Cogheart

Cogheart

Peter Bunzl,

Cogheart

Usborne, 2016

ISBN 9781474915007

9-11 Shortlist 2017

 

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Who Wrote It?

Peter Bunzl is an author and a film maker. When he was a child, his mum worked as a costume designer. Through her, he visited television and film sets including James Bond and Postman Pat, which inspired him to tell stories.

He studied at art college and film school and has since animated on commercials, pop videos and 2 BAFTA winning children’s TV shows and has written and directed several short films.

He lives in North London. 

What's It About?

Lily’s life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her?

With her friends – Robert, the clockmaker’s son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox – Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realizes that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart...

Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure.

Fact File

Cogheart is Peter Bunzl’s first novel.

He loves reading books and watching films almost as much as he loves creating them.

He loves lots of other authors, including: Philip Pullman, Joan Aiken, Terry Pratchett, Eva Ibbotson, Ursula Le Guin and Diana Wynne Jones. His favourite children’s book is probably The Witches by Roald Dahl.

To find out more about Peter visit his website www.peterbunzl.com or follow him on Twitter: @peterbunzl

Your Reviews

Anisha from New Bewerley community school:

I think cog heart is an interesting book because most books that are set in the Victorian times the girl characters are posh but Lily is adventurous and daring

Anisha gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Isobelle from Meadowfield primary:

I chose to read Cogheart because I joined Leeds Book Awards late and that was the only book left. It turns out I have a new favourite book!!!! Cogheart is packed with mystery and adventure with a delightfully badly behaved heroine named Lily. Once you find out the truth, it jumps out at you! I would recommend this book to people who love mystery, adventure and logical puzzles. Trust me you'll be AMAZED!!!!!

Isobelle gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Max from st. urbans:

I really enjoyed this book but was just a bit too long. It had lost of twists and that is why I gave this book4 out of 5.

Max gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Jessica from Oakwood Primary Academy:

I didn't like the book because it was too sad.

Jessica gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Samanta from Oakwood Primary Academy:

I didn`t really enjoy this book because it was more historical.Nothing about this book made me want to read more.

Samanta gave Cogheart 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Mae from Oakwood primary academy:

I really liked Cogheart because it was petrifying at times.

Mae gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Lydia from Oakwood Primary Academy :

I really liked cogheart I really liked that it was in Victorian times but I didn't get some of the Victorian words

Lydia gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Molly from Raynville primary school:

I found this book really gripping, I found myself at the end of my seat after reading this book! If you like drama ,adventure and suspense this is the book for you . Well Done Peter . I found cog heart an emotional roller-coaster ride especially the end of the book .

This is the book I voted for although I did find it a little tedious on the descriptions of airship, but only because its not MY thing .

Molly gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Stephen from Lawns Park Primary School:

I thought the first part of the story was boring but as i carried on reading, the book got more interesting.

Stephen gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Sonny from ABPS:

I loved this book because I like dramatic things in books such as deaths.

It is good because they are on the run and I didn't expect the twist at the end.

Sonny gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Noah from Shire Oak Primary:

I thought this book was an amazing adventure and as it says on the front cover it was definitely a danger and daring book. I really enjoyed this book mostly because it did an amazing job at setting the scene (well for me anyway)!!

Noah gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Ella from Crossley Street Primary School:

I really liked Cogheart.It was amazing but it was a bit sad for me. I'd recommend it for people who love adventure.

Ella gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Darren from Moor Allerton Hall Primary School:

I think it is an extrodinary book, full of mystery and mayhem. I liked the plot.

Darren gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Harry from MoorAllertonHallPrimary:

THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING, ARGH ITS MY FAV BOOK FROM 9-11'S SO GOOD, PASING WAS PERFECT, THE ACTION WAS AMAZING, AND THE CHARACTERS WERE COLOSSAL, 10/10 PITCH PERFECT RECOMMEND FOR EVERYONE

Harry gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Isobel from Kippax greenfield primary school :

This book wasn't really for me. I found myself getting really confused and think this book should be in a older age group.

Cogheart after all was a hard book to read and I didn't like it .

Isobel gave Cogheart 2 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Chloe from Five Lanes Primary School:

I Really DID NOT Enjoy Cogheart It was too old fashioned for my liking I'm more into the 1800's like Jaqueline Wilson's book Hetty Feather. I couldn't finish Cogheart because of this reason I read the first chapter & didn't read it anymore.

Chloe gave Cogheart 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Rhiannon from Lawns Park Primary School:

I really didnt like this book. Also dont have much to say. My friend really enjoyed this book. So i suppose it deppends on your personality.

Rhiannon gave Cogheart 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Ally from Green Lane Primary Academy:

Cogheart is an exciting story set in London about a kind girl called Lily who goes to a school with a mean headmistress Lily calls the Kracken, but her life is going to change. Her papa John has been missing for a long time and Lily can’t find him. Lily has a mechanical fox named Malkin who is a son of a clockmaker; they try to figure out what happened to papa. Later, Lily, Malkin and Robert the clockmaker’s son meet Anna a lady with a flying ship named the Ladybird. She shows them an article that might help then if papa is presumed dead or not. I would recommend this book for kids and adults alike. I would give Cogheart four and a half stars; it was a very well written book by Peter Bunzl and I can’t wait for his next book.

Ally gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

flora from lawns park primary school:

i thought it was boring

flora gave Cogheart 1 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Keira from Beeston Primary School:

I think that Cogheart was an outstanding book filled with suspense, drama and mystery.I love this book.

Keira gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Caitlin from Beeston Primary School:

I think that this is an incredible and spectacular book. It has enough description but not too much. It was full of drama, mystery and suspense which I loved. My only problem was that it was a bit confusing at the beginning. Other than that, it was amazing.

Caitlin gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Tony from Holy Rosary and st annes:

This was a challenging book to read and I like books like that. However, I wouldn't recommend this book because there are hard words that I found hard to understand. There was only a little bit of adventure so I found it a bit boring.

Tony gave Cogheart 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Grace from Alwoodley Primary School:

This book was a bit scary throughout the story because the mystery between where Lily's dad was and why there were so many shadow people and why they were following Lily. The first line was very interesting. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes mystery and adventure because there is so much mystery as to where her dad is and why there are people following her. I also love how there is a bit of disbelieve because Lily doesn't believe that her father is not dead.

Grace gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

kady from Allerton c of e primary school:

This book was very fascinating and i really enjoyed it. It was very slow at start but it was good .

kady gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Rumaysa from Adel Primary School:

This book was amazing!! It was so cool and mysterious. When I first started this book, I thought it was going to be boring but, as I read further, I found it really interesting. The ending is totally unexpected but is really good. It is quite sad but ends happy; the cogheart is NOT where you'd expect it to be. I'd definitely recommend it to children 10-13 who love mysterious adventure books with twist. Five stars.

Rumaysa gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Eliza from Otley all saints:

this book was not for me. I didn't like the way it is written.

Eliza gave Cogheart 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Zainab from Harehills Primary School:

This book blew my mind because I thought it would be boring but instead it was on the contrary. It was brilliant!!!

