The Boxcar Children Series

149 primary works • 171 total works

Book 1

The Boxcar Children
4.10
· 105777 Ratings · 2665 Reviews ·
published 1942
· 60 editions
The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home…
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Book 2

Surprise Island
3.93
· 8424 Ratings · 307 Reviews ·
published 1949
· 36 editions
Summer vacation on an almost private island gives…
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Book 3

The Yellow House Mystery
4.00
· 8118 Ratings · 203 Reviews ·
published 1952
· 32 editions
The spooky old house on Surprise Island intrigues…
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Book 4

Mystery Ranch
3.89
· 5243 Ratings · 145 Reviews ·
published 1957
· 33 editions
Eccentric Aunt Jane needs help on her ranch. The…
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Book 5

Mike's Mystery
3.91
· 4457 Ratings · 90 Reviews ·
published 1960
· 33 editions
Benny and his friend Mike are in trouble when the…
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Book 6

Blue Bay Mystery
3.91
· 3320 Ratings · 83 Reviews ·
published 1961
· 21 editions
The Aldens find a castaway on a South Sea island.…
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Book 7

The Woodshed Mystery
3.90
· 3100 Ratings · 70 Reviews ·
published 1962
· 4 editions
A double puzzle involves an old friend of Aunt Ja…
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Book 8

The Lighthouse Mystery
3.91
· 3985 Ratings · 63 Reviews ·
published 1962
· 19 editions
Renting a lighthouse is unusual, but even more so…
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Book 9

Mountain Top Mystery
3.85
· 2722 Ratings · 60 Reviews ·
published 1964
· 18 editions
Marooned on a mountain, the Aldens survive a land…
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Book 10

Schoolhouse Mystery
3.90
· 3240 Ratings · 54 Reviews ·
published 1965
· 18 editions
Benny's curiosity, while staying in a fishing vil…
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Book 11

Caboose Mystery
3.84
· 2499 Ratings · 44 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
3.91
· 2691 Ratings · 51 Reviews ·
published 1967
· 18 editions
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alo…
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Book 13

Snowbound Mystery
3.90
· 2491 Ratings · 44 Reviews ·
published 1968
· 1 edition
A freak snowstorm isolates the Aldens in a mounta…
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Book 14

Tree House Mystery
3.93
· 2636 Ratings · 42 Reviews ·
published 1969
· 18 editions
From a high perch Benny discovers a clue to a hid…
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Book 15

Bicycle Mystery
3.87
· 2239 Ratings · 34 Reviews ·
published 1970
· 17 editions
Many complications follow when a dog attaches him…
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Book 16

Mystery in the Sand
3.82
· 1937 Ratings · 38 Reviews ·
published 1971
· 4 editions
Living in a seaside mobile home, the Aldens unrav…
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Book 17

Mystery Behind the Wall
3.91
· 1952 Ratings · 37 Reviews ·
published 1973
· 17 editions
The Aldens find a mystery when a visitor comes. W…
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Book 18

Bus Station Mystery
3.82
· 1547 Ratings · 32 Reviews ·
published 1974
· 17 editions
A puzzle in relationships concerns two boys eject…
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Book 19

Benny Uncovers a Mystery
3.84
· 1798 Ratings · 36 Reviews ·
published 1976
· 17 editions
Benny figures out some puzzling events in a depar…
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Book 20

The Haunted Cabin Mystery
3.80
· 1538 Ratings · 26 Reviews ·
published 1991
· 17 editions
The Aldens visit Cap Lambert near Hannibal, Misso…
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Book 21

The Deserted Library Mystery
3.86
· 1205 Ratings · 21 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
3.85
· 1129 Ratings · 15 Reviews ·
published 1991
· 17 editions
When a calico cat appears at Grandfather's, the c…
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Book 23

The Old Motel Mystery
3.80
· 1014 Ratings · 13 Reviews ·
published 1991
· 17 editions
The Boxcar Children offer to help Aunt Jane's fri…
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Book 24

