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The Boxcar Children
The Boxcar Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
Orphaned and alone but determined to stay together, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden set off on their own and turned an abandoned boxcar into their home. The Boxcar Children, published over sixty-five years ago in 1942, has captured the imaginations of generations of readers. This Collector's Edition features the original artwork plus additional information about Gertrude Chandler Warner's life and work as it appeared in the 60th Anniversary Edition.
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TheAromaofBooks
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#7days7covers Day Six -

If you aren't playing, please do!

Readswithcoffee I have very fond memories of this book. One of my teachers would read to us after lunch and this was one of my favorites! 3mo
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Allthebookclubs
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My 6 year old and I really enjoyed this one! We listened to it on the way to and from school this week on #audible. The narrator changed voices for the children‘s parts, it really made them sound kind of creepy. Spoiler alert....We plan to read more, although now that they found their grandfather and live with him I‘m not sure where the plot will lead. I‘ve read more children‘s books than my own so far this year...Book 34 of 2019

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EmilieGR
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Unforgettable

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jmtrivera
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Two of my favorite sets of literary #siblings.
#SpringIntoReading

vkois88 ❤❤❤ 8mo
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RavenclawPrincess913
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Day Five: Which book started your love for reading?

Little house on the prairie and boxcar children

#ravenclaw_princess913 #ravenclawprincess913

Lauraandherbooks It wasn‘t actually a book .. I think it was something embedded in me , it started in elementary school I don‘t remember what grade , I began reading and collecting books and going to the monthly book fair and spending my allowance on books 8mo
NeedsMoreBooks When my mother would read this book out loud to me (edited) 8mo
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TheBookHippie
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My kiddo 🤣🤣🤣📖📖📖📖📖🛫

Cinfhen Sweet!!!! 8mo
LibrarianRyan ❤️💜❤️💜 8mo
bookaholic1 That's awesome!! 8mo
Texreader Impressed given the limited space on planes. Reading and eating. Nice 8mo
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TheWhiteHatter
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I was thrilled to read this book again. I have such fond memories of this being one of the first books I actually sat down and read for fun when I was a young boy. Like visiting an old long lost friend. I especially loved seeing all the small illustrations again.

SassyBookworm Ohh this was one of my favorites as a child too!!! Maybe I should do a re-read! What a great idea! 🤓 8mo
TheWhiteHatter Definitely reccomend the re-read @SassyBookworm ! It was so great to go on the little adventure of the Boxcar Children, and Watch the dog! 8mo
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MaggieCarr
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Hard to believe the author has been gone for almost 40 years. Her legacy continues with each generation and the new books are still focused on her original characters. My own daughter brought home the first book from her elementary media center for us to read together. We finished it last night. Tonight, we are enjoying the cartoon adaptation together.

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ahoffkosik
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Remember Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny? You probably know them better as (pause for effect) The Boxcar Children! In Episode 37 of my podcast, writer and educator Abby Wolfe and I get reacquainted with these self-reliant orphans. Tune in to listen to us talk about lessons learned, heteronormativity, capitalism, and so many pine needles. click the link in my bio to listen! 🎧

MrBook I remember them! 6mo
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jennacavanaugh
The Boxcar Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner

"The children ate everything on the table..."

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jennacavanaugh
The Boxcar Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner

I love that this is a series because if you get into the first one, there are 3 more books to read!

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jennacavanaugh
The Boxcar Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
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The sounding of this book impresses me. I find it fascinating that four orphans are able to turn a boxcar into a home. The theme of family and self-motivation is beautiful to read. I think this would be a good book to curl up and read with your family.

MODERN FANTASY
Rating 3/5

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HBecker20
The Boxcar Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner

“The Aldens didn‘t know that soon they would meet a wonderful friend and find some people who were not friendly at all”

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HBecker20
The Boxcar Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner

This book shows good behaviors modeled by most of the characters in the story. All of the children and their friends are selfless, putting the welfare and happiness of others before their own personal gain. Kids can read this book and look up to the characters, and learn from their behaviors. I think kids could even understand that kids like in this book- can have close to nothing, and still choose to be a good person.

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HBecker20
The Boxcar Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
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The Boxcar children tells the story of four orphan children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. They create a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar in the forest. They eventually meet their grandfather, who is a wealthy and kind man. This is a plot twist because the children originally believed that he was cruel.

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LauraLovesLiterature
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Hello all! Long time no read! Graduate school has definitely taken it‘s toll on my life (also I forgot my Litsy password 🤦🏼‍♀️) but hopefully I‘ll have more time moving forward! This weekend I had the opportunity to read lots of books; mostly children‘s, but some other stuff too. The most nostalgic for me was definitely The Boxcar Children. Have you read it? What did you think?

