Best Babysitters Ever

Best Babysitters Ever

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 to A funny new middle grade series about three 12-year-old best friends who start a babysitting club in their smal...

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Title:Best Babysitters Ever
Author:Caroline Cala
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:Best Babysitters Ever
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Best Babysitters Ever Reviews

  • vanessa
    Feb 24, 2019
    A quirky book for younger readers who enjoy drama, fiasco, and revenge. The writing and characters, to me, lacked depth, but I could see how this could be fun for others. Some situations felt a bit too unbelievable to me (particularly the relationship between Chelsea and Malia, three 1...
  • Book Him Danno
    Jul 17, 2018
    My Girls loved this story and plan to have a review added Further out. Close to the release date. https://bookhimdanno.blogspot.com/ Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for the Advance Copy for my honest opinion ...
  • Sharon
    Jan 24, 2019
    4th&up In an acknowledged tribute to & update of Ann M. Martin?s classic series, three friends decide that forming a babysitting club is the answer to all their problems- despite the fact that they have no experience at running a business, or aptitude towards children in gen...
  • Susie
    Oct 11, 2018
    I received an advanced copy of this book via NetGalley. This book could not decide what it wanted to be: a parody of the Babysitter's Club? A slapstick comedy? Realistic fiction? A farce? A friendship message? Maybe the problem for me was that it was trying to do too many things at onc...
  • Laurie
    Nov 08, 2018
    What would you do if you found an old book called The Babysitters Club? Read it? Sure! Create your own Babysitters Club? Why not? That is exactly what twelve-year-olds Malia, Dot, and Bree do. Babysitting is easy-peasy, right? They soon learn that taking care of little ones is not quit...
  • Khanh
    Apr 02, 2019
    Terrible writing. The characters were all annoying, whiny, stupid, spoiled brats, and that is saying a lot coming from someone who generally enjoys children's books. I also thought it obnoxious that Ann M. Martin got no credit for her original Babysitters Club ideas. ...
  • Sandy
    Jul 16, 2019
    It's basically "Not Another Teen Movie," but as a parody of The Baby-Sitters Club. You have to let a few things go in the name of humor, especially when it comes to Malia's one-dimensional relationship with her parents and sister. Still, this book was super entertaining. There are p...
  • Karin
    Mar 02, 2019
    More 90s nostalgia gone wrong. I think I was most angered by the terrible parenting in this book (Malia and Bree?s parents). The frequent vocabulary lessons weren?t far behind. And maybe Malia should have read a few more books in the series before she set up her club. I read a prem...
  • Katie Fitzgerald
    Feb 04, 2019
    I requested this ARC mostly because of my own feelings of nostalgia for the original Baby-sitters Club series, and it was fun to see the ways this story paralleled and parodied the stories I enjoyed from that series back in the 1990s. While I'm not sure I'm ready to call '90s literatur...
  • Kim
    Jan 12, 2019
    Bad Babysitters follows three characters, Malia, Bree, and Dot as they try their hands at babysitting jobs. The story alternates between all three girls, but Malia is clearly the "main" character. I liked all three girls fairly well, and they all felt distinct. I just wish that we had ...
  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    May 04, 2019
    Best Babysitters Ever was decidedly not for me. This wasn't a huge shock because a lot of middle grade does read too young for me, which, at age 31, isn't a massive surprise. It says as much or more about me as it does about the book. (I don't think middle grade should be for adults bu...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Nov 18, 2018
    E ARC provided by Netgalley Malia finds a battered copy of a Baby-Sitters Club book in a giveaway pile, and decides to put the idea into action with her best friends Bree and Dot because "seventh grade was turning out to be all kinds of meh" (from E ARC). She and her friends don't h...
  • Jana
    Mar 02, 2019
    I had the opportunity to read a NetGalley digital ARC of this middle grade novel in exchange for a review. This is a fun, updated take on the Baby-Sitter Club series by Ann M. Martin. Middle school tween readers will definitely be able to relate to idea of trying to make money by babys...
