Do you remember reading The Boxcar Children series as a kid? I sure do – I think I read every single book, and now I’m so happy that my son is going through the series, too. Who doesn’t love a good mystery?!

Now you and your kids can own The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island on Blu-ray and DVD! The film is based on one of the books from the beloved series by Gertrude Chandler Warner and is family-friendly for all ages, with a recommendation for kids 3-13.

Check out the official movie trailer:



THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND, the highly-anticipated movie adaptation of the popular children’s book of the same name, stars Martin Sheen as James Alden, J.K. Simmons as Dr. Moore, Dane DeHaan as the mysterious Joe, Joey King as Jessie Alden, Carter Sand as Benny Alden, Gil Birmingham as Lonan Browning, Griffin Gluck as Henry Alden, Stephen Stanton as Captain Daniel and Talitha Bateman as Violet.

THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND follows the adventures of the orphaned Boxcar Children as they spend an entire summer living on their Grandfather’s small, nearly uninhabited island. There they meet Joe, who is friendly and helpful, and inexplicably living on their island. Does their new friend have a secret?

You can also enjoy some free printables for more fun at home! Make Violet’s ice cream recipe yourself, design your own museum to show off to friends and family, and print your own bookmark to keep your place in the book before you watch the movie.

Reader Giveaway: Two lucky Jinxy Kids readers will win The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island on Blu-ray! To enter, complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 8/27/18. Good luck!

The Boxcar Children Blu-ray Giveaway


  1. vickie Couturier says

    my grandaughter would be receving this ,she hasnt seen or read any of them yet

  2. Jennifer Carroll says

    My son would receive this.

  3. My niece would love this!

  4. Adrienne Gordon says

    My nephew would get it.

  5. Jodi Hassel says

    If i win this i will give this to my niece!

  6. I bet Jessie would be our favorite! I’d give this to my grandsons to enjoy!

  7. Melanie Johnson says

    I never read this series as a kid. Sounds like a fun series though. My 7 yr old loves to read. She is just starting some chapter books. Looks like a great one for us to read together.

  8. Nancy Steward says

    I fondly remember the Boxcar Children from my childhood. I would love for my Granddaughters to enjoy them.

  9. Marilyn Nawara says

    I’m not familiar enough with the series to have a favorite — it’s been many years since I’ve read these books. I will be giving this to my granddaughter If I’m the lucky winner — she would really enjoy it.

  10. I did not read!

  11. Shannon Baas says

    I’d give this to my niece.

  12. Emily Benzing says

    I’ve never seen or read the boxcar children, so I’d give this to my niece and nephew!

  13. bill norris says

    Ive never read the books but my niece and nephew have and they’ll get this if i win.

  14. I’m not aware of these books but I think my little niece would love these

  15. Andrea Engelhardt says

    WHO wouldn’t want to win this great prize!!

  16. Gina Ferrell says

    My daughter will be receiving this movie if I win.

  17. Derek Miller says

    I will be giving the movie to my son and daughter. I also need to pick the books up for my son to start reading them.

  18. My youngest son would absolutely love this, he was so bummed when Netflix removed Boxcar Children from their line up.

  19. Jeanna Massman says

    My grandson would love this! Benny is our favorite character.

  20. Christopher S says

    I have a niece that would probably watch this at least a million times. Not joking.. At least a million 🙂

  21. Nickole Heim says

    My daughter will be receiving this movie if I win.

  22. would be for my niece

  23. Perfect for my kids!

  24. I could use this for my Pre-K class!

  25. Robin Abrams says

    I would give this to my grandkids. My grand daughter loves to read

  26. My niece and nephew would get this.

  27. My grandson Ryan would be receiving this after reading the series during 2nd grade on his own

  28. Antoinette M says

    I would give this to my daughter.

  29. I’m unaware of these characters, but I will share this dvd with my 2 daughters.

  30. Abigail Gibson says

    I really like Violet and I would give this to my nephew if I win.

  31. Cute movie!

  32. Tandi Cortez says

    My daughter would really enjoy this!

  33. My niece would be getting this movie if I won.

  34. susan smoaks says

    benny is my favorite. i was a big fan when i was a kid.

  35. I loved reading these books as a kid. Jessie was my favorite character. I know my youngest would enjoy watching this.

  36. Never followed this series before so no favorites.

  37. Katrina Weiss says

    Violet Alden is my favorite. My nieces will be receiving this if I win!

  38. My son would get it

  39. Leslie Davis says

    It would be for my friend’s kids;

  40. I would give it to my son.

  41. my cousin would love it!

  42. Stephanie Larison says

    This would be for my three daughters.

  43. My kids would get this if I win

  44. Susan Chester says

    I don’t remember the character’s names, but I remember my mom reading these stories to me when I was little. I would give this to my grandkids.

  45. Robin Blankenship says

    I did not read this as a kid but my daughter loves it.

  46. kathy pease says

    I would like to win this for my granddaughter 🙂

  47. This would be for Anna!

  48. I would like this for my son!

  49. My daughter

  50. Laurie Emerson says

    My son and daughter would be getting this.

  51. Felicia Lockamy says

    Would be for my niece

  52. It would be for my granddaughter.

  53. Lynda Thomas says

    I like all the kids for different reasons, but I think Jessie is probably my favorite. 🙂 My kids would be thrilled if I won this for them! 🙂

  54. Buddy Garrett says

    This movie would be for our granddaughter.

  55. Philip Lawrence says

    My grandchild will receive this movie if I win.

  56. Christian Alejandro says

    My niece would love it.

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