The Boxcar Children Book Series has been a favorite of ours to read aloud together as a family.
We discovered the Boxcar Children through these easy reader books that my daughter really enjoyed. We decided to give the chapter books a try and started with Book #1, the Original Boxcar Children Story.
Needless to say, after we finished it we were hooked!
We got book #2, then #3, then #4........and so on and so on......all the way up to book #19.
Book #19 is where the original series written by Gertrude Chandler Warner ends. However, more Boxcar Children Books have been written, and there are currently over 150 of them!
We have read some of the newer ones, and we like those too....but the original series is the best!
What my children love about these books are the personalities of the characters and the details of their adventures.
If you aren't familiar with the Boxcar Children, this book series follows the adventures of four orphaned siblings:
Henry is the responsible and logical big brother.
Jessie is the motherly big sister.
Violet is the thoughtful and artistic little sister.
And Benny is the cute and funny little brother with a big appetite!
The personalities of the characters are very well developed and children can relate so well to them. Everywhere these children go, they find a mystery to solve (or a mystery finds them!)
My children even pretend to be them sometimes, and have even set up their own boxcar and furnished it with the same items.
What I love about the Boxcar Children is the good moral values and honest virtues that they exemplify.
The Boxcar Children are always portrayed as being Kind, Hardworking, and Helpful to Others. They Treat Others with Respect (especially adults) and they always Tell the Truth.
I love it that we have found book series with good role models that my children love to read!
Right now Amazon has the Kindle Edition of The Boxcar Children Mysteries: Books One Through Twelve available to download for just $3.99! This is such as great deal.
And did you know that you don't need a Kindle device to read Kindle ebooks? Simply download the FREE Kindle Reading App and you can read your eBooks on just about any device INCLUDING your computer!
I hope that you and your family will enjoy the Boxcar Children as much as we do!