Zainab gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Emma from St Urbans:

I really enjoyed this book but I found it had quite a slow start. This is why I only gave it 4. I liked how it was set in the Victorian times and I would recommend this book to people who likes adventures and a great story line.

Emma gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

lucy from southroyd:

i enjoyed this book because there were a lot of twists that changed the story complete however bits of it were confusing

lucy gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Emils from New Bewerley community school:

I really enjoyed reading this mystery book with murders and mayhem. I like it whom the character's dad disappears , it shows that it's getting sad that someone's dad is missing.

Emils gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Caitlin from Pudsey Waterloo Primary :

I read the blurb and thought it didn't sound very exciting although I actually found it very enjoyable.The ending was amazing and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves evil plot twists!

Caitlin gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Phoebe from Barwick-In-Elmet C of E Primary School:

It was such a mindbogglingly adventure story. With turns and twists all the way, this book has secrets deeper than the skin and a book I would highly recommend. I can't wait for his new book called ' Moon Locket ' to come out!!!

Phoebe gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Sacha from Barwick in Elmet C of E Primary School:

This book is really good. I read the first 3 chapters and I hated it at first. After that I left it for at least 3 1/2 weeks until my book group at school persuaded me to pick it up and finish it through their comments and short verbal reviews. Once I pushed myself past the first 3 - 6 chapters I understood the rhythm of the books content and enjoyed it a lot more than if I had just read it without positive comments feeding back through their opinions.

Sacha gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Madiyah from Alwoodley Primary School:

This book is truly an amazing, stunning, daring and dangerous book. It's a fascinating and inspiring book setting back to the Victorian Era. I love it. It's unexplainable. I couldn't wish for anything better. Almost everyone finds it confusing but I don't see hot it is. My favourite character is Malkin because he just astonishes me with the way he can talk and the imagination that's been put into him and the book. I definitely give a 5 out of 5. Thank you for writing this book.

Madiyah gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Marco from Alwoodley Primary School:

Yay I have now read all the books, but I would have rather not read this. I didn't find any storyline to this, and it was very confusing. It's my second least favourite after a Library of Lemons. It was a good read yet I didn't like it very much.

Marco gave Cogheart 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Bavdeep from Alwoodley primary school:

I thought this was quite a good book but it probably wasn't my favourite. I liked the story because it had a different setting and different characters. So overall a pretty enjoyable book.

Bavdeep gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Daniel from Barwick-in-Elmet C of E primary school:

With its unique storyline and greatly thought out characters this book is said by many people around me to be amazing and their favourite book of them all.

My own opinion is that the book all together was not gripping enough for my liking. Although it was an interesting theme it just didn't tick all of my boxes.I do plan to read the rest of the 9-11 shortlist books but I have a slight feeling this one will not be my very favourite.But it's all about the joy of reading!!!

Daniel gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Joe from Crossley Street Primary School:

Cogheart

This book was fascinating in many ways; for language,perspective from the reader (me), and that the way that Peter Bunzl has got the writing through to my eyes. It was nervracking near the end but overall I think Peter deserves a pat on the back.

It was a fun, emotion-full book (emotionally awesome!), Thanks Peter for pulling off a stunning book.

Joe gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Sophia from Great Preston C of E primary:

So far this book is GOLDEN! I love it!! I am at page 190 and I love it! it's VERY DRAMATIC!! And this is what I ADORE about it.The only thing is it's a bit confusing but Peter hooks me every time! The drama,the characters the EVERYTHING!I love it so much and I would ask for a bit more discription here it not as good but when I a understand I LOVE it! Well done Peter!! ❤️❤️👍🏻😍

Sophia gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Caleb from Grange Farm Primary School:

I rated the book 2 out of 5 because it is dull in the beginning but gets better as the story goes on.My favourite character is Lily because the story revolves around her.

Caleb gave Cogheart 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Ben from St Matthews:

The start is quite dull but as the story carries on it gets better and better. I'm also looking forwards to reading the sequeal.

Ben gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Oliver from Churwell Primary School:

I absolutely loved this book. Its steampunk, action-adventure style is really interesting and something I don't see very often. To be fair I feel like the only one in my class who knew what a perpetual-motion machine before hand. The twist at the end was really crazy and I loved it. Also I would love a mechanimal fox called Malkin just like Peter Bunzl. I am really looking forward to moonlocket and I hope Peter continues with fantastic books. :)

Oliver gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Louie from St Matthews:

I think Cogheart is a great book and im hoping to read the sequal . Its very thrilling and at the end it just grips your mind and its very intense. I thibk its one of the best books.

Louie gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Hamza from Harehills Primary School:

I gave this book 2 out of 5 because there wasn't adventure in the story which was disappointing. This book is not my type of genre.

Hamza gave Cogheart 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Christopher from Grange Farm Primary:

I didn't enjoy this book at first because it was really dull but later on it got more suspenseful . I didn't think I would read this at first but it was a mystery and I enjoy reading mystery books like Murder In Midwinter when Zara got kidnapped by Peter Romero. I enjoy the fact that this world is full of people and mechanicals (also mechanimals.)I also like her uncle with the COGHEART.

Christopher gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Marija from Grange Farm Primary School:

I enjoyed this book because it had so much mystery and I felt part of the action!Also,it gives me almost a role model to look up to because of the personality of the main character.This shows what a good book it is and I think the main character will be a role model to many people!

Marija gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Mackenzie from Kippax greenfield primary school :

Lilly is a normal teenager but has one special quality about her - she is a robot. Cogheart is a magical book which takes you through an emotional adventure. This book is definitely a murder mayhem,adventure and a mysterious story.

Mackenzie gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Ellie from Greenside primary school:

I have been reading this book but I still have not finished it. Personally,I find that this book adds to much detail and as I've said in other reviews I like it when I can build a picture around the text this adds so much I can't. The intro was ok,but I found other parts hard to follow.all my friend are enjoying it and I want to be on the understanding page as them.😔

Ellie gave Cogheart 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Emily from Adel Primary School:

I am on chapter 5 of Cogheart by Peter Bunzl. I do not like this book very much. The first part of the book is quite confusing but later on in the book you will understand why. This book did not really hook me in. I would not recommend this book to people who do not like long chapters.

Emily gave Cogheart 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Mohamed Tarek from Adel Primary school:

I have now finished your book I really enjoyed it especially the ending of the chapter and ware they say positive things to each other.It could make people cry because it is really a happy ending.

Mohamed Tarek gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Melita from Shire Oak Primary:

I think this book is amazing although it's a bit gory. My favourite character is Lily. She likes to stand up for people which is riveting beacause she is similar to some of my friends. I hope that everyone else who reads this book appreciates it as much as I do. I hope you have fun reading!

Melita gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Isaac from Holy Family Catholic Primary :

This wasn't my kind of book I do love adventures but it didn't hook me in.The chapters were way too long I would rather have double the chapters.It is a great idea for a story but it just does not have the feel to it, it felt too descriptive at times.But one thing I did like was there were so many twists in the story and surprising things you never would have thought have happened.This was a roller coaster book for me because at the start I didn't like it but then the middle hooked me in again at the end it lost me.I give CogHeart a 3 out of 5.

