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!

HAPPY READING ALL!

Peter x

My 6 favourite animal sidekicks!

I love animal sidekicks. My children’s series ‘The Cogheart Adventures’ features an animal sidekick named Malkin. Malkin is a mechanical fox. Unlike a real fox he can talk, but, just like a real fox, if real foxes could talk, he has high-minded opinions about everything.

Here are six of my favourite animal sidekicks from children’s literature…

Who are you favourite animal sidekicks?

Why not write a story with your own animal sidekick in?

BOOK OF HOPES

PROUD to say that my little poem is a part of this anthology of HOPE: called THE BOOK OF HOPES. Put together by amazing children’s author Katherine Rundell, it is filled with bite-sized stories poems and pictures of HUMOUR, JOY and HOPE. A digital copy of the book is FREE to read digitally ( from 27.04.20) on the literacy trust’s website. Here–

Read Katherine’s article on how the Book of Hopes came together and sample some fantastic tasters of the content in this weekends Guardian books. Here––

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:
https://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/weblog/2019/02/five-stupendous-steampunk-stories.html

Here’s Cogheart featured on teachingbooks.net: https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=62750

 JD’s 3 Questions blog post on the literacy work and play blog: https://literacyworkandplay.blogspot.com/2019/01/three-questions-with-author-peter-bunzl.html