Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Boxcar Children: Journey on a Runaway Train...Review & Giveaway! 2 Winners!

I am so excited to tell you about a whole new set of adventures from some well loved literary characters! The Boxcar Children are still solving mysteries and Journey on a Runaway Train is the first book in the "Great Adventure Series". Here is the scoop...


In this all-new very special mini-series, the Aldens have been recruited by a secret society to return lost artifacts and treasures to their rightful locations—all around the world! After finding a painted turtle figurine, the Aldens are introduced to the Silverton family and Reddimus Society, a secret guild whose mission is to return lost artifacts and treasures to the sites they were taken from. The Aldens board a private train to New Mexico to return the turtle to its original home, and they encounter enemies of Reddimus along the way! The trip is a success… but instead of returning home, there’s a last-minute change in plans. The Boxcar Children must continue the mission for the society and deliver more things, all around the globe!

Our Thoughts:   I am  a long time fan of The Boxcar Children.  I read the series when I was a kid and I was reintroduced when I began to read it aloud again to my kids.  The fun adventures of the Alden children never fail to hook my kids whether it be a shared read aloud or an independent read now that they are older.  I was more than a little excited about this new series and couldn't wait to dive into it with the kids.

First of all, because the original Boxcar Children books were written many years ago they can feel a little dated.  I actually think this is a bit charming but sometimes things need a little translating for 21st century kids! This new series has the Alden kids still forever young but living in a more modern world.  That being said, the wonderfully wholesome vibe that the series has always exhibited is still on full display.  The children, Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny are still great kids with a keen sense of adventure and family values that can't be beat.

Journey on a Runaway Train is a great new series for early readers.  I love it as a read aloud for family time.  It is one of those great series that has appeal across the ages which  means my 10 years old and my 7 year old are all fans (love it when that happens!).    There is plenty of excitement and teamwork and this first book sets the stage for a worldwide adventure that the kids and I are excited to tag along on.  You can pick up this book on the Albert Whitman website HERE.  This would make a great Summer Vacation book!

I am thrilled to tell you that the publisher, Albert Whitman, is giving TWO lucky Reviewed by Mom followers a copy of The Boxcar Children:  Journey on a Runaway Train.  Thanks so much to the sponsor and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

77 comments:

Jennifer Q. said...

My older son used to love these books, I think my youngest would love it too.

Centered at Home said...

We have not read or seen the Boxcar Children yet.

Julie Lundstrom said...

I have not read the Boxcar books but my older daughter has.

Lauren said...

They have read some of the Boxcar series.

beth said...

I am super-familiar. I read them all when I was younger.

Elizabeth Brooks said...

I loved them as s kid

Liza Plaisted said...

yes i won a dvd a year ago for different dvd

andrea v said...

I remember it but my daughter has not read these yet.

Peggy said...

I don't think they are familiar with them. But they are readers so I know they will love to read them.

M Wag said...

We love them! Excellent reading and I want to read them with my grandchildren now.

Marilyn said...

I read these books when I was growing up.

msrodeobrat said...

I read them growing up, but my kids haven't yet!
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aperry said...

I enjoyed reading this series when I was young. I cannot wait to share this with my children.

ChrisyBeasons World said...

We haven't heard of them until now

slb3334 said...

I loved these books as a kid.

Barbara Lima said...

I read those books, and I'm 70!

Anonymous said...

My girls have seen the movie, thank you for the chance ,natbelinsky@verizon.net

Candace M. said...

We have read boxcar children books as read aloud in homeschool.

Rachael O'Donnell said...

I'm a HUGe fan of the boxcar children and when I have kids... they will be too!

Connie Tillman said...

I remember reading them growing up, now my son is going into 1st grade -and loves to read!

Arf2-D2 said...

I have a passing familiarity with them, but haven't really read them myself.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little familiar with them.

LaVonne Long said...

My Tween has the first four books of the old series and has the one DVD movie. She LOVES these characters.

Paula Michele Hafner said...

My girls all loved them. My son is just starting to discover them.

Marty C. said...

