The Baby-Sitters Club Original Cover Books
Laura Lee - July 25, 2018


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

Some books just have childhood written all over them. One of these would without a doubt be The Baby-Sitter’s Club.  It was a crucial part of all of our childhoods.  There were always new adventures for them, but we all had our favorite books.


Rumor had it awhile ago that a new Baby-Sitter’s Club TV show would be released.  As exciting as it sounds, there really isn’t anything quite like the original books. Well, thankfully, Scholastic has understood this and has therefore decided to create something for all of us nostalgic fans.


They’ve released a new box set of Baby-Sitter’s Club books, all with the original covers.  Yep, you got that right. No modernized girls, no fancy touch ups, all of them will have the same original look from when they were first released.


The set will include the first to sixth book, meaning you’ll get to revisit Kristy’s Great Idea, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, The Truth About Stacey,  Mary Anne Saves the Day, Dawn and the Impossible Three, and Kristy’s Big Day .


What’s even more exciting is that you can get the whole set for even less than $40.  These stories are completely timeless and we’re sure everyone will enjoy them just as much as they did as children.