Guest Author - Taisha Turner
The Boxcar Children 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 Boxcar Children Mystery Booksare 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.
The Boxcar Children Mystery Books 1-12 by Gertrude Chandler Warner
1. The Boxcar Children, Boxcar Children Book 1
2. Surprise Island, Boxcar Children Book 2
3. The Yellow House Mystery, Boxcar Children Book 3
4. Mystery Ranch, Boxcar Children Book 4
5. Mike’s Mystery, Boxcar Children Book 5
6. Blue Bay Mystery, Boxcar Children Book 6
7. The Woodshed Mystery, Boxcar Children Book 7
8. The Lighthouse Mystery, Boxcar Children Book 8
9. Mountain Top Mystery, Boxcar Children Book 9
10. Schoolhouse Mystery, Boxcar Children Book 10
11. Caboose Mystery, Boxcar Children Book 11
12. Houseboat Mystery, Boxcar Children Book 12
The Boxcar Children Bookshelf (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) Books 1-12
The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Boxed Set # 1-6 (Boxcar Children Graphic Novels)
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Add to your child's reading repertoire by introducing books that reflect her interest. The Boxcar Children Mystery collection 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.
Series and Sequels Books for Children
Young Detective Books
Children Book Reviews
Dr. Seuss Books
Don Freeman's Books
Stan Berenstain's Books
Magic Tree House Books
Chronicles of Narnia Books
A Series of Unfortunate Events Books
Note: The Boxcar Children Books by Gertrude Chandler Warner are purchased with personal funds. Boxcar Children stories are available as graphic novels.