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
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.

Book Review: Callie’s Magical Flight

Book Review: Callie’s Magical Flight

Rumors are stirring of the end of winter. This could lead to disaster throughout the kingdom. Worried by this, Callie wants to go up the mountain with her friends to ask the king. But she hasn’t learned how to fly yet. Then when she discovers the mysterious ice flower, she will need to overcome her fears to bring it to the king. This enchanting story will inspire young readers and warm their hearts.

Meet John Darryl Winston

Meet John Darryl Winston

John Darryl Winston is the award-winning author of the IA series. I absolutely love these books and highly recommend them to all young readers. He is a full-time teacher and coach who manages to write fantastic middle grade and young adult books in his spare time.

Meet Lexi Vega

Meet Lexi Vega

Living in a small village in Colombia, Lexi Vega is a girl with a vivid imagination. Her mind is perpetually swirling with fantastic visions of worlds with talking rabbits who wear clothes, giant games of chess where real knights in armor do battle, or worlds made entirely of candy.

Book Review: The Green Ember

Book Review: The Green Ember

Have you ever dreamed of running off on a wild adventure? Would you really be ready if it landed on your doorstep? Discover the exciting adventure of sword wielding rabbits and they battle against an alliance of wolves and predatory birds in The Green Ember. It the first epic tale in a brilliant series that will inspire young readers.

Otto wading in liquid color in The Great Sugar War