The Boxcar Children Series

155 primary works • 177 total works

Book 1

The Boxcar Children
4.11
· 116443 Ratings · 3079 Reviews · published 1942 · 6 editions
The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home …
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Book 2

Surprise Island
3.94
· 9525 Ratings · 399 Reviews · published 1949 · 38 editions
Summer vacation on an almost private island gives …
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Book 3

The Yellow House Mystery
4.01
· 9005 Ratings · 266 Reviews · published 1952 · 39 editions
The spooky old house on Surprise Island intrigues …
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Book 4

Mystery Ranch
3.90
· 5870 Ratings · 202 Reviews · published 1957 · 36 editions
Eccentric Aunt Jane needs help on her ranch. The A…
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Book 5

Mike's Mystery
3.93
· 4959 Ratings · 126 Reviews · published 1960 · 38 editions
Benny and his friend Mike are in trouble when they…
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Book 6

Blue Bay Mystery
3.93
· 3794 Ratings · 114 Reviews · published 1961 · 24 editions
The Aldens find a castaway on a South Sea island. …
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Book 7

The Woodshed Mystery
3.91
· 3489 Ratings · 82 Reviews · published 1962 · 21 editions
A double puzzle involves an old friend of Aunt Jan…
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Book 8

The Lighthouse Mystery
3.93
· 4380 Ratings · 85 Reviews · published 1962 · 22 editions
Librarian's Note: Alternate cover edition for ISBN…
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Book 9

Mountain Top Mystery
3.86
· 3042 Ratings · 75 Reviews · published 1964 · 18 editions
Librarian's Note: For an alternate cover edition o…
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Book 10

Schoolhouse Mystery
3.93
· 3583 Ratings · 63 Reviews · published 1965 · 18 editions
Benny's curiosity, while staying in a fishing vill…
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Book 11

Caboose Mystery
3.87
· 2773 Ratings · 55 Reviews · published 1966 · 18 editions
A trip in a caboose at the end of a freight train …
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Book 12

Houseboat Mystery
3.93
· 2964 Ratings · 61 Reviews · published 1967 · 18 editions
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alon…
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Book 13

Snowbound Mystery
3.91
· 2744 Ratings · 54 Reviews · published 1968 · 19 editions
A freak snowstorm isolates the Aldens in a mountai…
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Book 14

Tree House Mystery
3.94
· 2907 Ratings · 50 Reviews · published 1969 · 19 editions
From a high perch Benny discovers a clue to a hidd…
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Book 15

Bicycle Mystery
3.88
· 2496 Ratings · 48 Reviews · published 1970 · 17 editions
Many complications follow when a dog attaches hims…
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Book 16

Mystery in the Sand
3.84
· 2167 Ratings · 43 Reviews · published 1971 · 18 editions
Living in a seaside mobile home, the Aldens unrave…
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Book 17

Mystery Behind the Wall
3.93
· 2208 Ratings · 40 Reviews · published 1973 · 17 editions
The Aldens find a mystery when a visitor comes. Wh…
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Book 18

Bus Station Mystery
3.83
· 1712 Ratings · 36 Reviews · published 1974 · 17 editions
A puzzle in relationships concerns two boys ejecte…
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Book 19

Benny Uncovers a Mystery
3.84
· 2000 Ratings · 43 Reviews · published 1976 · 17 editions
Benny figures out some puzzling events in a depart…
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Book 20

The Haunted Cabin Mystery
3.83
· 1696 Ratings · 28 Reviews · published 1991 · 18 editions
The Aldens visit Cap Lambert near Hannibal, Missou…
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Book 21

The Deserted Library Mystery
3.87
· 1366 Ratings · 27 Reviews · published 1991 · 15 editions
The children try to clean up an old library so it …
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Book 22

The Animal Shelter Mystery
3.88
· 1255 Ratings · 20 Reviews · published 1991 · 3 editions
When a calico cat appears at Grandfather's, the ch…
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Book 23

The Old Motel Mystery
3.82
· 1121 Ratings · 16 Reviews · published 1991 · 1 edition
Aunt Jane takes the Aldens to stay with her friend…
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Book 24

The Mystery of the Hidden Painting
3.83
· 1267 Ratings · 33 Reviews · published 1992 · 18 editions
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alon…
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Book 25