Linsy Great stack! 11mo
hollylynnbee I'm so glad I'm not the only one who still reads children books. 10mo
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LauraLovesLiterature @hollylynnbee Children‘s literature is probably my favorite genre! And I think I get more out of it now than I did as a child! 10mo
hollylynnbee @LauraLovesLiterature I completely agree! Roald Dahl is one of my favorite authors! Matilda has been and always will be my favorite book. 10mo
tpixie The books that moved me most are the ones I read in childhood! 9mo
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a.bookish.byrd
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1. The Boxcar Children and Charlotte‘s Web
2. New baby siblings and visiting grandma
3. Cleaning my room
4. Roller skates, hula hoop, Baby Tender Love
5. ✔️

#HelloThursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 11mo
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ErinC
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Nostalgia at its finest. I loved these in first grade so I got them for my nephew. I hope he loves them too!

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sammisho
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I love moments like this ❤ Addi is such a good big sister and Lucas loves having her read to him. I loved Boxcar Children growing up, Addi loved them when she was younger, and now Luke is enjoying them. Sharing childhood favorites is one of my favorite parts of motherhood. #raisingreaders

Branwen So sweet! 😍 13mo
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sammisho
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Reading what is probably the most wholesome children's series of all time to my six year old son. We get to this part and he says, "oooooooooh Jessie was about to say a cuss"

He has heard Mommy in traffic, (and in general conversation),one too many times.

howjessreads 😂😂 13mo
ferskner Hahaha! But that illustration! 😍 13mo
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MelAnn
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#friyayintro
🥧 📷 & somewhere in the mountains - Red River, NM, Pagosa Springs, CO or Ruidoso, NM

The_Real_Nani Love Boxcar Children. I tried to get my kids into it but to no avail! 14mo
MelAnn @The_Real_Nani that‘s what got me into reading - our elementary school librarian read it to us. 14mo
GingerAntics Oh I loved the boxcar children!!! 14mo
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Morr_Books
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1. Boxcar Children series
2. Cake
3. Is travel a hobby?
4. I actually like living in Houston for now but maybe I would like to split my year between England countryside and southern Spain (like Seville).
5. 👍
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Mc_cart_ny
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My toddler keeps pulling all the chapter books down 😥 At least he's interested in books! 📚

#RaisingAReader

Avanders Lol my son is obsessed w doing that 😆😆😆 1y
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rather_be_reading
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theres gonna be a movie?!

CKlube What?! I loved these books when I was a kid! 2y
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readinginthedark
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1. youngest
2. I‘ve never wanted “more” per se, but there are times I wish I had more brothers and less sisters. 😆
3. 3 sisters and 1 brother
4. I loved books about siblings when I was young. I wouldn‘t say I have favorites, but the ones that come first to mind right now are The Boxcar Children. ❤️
5. @robinb and some others! Although they all seem to have just one other sibling. 🤔
#friyayintro

robinb Wow, I always wanted just one sister...can‘t imagine having THREE! 😳 Although my mom had three sisters (4 girls)...that always seemed so neat to me. 2y
readinginthedark @robinb 😆Yeah...I love them, but they‘re a bit crazy. It‘s also a bit unbalanced personality-wise, because they‘re all so much like my mom. I‘m more like my dad, and my brother is somewhere in-between. There‘s a lot of drama, so sometimes I feel like the peacekeeper. 2y
robinb @readinginthedark I can understand that! In my mom‘s case, two were more “drama queens”, two were the peacekeepers. 😊 2y
readinginthedark @robinb That‘s a good balance! 2y
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jmtrivera
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This was one of my #belovedchildrensbook series (double challenge score for #childprotagonist - four of them!) and now it's what I read when I'm stressed and need something peaceful to settle my mind before sleeping. I love it so much and hope my daughter does too. We need more peaceful adult books like this! ☺ #hopintospring #AprilBookishMadness

vkois88 Agreed! 2y
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SilversReviews
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@vkoiss88
@alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

TODAY‘S PROMPT: BELOVED CHILDREN‘S BOOK

I LOVED The Boxcar Children.

