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Tonya Duncan Ellis

Tonya Duncan Ellis



Tonya Duncan Ellis is author of the Amazon best selling Sophie Washington children’s books series, geared toward readers ages 8 to 12, and she’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Tonya loves to travel and has visited 49 American states, 20 countries, and three continents, but some of her best journeys have been between the pages of a novel. As a girl she could always be found with a book in her hand, and reading is still one of her favorite hobbies. When she’s not reading or writing, the author likes to ride her bike, swim, and spend time with her husband and three children. She lives in Houston, TX. 





*Purple Dragonfly Book Award First Place Winner*

Should Sophie Stand Up to the School Bully or Become a Snitch? 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 in this entertaining, illustrated, chapter book for middle grade readers. 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. Then a classmate gets seriously injured and Sophie needs to make a decision: fight back, or snitch?

Here's what Goodreads reviewers say about Sophie Washington: The Snitch:

"Great children's book that teaches children practical and valuable life lessons."
"This would be a great book for the counselor, the library and the classroom ready for reading!"
"I liked that, while a heavy subject matter, the book never felt preachy."
"Good story about bullying and standing up for what's right."


This is the second book in the Readers' Favorite five star rated Sophie Washington book series. 

Target age: 8-12 years
Published June 2018



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  • Sophie Washington: Queen of the Bee (Book 1)
  • Sophie Washington: The Snitch (Book 2)
  • Sophie Washington: Things You Didn't Know About Sophie (Book 3)
  • Sophie Washington: The Gamer (Book 4)
  • Sophie Washington: Hurricane (Book 5)
  • Sophie Washington: Mission Costa Rica (Book 6)
  • Sophie Washington: Secret Santa (Book 7)
  • Sophie Washington: Code One (Book 8)
  • Sophie Washington: Mismatch (Book 9)
  • Sophie Washington: My BFF (Book 10)




EMAIL: tonyaellis@live.com