The Amusement Park Mystery
3.90
· 1269 Ratings · 32 Reviews · published 1992 · 18 editions
The Alden's investigation involves antique wooden …
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Book 26

The Mystery of the Mixed-Up Zoo
3.82
· 879 Ratings · 19 Reviews · published 1992 · 15 editions
The Boxcar Children try to find out who's responsi…
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Book 27

The Camp-Out Mystery
3.89
· 905 Ratings · 16 Reviews · published 1992 · 1 edition
A camp-out trip is almost spoiled by loud music an…
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Book 28

The Mystery Girl
3.81
· 884 Ratings · 15 Reviews · published 1992 · 16 editions
The Aldens spend their vacation in Elmford and get…
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Book 29

The Mystery Cruise
3.96
· 633 Ratings · 16 Reviews · published 1992 · 16 editions
While on a cruise with their grandfather, the Alde…
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Book 30

The Disappearing Friend Mystery
3.85
· 911 Ratings · 14 Reviews · published 1991 · 17 editions
The Aldens start a helper service with their frien…
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Book 31

The Mystery of the Singing Ghost
4.04
· 1647 Ratings · 24 Reviews · published 1992 · 17 editions
The Aldens don’t believe the rumors that their cou…
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Book 32

Mystery in the Snow
3.85
· 876 Ratings · 23 Reviews · published 1992 · 2 editions
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alon…
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Book 33

The Pizza Mystery
3.96
· 1477 Ratings · 48 Reviews · published 1993 · 24 editions
Who is trying to force Piccolos' Pizzeria to close…
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Book 34

The Mystery Horse
3.92
· 585 Ratings · 14 Reviews · published 1993 · 16 editions
Someone tries to steal a horse from the Morgans' f…
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Book 35

The Mystery at the Dog Show
3.83
· 750 Ratings · 12 Reviews · published 1993 · 18 editions
During Greenfield's first dog show, Sunny is stole…
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Book 36

The Castle Mystery
3.89
· 1027 Ratings · 21 Reviews · published 1993 · 17 editions
The Boxcar Children are visiting a castle! But as …
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Book 37

The Mystery of the Lost Village
3.85
· 782 Ratings · 12 Reviews · published 1993 · 16 editions
Someone steals artifacts from a Navajo reservation…
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Book 38

The Mystery of the Purple Pool
3.91
· 1215 Ratings · 35 Reviews · published 1994 · 16 editions
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alon…
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Book 39

The Ghost Ship Mystery
3.87
· 705 Ratings · 13 Reviews · published 1994 · 4 editions
While vacationing in an old New England town, the …
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Book 40

The Canoe Trip Mystery
3.88
· 475 Ratings · 9 Reviews · published 1994 · 17 editions
The Boxcar Children decide to go on a canoe trip w…
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Book 41

The Mystery of the Hidden Beach
3.89
· 804 Ratings · 14 Reviews · published 1994 · 1 edition
The children are attending Camp Coral, where they …
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Book 42

The Mystery of the Missing Cat
3.82
· 692 Ratings · 13 Reviews · published 1994 · 16 editions
The Aldens search for a lost cat in Greenfield. Bu…
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Book 43

The Mystery on Stage
3.86
· 725 Ratings · 9 Reviews · published 1994 · 1 edition
The Aldens are starring in The Wizard of Oz! But w…
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Book 44

The Dinosaur Mystery
3.86
· 856 Ratings · 9 Reviews · published 1995 · 1 edition
The Aldens help set up the new Dino World exhibit …
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Book 45

The Mystery of the Stolen Music
3.86
· 639 Ratings · 16 Reviews · published 1995 · 1 edition
A famous orchestra visits Greenfield and brings an…
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Book 46

The Chocolate Sundae Mystery
3.98
· 1238 Ratings · 32 Reviews · published 1995 · 24 editions
The children help Mr. Brown with his ice cream sho…
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Book 47

The Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon
3.80
· 498 Ratings · 9 Reviews · published 1995 · 15 editions
The Aldens are excited to attend a hot-air balloon…
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Book 48

The Mystery Bookstore
3.91
· 830 Ratings · 17 Reviews · published 1995 · 1 edition
When their grandfather buys a bookstore at auction…
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Book 49

The Mystery of the Stolen Boxcar
3.91
· 1105 Ratings · 17 Reviews · published 1995 · 1 edition
The Aldens are fixing up their boxcar to be in Gre…
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