Claudia Lynn Kishi is the Vice President of the Baby-Sitters Club.
Her hobbies include eating junk food, reading Nancy Drew novels, and being an artist. She is creative, and artistic. Well known for her "fashion," Claudia likes to experiment with clothes and makeup. The only Japanese member in the club, she is often described as having "exotic" or "almond shaped eyes."
She takes lots of different art classes. She studied in New York City with Mackenzie Clark in Super Special #6, New York, New York, but the majority of her classes are at the Stoneybrook Community Center.
She is good at sailing and skiing.
Claudia claims that she is intelligent but doesn't apply herself. Because of this, she is sent back to seventh grade for part of the series.
Claudia Kishi has a close, nuclear family. Her mother is the Head Librarian at the Stoneybrook Public Library, Her father is an investment banker. She has one sister, Janine. Until book #26, her grandmother Mimi lived with her family. In book #26, Claudia's Sad Goodbye, her grandmother dies and Claudia deals with the loss.
She has an aunt called "Peaches" who is married to Russ.
Her family takes a ski trip every summer to Vermont.
At the beginning of the series, Claudia is described as slightly more mature then Kristy and Mary Anne because of her interest in clothes, make-up, and boys. Claudia is shown socializing with people who are not in the BSC, however, this sometimes causes strife in the club. Her friend Ashley Wyatt tries to separate her from the BSC, citing that Claudia needs to focus more on her art.
Her attire is beloved and bemoaned by fans. Some call her "fashion forward" while others think her outfits are impractical, ugly, and slightly crazy.
Her poor spelling is often criticized as being unrealistic, due to the fact that she will spell things correctly at one point, and then wrong at others. This could be due to her carelessness at all things academic.
Books narrated by Claudia
#2 Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls
#7 Claudia and Mean Janine
#12 Claudia and the New Girl
#19 Claudia and the Bad Joke
#26 Claudia and the Sad Good-bye
#33 Claudia and the Great Search
#40 Claudia and the Middle School Mystery
#49 Claudia and the Genius of Elm Street
#56 Keep Out, Claudia
#63 Claudia's --Freind-- Friend
#71 Claudia and the Perfect Boy
#78 Claudia and Crazy Peaches
#85 Claudia Kishi, Live From WSTO!
#91 Claudia and the First Thanksgiving
#97 Claudia and the World's Cutest Baby
#113 Claudia Makes Up Her Mind
#117 Claudia and the Terrible Truth
#123 Claudia's Big Party
#128 Claudia and the Little Liar