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.
Merchandise Store added to Teespring

Merchandise Store added to Teespring

I’m thrilled to announce that I have launched a merchandise store on Teespring for T-shirts, mugs, and more themed after my books! Show off to all of your friends with a cool T-shirt of Alvin floating to the Land without Color under his gum bubble. Or jump into action with T-shirt of the Sugar Soldiers or Spider Riders. Snuggle up with an adorable pillow of Alvin eating ice cream.

Great Summer Reads

Great Summer Reads

Summer is almost over. Boredom is setting in as kids are tired of the constant running around for activities in June and July. School is still a few weeks off and they are not ambitious enough to start any new projects. It is the perfect time to settle into a great summer read. Take time to relax before schools starts and enjoy these fantastic books.

Book Review: The Littles have a Wedding

Book Review: The Littles have a Wedding

Planning weddings are always an exciting adventure. Especially when the weddings involve bringing together a community of tiny people only six inches tall. Traveling for days across neighborhoods with the dangers of cats or being discovered by regular sized people. Now imagine doing that in one day. The Littles Have a Wedding is a fun addition to The Littles series that lets young readers get to know the characters even more. We meet more littles and learn more about that world.

Book Review: IA: Union

Book Review: IA: Union

Finally free on the dangers of gangs, drugs, and worse in the massive ghetto he grew up in, Naz should be feeling great. His dream came true. But he is uneasy. The price was too high. His sister’s murderer is still out there. And he knows that he needs to go back. Discover the heart-pounding conclusion to the wonderful IA series. Ride along as Naz connects with old friends and meets new enemies. Soon he realizes that it will take more than his super powers to discover the truth behind it all.

Book Review: The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Book Review: The Girl Who Drank the Moon

When a baby is sacrificed by frightened villagers to a witch, they would have never predicted that the infant would grow up to be a witch herself. As she reaches the age of thirteen, her magic was bubbling to the surface. Soon she would learn the truth behind the evil threatening the land.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon is an exciting, high fantasy that will delight young readers. Discover the magical world of a girl learning to realize her magic.

Book Review: Hatchet

Book Review: Hatchet

Lost in the woods. No food. No supplies. Only a hatchet to survive. Can thirteen year old Brian stay alive alone hundreds of miles from civilization? Discover the thrilling, survival adventure Hatchet. This heart pounding book will keep readers at the edge of their seat as Brian fights through every obstacle.