Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading the Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!
- The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket
- Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls (Baby-Sitters Club Series) by Ann M. Martin
- Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
- Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
- Farmer Boy (Little House series) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Moonlighters by Katie Schenkel & Cal Moray
- The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Stewart
- Power Pack Classic by Louise Simonson, June Brigman, & M. H. Wilshire
- Rainbow Valley (Anne of Green Gables series) by Lucy Maud Montgomery
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Sleepover Sleuths (Nancy Drew & the Clue Crew series) by Carolyn Keene
- The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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(But no pressure, we’re also happy if you get these items from your local library or independent bookstore.)