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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

☀☄ The Snitch: Sophie Washington [2] - Tonya Duncan Ellis

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Snitch, a Middle Grade tale by (, Dog Ear Publishing, LLC, 106 pages).

This is the second book in the Sophie Washington series.

"Ellis's plot is convincing and fun to read, especially the ongoing antics between Sophie and her little brother Cole. This is a series worth watching."
- Reader's Favorite (Five Stars)

Don't miss our interview with author Tonya Duncan Ellis.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, trailer and the Kindle.

Author Tonya Duncan Ellis will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


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Synopsis

There's nothing worse than being a tattletale...

That's what 10-year-old Sophie Washington thinks until she runs into Lanie Mitchell, a new girl at school. Lanie pushes Sophie and her friends around at their lockers, and even takes their lunch money. If they tell, they are scared the other kids in their class will call them snitches, and won't be their friends. And when you're in the fifth grade, nothing seems worse than that.

Excitement at home keeps Sophie's mind off the trouble with Lanie.

She takes a fishing trip to the Gulf of Mexico with her parents and little brother, Cole, and discovers a mysterious creature in the attic above her room. For a while, Sophie is able to keep her parents from knowing what is going on at school. But Lanie's bullying goes too far, and a classmate gets seriously hurt.

Sophie needs to make a decision. Should she stand up to the bully, or become a snitch?


The Series: Sophie Washington

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Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.


Queen of the Bee [1]


"Sophie Washington: Queen of the Bee is a grand look at the preteen years, and Sophie Washington is a marvelous character." - Reader's Favorite

Sign up for the spelling bee? No way!

If there's one thing 10-year-old Texan Sophie Washington is good at, it's spelling. She's earned straight 100s on all her spelling tests to prove it. Her parents want her to compete in the Xavier Academy spelling bee, but Sophie wishes they would buzz off.

Her life in the Houston suburbs is full of adventures, and she doesn't want to slow down the action. Where else can you chase wild hogs out of your yard, ride a bucking sheep, or spy an eight-foot-long alligator during a bike ride through the neighborhood? Studying spelling words seems as fun as getting stung by a hornet in comparison.

That's until her irritating classmate, Nathan Jones, challenges her. There's no way she can let Mr. Know-It-All win. Studying is hard when you have a pesky younger brother and a busy social calendar. Can Sophie ignore the distractions and become Queen of the Bee?

[Published 5 March 2013, 96 pages]

Things You Didn't Know About Sophie [3]


"The school ambiance, the classroom scenes, and the friendship between the characters are tangible. It is an enjoyable read and what makes it an interesting read are the subtle messages about friendship and the importance of being truthful." -Reader's Favorite (Five Stars)

Oh, the tangled web we weave...

Sixth grader Sophie Washington thought she had life figured out when she was younger, but this school year, everything changed. She feels like an outsider because she's the only one in her class without a cell phone, and her crush, new kid Toby Johnson, has been calling her best friend Chloe. To fit in, Sophie changes who she is. Her plan to become popular works for a while, and she and Toby start to become friends.

In between the boy drama, Sophie takes a whirlwind class field trip to Austin, TX, where she visits the state museum, eats Tex-Mex food, and has a wild ride on a kayak. Back at home, Sophie fights off buzzards from her family's roof, dissects frogs in science class, and has fun at her little brother Cole's basketball tournament.

Things get more complicated when Sophie "borrows" a cell phone and gets caught. If her parents make her tell the truth, what will her friends think? Turns out Toby has also been hiding something, and Sophie discovers the best way to make true friends is to be yourself.

[Published 23 August 2017, 104 pages]

The Gamer [4]


"A satisfying read, full of real-life lessons and good-hearted characters." - Kirkus Reviews

Sixth-grader Sophie Washington and her friends are back with an interesting book about having fun with video games while keeping balance.

It's almost Easter, and Sophie and her family get ready to start fasts for Lent with their church, where they give up doing something for 40 days that may not be good for them. Her parents urge Sophie to stop tattling so much, and encourage her second-grade brother Cole to give up something he loves most, playing video games.

The kids agree to the challenge, but how long can they keep it up? Soon after Lent begins, Cole starts sneaking to play his video games.

Things start to get out of control when he loses a school electronic tablet he checked out without his parents' permission, and comes to his sister for help. Should Sophie break her promise and tattle on him?

[Published 30 August 2017, 102 pages]

Hurricane [5]


A hurricane’s coming, and eleven-year-old Sophie Washington’s typical middle school life in the Houston, Texas suburbs is about to make a major change. One day she’s teasing her little brother, Cole, dodging classmate Nathan Jones’ wayward science lab frog and complaining about “braggamuffin” cheerleader Valentina Martinez, and the next, she and her family are fleeing for their lives to avoid dangerous flood waters.

Finding a place to stay isn’t easy during the disaster, and the Washington’s get some surprise visitors when they finally do locate shelter. To add to the trouble, three members of the Washington family go missing during the storm, and new friends lose their home.

In the middle of it all, Sophie learns to be grateful for what she has and that she is stronger than she ever imagined.

[Published 13 January 2018, 106 pages]

About the Author

Tonya Ellis remembers hiding in the restroom from a few bullies during her elementary school days. She encourages kids to speak out if they are being mistreated.

She knew she wanted to become a writer after an article she wrote was published in her hometown newspaper. Since then, Tonya has worked as a journalist, written for newspapers and magazines and won awards for her books.

When she’s not busy writing, she enjoys reading, biking with her husband and two sons and daughter, and travelling to interesting places.

SOPHIE WASHINGTON: The Snitch is the second book in a series about Sophie and her friends.

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9 comments:

  1. Thanks for featuring me on your blog!

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  2. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  3. I love this blog feature BooksChatter! Thank you :)

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  4. Who is your favorite literary character? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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