I would actually pretend my friends and siblings lived in a box car. :)

LA_Mead YES! I remember loving those books too and playing “boxcar children” with my friends outside! 2y
SilversReviews @LA_Mead 😍 I'm glad we weren't the only ones who played boxcar children. 😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good one!! 👏🏻☺️📚 #Hopintospring 2y
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Ingerella I loved these books! 2y
vkois88 Love it 🤗 2y
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Dragonmagma
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The best one out of all these books

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VanChocStrawberry
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1. Tagged
2. Cabbage patch?
3. Mac and cheese and peas
4. Cookies
#manicmonday @JoScho

JenaJenkins I have such vivid memories of my 2nd grade teacher reading The Boxcar Children to us. I remember the boxcar snd Violet‘s new bedroom almost as if I‘ve been there. 2y
JenaJenkins My experience reading it to my kids was that those kids had a damn depressing life. (My kids still loved it, though!) 2y
VanChocStrawberry @JenaJenkins James and I used to pretend we were the boxcar children-complete with broken dishes (probably not actually broken) and a boxcar (the hedge bush.) 2y
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AmberWB
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1. This is going WAY back to elementary school- I loved The Boxcar Children. I know I read all of this books multiple times.
2. Probably the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
3. Dolores Umbridge, hands down.
4. I‘ve never read it, but don‘t understand the obsession with 50 Shades of Gray.
@JenlovesJT47
#Tuesdaytidbits

JenlovesJT47 Guernsey is one of my favorites! Can't wait to see the movie 😊 2y
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AshleyHoss820
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#TuesdayTidbits
🐈I had MANY book series that I was into as a kid, but this one is at the top of the list!
🐈oh, man...I loved The Yellow Wallpaper, Infinite Jest, In Cold Blood, And Then There Were None
🐈 Joffrey Lannister. What he got was sweet vengeance.
🐈 Crash by JG Ballard. Why the Flying F is it on the 1,001 list? Coulda died w/out reading it...
🐈 @Chelsealpatt

JenlovesJT47 And Then There Were None is SO good!! Did you watch the miniseries that came out recently? It was excellent. 2y
AshleyHoss820 @JenlovesJT47 No, I haven‘t!! That would be so good! I‘ll have to look that one up! 2y
JenlovesJT47 Definitely, it came out in 2016 I believe. Has a lot of great actors in it. 2y
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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I remember reading this in 2nd or 3rd grade and I really liked it and I still think it's a fantastic book for kids. As an adult, the book is definitely simplistic (little character development or conflict) and unrealistic. The children were unbelievably well behaved and it ended up kind of romanticizing homelessness, however it was still a fun quick read.

#throwbackreadathon @Clwojick @monalyisha

KrystleTheBookSlayer I do wish that there was at least some type of explanation for why the kids never met their grandfather before or why the grandfather didn't like the kids mother? Also how did their parents die? Adult me, needs more info. 2y
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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I started my first #throwbackreadathon book at midnight! 🚆 ☺

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anzimmer
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Pickpick

This is a great simple story that reminds me of reading in elementary school. It‘s quite timeless as my 3rd graders loved it just as much as I did!

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Erinmcahn
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My 7 year old is making me finish The Boxcar Children before I read my book so we can discuss. Love.

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Chrys
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I hadn‘t read this since grade school, but loved it back then. This evening seemed a perfect time for a trip back to visit the kids and recall my games setting up my own “home” like theirs.

abbsinwonderland I use to love those! Haven't even seen the cover in years. Crazy. Thanks for sharing. 😆😆😱 2y
DivaDiane A childhood favorite of mine too! 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Now that‘s a great sale price! And a great chapter book series for young readers. I paid more to get them off eBay when my nephew was little.

DivineDiana Is this EBay? 2y
CocoReads @DivineDiana it‘s a kindle deal 2y
DivineDiana @CocoReads Thank you! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CocoReads @DivineDiana Yes its a kindle deal! Sorry, I meant I paid way more for actual books, used on eBay, when my nephew was reading them. So it‘s a great kindle sale. (edited) 2y
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Krisjericho
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1. I like to reread books that I loved as a kid. My favorite comfort reads this year were The Boxcar Children and the graphic novels based on The Babysitters Club series.
2. The Christmas Shoes is one of the worst songs ever recorded. I rant about it regularly.
3. As many as I can
4. I don‘t know if I am going to finish. I‘ve read ~200 books this year, but a lot of them were for school and didn‘t fit my challenges.
5. @Ross @jess.how #friyayintro

