Cogheart in Fiona Noble’s ‘Ten Titles Not To Miss’ for the Autumn 2016

Delighted to announce that not only is Cogheart on the Cover of the Bookseller Children’s Buyers Guide for Autumn 2016, but it’s also on the inside pages… in Fiona Noble’s ‘Ten Titles Not To Miss’ in  Autumn 2016. As you can see it’s amongst some great company, with some of my faves, Benji Davis, Reeves and McIntyre, and Neil Gaiman. And on the cover with Tom Fletcher – whose Children’s book The Christmasaurus graces the back of the guide…


Cogheart reviewed on Booklover Jo’s blog

Check out this fantastic review of #Cogheart from Booklover Jo over on her blog….
This is my favourite bit!!
This compelling story will hold you tightly in its grasp until you turn over to the very last page and you can finally breathe again. It manages to feel contemporary and vibrant whilst capturing perfectly the Victorian spirt of invention and discovery with the possibility that anything can be achieved and that you are only limited by your imagination… An extraordinary story, exceptionally written it truly is a future classic which will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
Jo has been an amazing supporter of the book over the last couple of months. Shs not only a book blogger but also a fabulous librarian, and it was so great getting to meet her and her Chatterbooks group at the end of the summer term, and chat with them all about the book.
With Jo Clarke's ChatterBooks Group
With Jo Clarke’s and her ChatterBooks Group


Cogheart final books arrive…

So this week I finally got my hands on a couple of finished copies of the book, and it looks amazing – thanks to Kath Millichope’s fantastic design work and Becca Stadtlander’s stunning illustrations – it even has silvering on the title! Plus, the inside pages look pretty cool too, but I will leave that for you to discover for yourselves. Here are a few of pics – I am so chuffed with the finished thing. Everyone at Usborne has done the most fantastic job on it!

And check out the shiny!!! #Cogheart #usborne #usbornebooks

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Cogheart industry launch at The Bookseller Buyer’s Guide Party

I had a superb time last night at the The Bookseller Buyer’s Guide party launching Cogheart‬ to industry people with the folks from ‪‎Usborne‬. The book was introduced by Peter Usborne who said that he loves  because it’s “Magic but not too magic” in the best possible way!! Then I had to give a speech about the inspirations behind it, which was a bit scary! There were Cogheart Macarons, and stationary, AND… the book is on the cover of the Children’s Buyers Guide!! Plus I finally got to see the finished version with the fab final cover and artwork for the very first time. I am still buzzing from it all because it was a bit too much excitement for one day!! But now can’t wait to finally see Cogheart in the shops. Thanks Usborne Publishing.

Cogheart reviewed in New Statesman

Cogheart has been given an excellent review in the New Statesman this week by Amanda Craig in her article on the best new children’s books for summer. You can see the Cogheart review below or read her whole article online here… There’s a lot of great sounding summer reads!

Cogheart in New Statesman


What if Earth were full of clockwork creatures instead of monsters? Cogheart by Peter Bunzl (Usborne, £6.99) goes beyond steam-punk to imagine a world as weirdly inventive as Philip Pullman’s Clockwork and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Lily’s father has disappeared in an airship, and his talking clockwork fox, Malkin, becomes her first ally in a race against evil, silver-eyed kidnappers. Although it overdoes the “steam and steel” idea, this one is marvellous fun for nine-plus readers.

Fantastic #Cogheart reviews from Chatterbooks Readers

Here are some of the truly fantastic Cogheart reviews we got back from some of the Chatterbooks readers I have been meeting over the past couple of weeks…