Thursday, February 28, 2013


In the process of de-hoarding, I have a pretty big collection of The Babysitter Club and The Babysitter Club Little Sister Chapter books I want to get rid of.

I feel like I can't just toss (ie. donate) them away without trying to sell them first. I feel like as such a large collection, they might be worth something.  Maybe not much, but even $100.00 would help out/be better than nothing at this point. (Is that too much?)

I don't really want to try piece/parting them out like listing one at a time on Half or Amazon, nor do I want to list them on Paperbackswap because I'm trying to get rid of books altogether. Since I got my Kindle I can Hoard e-Books and they not take up room in my house. I still have 21 credits at Paperbackswap, and it costs me to pay to send books to Swappers.

I want to try making an ad at Craigslist first (because it's free), or eBay as a last resort, but I'm having a terrible time trying to write my ad.

It would be a tremendous help to me if I could get some assistance making the ad to try to sell these.

There's a total of 83 of the Babysitter Club Chapter books, but they aren't all there. They go from #1 to #116, but is missing a few of the earlier ones like #6, #31, #35, #37, #41, #44, #50, then there's more missing like from #53 to #61, and #63, and #66 to #72...Well at that point it's easier to list the numbers that are there as opposed to the numbers missing.

On the other hand, many of them are doubles and a few are even triples.

Also, the books range in conditions from poor to like new. All the books are intact and have no loose pages, but a several of the covers are torn or bent or otherwise just old and raggedy looking.
They are definitely readers more than collectors.

These are a few of the extra books that aren't the Chapter books but goes along with the series.

Some Super Specials and Mysteries and more extra books.

There are a total of 56 of the "Little Sister" chapter books.  There are #1 through #52, missing #4, then there are a few more odd and end numbered books, #58, #64, #74, #89, and #114. No doubles.

These books are in a lot better looking condition. I think one book has a cut along the spine.

One extra book that goes with the Little Sister Series.

The series is about a group of middle school students living in the fictional town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. They run a business called the Baby-sitters Club that helps parents find babysitters from the club who are available for jobs by calling during their club meetings. The club starts out with four members (Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, and Stacey McGill), eventually expanding to ten. Most of the main characters are thirteen years old. When the club was founded (in 1986), the four members were in the seventh grade, but ten novels later (1988), they are promoted to the eighth grade. From there, they are frozen in time until the very end of the series (2000), in which they graduate from middle school.

Baby-Sitters Little Sister is a series spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club novel series. Written by Ann M. Martin, the series centered on seven-year-old Karen Brewer, the stepsister to Kristy Thomas, who is President of The Baby-sitters Club. In this series, Karen is a second grader at Stoneybrook Academy.Much of the books are about Karen going to school, and the many adventures that she and her classmates have. Karen usually tries to do the right thing, but because she has been through some hard times in her young life, she sometimes makes a mistake. She does, however, learn from the mistakes, and the books do teach valuable lessons.


Danielle said...

Can I just say my childhood self would SUPER jealous of those?! :)

I've been thinking about picking some up next time I go to the thrift store to see if my oldest is interested in them yet. Good luck with your sale!

Melissa said...

Do you have an eBook reader or app that your daughter can read ebooks on? I have a good many of these in ebooks, I can send you for her to read and see if she likes them.

What? You didn't think I was just getting rid all of the books, period, did you? LOL

I'm still a Grade-A, Certified, 1st Class Book Hoarder. They just take a lot less room on my computer than in my house.

Danielle said...

LOL, no e-reader here (but, thank you!). You're talking to one of the only people in the US over the age of 18 with no cell choice. I'm in the dark ages of technology, it's a wonder I even use the computer. :)

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