Friday, December 20, 2019

Ready to Go Book Display: Baby-sitters

Welcome to our series, "Ready to Go! Book Display." Once a month we'll highlight the latest or greatest for every age group that you can promote within your library or order for your collection. This month we are showcasing books that feature baby-sitters!

Adult Recommendations:

The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin (Mar 2002)

A satirical glimpse into Manhattan's upper class follows Nanny, a struggling NYU student who takes a position caring for the son of a rich and glamorous X family, as she learns how to juggle a vast array of tasks so that a Park Avenue wife never has to life a well-manicured finger.

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (Dec 2019)

A story about race and privilege is centered around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.

In Search of the Rose Notes by Emily Arsenault (Jul 2011)

Drawn back to her old neighborhood and to her former best friend Charlotte when the bones of their babysitter Rose are found, Nora must revisit the events surrounding Rose's disappearance and her own troubled adolescence. 

Teen Recommendations:

The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams (Sep 2019)

After new student Cassandra Heaven joins seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl's babysitters club, the girls learn that being a babysitter really means a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from evil.

The Journey Back by Priscilla Cummings (Oct 2012)

After breaking out of juvenile detention, fourteen-year-old Digger stops his trek across Maryland at a campground where he recovers from injuries, cares for little Luke, works with smart and pretty Nora, and begins to understand how his behavior and choices shape his life.

Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki (Oct 2008)

Emiko is a teenager on a quest to find herself who goes from suburban babysitter to eclectic urban performance artist.

Provides advice, tips, and strategies for teenagers who want to find, keep, and excel at part-time babysitting jobs.

The Turning by Francine Prose (Sept 2012)

A teen boy becomes the babysitter for two very peculiar children on a haunted island in this modern retelling of The Turn of the Screw.

Kids Recommendations: 

Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter by Annie Barrows (Apr 2008)

When Bean's parents leave her in the care of her older sister Nancy for the afternoon, she enlists her neighbor and best friend Ivy to come over and teach Nancy how to be a really good babysitter.

Kristy's Great Idea: A Graphic Novel by Raina Telgemeier and Ann M. Martin (Apr 2006)

Follows the adventures of Kristy and the other members of the Baby-sitters Club as they deal with crank calls, uncontrollable two-year-olds, wild pets, and parents who do not always tell the truth. A graphic novel based on the 1988 book by the same name.

Froggy's Best Babysitter by Jonathan London (May 2009)

Froggy wreaks havoc when a new babysitter comes to stay overnight with him and his sister Pollywogilina.

The Disaster Days by Rebecca Behrens (Oct 2019)

Thirteen-year-old Hannah's first real babysitting job turns into a nightmare when a major earthquake knocks out power and phones, cuts off the island, and leaves her stranded with two children.

The Shadow Hand by Kat Shepherd (Jun 2018)

When babysitter Rebecca discovers that a sinister ruler of darkness has replaced the baby with a changeling, she and her friends must save him by surviving a chilling journey through the Nightmare Realm.

Best Babysitters Ever by Caroline Cala (Feb 2009)

Mayhem ensures in their town when three best friends, motivated by unlimited snacks, no parents, and earning money for an epic seventh-grade party, find an old copy of "The Babysitters Club" and decide to start their own babysitting business.

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting by Joe Ballarini (Jun 2017)

When Kelly loses a little boy to monsters who live under his bed during her first babysitting job, she learns about a secret society of babysitters who fight monsters.

Pinkalicious and the Babysitter by Victoria Kann (Oct 2017)

When Peter breaks his mother's mug while Maya is babysitting him and Pinkalicious, Pinkalicious tries to turn the broken pieces into art.

The Babysitter from Another Planet by Stephen Savage (Feb 2019)

Left with an alien babysitter while their parents go out for the evening, two children embark on a remarkable night that is reminiscent of classic science-fiction stories.

How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan (Mar 2014)

A little girl provides instructions for properly babysitting one's grandmother, such as taking trips to the park and singing duets.

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