Today, I’m so pleased to be teaming up with HMH Books for Young Readers to celebrate a new book perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and The Dork Diaries. In stores February 5th, Best Babysitters Ever by Carolina Cala puts a fun new spin on the saga of babysitting.
The book (the first in a new series) is actually inspired by the classic Babysitters Club, but is a fun read even if you’ve never read the originals. (But also, what are you even doing with your life if you haven’t read The Babysitters Club? Also note: this book could be the perfect way to introduce a new reader to BSC. Just saying.) Best Babysitters Ever features friendship, diverse characters, and what it takes to be a genuine Lady Boss.
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 paycheck is a paycheck). After a little convincing, Malia and her friends Dot and Bree start a babysitting club to earn funds for an epic birthday bash. But babysitting definitely isn’t what they thought it would be.
Three friends. No parents. Unlimited snacks. And, okay, occasionally watching other people’s children. What could possibly go wrong?
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- Recommended for ages 10-14
Caroline Cala is a writer and editor residing in Brooklyn. She has worked as a book editor and as a ghostwriter on a number of books by notable people. Her work has appeared in Vogue, ELLE, Refinery29 and others. Best Babysitters Ever is her middle grade debut.
Line up those babysitting gigs! One (1) winner receives:….
- a copy of Best Babysitters Ever,
- plus a ban.dō planner and tote bag!
Giveaway open to US addresses only & runs through midnight (PT) on Monday, February 4th. Prizing and samples provided by HMH Books.
To enter, tell us in the comments below about your first experience babysitting — or if you’ve never babysat, what your first job was like. Then fill out the Rafflecopter form below to complete your entry & earn more chances to win.