The Boxcar Children Mysteries Books

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The Boxcar Children is a children’s literary franchise originally created and written by American writer and first-grade school teacher Gertrude Chandler Warner. Today, the series includes well over 100 titles.

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Gertrude Chandler Warner

GERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER was born in 1890 in Putnam, Connecticut, where she later taught school. She wrote The Boxcar Children because she had often imagined how delightful it would be to live in a caboose or freight car. Encouraged by the book’s success, she went on to write eighteen more stories about the Alden children.

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The Box-Car Children - Book #1
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

The Boxcar Children is a children’s literary franchise originally created and written by American writer and first-grade school teacher Gertrude Chandler Warner. Today, the series includes well over 100 titles.

Surprise Island - Book #2
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by Mary Gehr
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Summer vacation on an almost private island gives the Aldens a challenge.

The Yellow House Mystery - Book #3
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by Mary Gehr
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

The spooky old house on Surprise Island intrigues Benny.

Mystery Ranch - Book #4
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by Dirk Gringhuis
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Eccentric Aunt Jane needs help on her ranch. The Aldens overturn a plot against her.

Mike's Mystery - Book #5
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by Dirk Gringhuis
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Benny and his friend Mike are in trouble when they are curious about a uranium mine.

Blue Bay Mystery - Book #6
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by Dirk Gringhuis
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

The Aldens find a castaway on a South Sea island. How did he get there and who is he?

The Woodshed Mystery - Book #7
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by David Cunningham
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

A double puzzle involves an old friend of Aunt Jane’s, romance, and a chase.

The Lighthouse Mystery - Book #8
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by David Cunningham
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Renting a lighthouse is unusual, but even more so is an unfriendly boy’s peculiar behavior.

Mountain Top Mystery - Book #9
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by David Cunningham
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Marooned on a mountain, the Aldens survive a landslide and find a Native American secret.

Schoolhouse Mystery - Book #10
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by David Cunningham
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Benny’s curiosity, while staying in a fishing village, leads to capturing a swindler.

Caboose Mystery - Book #11
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by David Cunningham
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

A trip in a caboose at the end of a freight train leads to an old clown and a search.

Houseboat Mystery - Book #12
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by David Cunningham
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Floating down a lazy river, Benny finds a blackmail scheme in progress.

Snowbound Mystery - Book #13
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by David Cunningham
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

A freak snowstorm isolates the Aldens in a mountain cabin where they discover a coded message.

Tree House Mystery - Book #14
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by David Cunningham
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

From a high perch Benny discovers a clue to a hidden room with contents that surprise everyone.

Bicycle Mystery - Book #15
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by David Cunningham
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Many complications follow when a dog attaches himself to the Aldens on a bicycle trip.

Mystery in the Sand - Book #16
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by David Cunningham
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Living in a seaside mobile home, the Aldens unravel the secret of two secluded women.

Mystery Behind the Wall - Book #17
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by David Cunningham
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

The Aldens find a mystery when a visitor comes. Who put the coins in a hiding place behind the wall?

Bus Station Mystery - Book #18
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by David Cunningham
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

A puzzle in relationships concerns two boys ejected from the bus station.

Benny Uncovers a Mystery - Book #19
Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and illustrated by David Cunningham
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Benny figures out some puzzling events in a department store.