Classes – enjoy online readings of the Cogheart Adventures during self-isolation

In recent days I’ve had many enquiries from teachers and librarians who were half-way through reading one of the Cogheart Adventures stories with their class before schools closed. Lots of classes were left on a cliff hanger, and teachers wanted to keep reading to their students online.

I think this is a GREAT idea! I asked my publisher Usborne for their permission to do this while everyone is in self-isolation. They got back to me with their OK and their conditions for sharing audio recordings of the Cogheart Adventures online…

Please check out their terms and conditions here before you go ahead and create your readings.

Also, if your pupils would like to read along, all of theCogheart Adventures stories on Kindle are now reduced in price to only 99p for a month!


Peter x

Cogheart Adventures US blog tour and reviews…

Cogheart was released a year ago this month in the USA. And Moonlocket six months later. Now Skycircus is due to be released there in a month’s time.

To celebrate here are some links to a few of the blogpost and some of the lovely US book bloggers who were kind enough to feature Cogheart on release day…

First up, here’s a post I did for the Children’s Book Review about my favourite steampunk titles:

Here’s Cogheart featured on

 JD’s 3 Questions blog post on the literacy work and play blog:

My favourite animal-sidekicks

The fourth book in the Cogheart Adventures series – Shadowsea comes out officially in the UK tomorrow! To celebrate I have written a post for the Waterstones blog all about my favourite animal-sidekicks in children’s books.

You can read all about it here…


SHADOWSEA afternoon tea at Pickled Pepper Books!

Join me for for afternoon tea at Pickled Pepper Books on the 11th January for an exclusive tea party and book chat all about the Cogheart Adventures and my newest book SHADOWSEA!

What’s included?
An exclusive hour long afternoon tea and book chat with Peter Bunzl
Author tips and an insight into Peter’s writing
A personally signed copy of the new book in the Cogheart series, Shadowsea

This would make an extra special Christmas present for any fan. All attendees will received a ticket like the one below.

Tickets are £15.

Find out more and buy tickets below…


To celebrate the release of SHADOWSEA the FOURTH COGHEART ADVENTURE in JANUARY 2020 in just under a month’s time HERE ARE TWO COMPETIONS…


Teachers and Librarians! Find out how you can win a free #Shadowsea event with me over at:
I’d love to see how you bring my steampunk world to life!
Deadline is 14th Feb 2020, UK only. T&Cs apply. 


Head to 
to win a goodie bag featuring all FOUR #CogheartAdventures INCLUDING the newest adventure #SHADOWSEA! + badges and extras. Just click the link below to enter……

( T&Cs UK only)

Return to Wonderland released!

This week Return to Wonderland is released into the world. I have a short story in this wonderful book along with eleven other wonderful contemporary children’s writers, and here is the first line of my tale:

I can’t wait for you all to read the book, when it comes out on the 27th with MacmillanKidsUK! You can preorder the book before that frabjous day from waterstones here: …