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Barty Barton is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Barty Barton by Sue Wickstead

Target Age: Children 5-8 years

Genre:  Picture Story Book

Tour Dates: 7th - 13th June 2021

Publication Date: November 2020

Formats available: Mobi or PDF (Available Internationally) or Paperbacks for UK bloggers

Estimated Page Count - 40

Standalone Book

Types of post available: Reviews (preferred), guest posts and Q&As

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What happens when we outgrow our teddy bears?

Should we let them go?

Thomas loved his teddy bear, but over the years, Barty had become tatty and old. 

However, Barty was no ordinary teddy bear, and he wasn't about to give up on being loved.

About Sue Wickstead

Sue Wickstead is a teacher and an author and writes children’s picture books with a bus theme. She has also written a photographic history book about the real bus, which is where her story writing began.

Sue once worked with a playbus charity based in Crawley. This led her to write the photographic history book about the project. The ‘Bewbush Playbus’ book was published in 2012.

Sue then began to write a fictional tale about the bus. ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’, his number plate JJK261 gave him his name and has now been followed by more picture books (ten to date) which all indeed have a bus connection as well as links to her teaching journey.

Gloria is the most recent bus book and is based on the summer play-schemes which operated during the school holidays providing a safe place to play and to meet other children. (published 2020)

‘Barty Barton; the bear that was loved too much’ was also published in 2020. Barty was written for both her son and grandson.

Some of Sue’s books have been entered and shortlisted in ‘The Wishing Shelf Book Awards’, her book ‘A Spooky Tale’ was a silver medal winner in 2019. It is a story written with her class in school and is aimed at the younger reader.

Follow Sue Wickstead

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  • Sue Wickstead Facebook
  • Sue Wickstead Instagram
  • Sue Wickstead Twitter

Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

7th June

  1. Morelli’s Reads

  2. donnasbookblog

  3. My Bookish Bliss

8th June

  1. Felicity Grace Terry

  2. Gina Rae Mitchell

  3. Mama Bear's book hour

9th June

  1. Splashes Into Books

  2. Mum’s Book Blast

  3. Mum_and_me_reads

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