Scholastic will publish an original new novel, called The Summer Before, as part of The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin. The Summer Before will be a prequel to the first book in the series, and will be released in hardcover in April. Scholastic also plans to re-issue new paperback editions of original The Baby-sitters Club books starting in April with Kristy’s Great Idea (book No. 1) and Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls (book No. 2), followed by The Truth About Stacey (book No. 3) in June. Additional titles will be re-issued in fall 2010.