Cricket Readers Recommend

The Boxcar Children


Four children with no parents are sent to go to their grandfather, but they heard that he was mean and run away. They find an abandoned boxcar and the adventure begins.

Average: 4 (14 votes)
submitted by Marianne, age
(June 17, 2012 - 12:06 pm)

I thought they were okay, but a little rigged. I only liked the original fifteen or whatever it was.

submitted by Everinne (PiperC.), age 13, The Midnight Sun
(June 18, 2012 - 4:02 pm)

i dont like the ones that come later,either. i found it is because

miss gertrude warner died, but her publisher kept writing them.Laughing

isn't that nice of him? 

submitted by peace L., age 9, texas
(July 19, 2012 - 2:36 pm)

They were, we eh.  I like the 1st few, but, then the get pretty boring, unlike Animorphs.  I have the 50 somthingth book from a grandmother and it was super boring!!!  I stopped on the 7th page.  I don't recommened the series of books for anybody in 4th grade or older.  They are for younger kids, I think.

submitted by Sofia K., age 10, Jacksonville, FL
(March 7, 2013 - 6:19 pm)

That is very nice of them, indeed. But is so sad even till this day!Cry

submitted by Hannah B., age 11, Norcross, GA
(November 19, 2013 - 8:38 pm)


submitted by Loretta R., age 9, Cincinati,Oh
(April 3, 2015 - 1:02 pm)

My grandfather gave me this book and I have read it like 20 times! Cool

submitted by Hannah B., age 11, Norcross, GA
(November 19, 2013 - 8:39 pm)

The Boxcar Children are VERY repetitive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wonder why they are always on vacation and barely go to school?

However the first book was the best and the mystery plots where pretty good.Undecided 

submitted by Anne B, age 12, Lander WY
(January 11, 2014 - 11:15 pm)

I really liked that they went into a bakery and they ran away and found a box car.  That was because the bakery owners wanted to give them to a foster home or their grandfather. They thought that their grandfather was mean. I really liked this book.  I have read lots more in this series.  

submitted by Marina, age 8, Minnesota
(April 2, 2014 - 7:05 pm)