Blogging from #AtoZchallenge Letter B




Welcome back to the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge!

Here we are at letter B.  I have an oldie but a goodie for you today.



It’s The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner.  Oh my how I toiled over this series as a child. How wonderful it was to think about living in a boxcar with my siblings (I was raised as an only) and having all kinds of adventures!

I couldn’t love this book any harder.

C you tomorrow!

p.s. guess what I found?!? I found a pic of a signed copy of BC!! woot, it’s signed by SARAH PLAIN AND TALL AUTHOR Patricia MacLaclan. OOO EMMM GEEEE SWOOOON!!!

Boxcar Children

Introducing Pam

Pam is an educator librarian who is drawn to the little ones. In her purse you’ll find a cup of coffee, a book, and her iPhone. She loves social media, writing book reviews, and curating children’s literature. She is an information specialist, maven, connector, coffee drinker.


  1. says

    I signed copy?!?! WOW!

    I thought I’d pay all the A to Z Blog Challenge Hosts a visit today. Everyone has put in so much effort into this event. I think its the best blog challenge in the Blogsphere! Enjoy the rest the challenge!
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  2. says

    Very nice. I know parents are always looking for interesting books for their children. Good job. Personally, I never read many children’s books. I read “The Scarlet Pimpernel” when I was nine years old. Daddy used to say I was an old soul.
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  3. says

    How great to find that picture of the autographed copy of BC. I love the look of the old covers. When I look at the one you posted I can imagine jumping into a box car at night and riding off down the tracks.

  4. says

    Looking back I’m sure riding the rails would not be as fun as it sounds but back then, OHHH the possibilities, right?

  5. says

    I had no idea these books exist. I used to dream of being a real hobo as a kid. I’m not sure why. I sure wouldn’t want to be one now.

  6. says

    I had no idea these books exist. I used to dream of being a real hobo as a kid. I’m not sure why. I sure wouldn’t want to be one now.

  7. says

    I did my duty (and had fun) visiting blogs on the list … but now it’s time to thank you “instigators” for this challenge; what a great job to organize, explain, set up – and then reeling us in. Fun, fun, fun – would have never met all you lovely, diverse people.
    Grew up with lots of German literature, so I missed out on all the American YA books (at least, they let me listen to Elvis; and Pat Boone!).

  8. says

    My oldest and read these together, out loud to each other. They are very special to us. I read them as a kid, and recommended them to him.
    Tina @ Life is Good
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  9. says

    Thank you for checking in by email as my A to Z Host. That was a nice touch with great pointers!

    Your blog is beautiful! I’ll most certainly be revisiting. I recently acquired 20 new hard-cover copies and gifted The Boxcar Children to a whole new generation of young readers. Maybe I’ll give it a re-read myself!

    Happy A-to-Z-ing!

  10. says

    I loved the first book and read it over and over again as a child. I didn’t know, back then, that it was a series. I imagine I’d have read them all if I’d even had a clue. Maybe I can convince my 9yo daughter to give ’em a try, so I have an excuse to check them out, haha!

    I’m participating in AtoZ, too. See you around!
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