The 50 Best ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Books, Ranked
50. Kristyâ€™s Great Idea (#1)
The Baby-Sitters Club is formed by four best friends: Kristy Thomas, Claudia Kishi, Mary Anne Spier, and Stacey McGill. Kristy is president because it was her great idea, Claudia is the only one of the girls who has her own phone line (which was a huge deal back in the 80s/90s when the books take place) and she has the best snacks. Mary Anne has the neatest handwriting and thus becomes secretary and Stacey is naturally gifted at math so treasurer is a natural fit. The idea of the BSC is revolutionary: call one number and reach four sitters. It was virtually unheard of back then!