Episode 66: The Baby-Sitters Club // Claudia and the Sad Goodbye

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The Baby-Sitters Club // Claudia and the Sad Goodbye

Alli and guest Jaime Elsey — who you may know better as bookstagram’s @absorbedinpages — are getting real on Episode 66 as they discuss the heartbreaking twenty-sixth book in Ann M. Martin’s beloved Baby-Sitters Club series, Claudia and the Sad Goodbye. Tune in to hear them compare Claudia’s experience with the loss of a loved one to their own, and to hear them discuss the amazing ways in which this book communicates truisms about death to young readers and normalizes the complicated feelings that come with the grief process. (Oh, and because it’s the Baby-Sitters Club, there’s also some arts and crafts in the mix.)

Jaime Elsey is the avid bookworm behind Absorbed in Pages, as well as a wife, mother, and attorney.


The Memory Police: A Novel by Yoko Ogawa


“Thirty-Plus Years After Kristy’s Great Idea, What Makes The Baby-Sitters Club Endure?” (Book Riot, 2019)

“Say Hello to Your Friends: My Love for The Baby-Sitters Club” (Book Riot, 2015)

“BSC #26, Claudia and the Sad Goodbye: I Totally Did Not Cry While Reading This Book, Part 2” (‘90s Flashback, 2010)

“#26 Claudia and the Sad Goodbye” (BSC Chronologically, 2009)

"As a Boy, I Was Obsessed With the Baby-Sitters Club Books. I Have No Regrets." (Slate, 2016)

"The Feminist Legacy of The Baby-Sitters Club" (The New Yorker, 2016)

"Ann M. Martin on the Enduring Appeal of The Baby-Sitters Club and Rebooting Another Children's Series" (Vulture, 2016)

"The Legacy of The Baby-Sitters Club" (The Atlantic, 2012)

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