The Boxcar Children Series Lives On
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The Boxcar Children Series Lives On

The summer slide is a real issue in education. It’s important to encourage them to continue to read or do some kind of educational activity during the summer. This summer my daughter has decided to read a series of book that has taken me back to my childhood, The Boxcar Children.  This post is a sponsored post, but all opinions, stories, and my experience are all personal and true (like always)!


Surprise Island (The Boxcar Children Mysteries)

The Aldens spend the summer on Grandfather’s island! Joe, the island’s friendly handyman, helps them with anything they need, but as the children continue to explore their summer home, they realize there is more to the island-and to their new friend-than meets they eye.

The Boxcar Children Guide To Adventure

Want to make invisible ink? Tell a perfect ghost story? Survive a long car ride? The four Alden kids from the Boxcar Children Mysteries have collected enough tips, tricks, and wisdom to fill a whole book! The Boxcar Children Guide to Adventure includes activities, DIY guides, lists, and recipes for fun anywhere, whether you’re traveling around the world, exploring your own neighborhood, or just hanging out a home on a rainy day.

You’ll find practical advice from Jessie, a roughing-it guide from Henry, crafts and art projects from Violet, and recipes from Benny! Learn how to:

  • build a sofa fort
  • make April Fools’ pie
  • become a master of disguise
  • catch a fish
  • hike under the night sky
  • pack a suitcase
  • identify monsters
  • draw a silhouette
  • play escargot
  • start a dog-walking business
  • hunt for treasure
  • solve a mystery and more

An action-packed new guidebook for anyone who has ever wanted to live like the Boxcar Children.

Gertrude Chandler Warner and The Boxcar Children 

As a child, Gertrude Chandler Warner dreamed of living in a boxcar. When she grew up, she wrote her dream.

Her third-grade students were the first children to read The Boxcar Children. Since than millions of readers have enjoyed the story of Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden.  Even today, The Boxcar Children series continues.

Here is the story of the talented woman whose dream inspired her to write books of adventure that all children could read and enjoy.

My Thoughts:

I love nothing more that my daughter is reading these books. I loved them when I was younger, so I am glad she gets to enjoy them. The fact they are around and being read after this many years alone gives testament to how great they are. They are full of action, adventure, and imagination. The series is well written so much so that as you are reading it you can easily picture that you are right there living the store in person. I can’t for Carly Jo to be able to read these books. I can easily see them being around for another 20 years.

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