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BOOK OF HOPES Published

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––

Build Malkin from Lego


Lego fans in lockdown! This is the coolest. Someone on YouTube has done a video showing how to build Malkin the mechanimal fox out of Lego. Watch the clip below.

Skycircus published in the US

It is one week until SKYCIRCUS is released in the US on the 11th of February 2020!

Step 1: Check out the Skycircus trailer.

Step 2: Preorder Skycircus.

Step 3: Re-read or catch up on Cogheart and Moonlocket before the Skycircus release NEXT TUESDAY! Visit the Jolly Fish Press Skycircus page here…

https://t.co/I73qZACu4t?amp=1

Shadowsea In the Reading Corner Interview

To celebrate the publication of #Shadowsea I did an interview with Nikki Gamble for the Imagine Centre’s podcast: ‘In the Reading Corner’.

We talked all about the inspiration behind the Cogheart Adventures. Including automata, electricity, submarines and New York. Have a listen 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



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…

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SHADOWSEA 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…

https://www.pickledpepperbooks.co.uk/copy-of-december

Return to Wonderland hardback 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: https://www.waterstones.com/book/return-to-wonderland/various/9781529006032 …

Magicborn – New standalone announced at Bologna Book Fair

This year, for the first time, I visited the Bologna Book Fair. It was an eye-opening experience – a specialist children’s book fair across four humungous halls that’s abuzz with children books, illustrations and excitement. I was delighted to be at the Usborne stand on Monday evening as a special guest at their first book fair party EVER! to announce two new books with them: a 4th Cogheart Adventures story ( of which more coming soon) and a new standalone story called MAGICBORN

You can read more about MAGICBORN in this bookseller fair exclusive…

Here are a few pictures from the Usborne stand party where we announced both books…

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