Oh, yeah! I loved those books. The kids were so self-reliant -- I wished I could have lived in a boxcar and rustled dishes from the dump and helped pick cherries!

Susan Smoaks said...

i loved these, but i haven't got my kids into them yet.

Tandi Cortez-Rios said...

Yes! I read these books as a kid and also got my daughter interested in the series.

latanya t said...

I loved this series as a kid

dlhaley said...

When my daughter was young, she loved to read the Boxcar kids books.

Deanna Allen said...

I used to read the Boxcar Children as a child in grade school!

SexyBrat said...

My kids are not familiar with them, and honestly I had forgotten about them till now. I used to read them all.

Katie Hyatt said...

I have read the series but my kids aren't familiar

Edye Nicole said...

We have not heard of them before.

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Meaghan said...

I LOVED the Boxcar Children! I still have every book, except for the ones I let my neice borrow.

Crystal Gregg said...

My son and I have watched the boxcar children movie together :)

Rita M said...

I have never read them, but they were highly recommended by a dear friend, so I plan on getting them for my granddaughter.

GALENA said...

Was not sure if they ever were but I have an would like my grandchildren too!

Homeschooling On A Budget said...

My kids like these

Nancy said...

Of course! The Boxcar Chiildren is a classic series for kids.

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Aleksandra Nearing said...

My daughter has read the series and enjoys it.

Sandra Preti said...

I've read ALL of them! Can't wait to share them.

Anonymous said...

My kids have read a few of the books
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Leela said...

We've all heard of them.

pailofpearls said...

they love them

Cynthia Schmied said...

I read the Boxcar Children books as a kid. My daughters read them and now my grandkids are reading them.

Julie Waldron said...

Yes, my daughter did a book report on one of the books once.

Julie Waldron said...

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Rachelle Anderson said...

My daughter LOVES the Boxcar Children

Whitney Lett said...

I loved it growing up and now my boys do too!

Jeremy said...

My son used to read these books.

beachgirl0323 said...

I loved reading The Boxcar Children when I was a kid.

McKim said...

My daughter is a third grade teacher, and she has some of these books in her classroom library.

Gabrielly Margutti said...

I don't think they are familiar with them.

Anonymous said...

Yes, we are familiar with it.
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Susan Chester said...

I remember reading one of the Boxcar Children books when I was a little girl.

hannah said...

I discovered this series as a kid and LOVED it! To a kid, living in a boxcar and eating berries sounds like a pretty cool adventure.

Kaylee Boyce said...

Not familiar but would love to read them.

Katrina Brockavich said...

I used to read the boxcar children when I was a child! My kids have heard of them, but I don't think they have read any.

Deanna Watson said...

I used to read The Boxcar Children series when I was younger. I want to share them with my nieces and nephews who also love to read.

Kristin C said...

I remember reading this series when I was little.

desitheblonde said...

i am not sure i think i might have in school and the neigbor kid would love the book

Summer D said...

I used to sit in the school library and read The Boxcar Children. I loved them! My kids are not familiar with them yet though, I'll have to change that.

Philip Lawrence said...

Neither myself nor my grandchildren are familiar with them but they sound interesting.

Jeremy said...

Yes my sons have read some of the books.

Danielle said...

Yes, we LOVE them!!

Trish said...

We have not read them yet but would like to!

lildevilgirl22 said...

I used to read it as a child

chickie717 said...

I never read it.. Although when I volunteer in a class I remember see that series.

Shakeia Rieux said...

I'm not, but my nieces are

Lisa Queen said...

I am familiar with the Boxcar Children. I would love to introduce my granddaughter to them. I believe she would enjoy these books. Thanks!

Laura Schrillo said...

I read these books

Brooke Rose said...

I love the Boxcar Children and would LOVE to win this! Thanks for the chance!

amanda whitley said...

i used to read this series when i was a teen, my daughter has now read a few.

Sand said...

I loved the books as a kid! My littles are too little!

Tabathia B said...

I didn't read them growing up but my oldest daughters have read them before

Sonya Sanderson said...

I've seen them at the library, but my kids have never read them.

Donna said...

Yes, my kids read some of them.