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!
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