Isaac gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Reece from Holy Family Primrary Catholic School:

This book was very descriptive and had loads off different prospectives but after a while , I started to enjoy it. Sometimes , youd had to read between the lines to get a firm point . this book was a bit of a page turner . When i read Peter Bunzls description,I started to use in my English. I think this book could learn lots of things . My favourite character was Malkin because he was a warrior. I reccomend this book to people who likes a good adventure.

Reece gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Noah from Holy Family Catholic Primerary School:

This book was a roller coaster for me, for example at the start the book needed to grow on me I found hard to like due to the length of the chapters and the amount of the description .In the middle I began to enjoy it because it was more selective with description and I was able to put a picture in my head sometimes less is more.At the end,I began to dislike the book because of the same reason at the start of the book it was Peter Bunzl first novel and he should continue being a author, the illustrations are great due to him being a animator

Noah gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Jessica from Holy Family Catholic Primary School:

I really enjoyed this book, and for it to be Peter Bunzl's first one I am astonished. There was an interesting plot line, and there was a heroine and a hero. Secrets, who knows what they are? They could be anything, and in this book there are many examples of them. Different perspectives of different people, and mechanical animals! The start was very intrieging and this is what I like, if a story starts off like that then I am interested! The story kept that pace of mystery, and kept me guessing after a moment or so, overall, this book was very good, and I enjoyed it.

Definately one of my favorites.

Jessica gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Hope from Holy Family Primary School:

This book had some great first chapters but it slowly got boring. The chapters were long and had too much description on one thing. Eventhough the first few chapters were enjoyable, I disliked it when Lily stopped being in the school.

I liked when they had different point of views but I wass really dissapointed when that stopped.

It is like a rollercoaster,good then bad. I do have to say, I am using some description he used in my work.

Hope gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Jazz from St Margaret's primary Horsforth:

I enjoyed it a lot and can not wait for the sequel.

Jazz gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Izabella from Pool C of E Primary School:

personally i did not like this because i found it boring and too futuristic to be in the Victorian times because it has robots in it but i would still recommend it to someone who i think would like it.

Izabella gave Cogheart 1 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Simmy from White Laith Primary School:

The book was filled with adventure and mystery and I would definitely read the next book by this author. However,the start wasn't as good as the section towards the end.

Simmy gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Oliver from White Laith Primary School:

I really enjoyed cogheart because it had a bit for everybody.The best part is when Lily finds out about her past!

Oliver gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Eve from Green Lane Primary Academy:

Cogheart is a story I think should be treasured for a life time and should be told to children in the future. I very much enjoyed reading Cog heart, it put a smile on my face. My favourite character was Malkin because he is very smart, brave and confident in what he is doing. The part I liked most in the story was when lily goes to fix ladybird wilst she was moving! When Cogheart ended I had tears in my eyes, I was desperate to read more. I think that Peter Bunzl is a talented and outstanding author and should write more books about Cogheart and I know that people would be delighted to read them.

Eve gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Natasha from Alwoodley Primary School:

I really enjoyed this book however it was a bit confusing with all of the advanced language. It was very fun and exciting to read; I was unable to put the page down.

Natasha gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

ben from greenhill primary:

cog heart is a great page turner full of twists and turns of the plot that keeps you reading.

ben gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Lauren from Beeston primary :

I absolutely loved this.I cried at a few moments, happy and sad. I think that this book has a lot of drama as Roach and Mould were always there around the corner. I would recommend this book for people that like a lot of drama and mystery.

Lauren gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Molly from Beeston Primary School:

This book is very touching and heart-warming. I rated this book a 4 because some of the characters are not described well. The author's description of the setting is phenomenal. I can't wait for the sequel, MOONLOCKET!! This book is amazing and I recommend it to anyone who loves adventure, mystery and murder. I think I can relate to the character Anna Quinn (mentioned chapter 15)because she is adventurous and a bit quirky!!!

Molly gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Sara from Alwoodley Primary School:

According to me, this was a gripping, action-filled book, which had a unique and original storyline. It was set in the Victorian Era-my favourite historical period to learn about, and all of the settings, from Lily's fancy School to the clockmaker's shop, were different and made the book even better. My favourite character was Malkin the fox- a mechanical- who was cute but also determined for Lily. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy adventure books set in historical periods.

Sara gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Max from Alwoodley Primary School:

This book is my FAVOURITE book out of all of the books I've read and I've read 4 books so far! It was action packed all the way through and I loved reading it all the way through. I would LOVE to read Moonlocket.

Max gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Ellie from White laith primary school:

I thought Cogheart was a very good book. I liked how Peter made some of the characters sound really scary. I would recommend Cogheart to people who like adventure books.

Ellie gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Kelsey from White Laith Primary School:

The best bit for the book for me is where they met Lily and described her and her teacher (Mrs Kracken). I thought the book would have been a bit better if Robert had fallen out with Lilly and did the adventure by themselves. I never really read any of these kind of books and I would not read any of more of this authors books.

Kelsey gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Annika from Alwoodley Primary School :

It was really good but it quite hard to follow. It wasn't my favourite book and I wouldn't necessarily pick it off the shelf but it was still good. My favourite character was probably Lily because I think I am most like her.

Annika gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Emma from Great Preston C of E primary:

I really enjoyed this book, Cogheart. It was adventurous and unimaginative... I loved the unexpected turns and I liked how Lily met Robert and then the story turned completely! I rated this book 5 out of 5 because of the story and how well written it is. I would also say that it is suitable for 9-12 year olds.

Emma gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Sophia from Great presto C of E primary:

I am on page 159 and so far it is....well how do I put it? ITS AMAZING!! Peter Bunzl really hooked me and I love how he make Lily and Robert so brace!! They stand up for themselves and say "NO!"and are able to physically HIT people and I love the drama!! But the one problem is sometimes it's confusing because I somehow can't imagine something when I want to. If it was a little less confusing then it would rate it a fat 5! Well done Peter as you have hooked me!!! :D

Sophia gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Jonah from Crowley Street Primary School:

A boring 50 pages in the start but got better, and after a while (150) pages in the book was quite good. I do think the ending could be improved though. The characters emotions were very well explained and thorough. Not one of my favourite books but not my least favourite book.

Jonah gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Daniel from Crossley Street Primary School:

The book was unbelievable it was scary, exciting and mysterious. I enjoyed when they found out who had the CogHeart. It had a good vibe.

Daniel gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Jessica from Crossley Street Primary School :

Cogheart was a very exciting book. It had a great vibe to it. My favourite bit was that everything included clock makes and clock work. I rated this book 4stars because it was great but it could have a bit more added to it. Great book.

Jessica gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Ella from Calverley CofE primary school:

I think that this book was excellent and gripping.I was intrigued instantly and as soon as I read the first page I knew that the book was going to be amazing.I would definitely rate this book a 5 out of 5 and would recommend this to other readers.I could read this book again and again and still love it and I hope there is a sequel

Ella gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Nicol from Crossly Street Primary School:

I think this book had an absolutely confusing and boring start but got better and better throughout the story. The concept of a mechanical adventure got my hands on the book straight away.I could definitely imagine the settings and I think this book is OK despite my mixed thoughts about it.

