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I vaguely remember the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series from my childhood. I took a lot of it in stride at the time, but upon reading a comment a while back on a post in The Toast‘s series “Children’s Stories Made Horrific,” I realized that these books were pretty messed up–letting your child get so dirty that [...]

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I’ve been meaning to write a post about the 30th anniversary and all of the interviews and such that she’s done for that, but in the meantime, her new Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle book came out yesterday, and I’ll have a review for that once I read it. But also, today on my Facebook, a friend of [...]

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I got an email from my hosting company last weekend, telling me that the database for the wiki was too big and I needed to fix in two days or all of my sites would be taken offline. Fixing it required using things like MySQL and SSH, which are a little outside my comfort zone. [...]

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Most readers of this blog already know that Peter Lerangis wrote movie novelizations, including the one for the BSC movie, under the pseudonym A. L. Singer. “A. L. Singer,” of course, is an anagram for “Lerangis.” What I’m about to say may shock you, but it’s perfectly logical. Take the “s” in “Singer” and move [...]

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You may have noticed that it’s been silent around here for quite some time, and if you know me from the Baby-Sitters Club Boards, I haven’t been around much there, either. Which brings me to the central question of this post. I am now almost 30, closer to the age that Kristy thinks women should [...]

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The TV series is leaving Netflix on June 30th. It is still available in the iTunes store, though, so don’t worry if you no longer have a VCR and you don’t feel like frantically bingeing on the whole thing before then. It’s also on Amazon Instant Video–not sure about Google Play.

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The Toast/The Butter put up two articles about the BSC: Literary Ladies Cage Fight: SVH vs the BSC and Ayn Rand’s The Baby-Sitters Club. The color graphic novel version of KGI is definitely in stores all over the US and Canada now, so pick yours up! I’ve heard on the grapevine that it’s selling well.

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Out now on ebook: #99-#102

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A full-color edition of KGI by Raina Telgemeier is coming out on Tuesday, and it will be available in hardcover, paperback, AND ebook versions. Two of my Canadian BSC friends already found the books in local stores, so if you’re in Canada, it looks like you can already get it.

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I have written about Beverly Cleary before. One thing I have meant to blog about for a long time, and somehow never got around to doing, is Beverly Cleary’s First Love series, a quartet of YA (for the time) novels written in the ’50s and ’60s. Beverly Cleary is now 99, and in her most [...]

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