The Mystery of the Hidden Painting
3.82
· 1144 Ratings · 26 Reviews ·
published 1992
· 1 edition
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alo…
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Book 25

The Amusement Park Mystery
3.88
· 1150 Ratings · 27 Reviews ·
published 1992
· 16 editions
The Alden's investigation involves antique wooden…
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Book 26

The Mystery of the Mixed-Up Zoo
3.80
· 775 Ratings · 16 Reviews ·
published 1992
· 15 editions
The Boxcar Children try to find out who's respons…
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Book 27

The Camp-Out Mystery
3.84
· 789 Ratings · 12 Reviews ·
published 1992
· 1 edition
A camp-out trip is almost spoiled by loud music a…
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Book 28

The Mystery Girl
3.80
· 799 Ratings · 13 Reviews ·
published 1992
· 16 editions
The Aldens spend their vacation in Elmford and ge…
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Book 29

The Mystery Cruise
3.97
· 519 Ratings · 16 Reviews ·
published 1992
· 16 editions
While on a cruise with their grandfather, the Ald…
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Book 30

The Disappearing Friend Mystery
3.82
· 821 Ratings · 13 Reviews ·
published 1991
· 1 edition
The Aldens start a helper service with their frie…
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Book 31

The Mystery of the Singing Ghost
4.03
· 1498 Ratings · 23 Reviews ·
published 1992
· 17 editions
The Aldens don’t believe the rumors that their co…
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Book 32

Mystery in the Snow
3.81
· 762 Ratings · 17 Reviews ·
published 1992
· 16 editions
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alo…
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Book 33

The Pizza Mystery
3.93
· 1342 Ratings · 42 Reviews ·
published 1993
· 23 editions
Who is trying very hard to put Piccolo's Pizzeria…
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Book 34

The Mystery Horse
3.91
· 491 Ratings · 13 Reviews ·
published 1993
· 16 editions
Someone tries to steal a horse from the Morgans'…
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Book 35

The Mystery at the Dog Show
3.80
· 661 Ratings · 11 Reviews ·
published 1993
· 18 editions
During Greenfield's first dog show, Sunny is stol…
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Book 36

The Castle Mystery
3.86
· 920 Ratings · 18 Reviews ·
published 1993
· 16 editions
The Boxcar Children are visiting a castle! But as…
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Book 37

The Mystery of the Lost Village
3.83
· 686 Ratings · 10 Reviews ·
published 1993
· 16 editions
Someone steals artifacts from a Navajo reservatio…
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Book 38

The Mystery of the Purple Pool
3.89
· 1079 Ratings · 30 Reviews ·
published 1994
· 1 edition
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alo…
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Book 39

The Ghost Ship Mystery
3.84
· 613 Ratings · 10 Reviews ·
published 1994
· 21 editions
While vacationing in an old New England town, the…
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Book 40

The Canoe Trip Mystery
3.89
· 394 Ratings · 6 Reviews ·
published 1994
· 1 edition
The Boxcar Children are going on a canoe trip wit…
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Book 41

The Mystery of the Hidden Beach
3.84
· 704 Ratings · 11 Reviews ·
published 1994
· 4 editions
The Aldens and their new cousin, Soo Lee, spend a…
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Book 42

The Mystery of the Missing Cat
3.80
· 609 Ratings · 11 Reviews ·
published 1994
· 1 edition
The Aldens search for a lost cat in Greenfield. B…
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Book 43

The Mystery on Stage
3.85
· 641 Ratings · 7 Reviews ·
published 1994
· 16 editions
The Aldens are starring in The Wizard of Oz! But…
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Book 44

The Dinosaur Mystery
3.86
· 770 Ratings · 9 Reviews ·
published 1995
· 16 editions
The Aldens help set up the new Dino World exhibit…
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Book 45

The Mystery of the Stolen Music
3.83
· 571 Ratings · 15 Reviews ·
published 1995
· 16 editions
A famous orchestra visits Greenfield and brings a…
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Book 46