Nicol gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Mohamed Tarek from Adel Primary school:

So far I have not read your whole book however it is really good. I also like the starting and the blurb , also on the third chapter I enjoyed it very much

It makes me laugh as it could be bit of comedy and bit adventurous.Keep that up ,I also like the vocabulary and adjectives.I predict that the rest of the book is really good.It is 1 of the best books I have ever read.

Mohamed Tarek gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Ruamysa from Adel Primary School:

I am in the middle of reading this book and am on chapter 6. I am really enjoying it and it is full of mysteries. Lily,the main character,is puzzling and really likes helping people and mechanicals, whatever situation they're in. But now, her whole life is changing, again...

Ruamysa gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Elsa from Adel primary school:

This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time,it was murky and sad plus the language and vocabulary was excellent this phenomenal and dark book is definitely worth reading I highly recommend this book . (There is a big twist at the end!)

Elsa gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Jay from Cotton primary school :

The book is good. The plot is good but it has a slow start. My favourite characters are Anna Quinn and Professor Silverfish . I recommend it to 9-13 because there is a lot of murder in it.

Jay gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Tom from Crossley Street Primary School:

I enjoyed this book because it had a lot of excitement and adventure. My favourite characters were Roach and Mould because I could really imagine them as good aggressive villains. My favourite part was in Lilys old house because it was full of cool objects and people.

Tom gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Maisy from Westgate :

This book is very intriguing and if you like books set in the Victorian Ages,then this is the book for you. I really this book because the storyline is very detailed and can be hard to read at times. apart from this it is a very good book!

Maisy gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Anna from Rawdon st peters:

Cogheart is a very, very ,VERY good book .It is full of gripping adventure from start to finish - very hard to put down .I must admit I have a new favourite book and I really want to buy it .I WOULD GLADLY READ IT FOR ALL MY LIFE [apart from eating!] I rate this book 5.999999 out of 6.

Anna gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Chloe from Farsley Farfield Primary School :

Cogheart made me feel like I didn't want to stop reading it; I found it almost impossible to put it down. The main character- Lily is joined with her friend Robert and Malkin- her mechanical pet and they have to work as a team to defeat the menacing Roach and Mould. I like the way the author put a twists in the story.I recommend this book to anyone who likes: adventure, murder, unexpected events and mystery!

Chloe gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Connor from Carlton Primary School:

Cogheart is a spine tickling and heart warming book about a girl called Lily and a clockmaker's son Robert. Lily is an adventurous girl who will take on anything someone puts in her way. She will conquer it.

Robert is a boy. An ordinary boy. A boy who has vertigo (a fear of heights.) A mighty boy who supports Lily along the long and winding road that is Roach, Mould and Silverfish.

Connor gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Chloe from Farsley Farfield Primary School:

Cogheart is an amazing book which I found hard to put down. I loved the way the author put in twists, it kept me on the edge of my seat.I would recommend this book to anyone who likes: murder, adventure and mystery.

Chloe gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Phoebe from Gildersome primary :

I loved this book so much because of all the mysteries and the adventure it made me want to read on.My favourite part was when lily and her family went back to her house.My favourite character was lily she had a nice character and was very Sensible. I don't often like books with killing and murder in it but I liked this book a lot.I would recommend this book to anyone who likes murder and adventure books and over 9 or 10 because it gets a bit scary at times.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Phoebe gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Jack from Thorner C of E Primary School:

Cogheart is a great book with a brilliant plot and a strange twist. The character Lily was brave and strong. Robert is very similar and I liked the way that mechanicals could be twisted into the normal world. The start was not the best but the ending definitely made up for it!

Jack gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

imana-rose from Shire Oak Primary School:

i really don't rate this book at all because it was boring in my opinion.Also it is really confusing because it brought in new characters without introducing them so that is why i gave it a 3 out of 5 but i would recommend this for older readers in high school.on other occasions maybe adults who like history and drama.

imana-rose gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Francesca from Shire Oak:

I didn't like this book that much because it was hard to follow and understand.I didn't really like the plot of it but that is just my opinion.

Francesca gave Cogheart 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Aisha from Harehills Primary School:

This book was not as I imagined it to be. From the front cover it looks as though it be very interesting story but as I read the book it left me feeling quite confused and a little bit bored to be honest.

Aisha gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

bobbie from Allerton c.e primary :

It is very adventurous but it isn't really my type of book. Anyone who likes adventure books would love it.

bobbie gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Abigail from Crossley Street Primary School:

I thought it was quite sad.

Abigail gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Zoe from Crossley Street Primary School:

I thought it was quite sad but also heartwarming. I really liked it when the zeps had a fight because it was really thrilling.

Zoe gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Nina from Colton Primary:

I found this book boring at the start but then got action-packed near the end and has lots of twists and turns to keep you hooked. I also found this book quite graphic and violent.

Nina gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Evan from Southroyd Primary:

The book, first of all, has an interesting concept; it ended up being executed well and the story is fresh and original. The story's pace was a little slow to begin to begin with, but it eventually sped up. Violent and well-plotted, I'd recommend this book to people aged 10-13.

Evan gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Kate from Alwoodley Primary School :

I thought this book had an icredibly creative storyline and I thought the story overall was good. However it was quite confusing because it didn't explain what was happening in the way I would like it to. If that happened I think it would have been easier to understand and it would have made it a more enjoyable read. My favourite character was Malkin because he has a great personality and I also love animals.

Kate gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

James from Beeston Primary School:

I think this book de-thrones BEETLE BOY as the best book ever. I liked the style of writing. This books is great - it has magic, adventure, science and robotic dogs. What more could you want?

James gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

CONNOR from BEESTON PRIMARY SCHOOL:

I liked this book, because it is crazy it is like me. I would recommend this to anybody who is a little crazy! It is adventurous.

CONNOR gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Molly from Alwoodley Primary School:

I loved this book but it was quite confusing at times and that is why I gave it a 4. It is one of my favourite books now as I loved the characters and settings. I think I want to read moonlocket as it says at the back because I want to read more about the adventures. I had to use the dictionary a bit though.

Molly gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Sophie from Alwoodley Primary School:

Cogheart is the best! I enjoyed it soooooo much!It would be impossible to find anything wrong with this exciting and dramatic tale of mystery! This book is almost definitely going to get my vote!Please enjoy Cogheart!

Sophie gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Lily from Gildersome Primary School:

I loved this book, it is really enjoyable. It pulls unexpected turns that are so gripping. All I can say is when I got to chapter 3 is I didn't know what was going on so I started it again and I was so glad I did. Great book overall

Lily gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Vincent from ST Margarets:

I think that Cogheart is a very good book because of the mystery. It takes a bit of time to develop but in the end it is fun and adventurous. Over all I like this book.

Vincent gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Lily from st Margrets :

It was a slow starter but as you got into it it started to get more exciting and more dramatic.It's about a girl called Lily and when her father mysteriously goes missing, she tries to find him but has lots of adventures along the way. It was amazing!

