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Series by cover. Series description. Related series Boxcar Children. The Alden Family Mysteries. Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in in Putnam, Connecticut, where she taught school and wrote The Boxcar Children because she had often imagined how delightful it would be to live in a caboose or freight car. Encouraged by the book's success, she went on to write eighteen more stories about the Alden children.
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The Aldens realize the note is a fake.
But when they start to investigate, the mysterious note is stolen! It looks like someone wants to sabotage a superhero. The Aldens will need their super powers of investigation to catch this comic book culprit! The owner of the Greenfield Ice Cream Barn has two new partners: her granddaughter Brianna and the horse Butterscotch. Benny is a frequent customer of the Ice Cream Wagon, which is run by Brianna with Butterscotch's help.
But somebody is trying to shut down the Ice Cream Barn. Can the Aldens find the ice cream saboteur before the Ice Cream Barn is licked? The Boxcar children are attending an Invention Convention at the home of an eccentric artist known for her whimsical, wonderful, one-of-a-kind clocks. The clocks sound loudly at every hour, especially at midnight, when the children are treated to a hilarious concert of chirping, clanging, chiming and gonging.
But the clocks aren't the only noise the kids hear at midnight. Someone or something is tapping in the night. Is this person or thing inventing trouble for the convention? When the Aldens go to dinner at a local Chinese restaurant, Benny can't wait for his favorite part of the meal dessert. He loves breaking open the delicious fortune cookies and reading the messages inside.
But when Benny opens his cookie, instead of a fortune, he finds a handwritten riddle. One cookie leads to another, and the Aldens soon realize they've bitten into another mystery. Who is leaving the Aldens the mysterious cookie clues, and why? Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny are actors in a live mystery show being broadcast on an old-fashioned AM radio station.
But that's not the only mystery the Boxcar children are part of it's starting to look like the radio station is haunted! Why would a ghost want to sabotage a radio show? Can the Aldens save the radio station before its listeners are scared away? When the Aldens visit their friend Fran in Wisconsin, they can't wait to hear her tell the story of the runaway ghost.
Fran's family ghost hasn't been spotted in years, but the Aldens still shiver at the spooky tale of the ghost's bell clanging after dark. Then Violet hears a mysterious ringing in the middle of the night and the children start to wonder could the runaway ghost be back? The Alden's neighbor, Lina, thinks there's treasure hidden in her attic and she wants the Boxcar Children to help her find it. Of course, the children are eager to help search but it appears they aren't the only ones looking for the treasure. Can the Boxcar Children discover the treasure in the attic before someone else finds it first?
The Aldens' boxcar is the perfect place for games, picnics, sleepovers, and fun. But is it also the perfect place for ghosts? When strange things start happening there, Benny is convinced that the boxcar is haunted. Will the Boxcar Children be able to scare away the ghost The Aldens find themselves right in the middle of an Iowa cornfield and a brand-new mystery!
The farm where the children are visiting is famous for its wonderful corn maze, and every year visitors come to walk through the maze and enjoy the Corn King Days festival. But the maze is being vandalized at night, and the festival is in danger of being shut down. Can the children catch the culprit and save the festival? The Alden children knew they would be investigating a mystery at Eton Place, but they had no idea there would be a ghost there, too!
An old family friend, Norah Eton, believes there is a valuable piece of jewelry hidden somewhere on her property, but she only has one small clue to help the Aldens find it.
Will they be able to find the treasure, or will the ghost of the Chattering Bones scare them away first? A Medieval Fair has come to town, and the Aldens get grandfather's permission to volunteer their time.
Benny becomes a page to the Silver Knight, a top suspect when the valuable antique sword used in the fair goes missing. But the pompous King Richard, who tends to forget that he's an actor and not a real king, seems to think the sword belongs to him. And the beautiful Princess Annabel may also have something to hide. Can the Boxcar Children find the sword and solve the mystery before the fair moves on to Silver City?
When a new store called the Game Spot opens in their town, the Aldens are thrilled. But it's not fun and games when the other stores at Crossroads mall are robbed. What's more, letters are disappearing from the sign in front of the shopping center! It all seems to spell a new mystery for the Boxcar Children The Aldens visit an old Kansas inn that's full of secrets! Nobody knows why a famous photographer visited the inn just to take a single picture. And what about the other legendary guest a heroic young stranger who'd come west on an "orphan train?
