Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 
1 online resource : illustrations
Cover; Title Page; Contents; Introduction; Boxcar Tool Kit; Chapter One: Super Sleuths; Detective Kit; How to investigate a mystery; Going Incognito: Disguises; Crack the Code; How to Make Invisible Ink; Escape and Decoder Scarves; Whistles and Hand Signals; Secret Handshakes; Chapter Two: Outdoor Adventures; Tents; Campfire songs; How to catch a fish; Hiking; Directions; Going on a night hike; Animal tracks; 15 Uses for a Bandana; Forts; Chapter Three: On the Go!; How to Pack a Suitcase; Up in the Air with the Aldens; Learning the Lingo; Say Cheese! How to take great digital photographs
A Treasure Hunt in a Box: GeocachingMake a Mini-Museum; Chapter Four: The Haunted Boxcar; Decorations; Phantom Game; Tell a Spine-Tingling Ghost Story!; How to make a tombstone rubbing; Unsolved Mysteries: Wee Beasties; Chapter Five: Benny's Belly; Breakfast; Lunch; Supper; Desserts; Drinks; Chapter Six: Violet's Workbag; How to Make a Silhouette; Pressing Flowers; Yarn Octopus Doll; A Thauma-what?; Jungle in a Jar; Chapter Seven: A Friend in Need; Chapter Eight: Games; Untitled-1-74; Marbles; Hide-and-Seek; Sardines; Ghost; Capture the Flag; Ninja; Swing the Statue; Hopscotch; Card Games
The Boxcar Children have long been known for being creative and resourceful. This hardcover book is filled with fun how-to guides for everyday adventures. It includes tips and tricks for mystery solving (how to make invisible ink and create secret codes), travel (how to pack a suitcase; how to take great snapshots), and enjoying the great outdoors. Each of the four Boxcar Children has his or her own section--practical advice from Jessie, a "roughing it" guide from Henry, crafts and art projects from Violet, and recipes from Benny! A great gift for Boxcar fans.