The four Alden children, aged six to fourteen, volunteer at a new food pantry in Greenfield, but when someone moves the signs supporting the service and steels the giant turkey meant for a town dinner, the children investigate the mystery.
In 1812, ten-year-old Caroline becomes frustrated that her friend Rhonda and cousin Lydia are suddenly acting too grown up to enjoy winter fun with her, and her hurt feelings lead to dangerous decisions. Includes historical notes about growing up in the early nineteenth century.
While spending two days touring a zoo to see the baby animals, the four Alden children, aged six to fourteen, help catch an escaped monkey, participate in a photography contest, and investigate a missing camera.
When Lanie Holland, who loves science and nature, starts a wild flower garden to attract butterflies, it brings her into conflict with a neighbor who calls it a weed garden that should be replaced and uses pesticides in her own garden.
Mary misses her life and friends in Ireland and is sad that her family cannot celebrate Thanksgiving Day the way their New England neighbors do, until her parents share a story of the Pilgrims' first harvest festival.
Collects three Boxcar Children ghost-hunting stories, including The Mystery of the Midnight Dog, in which the Aldens hear mysterious howls at midnight in a small Alabama town, leading them to wonder if a legend about a ghost dog is true.
Collects three Boxcar children mysteries, including The Mystery of the Stolen Sword, in which the Alden children hear about a ghost that haunts an apple orchard, and begin to find clues to the mystery.