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The Boxcar Children Mystery Books

Guest Author - Taisha Turner

The Alden Family Mysteries were created by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Ms. Warner was a school teacher. She wanted books for her students that was fun and easy to read. Unable to find any children books to meet her specifications, she decided to create her own.

The Boxcar Children was her first chapter book and it was a success. The Alden Family children consist of Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny. The foursome are adventurous, active and independent children. They tend to stumble upon a mystery or mysterious character in each book. Young readers then and now love the books.

Gertrude Chandler Warner wrote the first nineteen early reader chapter books in the Boxcar Children Mystery book series. After her death, the franchise continued. Different writers have contributed books to The Alden Family Mysteries series. The original books may be dated to today’s young readers, but they are still a joy to read.

The chapter books are for children four-years-old and older. The Boxcar Children Mystery books have less than two hundred pages. There are a few sketches for the children to use as visual clues. And as Gertrude Chandler Warner wanted, the books are fun and easy to read.

Gertrude Chandler Warner originally titled the series The Alden Family Mysteries. They are now known as The Boxcar Children Mysteries. The titles are used interchangeably by people.

List of The Boxcar Children Mysteries 1-19 by Gertrude Chandler Warner

1. The Boxcar Children

2. Surprise Island

3. The Yellow House Mystery

4. Mystery Ranch

5. Mike’s Mystery

6. Blue Bay Mystery

7. The Woodshed Mystery

8. The Lighthouse Mystery

9. Mountain Top Mystery

10. Schoolhouse Mystery

11. Caboose Mystery

12. Houseboat Mystery

13. Snowbound Mystery

14. Tree House Mystery

15. Bicycle Mystery

16. Mystery in the Sand

17. Mystery Behind the Wall

18. Bus Station Mystery

19. Benny Uncovers a Mystery





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Add to your child's reading repertoire by introducing books that reflect her interest. The Boxcar Children Mysteries are for the child who loves mysteries. Encourage a child to begin reading a series. The child will seek the other books in the series on their own.

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