Lily gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

zoe from st margarets:

It was a bit of slow starter but once I got into it I enjoyed it. I liked that there was alot going on in the book it ,gets more exiting and intresting. I think this book is suitable for 9 years or older.

zoe gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Imogen from st Margarets :

This book is an absolutely amazing story about a girl called lily who is faced with many challenges . The age rating is about 8 plus,my favorite character is lily ! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes drama and excitement.

Imogen gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Ella-May from Great Preston C of E Primary:

I loved this book because it is: mystery, adventure and some murder all in one. Peter Bunzl really captured me with the characters and all of the description as it was so imaginary and I loved the strangeness! This book is linked to Beetle Boy because both dads get captured and both mums are dead. The only problem with the book is I couldn't put it down!

Ella-May gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Emily from Great Preston C of E Primary school:

Cogheart. A book filled with so much adventurous vocabulary and Desciptive language. The story beggining was very sad and I almost cried. I rate this book a 4/5 because of the vocabulary and the AMAZING cover of the book.

( I also really enjoyed the dictionary at the end!)

Emily gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Sophia from Great Preston C of E Primary:

I haven't finished the book but so far it is great but 1 problem for me is that it's a story story not a diary story.I like first person books and I enjoy emotional diaries but never the less it's all good! I'd rate this 3 and a half. I am on page 95 so hopefully it will be great in the end.

Sophia gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Lauren from Horsforth Feather Primary School:

Cogheart is an amazing, interesting book that really pulls you in to what Lily and Robert are going through. My favourite character was Malkin because he made me laugh. I would recommend this book to anyone who has not read it. I can't wait to read Peter Bunzl's next book.

Lauren gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Amelie from Horsforth Featherbank Primary School:

Cogheart was a wonderful book with so much tension and excitement. I highly recommend it as a book of wonder and mystery. My favourite character is Lily because she is like me and loves adventures. I absolutely loved this story and hope for more books about Lily and her adventures!

Amelie gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Isabella from Horsforth Featherbank Primary School:

I absolutely loved Cogheart. It started a bit slowly but then it picked up the pace. It was probably one of my favourite books and it was definitely my type of book. I can't wait to read Peter Bunzl's next book. I'm sure it will be even better than Cogheart!

Isabella gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Esther from Shakespeare primary :

I love this book it has tension and all the great bits a great book needs to have I really request this book to people who like adventures.

Esther gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Ra'eesah from Alwoodley Primary School:

I loved this book and I didn't want to put my book down,however unfortunately I had to so I was able to have my sleep. It was slightly confusing at the start, then by the third chapter it started to make sense and thought it was a great book to read.

Lily's mum died a few years ago and her father was too scared to reveal the secrets in front of her. She is a caring and loving child who loved her father but sadly the disappearance of her dad separated them.It is a tearful book and can be very mysterious at times.

I would recommend this book ages 10+ because of the technical and very hard vocabulary in the book.

Ra'eesah gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

eleanor from Otley all saints :

I really liked this book it was one of my favorites so far

eleanor gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

poppy from Churwell Primary School:

I liked reading Cogheart because it is a very adventurous and mysterious book.This book reminded me of Roald Dahl books because they are also books that have lots of adventures in them.I like the character Lily in the book because she is a very brave person and likes to find out about lots of interesting subjects. I would recommend this book for people who like adventure books.

poppy gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Dan from st mattews :

A great book with great twists.

I like the part were they get hunted and they come and see the hunters trying to find them,they come up with a good plan to miss out the hunters.

Dan gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Eloise from Pudsey Waterloo Primary School :

At the beginning it was quite a slow start but when the two main characters met it started to get a lot more interesting. I found with this book the more it went on the further it developed, and the mystery got a little bit more interesting and exiting. The twist at the end is amazing and I would definitely recommend reading this book.

Eloise gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

olvia from Carlton Primary School:

This book is interesting in good ways .Its mixed with different activities and emotions along the way.

olvia gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Olivia from Carlton Primary:

Cog heart is an adventuresome, mysterious book with hidden secrets and mysteries to be discovered. This amazing book is about a girl called Lily. With her father missing she needs to find a key for a secret box that her father kept behind a portrait inside a safe. Her and her friend Robert and Malkin a mechanical fox go on incredible journeys whilst being chased by two evil people who want to take the box off her and try to unlock it. I would give this book a 5 star for the excitement and mystery. I would say for ages 10 + to read this.

Olivia gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Noor from Harehills Primary School:

The book was so wonderful and amazing! It took me on an adventure of imagination. Highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in novels.

Noor gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

George from Southroyd primary school:

Very interesting,with a distinct Phillip Pullman style.I would recommend this book to readers of the northern lights series.

George gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Anas from Oakwood Primary Academy:

This book is that good, I have nothing to say to it. Except one thing: IT MADE MY EYES FILL WITH TEARS :') I literally cannot wait the next book comes out but now, I have to read my final book, Max Helsing. Hope it goes well..

Anas gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Olivia from FiveLanesPrimarySchool:

This book is AWSOME.I really want to read Moonlocket.I love the part when Lilly and Robert and Malkin were on the Ladybird.

Olivia gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Maisy from Barwick-In-Eimet C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL:

A magical adventure through heart break and happiness. This book must be the best book I have ever read, it almost made me cry.

Maisy gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Neha from Alwoodley Primary School:

This book is about a girl who's dad is missing and something or someone is following her...

Although many people enjoyed this book, I struggled to keep up with the story line, which I thought moved to fast. In my opinion, this eventful story is not really my type of book.

Neha gave Cogheart 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Joshua from st benedicts:

the first few pages were boring but it got interesting straight away

Joshua gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Grace from Pudsey Southroyd:

I liked this book but it confused me in some places.

Grace gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Alero from Sacred Heart catholic primary school:

This book is hard to understand because of the language. At the beginning there is a girl called Lily who's dad has gone missing. This book is all right but I didn't understand it.

Alero gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Luke from Southroyd primary and nursery school :

I enjoyed it allot(the end of every chapter was a cliffhanger) but the twist was quite predictable.

Luke gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Kathryn from Oakwood Primary Academy:

This book was amazing but it was very confusing because the plot was intriguing. At first there is a girl called Lilly and she runs away to find her mechanical fox , Malkin. And they try to find her father.

I really like how at the start of every chapter there is a key to wind up the mechanical structures.

Kathryn gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Rondek from Ireland Wood Primary:

I think this book is confusing but also great, I would recommend this to people who like adventure, mystery and murder and danger. At first I didn't understand it but now it makes sense. Overall I enjoyed the book a lot.

Rondek gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Felix from Ebor Gardens Primary Academy:

I didn't get this book at all.

Felix gave Cogheart 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Isobel from Great Preston C of E Primary:

I would recommend this book to all readers who enjoy murder,mayhem,mystery and a whole heart of adventure.A girl,a boy,a mechanical fox and a heart of cogs.A mixed up ,magical book of love,friendship and hope.By all that ticks I hope you enjoy this thrilling book.Dont mangle the cogs of your brain, keep reading and don't give up.