howjessreads I HATE THE CHRISTMAS SHOES SOSOSO MUCH. 🎄👠😵 2y
TheBookHippie Number 2 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🤢 2y
Krisjericho @jess.how I hate that song with the fiery hatred of a thousand suns. 🤬 2y
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TheBookHippie @jess.how oh I do too I loathe it 2y
TheBookHippie @Krisjericho oh yes!!!!!!! 2y
Pamwurtzler Oh yes that song is awful! 2y
merelybookish Omg I just heard that song for the first time. It's terrible and it's loooong! I'm okay with some Xmas cheese but...🤢 2y
BarbaraJean Me too for #1! Childhood favorites are the best comfort reads. And holy crap, I‘d forgotten about the Christmas Shoes song. So awful! 2y
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aCleverDuck
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#ssgp
1.Honestly don‘t have one🤷🏾‍♀️
2.Boxcar Children series
3. December ♐️
4. One 🐕 one 🐠
5. None
6. Cameras, flowers, Disney, traveling
7. 2
8. I‘ll start on Kindle and if I️ like it I‘ll buy a physical, but I️ don‘t really like audio
9. Hark the Herald Angel Sings
10. I️ like to bake
11. Chunks
12.Fiction
13. AZ Cardinals(only because I‘m from Arizona) 🏜
14. Lasagna
15. N. K. Jemisin😍

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Mel
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1. Gus - Lonesome Dove
2. The Boxcar Children, Ramona the Pest, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
3. June
4. Cat
5. 7-year old
6. Owls, sticky notes, armchair traveling particularly to Africa, comfy leggings & big sweaters
7. One to two, some weeks are better than others
8. Paper & Kindle
9. Last Christmas by Wham - no judging! 😉
10. Yes love reading cookbooks
11. Both
12. Both
13. Warriors & SF Giants
14. Ice cream
15. Margaret Atwood

Reviewsbylola Gus is the man!! 2y
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KaitiWinchell
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Pickpick

I LOVED these books when I was little, so I am over the moon about sharing them with my son. He was skeptical at first but ended up loving the first one! So much so that he said he wants to read every single boxcar children book. My heart is full. 😍

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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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I have to buy this. I used to go to the school library at the end of the day and read these while my teacher mom had meetings.

nelehelen Omg I loveeeed these when I was a kid ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
MeganAnnabell I‘m so jealous!!!! I loved these books as a kid! 2y
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awishman
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#Anditsaugust #comfortread

This book makes me feel homey and safe. It's been a comfort for me for decades.

emilyhaldi Such nostalgia! ❤️ 2y
Reecaspieces My fav!!! 2y
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bookaddict86
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Took a step back into my childhood cause I loved these books. They are still good and I hope my daughters love them as much as I did growing up
3/5 stars

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kylienoele
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Ahhh!! I had to share this because I bought Emma the first Boxcar Children book and she actually wanted to come sit with me in the sunroom and read!! I'm so happy!!

LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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phatsallylee
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Just started a book club with my niece. I loved this series when i was young and i hope she enjoys it now. The cozy mystery was my other acquisition! #readerforlife #bookclubpick #cozymysterychallenge #beermakesmehappy

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NAM99
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Boxcar children was the book that got me to read. I devoured the series and am so glad to see it regaining its popularity. This was one of my last purchases of #bookcon and is probably my favorite thing of the weekend.

jmtrivera Loved that series. I'll have to find it for Baby Dinosaur one day! 3y
NAM99 They were selling the first twelve in an awesome box set! 3y
CareBear I loved this booth! 3y
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MrBook Are you going again this year? 2y
NAM99 @MrBook we decided not too, while it was great, the cost of travel plus the tickets outweighed the benefit 2y
MrBook Yeah, that's a big factor. We'll miss you! 2y
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Mc_cart_ny
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I loved The Boxcar Children!! What great #siblings these guys were. They were so resourceful.
#AprilBookShowers

jmtrivera I legit just yelled, "The Boxcar Children!" Loved that series. 3y
Mc_cart_ny I know,they were awesome! I have quite a few of the books. 3y
Alfoster Oh me too!😍😍😍 3y
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slategreyskies
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Pickpick

This was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. I bought the audiobook and listened to it with my son. He loved it too! :)

Ruri_kaichou I devoured these books! 😍 3y
Bookquilter One of my favorites!!! 3y
Lmstraubie My students still love this series. 3y
minkyb My daughter loved these! 3y
Apinlibraryland Memories! 3y
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Krisjericho
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Total comfort reading. I read some of the others in this series when I was a kid, but none of them ever obsessed me the way this one did. I loved it. I remembered every detail. My favorite part was always when they found the dishes in the dump and put them on a shelf in the boxcar. I have no idea why, but it still was. I needed a quick, comforting read, and this fit the bill exactly. ❤

Sace Omigosh! Me too! Honestly it's about the only thing I can remember about that book! 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I still remember they put... something, milk bottle?... in the running water of the creek to keep it cold. Right? 3y
Bookquilter One of my favorites!!!! Searching the dump for treasures... Benny's cup... using sand to scrub the dishes... time for a reread (edited) 3y
intothehallofbooks I loooove this one! My kids love it too and I'm happy about that 👏🏻 I adore the illustrations. 3y
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