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.
Book Review: The City of Ember

Book Review: The City of Ember

Living in a small city deep underground is a difficult life. There are blackouts. As each year rolls by, more and more things are falling apart. Supplies are running out. And the fear is growing that the lights will go out forever. Immerse yourself in the amazing world of The City of Ember as Luna Mayfleet and Doon Harrow follow the clues to discover the wonderful mystery of the city had has been lost for generations.

Finished Writing 7 Book Middle Grade Series

Finished Writing 7 Book Middle Grade Series

After years of long nights writing my next middle grade book series, I am finally done. The last sentence, in the last chapter, in the last book is written. I’ve read and re-read the entire series start to finish several times making sure nothing is missing and everything is in place.

Book Review: James and the Giant Peach

Book Review: James and the Giant Peach

Ride along on the adventure of a lifetime as James travels across the ocean on a giant peach with his new giant bug friends. This fantastic tale will delight and fill you with wonder. James and the Giant Peach is an imaginative classic that we inspire young readers. It’s filled with interesting characters and high fun adventure.

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.