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The Summer Before

The Summer Before

by Ann M. Martin, Lee Ann Martin

The BSC returns in this fantastic prequel from Newbery Honor author Ann M. Martin.

Before there was the Baby-Sitters Club, there were four girls named Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, and Stacey McGill. As they start the summer before seventh grade (also before they start the BSC), each of them is on the cusp of a big change. Kristy is still hung up on hoping that her father will return to her family. Mary Anne has to prove to her father that she's no longer a little girl who needs hundreds of rules. Claudia is navigating her first major crush on a boy. And Stacey is leaving her entire New York City life behind.

Ages
11, 8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
4.7
Lexile Measure
780L
Book Type
Chapter Book
Genre
Series

About the Authors

Ann M. Martin The author of best-selling tween-pleasing Babysitter Club books, this Award-winning author also wrote the Main Street series, A Dog's Life, the historical novels Belle Teal and Here Today, and the Newbery Honor book A Corner of the Universe. Working with others authors, Ann co-wrote P.S. Longer Letter Later and Snail Mail No More, with Paula Danziger, and The Doll People, with Laura Godwin.
Lee Ann Martin Author of Trucks!: More Than 100 Vehicles

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