My daughter came home with 5 pages of books to read from for her summer reading list. She is going into the 4th grade and is a good reader. On that list was the popular Gertrude Chandler Warner’s books called “The Boxcar Children”. I can’t believe that I had never read them as a kid. They are beloved classics! I am thrilled that she is reading through them and reading through them quickly. She is loving the books so far!
One of our favorite things to do is watch movies. When we can tie a movie with a book, it makes for a really fun way to motivate my oldest to read. I love how so many kids’ movies have books that go along with them now.
When a classic like “The Boxcar Children” team up with Shout Factory for a special After School special and then release a DVD/Blu-ray, my family and I get very excited for a fun reading series and movie!
This also gives me some time to catch up on a classic that I never read as a kid!
We are super excited to give TWO lucky readers a Bookshelf Book Series & a DVD! The DVD will be released on August 7th! You can order your copy today. You can also purchase the Bookshelf Book Set to read the books to your kids.
This giveaway is to celebrate the DVD release of this after school movie special!
About The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island
The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island movie follows the adventures of the orphaned Boxcar Children as they spend an entire summer living on their Grandfather’s small, nearly uninhabited island. There they meet Joe, who is friendly and helpful, and inexplicably living on their island. Does their new friend have a secret?
It stars Golden Globe®-winning actor Martin Sheen (The West Wing) as James Alden, Oscar®-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Dr. Moore. It also has some other great recognizable names!
This movie is also fun for the whole family, and is Dove approved for all ages. It is directed by Dan Chuba and Mark Dippé, and is produced by Legacy Classics and co-produced by Shout who is sponsoring this giveaway!
Denise M says
I did not read it, i wonder why not since i read literally everything else
bill norris says
I didnt but i bought a bunch for my nephew during the holidays.
Beth T. says
I didn’t read the Boxcar Children;I always confused it with one of my favorites, The Railway Children, and thought I had already read it!
Christine Yvonne Groce says
My granddaughter loves to read and this she would love this. Thanks for the chance to win.
Audrey SKINNER says
I never read this series of books but if I win I will read with my nieces and nephews.
Jenn eggert says
I loved these books as a kid.
no, alas, i haven’t, but i’m excited for my nephew to read it!
Aarone Mawdsley says
no i did not
Bernie Wallace says
I don’t remember this book series as a child. It looks like something my nephew might like. Thanks for sharing.
Carrie McCarthy says
I have never read these books, but they look great!
I did not read the series as a kid but I do remember a lot of my friends enjoying it.
Tara Gauthier says
I never read this as a child but have heard the name mentioned. It sounds like something my daughter would enjoy, she is always reading.
Tara Gauthier says
While I never read this particular book series as a kid, I think my daughter would really enjoy it.
I read these books to my son when he was young. I loved them and so did he.
Grant D says
I did not read it as a kid
Tabathia B says
I have always been an avid reader and I am surprised to say that I have never read the boxcar children books
Meg S says
With all the reading I did as a kid, I can’t believe I never read The Boxcar Children! So many of my friends did, though, and loved them.
I did not read these when I was young.
Luna S says
I didn’t but my father in law knows about the books and loves tem.
Darlene Carbajal says
Sadly, I never have.
I remember reading them, but I don’t REMEMBER reading them. It’s been awhile!
Tammy Iler says
I don’t but I think my niece would love this series
Emily Alvarez says
I remember reading the Boxcar Children as a child and falling in love with the series. I loved how they stuck together but as an adult remembering it now, it was also a great character building book. I have read one or two with my son recently and he really enjoyed it. He felt sad at one point because we read it was raining and the kids had to look for shelter and the smallest child was hungry. He felt compassion and empathy, it says alot about the series when even a child can feel towards fictional characters.
Michelle Duffey says
I don’t remember reading them but I did have my kids read them. They loved them.
Shauntea Crutcher says
No, I never read The Boxcar Children’s series.
Kimberly J. says
I have never read the series. Would love to read The Boxcar Children with my daughter!