Isobel gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Ben from Gildersome primary:

It's a great book!Jam-packed with action as young Lily ventures through her homeland trying to find out the reason behind something horrible!Peter Bunzl is an absolutely terrific author I liked this book for its great thrills and excellent plot. I am sure I would love to read his next book moonlocket!And my question to Peter Bunzl is what led you to write a book mechs and humans?

Ben gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Freya from Pudsey Waterloo Primary School:

This book is amazing even though the start is quite S L O W I still really enjoyed it probably one of my favourite books! Out of the LBA books.

Freya gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Freya from Pudsey Waterloo Primary School:

I really enjoyed reading this book. When reading the blurb and observing the title i didn't really think i would enjoy it. But in the end it was probably my favourite and my favourite character was Lily.

Freya gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Maisie from St Benedicts Catholic Primary School:

I loved Cogheart because it was a thrilling tale of danger and daring. Cogheart was a little boring at points because there wasn't much happening but as I got further into the book I began to enjoy it more and more. I especially loved how Peter had created the name 'Mechanimal'!!!!!!!! Thank You Peter Bunzl!!!!!!!!!!

Maisie gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Amelia from Carlton Primary School:

It is a fun mysterious book. I think if it came out in the cinema it would be a horror movie. I give a 5 out of 5.

Amelia gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Ben from Gildersome Primary School:

It was a tremendous book!At first I though it wouldn't be great but, when it started I just had to keep going.It had hooked me in with its great description and stunning action .I really enjoyed it and it certainly made me want to find out what happened to Lily's father and why it happened!Its absolutely filled with action and jam-packed with excitement.It had its thrilling moments and some oh no ones but, it was amazing.Personally thought it was a great all around book and rated it 5 out of 5:).

Ben gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

LEWIS from Shire Oak primary school:

I really liked this book because it is really adventurous and sad. It also had airships (which I really like) like Dragonfly and Ladybird.I would recommend it for ages 9-11.

LEWIS gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

brooke from Shire Oak Primary School:

I loved the book; it was amazing. Personally I would give it a 5 out of 5. I loved it so much this was the best book I've ever read in my whole entire life. I really loved it.

brooke gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Aleesha from Harehills Primary School:

It was full of excitement and adventure. It felt like I was inside the book with the characters. I couldn't put down the book, it was addictive!

Aleesha gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Dylan from Southroyd Primary School:

Slow and boring to start off with. Did pick up the pace a bit towards the middle but the characters were one dimensional and not very likeable. I found it predictable, I guessed who the villain was as soon as he was introduced. The mechanical and mechanimals were the best characters by far.

Dylan gave Cogheart 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Samuel from Carlton primary school :

Cogheart is a fun unpredictable story. I thought it would be a boring book but it was the total opposite. I absolutely loved the book, I couldn't put it down even for a second. This adventurous, action packed book is now recommended by me to the level that everyone should read. I rate this book ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐️ on its excellent description. It lured me into the quest to find Lily's father.

Samuel gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Aoife from Holy Rosary & St Annes :

I found it really difficult to read this book because nothing connected for me. The plot jumped around a lot which made it hard to understand what was going on. The character Lily was believable.My favourite character was Malkin because he was sensible but funny at times and I would like to get to know him.

Aoife gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

poppy from Rawdon St. Peter's :

This book really engrossed me - I couldn't put it down. I liked it so much I just had to tell the author how much I liked it and he replied back thank you. I also found myself staying up at night and secretly reading it. I also would have to say my favourite character is Mrs Rust because I like her for all of her fun and creative catchphrases. I also love her caring and bubbly personality. My only criticism is that some times it got a bit too gory and gross but other than that it was an amazing book.

poppy gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Jake from Rawdon st peters c of e:

Cogheart is an amazing book by Peter Bunzl, and I am surprised it is his first book as the quality of the writing is entrancing.

It is set in a re-invented Victorian/steampunk era, where

Mechanical men and animals roam the land helping normal

people do their job.

However, some misuse these Mechanicals for bad

Causes.

Full of emotion, mystery and murder, it is a great novel

for kids and adults alike!

Jake gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Emily from Rawdon s.t Peters:

This book is full of adventure, mystery and fantasy. It has great suspense. This Victorian style book is gripping and I could not put it down. However you need to read the prologue to understand whats going on as it is like a chapter. Also this is not for the fainthearted as there are slightly gory parts. Other than that it's the best book ever!

Emily gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Arazo from Alwoodley Primary School:

I enjoyed this book because at some of the chapters their was a cliffhanger and I love them. Also, this book became tense each day I read. The bad thing is that for people who like short chapters this book has long chapters. Although the chapters were long I still liked it. I scored this book four because of the chapters and because it was great.

Arazo gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Jasmin from Alwoodley Primary School:

This book was really good however at the start, I found it quite hard to follow the storyline. It kept jumping onto different parts too fast but I kept on going. I finally got about halfway through when I just managed to get the gist of the story. It was really good but I don't think that Cogheart was my type of book. However, Lily was a really strong character. I really liked it. It helped me to imagine what it would look like back in the Victorian times.

Jasmin gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Mrs from Greenhill Primary:

A brilliant book! A real page turner. I loved the key characters and how brave they were and how much they had grown by the end of the story. I liked the setting too.

Mrs gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Michelle from Holy Rosary & St Annes :

I found the book hard to get involved in.The topic did not interest me because it was a mixture of things I did not understand.Also I found the language difficult to understand.

Michelle gave Cogheart 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

olive from beeston primary :

Cogheart is one whirlwind of a heartwarming, out of the world adventure. This book will take you on the trip of a lifetime with great friends, such as Lily, Robert, Papa, Malkin, and Anna. The vocabulary used creates such a vivid image inside your mind, it feels as though you're actually there. In every book there is always a good side and a bad side, however Peter Bunzl has taken that and transformed it into something amazing. The last book I read, (Invisible Inc) just had the normal, everyday layout, but this book will shock you with cleverly made twists. Everything that you wasn't anticipating has been produced with the finest detail and the most hilarious humour. Well done Peter Bunzl...

olive gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

HANFAA from BEESTON PRIMARY SCHOOL:

I think that the story within the book needed more vocabulary as the starting didn't intrigue me. I am the audience and to make the people not quit he could have made the story more interesting. The best bit was when it put a shiver down my spine as there was many heartbreaking twists and turns and frights. Overall I think he's an excellent author as I will read his other book Moonlocket. Good Work Peter Bunzl!

HANFAA gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Liana from Beeston primary school:

The reason that I gave it a one is because I found it extremely boring.

I could not read it out loud as I felt the words were printed too close together and even my parents could not understand what was happening when I read to them! However, the author did an amazing job with vocabulary and set a scene in my head .

Liana gave Cogheart 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Layla from Alwoodley Primary School:

This book has been breath-taking start to finish! It has sucked me into the plot, telling me to dig in even deeper into the story and I definitely listened. The cover had such intricate and delicate detail. I have to say that the ending was unexpected but extremely satisfying. I feel like Peter Bunzl has given me something I would read over and over. This isn't a particularly family story but I think it's for people who want more excitement in their life. I have been led into the mist of adventure and mystery that surrounds this story. I recommend this story to anyone. Please read this book and you will think the same as I.

