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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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Moonlocket Books Are My Bag Instagram takeover

Yesterday afternoon I took over the @BooksAreMyBag Instagram account to post some images to do with my book #Moonlocket which has been nominated for the Book Are My Bag Readers Award. I was able to post some development images of the artwork from Becca Stadtlander and Kath Millichope. As well as some images of my developmental writing from early drafts of the book. Here are the posts –


Hi all! This is @peter_bunzl – I am taking over the books are my bag instagram for a bit to post some images to do with my book #Moonlocket which has been nominated for the #BAMBReadersAward …So to start with here’s an image of the books cover – designed by Kath Millichope and illustrated by the AMAZING @beccastadtlander I think that they created something spectacular that perfectly encapsulates the book. I love the theatrical flavour of the rich velvety background and the embroidered stars, and the harvest moon, a call back to the #Cogheart clockface. I adore the London skyline, with hints of all the dark places Lily, Robert and Malkin visit in the story! #BAMB #Usborne #UKMG #ChildrensBooks #CogheartAdventures #BooksAreMyBag #IndieBookshops @Usborne_books @peter_bunzl

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