Gertrude Chandler Warner was a school teacher who searched for interesting, yet easy to read books for her students. She didn't find quite what she was looking for so she created The Boxcar Children Mysteries.
The Boxcar Children was a huge success. She wrote about the children in the Alden Family; Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny. These kids were quite adventurous and always happen upon a mystery in each book.
The first nineteen books of the series were written by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Different writers continued the The Alden Family Mysteries series after her death.
In each book there is a few illustrations, this makes for a good read-a-loud as your children will be able to see what the Alden children look like, but then use their imagination as they get involved in the variety of mysteries.
The Boxcar Children Mystery Books 1-12 by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Book 1. The Boxcar Children, Boxcar Children
Book 2. Surprise Island, Boxcar Children
Book 3. The Yellow House Mystery, Boxcar Children
Book 4. Mystery Ranch, Boxcar Children
Book 5. Mike’s Mystery, Boxcar Children
Book 6. Blue Bay Mystery, Boxcar Children
Book 7. The Woodshed Mystery, Boxcar Children
Book 8. The Lighthouse Mystery, Boxcar Children
Book 9. Mountain Top Mystery, Boxcar Children
Book 10. Schoolhouse Mystery, Boxcar Children
Book 11. Caboose Mystery, Boxcar Children
Book 12. Houseboat Mystery, Boxcar Children
The Boxcar Children Bookshelf (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) Books 1-12
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The Boxcar Children books are mysteries for the young reader of chapter books. The topics will engage the interest of younger children if you want to read them a chapter a night as they settle down for bed.
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Note: The Boxcar Children Books are from my collection of books my children read.