The Story Of Three: *Our Holiday Gift Guide* The Boxcar Children Books Box Set

Friday, November 30, 2012

*Our Holiday Gift Guide* The Boxcar Children Books Box Set

*This Is A Guest Post From Janessa At Thrifty Nifty Mommy, Read Her Review & Enter To Win!*



When I was in elementary and middle school, I LOVED reading. I can remember staying up late until I could barely keep my eyes open so I could finish a book. I would have to wake up for school the next morning and I'd be so tired, but I just HAD to finish that book! My favorite books were mysteries and one of my favorite mystery series was The Boxcar Children.

The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler has been loved by generations of readers, many I'm sure credit her with their love of reading the way that I do. The first book in the series was originally published in 1942 and introduces readers to 4 children who are living on their own after the death of their parents. They stumble upon an abandoned boxcar and make it their home. The boxcar children seem to stumble across a mystery wherever they go, making these books exciting and suspenseful for young readers. The Boxcar Children series has over 100 titles and 50 millions copies in print!


I don't think I have read every single title in this series, but I am certain that I have read at least half of them! I'm excited for Maggie to get a little bit older so we can read them together (she's only 2 right now, so we have a few more years). I can't remember reading one of these books that I didn't like and I"m sure I WOULD have read every single title had they all been available at my local library!


This Fall marked the 70th anniversary of the Boxcar Children and the publishers are celebrating by publishing a prequel to the series, written by Newbery award-winning author Patricia MacLaughla! The prequel is titled The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm and is available wherever you buy books. 


Check out The Boxcar Children website which contains activity sheets, a series checklist, activity guides, and much more!




I'd love to introduce (or reintroduce) you to the Boxcar Children series! I've got a GREAT giveaway today. One lucky reader will win a gift box set of the first four books in the series including The Boxcar Children, Surprise Island, The Yellow House Mystery and Mystery Ranch AND a hardcover copy of the brand new series prequel The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm SIGNED by the author, Newbery award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift for the reader on your list!

~Janessa

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2 comments:

karenmed409 said...

will be giving this to our little gal

Lindsay Taylor said...

I would save this for my daughter; she loves to be read to!