The famous mystery writer, Gilbert Finch, is coming to Greenfield to speak at the library, and the Aldens can't wait to meet him. When they go with Grandfather to pick Finch up at the train station, he is nowhere to be found. Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny need to solve this mystery quickly. The Aldens are helping one of Grandfather's friends break a world record by building the world's largest yo-yo!
As they help with the project, strange things begin to happen. First someone follows them, and then the plans for the yo-yo turn up missing. Someone is trying to sabotage the yo-yo before it's launched! It seems there are a few people in Greenfield who don't want this yo-yo completed. The Boxcar Children will piece the evidence together to get to the bottom of this mystery.
Amy rents cabins to tourists who hope to see the mysterious underwater creature, the Ogopogo, swimming in the lake. Henry, Jesse, Violet and Benny can't wait to try to spot the Ogopogo from their cabin. Amy tells the children about a riddle that an old friend left for her in one of the cabins that could lead to a small treasure. The children need to find the treasure, and fast otherwise, Amy will have to sell the retreat.
As the riddle starts to unfold, strange things start to happen around the lake. Something is moving around in the water late at night, and someone doesn't want the Aldens helping Amy. Will the Boxcar Children crack the riddle before it's too late? The entire town is excited about the summer music festival especially the Aldens, who have been asked to help with the show.
The largest attraction this year will be the popular Greenfield Four. A big-time music producer is going to be in the crowd to catch the show, and Greenfield residents hope their favorite local group will be famous soon. The day before the show, The Greenfield Four arrive at the rehearsal hall to find all of their instruments missing!
The band insists that they won't play without them, and now it's up to the Boxcar Children to find the instruments before the show. Who would want to sabotage the band's big show? Does someone want to steal the Greenfield Four's spotlight, or is the theft an act of revenge? The Aldens are on the case in this music festival mystery. The Aldens are preparing for a yard sale when they find an old wooden mask in the trash behind a neighbor's house. Violet notices that the mask looks like a Native American mask that she had read about. When the children go to the library to learn more about the mask, they discover that they have found an old Native American mask from the Hopi tribe.
When the children learn there will be an Intertribal Pow-Wow at the park over the weekend, they plan to deliver the mask to its rightful owners. But Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny soon find out that they're not the only people interested in the history of the old wooden mask. A strange man is following them around, and an antique dealer is looking for more than her fair share at the Boxcar yard sale. When the mask is stolen from their garage, the Aldens vow to find it before the weekend Pow-Wow. But with such little evidence, will they be able to find the mask in time?
The Aldens are on vacation in Seattle! They're ready to explore the city, and one of Grandfather's friends is going to give them a personal tour. On their first day of sightseeing, they start the day at the Hungry Heart Diner where a mystery falls right into their laps!
Benny finds a riddle taped to the bottom of their table. What does the riddle mean, and where will it take them? When the first riddle leads the children to another riddle, the Boxcar Children begin to wonder how this Seattle puzzle came to them. As each riddle brings the children to a new part of Seattle, the children try to piece the clues together. Who is planting the riddles, and what will happen if they can't crack the next one? Where will the final riddle lead them? Each day at rehearsal something strange happens to the front-row seat once occupied by the theater's benefactor.
Is the benefactor's ghost about? One day in the park, the Aldens' dog, Watch, comes across a mysterious box with a note inside. The Aldens are spending a week at a rescue ranch that takes in horses whose owners can no longer care for them. The children help with chores, and Jessie looks after a horse named Dragon.
But soon two of the oldest horses are missing from the pasture. The local radio station is putting on the Great Detective Race, where contestants must solve riddles and search all over Greenfield for clues leading to the grand prize. The Aldens sign up, and soon they're following the riddles' clues all over town. The Aldens are visiting a friend who owns a drive-in movie. The children love to eat popcorn in the car and watch movies under the stars. But one night the sound system starts playing loud music, and a couple of employees seem to be hiding a secret.
The Aldens are helping the owner of a local restaurant grow delicious food in a garden. They work hard to water and weed and take care of the fruits and vegetables that are growing.
A big Hollywood agent wants Watch to appear in a commercial for a new kind of dog food! Mystery in the Sand. The farm where the children are visiting is famous for its wonderful corn maze, and every year visitors come to walk through the maze and enjoy the Corn King Days festival. But then an anonymous letter arrives insisting she doesn't deserve to have the honor. Everyone agreed. I should say Jane was about eighteen when we went. Is someone playing jokes on them or is there really a monster?
