Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels
How many of you grown-ups remember The Baby-Sitter’s Club series? I devoured every single book when I was in elementary school. (There were over a hundred to choose from!) The series is about a group of middle school girls who have founded a babysitting business. The books follow the girls on their various jobs as well as taking some time to deal with the individual characters and their issues (things like divorce of a parent, diabetes, school trouble, first crushes, etc.) Looking back, I am not sure if it would be quite as appealing to a kid today; the cover art might look a little old fashioned or the way the kids talk might seem a bit hokey.
If you want to share these engaging stories with the next generation, I suggest you try them in graphic novel form! The Baby-Sitters Club has been given a little update from Raina Telgemeier, the best-selling author of Smile. All of your favorite characters and stories are there, but the girls have been drawn in fun and modern detail. They are a perfect read for reluctant students! So far, only four books in the series have been turned into graphic novels, but I have high hopes for more very soon.
If you get your kids really into the series or you want to take a walk down memory lane, never fear! Many of the Jefferson County Libraries still carry the old series too!
Springville Road Regional Branch Library
By Tressa at October 28, 2015
What: 2018 Birmingham Public Library Summer Learning, over 400 free activities for kids, teens, and adults being held at 19 locations acr...
Being puzzled may not be a good thing, but in this instance it may be. I live with a self-described “puzzlephile,” who enjoys puzzles on the...
Four Couples What: Common Bonds: Birmingham Snapshots, 1900-1950 photography exhibit When: May 23-August 31, 2018, during library ho...
Local Author Workshops – "Setting the Scene" with Speaker Jim Baggett Will Be Held at Avondale Library May 19Jim Baggett, archivist at the Birmingham Public Library (BPL), will hold a free workshop on May 19 at the Avondale Regional Branch Librar...
by Pat Rumore, president of the Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library Computer Commons department head and instructor Mau...