Layla gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Lilia from St Margarets C of E Primary School:

Cogheart is one of da best books i have ever read. It was dramatic, well written and i never wanted to put it down. It is now one of my favourite books and like a library of lemons i hope for it to win.

Lilia gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Lily from ST. Margarets C of E primary school:

I absolutely loved cogheart, it was impossible to put down with all the turns and twists. 5 out of 5 definetely.

Lily gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Fatima from Victoria Primary Academy:

I really like this book.

I think this book mainly for adventurous people.

I think Lilly is a very kind and friendly to Robert and Malkin.

this book was AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGG!

Fatima gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Callum from Victoria Primry Academy:

I definitely think this book deserved a rating of 4 because it made you gain feeling for all the characters. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who like murder mysteries and Victorian times . The book really describes how it got it's name. In this book there is a lot of cliff hangers which I really enjoy.

Callum gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Ebony from Allerton Bywater Primary :

My favourite part of the book is where a red, smooth and thick substance leaks under the door and it spreads over the walls. But a quite sad part is where professor silverfish is ill and didn't tell lily about himself

Ebony gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

David from ABPS:

Cogheart starts off a bit boring but gets very exciting and dramatic.My fave part was when the red liquid substance leaked under the door.

David gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Victor from Victoria Primaary Academy:

Cogheart was pretty good but this book is mainly for adventurous people and for mechanics

Victor gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Callum from Victoria Primary Acadamy:

I really liked this book because it was murder mystery and I would recommend I it to younger people

Callum gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Polly from Otley All Saints :

I had mixed feelings about the book Cogheart. I did enjoy parts with suspense and twists. It did give me mixed emotions, mostly fear,excitement and emotion. There were parts that were slightly confusing but overall I really enjoyed it. I have only read 2 books so far in the Leeds Book Awards set so I can't really choose favourites yet. I will rate this a 4\5.

Polly gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Ellida from st matthews c of e primary school:

cogheart is one of the best books I've ever read! its full of action , adventure and drama and it impossible to put it down

Ellida gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Sara from Harehills Primary School:

This book has short sentences for effect. I would recommend this book for my friends. When I saw the illustrations at the front cover it was deceiving as I thought it would be coring but when I started to read the book it was so interesting.

Sara gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Max Helsing, Monster Hunter by Curtis Jobling.

Manya from Allerton CofE Primary School:

I rate this book 4 and a half.It was a bit scary but I liked the suspense and mystery.

Manya gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Skye from Kirkstall St Stephens:

This wonderfully gripping tale caught my eye just by me looking at the beautiful front cover! This glorious story is fantastically written. My personal favourite is Lilly's clockwork fox: Malkin. The way the author- Peter Bunzl- leaves you on a cliff hanger at the end of almost every chapter! I can't explain how much I enjoyed this thrilling book. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves murder and mystery!

Skye gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Jasmine from Allerton CofE Primary School:

I found this book creepy and didn't particularly enjoy the theme of the book however I did think it was well written and there was good vocabulary.

Jasmine gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

DAISY from ST BENEDICTS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL:

AT THE BEGINING OF THE BOOK I DIDNT UNDERSTAND IT VERY WELL.I FOUND THAT AS I READ FURTHER THE STORY BECAME MORE INTERESTING AND ADVENTUROUS. I NOTICED THAT THE STORY WAS A BIT UPSETING AND DEPRESSING FOR LILLY AND ROBERT ESPECIALLY WHICH I THOUGHT WAS A GREAT SPIN TO THE STORY.I THINK THAT I ENJOYED THIS BUT PREFER DREAMAS

DAISY gave Cogheart 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Phoebe from Shire Oak:

I enjoyed Cogheart but at times this book could be sad confusing and scary.This book is very interesting and surprising. I would not recommend this book for people who are scared easily .My favorite character was Lily because I felt scared and worried for her.

Phoebe gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Isabel from Shire Oak Primary School:

When I read Cogheart I knew what a good book was.The characters were created perfectly. Mysterious but not confusing.The way of the story was something i'd never seen before.It was something new.Although,the reason that I gave it four out of five stars is because of the layout.It didn't really make sense to me it moved too fast. That's why I think this book is good for 9-12 readers.Over all I think this was a great book.

Isabel gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Arzoo from Harehills Primary School:

the illustrations on the front cover were misleading as I thought it was going to be coring. However, as I read more and more of the book, I started to become excited and determined to carry on reading.

Although it was a good book, it didn't have any daring aspects in the book and there were not many illustrations in the book.

Arzoo gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Eve from Westgate Primary School:

CogHeart is a book full of adventure, death and mystery. You never know what might happen next because it is full of surprises. Lilly and her friend Robert try to find out the story behind Lilly's parents death and if her father is dead. With the help of her fathers machines and Lilly's maniacal fox could she really find out the secrets about her family that she has spent years not knowing? And some of the ones she trusts may be the ones to hurt her the most. Especially because she is being stalked by silver eyed men everywhere she goes it seems.

Eve gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Igors from Oakwood Primary Academy:

I absolutely love it and can't wait to read Moonlocket. I don't like that in some parts Madame Verdigris speaks French or Spanish and if you are wondering who she is you'd better read on!

Igors gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Sukhi from Grange Farm Primary School:

I thought this book was ok,it was a little boring at the start but it made me want to read more later on. This book was very tense in the later chapter.The book was very unique with machinery coming to life and was a book that I would recommend to children in older years.

Sukhi gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Cameron from Grange Farm Primary School:

The beginning was horrible.The only thing worth reading was the prologue and the end but I still read it all.It started getting better at chapter 19 and at the end,made me put 4/5 instead of 1 or 2/5.The last few chapters really caught me and threw me into a world of awe,suspense and

predicament.My favourite character is Malkin because he's loyal to John and keeps on persevering even if he has a bullet through his mechanical shoulder.It would've been a 5/5 if Peter Bunzl didn't jump scenes every paragraph.

Cameron gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Kamiyah from Grange Farm Primary:

From my perspective, this is a quite boring book. I believe this book moves way to slowly. For some parts of the story it jumps scenes therefore I believe this book would be better as a film. As a film, I think it would run much smoother. Consequently to this book jumping scenes, I struggle to understand what is going on. This event occurs on page 24, from the top half of the page to the bottom half. At the start of the story I think that it doesn't bring much entertainment for I, as a reader. I think the front cover is very lively, I don't think this best fits the actual story, but as the story gradually moves on I think it gets a lot better.

