Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Boxcar Children is a series of children’s mystery novels created by American author Gertrude Chandler Warner. The series follows four orphans – Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny Alden – who find a boxcar in the forest that they turn into their home. Not long after that, they meet their grandfather, who they had believed was a mean person but was actually a nice man. Soon, the children become amateur sleuths and go around solving the mysteries that they come across. Although adults are present in the series, the children are very much unsupervised. In 2014, an animated film was released (starring Martin Sheen).

Gertrude Chandler Warner originally began her Boxcar Children series in 1924, but the more well-known edition of the novel was not released until 1942. Warner wrote the first 19 novels of the series, with her final novel being the 1976 novel Benny Uncovers a Mystery. In 1991, the publisher revived the now-ghostwritten series with The Haunted Cabin Mystery. Below is a list of Gertrude Chandler Warner’s Boxcar Children books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Boxcar Children Books


The Boxcar Children(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Surprise Island(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Yellow House Mystery(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery Ranch(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mike's Mystery(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Bay Mystery(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Woodshed Mystery(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lighthouse Mystery(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mountain Top Mystery(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Schoolhouse Mystery(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caboose Mystery(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Houseboat Mystery(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snowbound Mystery(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tree House Mystery(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bicycle Mystery(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery in the Sand(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery Behind the Wall(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bus Station Mystery(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Benny Uncovers a Mystery(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunted Cabin Mystery(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deserted Library(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Animal Shelter Mystery(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Old Motel Mystery(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Hidden Painting(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Amusement Park Mystery(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Mixed-Up Zoo(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Camp-Out Mystery(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery Girl(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery Cruise(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Disappearing Friend Mystery(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Singing Ghost(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery in the Snow(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pizza Mystery(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery Horse(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery at the Dog Show(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Castle Mystery(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Lost Village(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Purple Pool(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost Ship Mystery(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Canoe Trip Mystery(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Hidden Beach(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Missing Cat(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery on Stage(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dinosaur Mystery(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Stolen Music(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chocolate Sundae Mystery(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery Bookstore(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Stolen Boxcar(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery in the Cave(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery on the Train(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Lost Mine(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Guide Dog Mystery(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hurricane Mystery(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Secret Message(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Firehouse Mystery(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery in San Francisco(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery at the Alamo(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Outer Space Mystery(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Soccer Mystery(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Growling Bear Mystery(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Lake Monster(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of Peacock Hall(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Pearl Mystery(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cereal Box Mystery(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Panther Mystery(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Stolen Sword(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Basketball Mystery(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Movie Star Mystery(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Pirate's Map(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost Town Mystery(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery in the Mall(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gymnastics Mystery(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Poison Frog Mystery(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Empty Safe(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great Bicycle Race Mystery(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Wild Ponies(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery in the Computer Game(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Crooked House(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hockey Mystery(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Midnight Dog(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Summer Camp Mystery(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Copycat Mystery(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunted Clock Tower Mystery(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Disappearing Staircase Mystery(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery on Blizzard Mountain(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Spider's Clue(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Mummy's Curse(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Star Ruby(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stuffed Bear Mystery(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery at Skeleton Point(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tattletale Mystery(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Comic Book Mystery(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ice Cream Mystery(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Midnight Mystery(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery in the Fortune Cookie(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Radio Mystery(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Runaway Ghost(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Finders Keepers Mystery(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Haunted Boxcar(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clue in the Corn Maze(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost of the Chattering Bones(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sword of the Silver Knight(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Game Store Mystery(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Orphan Train(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vanishing Passenger(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Giant Yo-Yo Mystery(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Creature in Ogopogo Lake(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rock 'n' Roll Mystery(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of the Mask(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seattle Puzzle(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost in the First Row(207) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Box That Watch Found(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Horse Named Dragon(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great Detective Race(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost at the Drive-In Movie(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Traveling Tomatoes(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spy Game(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dog-Gone Mystery(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vampire Mystery(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Superstar Watch(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spy in the Bleachers(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Amazing Mystery Show(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pumpkin Head Mystery(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cupcake Caper(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Boxcar Children Special Books


The Mystery on the Ice(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery in Washington D.C.(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery at Snowflake Inn(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery at the Ballpark(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pilgrim Village Mystery(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery at the Fair(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pet Shop Mystery(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Niagara Falls Mystery(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery in the Old Attic(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Windy City Mystery(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Queen's Jewels(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Black Raven(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery in New York(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Home Run Mystery(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Honeybee Mystery(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Screech Owl(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Tiger's Eye(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Candy Factory Mystery(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of Alligator Swamp(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great Shark Mystery(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Widow Spider Mystery(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Adventures Of Benny and Watch Books


Meet the Boxcar Children(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Present for Grandfather(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Benny's New Friend(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magic Show Mystery(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Benny Goes Into Business(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Watch Runs Away(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret Under the Tree(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Benny's Saturday Surprise(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sam Makes Trouble(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Watch, the Superdog!(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Keys and Clues for Benny(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Benny's Boxcar Sleepover(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Boxcar Children Graphic Novels


The Boxcar Children(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Surprise Island(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Yellow House Mystery(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery Ranch(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mike's Mystery(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Bay Mystery(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snowbound Mystery(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tree House Mystery(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunted Cabin Mystery(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Amusement Park Mystery(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pizza Mystery(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Castle Mystery(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Woodshed Mystery(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lighthouse Mystery(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mountaintop Mystery(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The novel The Box-Car Children was first published in 1924. In 1942, the novel was revised into a shorter version and re-titled The Boxcar Children.

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Boxcar Children Synopsis: In The Yellow House Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner, Benny is intrigued by a spooky old house located on Surprise Island.

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