Benjamin Ellefson’s Blog

Thanks for stopping in to read my blog. I post book reviews of middle grade books that I’ve read recently. I also post updates on upcoming books. If you have a book that you’d love for me to read and post my honest opinion, please contact me.

Permy jumping from tree to tree in Permy and the Cyclops Baker
Meet Ellie Collins

Meet Ellie Collins

Ellie Collins is an award-winning, teen author who wrote her first book at the age of eleven. Now in High School, she has already published three books. Filled with a deep love of Greek Mythology, the ancient stories inspire her modern tales of relatable teen characters.

Book Review: Cities Spies

Book Review: Cities Spies

Life is hard as an uncared for foster kid bouncing from home to home. Just when twelve-year-old Sara Martinez thinks that her hacker skills have doomed her to a life in trouble with the law, she discovers the exciting world of international spying. Soon she is recruited into a secret spy organization as their computer expert. With little time to train, she is trust onto a team with an important mission. But will it be too much to handle? Explore the hidden world of kid spies in this laugh-out-loud story that will excite young readers on every page.

Book Review: The Adventures of Pixie Piper

Book Review: The Adventures of Pixie Piper

Pixie Piper was an average elementary school kid who longed for adventure. Unfortunately, she had an overprotective mother who barely let her outside. Then everything changes when she is visited by her fairy godfather who has come to take her on an adventure that she will never forget. The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy’s Breath is a sweet, fun adventure that will excite young readers. Discover the intriguing world of the fairy has Pixie learns her true heritage and must be brave to save herself and her mother.

Must Read Holiday Books

Must Read Holiday Books

Tis the season for giving. Christmas lights are illuminating the night. Holiday music is reverberating through radios across the land. Children are counting down the days to their Christmas Break from school. With sugar plums dancing in the heads of young readers, it is the perfect time to inspire them to read with a fun, holiday themed book.

Book Review: The People of Sparks

Book Review: The People of Sparks

Lina and Doon successfully led the people of The City of Ember out of the darkness and onto the surface. Now they are in a strange world with no homes and only the food they carried with them. Everything seems great when discover a village nearby. The People of Sparks are nice and agree to help them. But the toll of caring for so many refugees is high. Soon tempers flare and resentments grow. Lina and Doon must work together to prevent an all-out war between the two groups of people.

The Land without Color Audiobook Now Available

The Land without Color Audiobook Now Available

I am overjoyed to announce that The Land without Color is now available on audiobook! You can now listen to the whimsical adventures of Alvin as he ventures across a strange land where all of the color has been stolen while you are in the car, at the gym, or walking about the neighborhood. It is perfect for kids who haven’t yet learned to read chapter books on their own.

Otto wading in liquid color in The Great Sugar War