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Were you a Kristy, Claudia, Dawn, Mary-Anne or Stacey? 

The Baby-Sitters Club holds a very special place in our hearts as one of those inexplicable 80s relics that moulded the minds of the masses.

One of the first memorable book series with multiple strong female lead characters who navigated the choppy years between pre-teen and teen, all while running their own cottage industry, the books were inspirational and relatable for many girls.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Now, Netflix is adapting the book series for modern TV.

The books have previously been adapted into a TV show in 1990, but it only ran for one season. 

According to Deadline, Netflix has ordered a 10-part reboot of the iconic show for their streaming service. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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'Episodes will broach topics from the books such as racism, divorce and belonging while continuing to push the bar and explore relevant issues facing modern day teens,' they report.

'I’m amazed that there are so many passionate fans of The Baby-Sitters Club after all these years,' Anne M Martin, the author of the series said. 

'And I’m honoured to continue to hear from readers — now grown, who have become writers, editors, teachers, librarians, filmmakers — who say that they see a reflection of themselves in the characters of Kristy and her friends.'

There is no release date for the future series yet. 

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Yep, it's 1994 again because we are talking all things The Babysitters Club.

If you were born before 2000, these books should have been a staple of that horribly ''wtf?'' time in your life aged 11 – 14.

Every summer for those formative years, I could be found curled up literally anywhere, enveloped in the adventures of Kristy, Ann-Marie and co.

I felt I knew those tweenage girls from Connecticut for real so it's safe to say this news is pretty f*cking exciting. 

A retro box set of all of the OG novels is due to be released. 

According to BustleThe Baby-Sitters Club retro set will include six original BSC books, which will be: Kristy's Great Idea, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, The Truth About Stacey, Mary Anne Saves the Day, Dawn and the Impossible Three, and Kristy's Big Day.

Twelve-year-old me is screaming RN. 

Each book will have its gorgeous original illustrated cover, plus they will come inside of a cute retro tin. 

It definitely looks like this blast of 1980's/1990's nostalgia is here to stay as Hollywood Reporter recently revealed that there may be a brand new TV adaptation of the series on the way.

''The adaptation comes from Walden Media and Michael De Luca, which will be producing and shopping the modernized version as half-hour episodes,'' it was reported. 

There was a TV show from Scholastic in the 1990's, as well as a 1995 movie starring Rachel Leigh Cook and Larisa Oleynik.

''As lifelong fans of The Baby-Sitters Club and its enduring messages of entrepreneurialism, empowerment, diversity and most importantly, female friendships, we couldn't’t be more thrilled to work on this special project with Rachel and Lucia,” says Naia Cucukov, Walden Media’s senior vp development and production. 

“We feel incredibly honoured that Ann M. Martin has allowed us the chance to introduce the BSC to a new generation of future thought leaders and influencers.”

Now the real question is…is it too early to add that vintage tin of books to my Christmas wish list?

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