Collectibles - Stephanie Books
|Full House Stephanie/Club Stephanie Started around the beginning of
season 7 with "Phone Call From a Flamingo." The Flamingoes are a snobby,
mean-spirited clique in Stephanie's school, John Muir Middle School. (Yes,
that's different than in the show.) While the Flamingoes
weren't mentioned in every book of the Stephanie series, they branched off
into their own, called Club Stephanie. Now, it seems they've gone totally toward Club Stephanie and away from
just Stephanie, and have it geared more toward Stephanie in 9th grade, which
would be a 10th season. These focus more on their battles over guys and
stuff, and a number of Club Stephanie books
There is one thing you will notice in the book series, which has a point of departure before the TV series takes place. In the Full House Stephanie book "Here Comes the Brand New Me," which takes place at the start of TV season 8, Michelle is already eight years old. A summer birthday is maintained throughout the books except for one. This is to make it more realistic - Michelle started Kindregarten in the TV series over two months before she turned five. By turning back her birthday to summer - arguably, late spring - it's much more realistic. Same with Joey's apartment in the basement.
The Stephanie book series introduce 2 new characters: Allie Taylor
and Darcy Powell. And, using Allie makes sense in a way. Stephanie has been
friends with Allie since Kindergarten, the books say. Well, we rarely see
Stephane's friends in the series. So, it makes sense to introduce others.