5 ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ books that Netflix showrunner recommends Rachel Shukert – Daily News

Rachel Shukert, who is the creator, showrunner and executive producer of Netflix’s “The Baby-Sitters Club” series, said there was a lot of the original children’s book series that made its debut in the series. , often with an updated twist.

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“The Baby-Sitters Club” debuted on Netflix in 2020 and its second season landed on the streaming platform in October. It is based on the popular series of novels and characters written and created by author Ann M. Martin in the mid-1980s.

In a recent phone interview, Shukert shared his favorite books “The Baby-Sitters Club” and the storylines that have been part of the TV series.

  • Los Angeles-based author and screenwriter Rachel Shukert is the creator, showrunner and executive producer of the Netflix series “The Baby-Sitters Club,” based on the popular Scholastic children’s book series of the same title, written by Ann Mr. Martin. Shukert was also hired as executive producer for Hulu’s upcoming fifth season of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on Margaret Atwood’s bestselling novel. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Shukert)

  • “Boy-Crazy Stacey” is the eighth volume in the “The Baby-Sitters Club” children’s book series written by Ann M. Martin and published in 1987 by Scholastic. (Image courtesy of Scholastic)

  • “Little Miss Stoneybrook… and Dawn” is a series of 15 children’s books written by Ann M. Martin and published in 1988 by Scholastic. (Image courtesy of Scholastic)

  • “Claudia and the Sad Goodbye” is volume 26 in the “The Baby-Sitters Club” children’s book series written by Ann M. Martin and published in 1989 by Scholastic. (Image courtesy of Scholastic)

  • “Kristy and the Snobs” is volume 11 of the “The Baby-Sitters Club” children’s book series written by Ann M. Martin and published in 1988 by Scholastic. (Image courtesy of Scholastic)

  • Mallory and the Troube with Twins ”is volume 21 of the“ The Baby-Sitters Club ”children’s book series written by Ann M. Martin and published in 1989 by Scholastic. (Image courtesy of Scholastic)

  • Los Angeles-based author and screenwriter Rachel Shukert is the creator, showrunner and executive producer of the Netflix series “The Baby-Sitters Club,” based on the popular Scholastic children’s book series of the same title, written by Ann Mr. Martin. Shukert grew up reading the series in the mid-80s. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

1) “Boy-Crazy Stacey” (Book 8, 1987)

“We actually did it in the first season of the show, and I love it. I think it’s everyone’s kind of favorite. It’s super fun and that’s when Stacey and Mary Anne travel to the Jersey Shore and they meet this lifeguard. We had to change the setup of the show a bit, but it was awesome. “

2) “Little Miss Stoneybrook… and Dawn” (Book 15, 1988)

“This is my favorite where all the little girls in Stoneybrook want to participate in this children’s beauty pageant and each babysitter picks up a girl and coaches her with varying degrees of relevance,” says Shukert. “It pokes fun at kids’ beauty pageants in a hilarious way, and at the same time, Dawn is going through some family stuff. We haven’t been able to do this one on the show yet. The nice thing about this one is that someone told Ann Martin it was my favorite and when she came to visit the set in Vancouver while filming the first season she gave me that original engraved copy of that and she wrote me this long message in that and I burst into tears. It is my most precious possession.

3) “Claudia and the sad farewell” (Book 26, 1989)

“This book was really important and we did it this season on the show. It’s beautiful in the way it deals with grief, and it was so sad. But it was very meaningful to me at the time. and I’m glad we were able to do that because it shows how much grief is such a difficult thing to deal with – and grief at a young age I think people tend to ignore because like ” Oh everybody’s grandparents are dying you’ll get over it. ”But I think it’s underestimated, the intensity of grieving with a youngster and I think the way he was treated was so beautiful and so well written.

4) “Kristy and the snobs” (Book 11, 1988)

“I’m a big fan of this one, which we also did this second season. I love the way it moves the story forward and we see Kristy living in her new home, in her new neighborhood and dealing with a kind of impostor syndrome of being there. She doesn’t feel like she fits in with the rich kids and she feels judged by them and it’s hard for her. It’s interesting how it plays out in the classroom in a way that a lot of children’s books don’t.

5) “Mallory and the Twins Problem” (Book 21, 1989)

“Mallory is so anxious to be accepted into the Babysitters Club and she just wants to be seen and this is the one where she keeps identical twins and they take off their ID bracelets so she can’t tell them apart and they torturing her. She has to navigate to be trusted and to show them that she sees them as more than identical twins who are adorable and dress alike, but she sees them as different people and that also shows Mallory a lot about who she wants to be seen as an individual.

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