Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny, four orphaned siblings, suddenly appear in a small town. The children make a home for themselves in an abandoned red boxcar they discover in the woods. Ambitious and resourceful, the plucky children make a happy life for themselves - until Violet gets too sick for her brothers and sister to care for her.
"nice family stories"
The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.
"A well written children's classic!"
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny didn't think the old trunk in their house held anything interesting. But an unusual statue they find inside leads them to the Reddimus Society, a secret guild dedicated to returning lost treasures to where they belong. Now the Aldens must help their new friends by traveling across the country with the statue and six mysterious boxes! Can the Boxcar Children keep these seven treasures out of the wrong hands?
The Aldens visit their mysterious Aunt Jane at her run-down ranch and make a surprising discovery!
"What I loved about this book."
While on the beach at a seaside resort, Benny finds a bottle with a tattered piece of paper inside. When the Aldens find out that it’s part of a map that leads to a pirate’s riches, they prepare to search for the buried gold. But the Aldens aren’t the only ones looking for the hidden fortune. Will they be the first to solve the mystery of the pirate’s map? Aye, mateys, this might be the Boxcar Children’s biggest adventure yet.
Summer vacation on an almost private island gives the Aldens a challenge.
When the Aldens take a summer trip to the New England coast, they have a fun place to stay: a lighthouse! But strange things happen after it gets dark - an unknown woman is seen walking around, and Watch, the Aldens' dog, wakes up growling late at night. Can the Boxcar Children shed light on a seaside mystery?
The Alden children are visiting Aunt Jane when a nearby house burns down. Their friend Mike is blamed for starting the fire! Can the Aldens help find the real criminal?
"My 6 yr old loves these"
The Aldens are visiting the Alamo with their grandfather. They arrive at the Alamo to find that a movie is being made there - and they are going to be in it. But then things start to go wrong on the movie set, and a priceless ring from the Alamo Museum disappears. Are the two things connected? It is up to the Boxcar Children to solve this new puzzle
Benny and Henry are working all summer at Furman’s, the biggest store in town, but they hadn’t expected that solving mysteries would be part of their job! When an expensive vase disappears, the salespeople receive odd notes, and the jewelry display is tampered with, it’s up to Benny to uncover the truth!
The Boxcar Children are spending the summer in a tiny, quiet New England fishing village. The little schoolhouse doesn’t have a proper teacher, so the Aldens are teaching! There’s also a very old library where nobody ever goes - nobody, that is, except for a mysterious stranger. For such a small town, Port Elizabeth has a lot of secrets!
The spooky old house on Surprise Island intrigues Benny.
The Alden children are helping their neighbors build a tree house. From the tree house, the children discover they can see into the attic of the house next door...and they notice a window that not even their neighbors know about! Does the old house have a secret?
"I missed the author tell the story but I liked it"
The Boxcar children and their grandfather are visiting Hawaii. They help pick pineapples on their cousin Mary's plantation, go snorkeling, and visit a volcano. But they can't figure out why no one will tell them the legend of the black pearl.
"Awesome except for the author"
The Boxcar Children are going to a dog show. They meet all kinds of dogs, from a spotted Dalmatian to a big, hairy sheepdog. But then strange things start happening at the dog show, and no one knows why. Can the children solve the mystery and save the day?
"Overall a great book but reader is not that great"
The Boxcar Children decide to raise money to help the Greenfield hospital. At Beth’s suggestion, they form a service called The Boxcar Helpers - to babysit, wash cars, mow lawns, and care for pets. But Beth keeps disappearing. And then other things start to go wrong. Is someone trying to put them out of business?
The Aldens are spending the summer traveling on a houseboat! Throughout their journey, the children have the feeling that they’re being watched. Someone is watching them - and the thing that he wants is somewhere on their boat! He’ll stop at nothing to get it and it’s up to the Boxcar Children to figure out why!
The Aldens are making the journey to their Aunt Jane’s house on an overnight bicycle trip. But on their first night, the children are caught in a rainstorm and have to take shelter in an old, abandoned house where a most unusual mystery - a lost dog - finds them!
Something strange is happening in the community garden! Who's stealing all the veggies?
When the Boxcar Children uncover a strange puzzle in a friend’s backyard, it’s just the beginning of the “spy game” - a search for clues leading to gold! The children must make sense of a mysterious old photo and a riddle. But soon the children begin to suspect that there’s a mystery inside the mystery. Just who is behind the spy game, anyway?