's Day.

Back CoverEdit

Mother's Day is coming up, and the Baby-sitters have the same problem they do every year: What do they get their mothers? Kristy, especially, wants to do something nice for her mom. Mrs. Brewer has been acting kind of strange and secretive lately, and Kristy's worried about her.

But then Kristy gets another one of her great ideas. Why don't the Baby-sitters treat their moms — and the mothers of the kids they sit for — to a day off without any kids around?

Together with Stacey, the Baby-sitters plan a gigantic baby-sitting party. It's a Mother's Day surprise that couldn't be beat!... until Kristy's mom reveals a very special surprise of her own.


  • References the films Love Story and Brian's Song.

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