Benjamin Ellefson http://www.benjaminellefson.com Thu, 24 Jan 2019 12:49:33 GMT YouTube Video: Great Books on Kickstarter in October 2017 <p>I found several exciting new books on Kickstarter in October 2017. These include A Grandson Never Forgets, Elara STEM Girl, The Witch&#39;s Mess, and &quot;Don&#39;t Bite the Babysitter&quot;. I&#39;m proudly supporting all of these campaigns and encourage you to support them too!</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7yocVqP0W8 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMT YouTube Video: My Monster Family by Karen Jacques <p>I recommend reading My Monster Family by Karen Jacques. It is the story of a young monster who is scared to go to he dad&#39;s house and meet his new step-mom. It is a beautiful story, perfect for new readers 6 to 8.</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7t_jnfujOM Tue, 03 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMT YouTube Video: The Littles to the Rescue by John Peterson <p>I recommend reading The Littles to the Rescue by John Peterson. It is the story of a rescue mission to find Aunt Lily when she falls out of the glider while flying in a snow storm. This is a great book for readers new to chapter books ages 7 to 10.</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3biHCSCGKZg Thu, 28 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT YouTube Video: Murray the Mailmonkey by Josh Merchant <p>I recommend reading Murray the Mailmonkey by Josh Merchant. It is the story of a monkey who delivers mail through the animal kingdom. It is geeat for kids ages 6 to 8.</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvoZ8yF6emE Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT YouTube Video: The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill <p>I recommend reading The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill. It&#39;s the story of a baby rescued by a witch who drinks the magic of the moon and becomes a witch herself. It is a fun tale for kids 10 and older.</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF3SmhVLzK8 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT YouTube Video: Great Books on Kickstarter in September 2017 <p>I found several exciting new books on Kickstarter in September 2017. These include Baldilocks and the Three Dares, HELLO! FAT CROW!, Vlad&#39;s First Fang, and the Adorable Beastling. I&#39;m proudly supporting all of these campaigns and encourage you to support them too!</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFRHte-RER0 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT YouTube Video: Hamilton Book Tag <p>Hamilton is a Broadway play about the founding fathers, specifically Alexander Hamilton, told in Hip-Hop style. The fun Tag combines that theme with Books!</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNc_aWhynFI Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT YouTube Video: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen <p>I recommend reading Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. This classic, wilderness survival tale follows thirteen-year-old Brian as he is lost deep the Canadian wilderness alone. It is perfect for young children ages 8 to 12.</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diwSrhFv66I Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT YouTube Video: The Twits by Roald Dahl <p>I recommend reading The Twits by Roald Dahl. This silly tale is about two mean, ugly, and dumb twits as they fight with each other and a family of monkeys. It is the perfect book for children ages 7 to 10.</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZpo8ddTXx8 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT YouTube Video: Great Books on Kickstarter in August 2017 <p>I found several exciting new books on Kickstarter in August 2017. These include We Live in an Amazing Place, The Girl Who Kept Night In Her Closet, Summer in Orcus, and Annabelle &amp; Aiden: Worlds Within Us. I&#39;m proudly supporting all of these campaigns and encourage you to support them too!</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3ISIfEE8PY Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT YouTube Video: Book vs Movie: The City of Ember <p>Which is better?&nbsp; The City of Ember book or movie?&nbsp; Both are about two teens trying to escape from a dying city before it is enveloped in darkness forever. Both are excellent, but which is better?</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUd3hW5wfHg Thu, 10 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT YouTube Video: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau <p>I recommend reading The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. It&#39;s the story of two kids solving the mystery of how to escape their dying city. It is a wonderful book for everyone ages 8 and older.</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMCZumbocow Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT YouTube Video: 1984 by George Orwell <p>I recommend reading 1984 by George Orwell. It is the story of a forbidden love affair in a distopian world where the government is always watching you. This thought provoking book is a must read for children ages 14 and up.</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78155Q82xO8 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT YouTube Video: Dancing Carl by Gary Paulsen <p>I recommend reading Dancing Carl by Gary Paulsen. It&#39;s the story of two boys growing up in northern Minnesota who witness a strange new man in town dancing on the ice. It is a beautiful book, perfect for kids ages 8 to 12.</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG3JLa5NpHU Tue, 01 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT YouTube Video: Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix <p>I recommend reading Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Now that Luke has his new identity, he is off to prep school to start his new life pretending he is not a third child. But having never been to school before, it will be more difficult and dangerous than he imagined. This is a must read for all kids ages 8 to 14.</p> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cHg57WyKvA Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:00:00 GMT