  • Valerie McEnroe
    May 04, 2019
    This is a cute nod to The Babysitter's Club books from the 1980s. Malia picks up one of the books from the series and gets the idea to start her own babysitting business with her best friends Dot and Bree. Things get off to a great start, until Malia's older sister decides to start her...
  • Anita
    Apr 25, 2018
    I'm only half-way through with Bad Babysitters, but I can safely say that this is a book that I will buy, share, recommend. Quirky characters, sassy dialogue, friendship and sibling rivalry at its very best. A full review to come, but in the words of Nicolas Cage (Adam Samberg), Bad Ba...
  • Michelle Kidwell
    Sep 20, 2018
    Best Babysitters Everby Caroline CalaHoughton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book GroupHMH Books for Young ReadersChildren's FictionPub Date 05 Feb 2019I am reviewing Bad Babysitters: Best Babysitters ever through HMH Books for Young Readers and Netgalley:Three twelve year led best friend...
  • Darla
    Jan 17, 2019
    Rounded up from 3.5 stars. This middle grade novel features three twelve-year-olds who want to throw a big bash when they turn thirteen. The challenge is paying for it. Malia finds an old book from the first Babysitter's Club series and a light bulb comes on. She convinces her friends ...
  • Lana
    Jan 24, 2019
    This is a cute, girly middle grade book about 3 friends, Malia, Dot, and Bree who start a babysitting business to save money for a party they are planning. The business doesn?t exactly go the way they envisioned it. The story wasn?t exactly what I was hoping for but it was still en...
  • Kelly (purplebookstand)
    Oct 14, 2018
    Ok, so some may ask why a grown woman requested this book, so I?ll tell you! The Babysitters Club were my favourite books when I was younger. I had sooooo many of them that they dominated my bookshelf. So when I saw that this book was based on my childhood favourites, of course I ...
  • Jill Jemmett
    Feb 09, 2019
    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 youn...
  • Jensen
    Apr 09, 2018
    This book was SO much fun. I read it aloud to my 8 and 12 year old and they both loved it. It was hilarious. Reminiscent of Babysitter's Club, but funnier, since they are truly terrible babysitters. There are also great friendship, sibling, and family dynamics, in addition to the babys...
  • Wendi Lee
    Jul 16, 2018
    Malia, Bree, and Dot have always had a joint birthday party, but this year they?re thinking big! Their other classmates have parties with exotic animals and famous singers. They want something just as memorable. So when Malia finds an old copy of Ann Martin?s The Babysitters? Clu...
  • Alyssa
    Apr 25, 2018
    I read this as an E-Arc via NetGalley (thanks NetGalley!). BAD BABYSITTERS is a really fun book that I think a lot of my students will really enjoy. I like how the three POV characters are very distinct from one another and also unique -- the author does an amazing job with charact...
  • Ami Michelle
    Dec 28, 2018
    "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 paychec...
  • Misti
    Jun 04, 2019
    Malia, Dot, and Bree need to make some money for an epic joint birthday party. When Malia is inspired by an old paperback in a library discard box, the three turn to babysitting, even though they've never actually done any babysitting, and are not really even sure they like kids. Thing...
  • Kim
    Jan 04, 2019
    I am most definitely well past the age of the intended audience for this book ....but when I see a potential gift on Goodreads for one of the kids in my life ...I take a shot at winning.However if I win,as I did in this case ...I read to screen for appropriate content . This will be a ...
  • Lmhoyer
    Jun 02, 2019
    It was pretty good ? ...
  • Kiera
    Apr 03, 2019
    Summary from Goodreads 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 a...
  • Tegan
    May 14, 2019
    Super fast read. Not as funny as I'd hoped. I think I'd rather re-read the original books and feel nostalgic. Also, none of these characters have diabeetus! ...
  • Bubba
    Mar 08, 2019
    When I added it to my shelf, I checked off 'read' , but I saw one caveat. I've read it 20 times! An awesome book for everyone who likes Raina Telgemeir, or the Baby-Sitters Club. And if you like both, you're in for a treat! In Best Baby-Sitters Ever, Alia has an idea (well technically,...