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If you’re in the market for an awesome summer read for your middle graders, we have the best news for you. On August 13, Audible will release all 131 titles of one of our favorite series from childhood: The Baby-sitters Club! The iconic series, written by Ann M. Martin, will be available via audio for the first time ever, and just in time for you to introduce your own kids to Stoneybrook, Connecticut’s infamous babysitters.

As you probably remember, the Baby-Sitters Club books, which originally follows four friends: Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia and Stacey, encourage female friendship, entrepreneurship and adventure. Even cooler? Elle Fanning (Maleficent) will voice the first five titles in the series. So if your kids love audiobooks (or have yet to try them), now’s a great time to pick up the series. And with 131 titles, they’ll have plenty of books to keep them busy (and scoop all the library’s summer reading prizes).


“I’m thrilled to see that the readership for The Baby-sitters Club continues to grow after all these years,” says Martin. “And I’m grateful and honored to hear from fans—young and old—who have supported the series with such affection, love and nostalgia for all things BSC. I’m excited that Audible will bring the books to life in a new format for the next generation.” The series, which was originally published between 1986 and 2000, has sold 176 million copies. And in an era of revivals, there’s nothing better than passing on your love for reading (or listening) to your kids.

If you can’t wait until August 13, you can preorder all 131 titles on Audible now.