This endearing series written and created by a first-grade teacher boasts 150 titles in its collection and is geared toward children in 2nd-6th grade. The premise revolves around four orphaned children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Bennie Alden, who make a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar in the woods. Eventually they are reunited with their grandfather who is in actuality a kind, generous man, not mean as the children were meant to believe. The Alden children move in with their grandfather who gladly moves the boxcar to his backyard where they can use it as a playhouse. Each book is filled with adventure and mystery, both in their neighborhood and the places they travel with their grandfather. Readers will enjoy going on the adventure with this happy foursome!

150+ books in the series