Ann M. Martin

Ann M. Martin picks her top 10 'Baby-sitters' books


What’s the secret to The Baby-sitters Club’s phenomenal success? According to Scholastic editorial director David Levithan – who began working on the series as a 19-year-old Scholastic intern – it’s simple: “Girls have always connected with The Baby-sitters Club [because] they feel it’s real. It’s not amped up, action-packed drama or mythology or something that has no bearing on their lives,” he says. “And reading the books now, it’s amazing how relatable it all still is.”

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