The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1: Kristy's Great Idea

The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1: Kristy's Great Idea

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Ages 8-12
Paperback Graphic Novels
Paperback Books
ISBN 13: 978-0-43-973933-7
224 Pages
Dimensions: 8.9L x 5.9W x 0.5H inches
Weight (lbs): 0.76
English Language
Illustrator: Raina Telgemeier
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Subject & Themes: Friends and Friendship, Families and Social Structures, Leadership and Responsibility
Genres: Realistic Fiction, Novel - Middle Grade
Skills: Comics & Illustrated Novels
Awards: Newbery Honor Author


In this graphic novel edition of the very first Baby Sitters Club book, Raina Telgemeier captures all the drama of the original book in warm, spunky illustrations. Witness Kristy's eureka moment, when she gets her great idea and enlists her best friends, shy Mary Anne and artistic Claudia, and new friend Stacey, in an exciting new venture.

Learning Curve
"Graphic novel" is a term used by librarians, educators, and booksellers to indicate a publishing format--books written and illustrated in the style of a comic book, consisting of "sequential art"--a series of illustrations which, when viewed in order, tell a story. Although today's graphic novels are a recent phenomenon, this basic way of storytelling has been used in various forms for centuries--early cave drawings, hieroglyphics, and medieval tapestries like the famous Bayeux Tapestry can be thought of as stories told in pictures. The term graphic novel is now generally used to describe any book in a comic format that resembles a novel in length and narrative development.

School librarians and educators have reported outstanding success getting kids to read with graphic novels, citing particularly their popularity with reluctant readers, especially boys--a group traditionally difficult to reach. At the same time, graphic novels with rich, complex plots and narrative structures can also be satisfying to advanced readers.

Want to learn more about graphic novels? Check out our discussion guide here .

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