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Sensing an appetite for babysitting-related content from its young readers, Scholastic published the first “Baby-Sitters Club” book, “Kristy’s Great Idea,” in 1986.
(Despite being approached numerous times to write a grown-up “Baby-Sitters Club” sequel, Martin believes fans don’t really want to see her beloved characters move beyond middle school.)
For all of the excitement around this new “Baby-Sitters Club” iteration, Martin lives a quiet life in Upstate New York where she fosters rescue kittens and sews face masks for those in need.
In fact, Shukert believes “The Baby-Sitters Club” laid the foundation for her success.
“The Baby-Sitters Club girls chose this mission for themselves.