Jennifer Williams says
I read these as a child and now my son loves them!
marlene a harris says
i read them when i was a child and loved them now i want my grandchildren to enjoy
No I didnt, but I look forward to reading them now.
I never read them but would love form my daughter to
Audrey Stewart says
No…I have never read them.
Audrey Stewart says
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Angelica Dimeo says
Yes I did when I was younger
I can’t remember much might have to reread
Jeremy McLaughlin says
I dont think I read these books as a child.
Kayla Coleman says
I didn’t read them as kids but my kids are in 4th grade as well and they checked them out at the library and read them over the summer and loved them. Be wonderful if I won them and the movie too!!
Michelle C says
I vaguely remember having one of these books as a kid, but I can’t really remember much about it. It would be fun to read these with my daughter!
amy stonger says
No, I never read them. My sister-in-law did and she loves them. She still talks about them today. I’d love to give my daughter a chance to read them.
I grew up on the Boxcar Children. They are wonderful books!
Bryan Vice says
To be honest i cant remember if i did read the Boxcar set. I know my daughter would love them. She loves to read
I loved surprise island and the mystery and digging up old arrow heads, etc
Sara S says
I read a few of the Boxcar Children’s books as a child, but I don’t remember much. I remember enjoying them and asking my parents for more, but the choice was between babysitters club or boxcar children and I couldn’t resist the BSC 😉
Cheryl Chervitz says
I have never read them. Not sure why, I read a lot when I was growing up.
Jenny Q. says
I read these books as a kid and the first book in the series was always my favorite. These would be great for my son to read!
I never read the Boxcar Children books but my Daughter read a few years ago. I’d love to win these to read with my Nieces!
Sarah Turner says
Yes, I read them and loved them! Now I would love my children to fall in love with them too.
Margaret S Porter says
I read them and i loved them
Megan Tilley says
Yes, I did. my grandmother had picked up a complete series when I was young.
I have not got to read them. I had friends who did but I never got the chance.
maria gentry says
no i haven’t read it, but my little ones would love to!
I did red the BoxCar Children’s books as a child and remembering it was full of adventures, I also remember thinking it sounded like a fun place to live.I would love to add this collection to my classroom library.
Anne Perry says
I have fond memories of reading these books as a child. I loved fto embark on the children’s journeys.
I remember when they have to find food by themselves.
Dynal Roberson says
I didn’t read them as a kid, but I have heard good things about them.
Leah Shumack says
I read these as a kid but I don’t remember much…they used to solve mysteries I think?
I actually do remember reading this series when I was a kid.
Shakeia Rieux says
I haven’t read these as a kid.
I have never read these before.
I have not read them before
Jana Leah says
My mom introduced the book to me. I loved it.
Cassandra D says
I didn’t read The Boxcar Children book series as a kid.
Donna L says
No, I didn’t read this series.
Ashley Schein says
I know that I have read the books but I don’t remember anything about them. Would be nice to read again then pass on to my daughter.
I loved the first two books in the series, but after that I don’t think I read many of them
Darlene Owen says
No I did not read these books, I read the Bobseine Twins series.
LeAnn Harbert says
I did read them and I remember doing book reports on them.
PattiAnn Green says
I did not read The Boxcar Children, but my daughters have and they love them! It would be nice to own.
Katie Bellamy says
Yes! I loved to read when I was little!
I don’t think I ever read these books as child but they look like they would be wonderful to read to my own children.
kelly woods says
I have never read it. Thank you
Sherri J says
I read them years ago…I just remember being excited about their adventures.
Kim Reid says
I haven’t read any of the Boxcar Children’s books, but my grandchildren have and enjoy them!
Sandy A says
I’ve never heard of the series but sounds like an awesome set for the kids to get lost in.
chrisy beason says
No i didn’t
leigh Nichols says
I have never even heard of this series until now!
My grandchildren would absolutely love the compelling Boxcar Children books.
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