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On 26th October the cover will be revealed for Sparky the Dragon Bus. Then from 8th - 14th February 2020 there is a blog tour for the same book. 

I would like to invite you to take part in either the cover reveal and/or the blog tour. If you want to join in please contact me on with your name, blog name and URL, available dates and post type.

Sparky the Dragon Bus by Sue Wickstead

Target Age: Children 5-9 years

Genre:  Picture Story Book

Cover Reveal: 26th October 2019

Tour Dates: 8th - 14th February 2020

Publication Date: 3rd November 2019

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

Estimated Page Count - 40

Standalone Book in a Series of bus books

Types of post available: Review Only 

Sparky isn’t your typical double-decker bus.

Behind the dragon and magical paintings, she’s full of fun and adventures for all children.

Jump aboard to find out what makes Sparky so special.

About Sue Wickstead

I am a teacher and an author and have currently written six children’s picture books with a bus theme.

For over 20 years, alongside my teaching career, I worked with a Children’s Charity, The Bewbush Playbus Association, which led me to write a photographic history book about it.

I soon found that many children had never been on a bus before, let alone a ‘Playbus’ and they wanted to know more. I decided to write a fictional tale about the bus, his number plate JJK261 gave him his name.

‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus,’ came out in print in 2014. It is the story behind the original bus and is his journey from a scrap-yard to being changed into a playbus for children to play in. From Fact to fiction the bus journey continued.

This story has now been followed by five more picture books.

I also undertake events and author bookings and love to share the story. There are also a few more stories in the writing process, with links to real events and buses.

The story has been read in many schools in the south-East of England, where I teach as a cover teacher, it is always well received and certainly different.

Follow Sue Wickstead

Website -

Sue Wickstead Author Photo
  • Sue Wickstead Facebook
  • Sue Wickstead Twitter

Blog Tour Schedule

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

8th February

  1. Rose is Reading

  2. Against the Flow Press

  3. Jazzy Book Reviews

9th February

  1. Reviews by Prisha

  2. Cat and Mouse Reading

  3. Cup of Toast

10th February

  1. littlemrsreader

  2. Mum’s Book Blast

  3. Jera's Jamboree

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