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 Littles and the Great Halloween Scare

Book Review: The Littles and the Great Halloween Scare

Halloween is the best holiday. Costumes and trick-or-treating. But for tiny people only a few inches tall, it is impossible to go door to door for candy. Instead, the kids all plan a big scare that they do for their parents. But when Tom completes the perfect scare, he puts his whole family at risk. The entertaining book The Littles and the Halloween Scare will amuse young readers and get their mischievous sides churning. The perfect read for some innocent, Halloween fun.

Book Review: The Jumbies

Book Review: The Jumbies

Legend has it that deep within the dark woods on the island lives mysterious creatures known as The Jumbies. They are a terrifying evil that lurk among the trees waiting to seize anyone who ventures into their territory. Or so legend has it. But Corrine is no ordinary girl. She doesn’t believe in such fairy tales. Soon, she will discover that the stories are true. And the jumbies are real. Before she knows it, Corrine and her family are in terrible danger.

Meet Amie Borst

Meet Amie Borst

Amie Borst is an award-winning children’s author of multiple book series, including Unicorn Tales, Scarily Ever Laughter, and Doomy Prepper. Interested in the arts since she was young, Amie has always been involved in creative endeavors. She began publishing books in 2013 to the delight of many young readers. Now Amie continues to write multiple series, including one with her daughter Bethanie.

Title Reveal

Title Reveal

And the next book title is… Lexi Vega and the Starlight Stone. Lexi Vega is the girl with imagination… A simple twelve-year-old from Colombia, she loves to draw incredible pictures of spectacular worlds.

Then when she finds the mysterious starlight stone, she discovers she can use it to hop into her drawings and walk around in those worlds, interacting with talking frogs, rabbits, robots, and more.

Book Review: Cinderskella

Book Review: Cinderskella

Life in middle school is full of changes. Just when Cindy thinks accidently punching her crush in the face is bad enough, her mom dies. Suddenly she has a new step-mother with two step-sisters. But none of that compares to a new curse that transforms her into a skeleton each night. The delightful, fairy-tale retelling Cinderskella is a fun, new twist on a classic story. Young readers will giggle at the silliness as Cindy struggles through difficult changes, journeys into the underworld, and learns to look at the world with a new attitude.

Scary Books for Halloween

Scary Books for Halloween

The night air is chilling. The leaves are changing to orange, red, and yellow across the land. Spider webs and tombstone decorations are coming out for all to see. Halloween is almost here.

Now is the time to continue the love of reading for young readers with scary and silly Halloween themed booked.