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Unusual events start when the Alden children assist with a dinosaur exhibit opening at the Pickering Natural History Museum.
The boxcar children visit a large old museum owned by their grandfather's friend. Then the bones from the enormous Tyrannosaurus Rex disappear!
The Alden children are trying to raise money for a new hospital wing and make friends with a new girl, Beth, unfortunately both attempts are proving difficult and problematic.
From the back of the book: Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar, but now they live with their grandfather. And they've just made a new friend named Beth. The Boxcar Children decide to raise money to help the Greenfield hospital. At Beth's suggestion, they form a service called The Boxcar Helpers - to baby-sit, wash cars, mow lawns, and care for pets. But Beth keeps disappearing. And then other things start to go wrong. Is someone trying to put them out of business? =============== ISBN-13: 978-0-8075-1628-7 ISBN-10: 0-8075-1628-7
The Boxcar Children are helping the Heart and Hands group fix up the old Bugbee Mansion. The Aldens begin to explore the mansion and find a hidden staircase that leads to a mysterious room.
When a dog training school opens in Greenfield, the Boxcar Children bring Watch in to learn some new tricks! But at the very first class, a Dalmatian goes missing--did the dog run away, or was he stolen? And when a second dog vanishes at the next class, it's clear that the Aldens have a dog-gone mystery to solve!
Boxcar fans can enjoy three adventures about the Aldens, their dog, Watch, and many other canine companions together in one book!In The Mystery at the Dog Show, the children help take care of some amazing show dogs at Greenfield's first annual dog contest--but who's trying to ruin the day?Then, in The Guide Dog Mystery, the Aldens spend time at a service dog school and discover that someone has broken into the kennels to get to one very special dog!And in The Mystery of the Midnight Dog, the children visit a North Carolina town full of spooky legends, including one about a ghost dog who howls at midnight to warn of danger! Readers will have plenty of fun with the Boxcar Children and their four-legged friends in this new collection.
The Alden's neighbor, Lina, thinks there's treasure hidden in her attic, and she wants the Boxcar Children to help her find it. Of course, the children are eager to help search--but it appears they aren't the only ones looking for the treasure. Can the Boxcar Children discover the treasure in the attic ... before someone else finds it first?
The Alden's neighbor, Lina, thinks there's treasure hidden in her attic, and she wants the Boxcar Children to help her find it. Of course, the children are eager to help search--but it appears they aren't the only ones looking for the treasure.
The Boxcar children decide to help restore a historic firehouse when the town council starts thinking about demolishing it. Soon enough they realize that someone is hindering their efforts.
When the Alden children discover that the town council, led by Ms. Lerner, is ready to tear down Greenfield's historic firehouse in favor of a modern building, they try to save it. But mysterious things start happening--objects disappear, false alarms sound at the firehouse, and a strange man appears in town. Luckily, the children find a blue notebook that is just the clue they need to solve the mystery.
When a new store called the Game Spot opens in their town, the Aldens are thrilled. But it's not fun and games when the other shops at Crossroads mall are robbed. What's more, letters are disappearing from the sign in front of the shopping center! It all seems to spell a new mystery for the Boxcar Children.
Just after the Aldens arrive for the opening of The Game Stop, someone robs the coffee shop at the end of the mall where Queenie's new store is located. Raina, the young woman who works there, is accused and fired on the spot. But Queenie, who knows Raina, hires her. Is Queenie making a mistake? Strange things continue to happen. Letters disappear from the sign at the entrance to the mall. Eventually Queenie's store and the nearby jewelry store are robbed. Could it be Raina after all? Maybe, but there are more suspects to investigate, including Queenie's friend Carter, a Wordmaster champion. The Boxcar Children get busy trying to solve this latest puzzle.
The Alden children help solve a case surrounding missing vegetables and vandalism in the community garden.Grandfather's friend, Mr. Yee, has broken his arm and can't tend to his beloved vegetable plot in the community garden. The Alden children gladly offer their services to help him with his prize-winning veggies. But they soon learn something mysterious is afoot at the community garden. Vegetables go missing, and it appears someone is intentionally vandalizing the garden plots. Luckily for the local community gardeners, the Boxcar Children are on the case!
The Aldens discover there's nothing more fun than a drive-in theater, where they can eat popcorn in the car and watch movies under the stars! But pranks and other odd things keep happening at the Diamond Drive-In, and late at night, a ghost is seen walking around the empty lot. Is the old theater really haunted?
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny have never been to a drive-in movie theater before, but they're visiting a friend who owns one. The children love to eat popcorn in the car and watch movies under the stars. But strange pranks are disrupting the fun. One night the sound system starts playing loud music during the movie, and a couple of the theater employees seem to be hiding a secret. Then, late at night, a ghost is seen walking around the empty grounds of the drive-in! Could the old theater be haunted?
A dusty old theater that was shut up for years is coming to life again, and the Aldens are there for opening night! The Boxcar Children are excited to help out backstage with a brand-new mystery play. But the Trap-Door Theater has mysteries of its own--with rumors of ghosts, disappearing props, and even a haunted seat! What secrets lie behind the scenes?
The Aldens are visiting Aunt Jane in Elmford. She tells the children that she has tickets for them to see a mystery play at the Trap-Door Theater. A theater patron who loved mysteries left her life savings to improve the theater and to hold a yearly contest with a cash prize awarded to the best mystery playwright in town. The Aldens can't wait to find out everything there is to know about the old Trap-Door Theater. But there is more than one mystery going on. Each day at rehearsal something strange has happened to the front-row seat once occupied by the benefactor-popcorn all over the floor, an old costume laid out, a spotlight shining on her empty seat. Is the benefactor's ghost haunting the theater, or is one of Elmford's living residents up to no good? There is only one thing the Aldens like better than a mystery-two mysteries for the price of one!
The Alden children knew there was a mystery at Eton Place, but they had no idea there would be a ghost there, too! A family friend believes there is a valuable piece of jewelry hidden on her property, but she only has one clue to help them find it. Will they find the treasure, or will the ghost of the Chattering Bones scare them away first?
The Alden children knew they would be investigating a mystery at Eton Place, but they had no idea there would be a ghost there, too! An old family friend, Norah Eton, believes there is a valuable piece of jewelry hidden somewhere on her property, but she only has one small clue to help the Aldens find it. Will they be able to find the treasure, or will the ghost of the Chattering Bones scare them away first?
The Alden children find the ship log of the suspicious 1869 shipwreck of the Flying Cloud while vacationing in a Massachusetts seaport town.
The boxcar children learn of an old legend about a ship that sank just off the coast. Townspeople say it reappears on dark, stormy nights.
Grandfather has just bought a plot of land in the Rocky Mountains--complete with a ghost town! When the Aldens hear their land is haunted they don't believe it. But when they see a ghostly figure in the main street, they know something's up. There's a mystery and the Aldens are determined to solve it!
Grandfather's new land in the Rockies comes complete with an abandoned town, an old silver mine, and a ghost!
The Aldens are helping a local carpenter build a giant yo-yo! The yo-yo could break the world record, and if it does, it will put Greenfield on the map. But when plans are stolen and the yo-yo is damaged, it's clear someone doesn't want this yo-yo to be built. Can the Boxcar Children save the day before the world record is lost?
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