The Chocolate Sundae Mystery
3.96
· 1128 Ratings · 30 Reviews ·
published 1995
· 24 editions
The children help Mr. Brown with his ice cream sh…
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Book 47

The Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon
3.79
· 437 Ratings · 9 Reviews ·
published 1995
· 15 editions
The Aldens are excited to attend a hot-air balloo…
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Book 48

The Mystery Bookstore
3.89
· 746 Ratings · 15 Reviews ·
published 1995
· 4 editions
When their grandfather buys a bookstore at auctio…
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Book 49

The Mystery of the Stolen Boxcar
3.90
· 1007 Ratings · 14 Reviews ·
published 1995
· 15 editions
The Aldens are fixing up their boxcar to be in Gr…
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Book 50

The Mystery in the Cave
3.85
· 571 Ratings · 12 Reviews ·
published 1995
· 1 edition
The Aldens are exploring underground caves! But w…
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Book 51

The Mystery on the Train
3.87
· 479 Ratings · 8 Reviews ·
published 1996
· 15 editions
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are on a train f…
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Book 52

The Mystery of the Lost Mine
3.84
· 412 Ratings · 10 Reviews ·
published 1996
· 17 editions
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny use to live alon…
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Book 53

The Guide Dog Mystery
3.92
· 519 Ratings · 12 Reviews ·
published 1996
· 16 editions
The Boxcar Children are invited to spend a week a…
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Book 54

The Hurricane Mystery
3.92
· 497 Ratings · 11 Reviews ·
published 1996
· 16 editions
In Charleston, the children look for pirate treas…
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Book 55

The Mystery of the Secret Message
3.89
· 284 Ratings · 10 Reviews ·
published 1996
· 15 editions
While helping their grandfather prepare for Green…
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Book 56

The Firehouse Mystery
3.86
· 550 Ratings · 7 Reviews ·
published 1997
· 16 editions
The town council wants to tear down Greenfield's…
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Book 57

The Mystery in San Francisco
3.86
· 424 Ratings · 6 Reviews ·
published 1997
· 16 editions
The Aldens are helping out on a fishing boat in S…
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Book 58

The Mystery at the Alamo
3.89
· 404 Ratings · 7 Reviews ·
published 1997
· 15 editions
The Aldens get to be in a documentary about the A…
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Book 59

The Outer Space Mystery
3.86
· 425 Ratings · 7 Reviews ·
published 1997
· 15 editions
The Boxcar Children are excited to attend a young…
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Book 60

The Soccer Mystery
3.92
· 385 Ratings · 8 Reviews ·
published 1997
· 15 editions
Someone is causing trouble for the Alden's soccer…
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Book 61

The Growling Bear Mystery
3.87
· 238 Ratings · 8 Reviews ·
published 1997
· 16 editions
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alo…
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Book 62

The Mystery of the Lake Monster
3.84
· 288 Ratings · 7 Reviews ·
published 1998
· 16 editions
The Boxcar Children try to find the monster that…
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Book 63

The Mystery at Peacock Hall
3.90
· 341 Ratings · 5 Reviews ·
published 1998
· 16 editions
Cousin Althea may lose her house in an auction. C…
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Book 64

The Black Pearl Mystery
3.88
· 296 Ratings · 7 Reviews ·
published 1998
· 16 editions
In Hawaii, the Aldens and cousin Soo Lee notice p…
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Book 65

The Cereal Box Mystery
3.91
· 355 Ratings · 7 Reviews ·
published 1998
· 16 editions
Someone has stolen jewelry from an antique store,…
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Book 66

The Panther Mystery
3.88
· 336 Ratings · 12 Reviews ·
published 1998
· 18 editions
The Aldens travel to the Florida Everglades to se…
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Book 67

The Mystery of the Stolen Sword
3.93
· 222 Ratings · 4 Reviews ·
published 1998
· 16 editions
Benny is determined to find the ghost that haunts…