But soon the children notice the strangest thing the plants are moving. When the Boxcar Children visit a neighbor's house, a mysterious old wedding photo and a riddle lead them on a "spy game" devised long ago by the original owner of the house. When the children hunt for clues they discover amazing things, like a stone path whose pieces fit together into a jigsaw puzzle! But soon the children begin to suspect that there's a mystery inside the mystery.
They read about a similar puzzle in one of their new Detective Club books, and they meet a woman who looks eerily like the bride in the old wedding photo. Just who is behind this spy game? When a new dog obedience business opens in Greenfield, the Aldens decide to enroll Watch for a refresher course. At the first class a Dalmatian goes missing, and everyone wonders if the dog ran away or was stolen. But when a malamute disappears at the second class, Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny know they have a mystery on their hands.
Could the thief be the class's instructor, the Dalmatian's owner, the dog groomer or the owner with the very obedient dog? The Aldens meet Mr. Hudson, a local author who is best known for his novel about a vampire. But rumors of a real vampire are going around town a vampire who haunts the graveyard behind Mr. Hudson's house!
But since vampires don't exist, the children soon realize that someone must be trying to scare people away from Greenfield! Who brought the old legend back to life and why? A big Hollywood agent wants Watch to appear in a commercial for a new kind of dog food! Even though Watch seems to love the food on-camera, he won't touch it at home.
Someone at the studio has been switching the brand and the Aldens must find out the truth behind the cover-up. Should Watch still do the commercial even though he doesn't like the product? It's a big week at Cogwheel Stadium the baseball team the Clayton Cogs are playing for the pennant! The Aldens are helping out at the ballpark, and they're glad to be part of the excitement. But the other team's batters seem to know the pitches too well, and it's clear someone in the stadium is stealing the Cogs' pitcher's signals.
Now the Boxcar children must find out who is spying for the other team! The Boxcar Children have been chosen to play in an exciting new game show! A camera crew is following the Aldens around the city of Philadelphia as they compete with another brother-and-sister team in a search for clues. The search isn't easy, though, especially when someone has tampered with the Aldens' map and stolen one of Benny's treasures! Why is their team being sabotaged?
This fall-flavored adventure for the Boxcar Children takes the Aldens to a New England farm that has more than its share of strange occurrences. Every year at the Beckett farm, visitors come to buy pumpkins and go on hayrides, but this year something is haunting the old place a mysterious specter with a glowing pumpkin head that warns guests to stay away! It's up to the Aldens to find out who or what is behind the scare. It's a delicious new mystery with the Boxcar Children as they help catch a cupcake thief!
Mama Tova's shop in Greenfield is so famous that every day, people line up around the block to buy her cupcakes. But when someone breaks into her kitchen, it's clear that her secret recipe is in danger. The Aldens follow the suspects to a bake-off where they must find the culprit using their mystery-solving skills and their taste buds, too!
When Mrs. MacGregor introduces the Aldens to the local recycling center, they bring home lots of great stuff, including unused notebooks and fun pinata.
MacGregor was right, you can find treasure in junk. When a series of break-ins and vandalization hits the center, the Alden kids are there to help solve the mystery! It's spring and all the baby animals are being born; a perfect time to visit the zoo. When one of the cameras is missing, the Aldens take on the mystery and save the day. While at the Winding River Lodge, the Aldens hear about a zombie living in the surrounding forest! As the signs of zombie attacks start to mount, the Boxcar Children recruit the help of a reporter and some locals.
But is someone hiding information? Or should the Boxcar Children really be afraid of things that go bump in the night? A new restaurant is opening up in Greenfield, and the Aldens are first in line to help the owner start up a food pantry. They do everything they can to collect donations, from putting up signs to offering a free Thanksgiving dinner for the whole town, but someone keeps moving the signs and even steals the giant turkey that was meant for the dinner. The clock is ticking to get it back, but never fear, the Boxcar Children are on the case. Grandfather's friend, Mr.
Yee, has broken his arm and can't tend to his beloved vegetable plot in the community garden.
The Alden children gladly offer their services to help him with his prize-winning veggies. But they soon learn something mysterious is afoot at the community garden. Vegetables go missing, and it appears someone is intentionally vandalizing the garden plots. Luckily for the local community gardeners, the Boxcar Children are on the case!