Kamiyah gave Cogheart 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Aminah from Grange Farm Primary School:

I found this book as a hidden treasure because at the beginning I was having to force myself to read the book as it was quite confusing and was moving pretty slowly! However as I read on I found myself not wanting to put it down. The action in the book was amazing and I loved the surprises along the way through the book! This book has proved to me to always persevere while reading. Peter Bunzl should be very proud of his first novel! :)

Aminah gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Dan from Grange Farm Primary School :

Personally I would say Cogheart got off to a slow start but throughout the book it got better. At first I was begging for the end of the book but by the middle I wanted it to keep going. I would also say this book would be better as a movie because there is a lot of jumping around between scenes and the characters, one minute your with Lily in a coal shed the next you with Malkin in the forest. Its very easy to get confused with but once you've got the gist of the book and the story line it makes alot more sense.

Dan gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Amy from Pudsey Waterloo Primary School:

I thought that this book was absolutely amazing and it was the best book so far. I loved all the drama that kept happening. The plot twist at the end is so surprising as you didn't think that would ever happen. Just as you think that it's over something else happens. I am going to read moonlocket.

Amy gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

ETASH from EBOR GARDENS PRIMARY ACADEMY:

I LOVED THE BOOK COGHEART. LILY'S father is missing and she tries to find her dad with the help of Robert, the clockmaker's son and the mechanical FOX. THAT BOOK WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE HER DAD WAS MISSING SO THAT CREATES SUSPENSE AND A MECHANINAL FOX IS HELPING HER SO I FOUND THAT REALLY INTERESTING AND I LIKE ADVENTURE BOOKS WHICH HAVE MURDER, MAYHEM AND MYSTERY.

ETASH gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Charlotte from Calverley CofE primary school:

This book gave me chills throughout; it is fantastically written. This is an amazing book and I can't wait to read the sequel. One of the best books I have ever read and it made my emotions explode. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, the twist at the end really changed the way I thought about it. It has a slow start but it made it more way more exiting. Lily was a great character who really brought out her inner bravery.

Charlotte gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Patrick from Calverley C of E Primary School:

One of the best books I've ever read. It started slow but evolved into a world class master piece. It felt as if I was actually inside the story. With so many twists and turns, I didn't know what'd happen next! Please write a sequel-I loved it!

Patrick gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

caitlin from beeston primary:

I really love this book because if you can't read any more then it leaves you on a cliff hanger.

I am also am going to buy the locket which is part two of the book.

caitlin gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Jacqueline from Middleton st marys c of e primary leeds:

I like this book because Lily is trying to find her dad. I gave this story four stars because I didn't like it that Lily got put into a room when she did nothing. My favourite characters are Lily and her dad because they both didn't give up to find each other.

Jacqueline gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill.

Chevelle from Victoria Primary Academy :

I really liked this book.This book is only for adventurous people,i liked Lilly because she was really friendly and kind to Robert and Malkin. Some parts are sad and some parts are leaving you on a cliff hanger.I rated this book a 4 out of 5 because some times in the book i like it and some times i don't like it , over all really good and i recommend this book.If you like the book carry on reading in the book 'Moonlocket

Chevelle gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Stefania from Victoria Primary Academy:

I love the book and I would recommend it to people who like adventures and mysteries. The cliffhangers make me want to read more and the surprises make a shiver travel down my spine. I'm looking forward to the sequel, Moon Locket.Over all I gave it a 5/5.

Stefania gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Evie from Victoria Primary Academy:

I love this book because it is extremely adventurous and exciting. The description in this story is outstanding and the chapters are great because each one is a new topic. The authors style of writing is brilliant and i'm looking forward to reading the next book. The suspense and cliffhangers at the end of each chapter is amazing and i couldn't put the book down. I would highly recommend this book to anyone as i love it so much. For me this is a five star rating.

Evie gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Alex from Victoria Primary Academy:

I didn't really like the book because I'm not really into adventure stories, but I would recommend it to adventurous people because they are people who are into adventures.

I don't think I will be buying the next book "The Moon locket". There's quite a lot of scary parts and I would recommend it to people who like scary stories.

I liked the old fashioned words he used but they could have been a bit more clearer. I couldn't understand a word he put only the modern.

Over and all I would rate this book 1/5.

Alex gave Cogheart 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Alicia from Victoria Primary Academy :

I really like this book because it is good for adventurous people . I would recommend this book to people who like murder and mystery story. I think the author is very creative and I am looking forwards to the sequel.

and I would give this 4 out of 5!

Alicia gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Macy from Victoria Primary Academy :

I loved the book as it was full of excitement and full of adventure. I would recommend it to people who want a thrilling, murder and mystery story.There is a lot of different genres in this story which is really fun and exciting. I will definitely be diving deep in the sequel which is called moonlocket.I wouldn't usually go for this type of book but when i have read it, i will definitely be searching for more alike books. Overall i give this book a 4 out of 5.

Macy gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Ava from Green Lane Primary Academy:

The book is about a girl called Lilly who's mum died in a car crash and her father went missing...

The main character Lilly is sent to boarding school where her guardian Madame Virgins tells her about her father going missing. Her guardian starts to take over her and boss her about. Lilly's life is based around mechanics and her secret identity. Her father is a famous mechanical builder he made Lilly a mechanimal called Malkin the fox who she thought was dead. Malkin set off on a journey to find Lilly and hand-deliver a letter from her father. This book is full of lots of danger and is very thrilling. I l loved it. I would recommend this book to my friends: Ruby, Jasmin, Alyssa, Lilli and Lily. I think this book is suitable for year fives and sixes because it can be quite scary at times, quite joyous, and thrilling as well. I LOVED IT.

Ava gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Isobel from Westgate Primary School:

When Lilly's fathers airship crashes and he goes missing Lilly knows something isn't as it seems but she doesn't know what danger lies ahead. Her mechanical pet fox, Malkin, is also missing but he is on his own mission to deliver a letter to Lilly whilst running from the dangerous men out to get him. This Victorian tale follows Lilly and her new friend Robert, the clockmakers son, risk their lives as they try find out what her fathers disappearance has to do with a strange box.

This book was really gripping and I never wanted to put it down, I could have read it all day. It was a really fun story and the adventure was described really well, I especially loved the twist at the end! I think Peter Bunzl wrote an amazing book that I would defiantly read again.

Isobel gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

favour from ebor gardens primary academy:

this is a really...AMAZING BOOK lily's farther is missing that is what creates the suspense I feel like reading it again literally peter Bunzl this is one great book!

favour gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Nicola from Oakwood Primary Academy:

I did not enjoy the book Cogheart since I thought it was confusing the whole way though it.

Nicola gave Cogheart 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Sarah Imane from EBOR Gardens Primary Academy:

I love Cogheart. It's full of mystery and wonder. You never know whats going to happen, but it could use with a bit more mystery, it would make the book a bit more entertaining in it and would make the reader love it even more.

Sarah Imane gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Shanice from Ebor Gardens Primary Acedemy:

I really like the book because the use of words and the plot fit in together and gets you wanting to read on and on. The idea of a glossary at the back is really useful so that if you didn't understand some of the technical words, you would by the end. I feel as if there was a bit too miserable and didn't have enough happiness. However that did not stop me enjoying the book to maximum level.

Shanice gave Cogheart 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Poppy from Carlton Primary School:

Cogheart is a daring, dramatic book full of adventure and imagination. You never know what might happen next and I am excited to flick to the next page. My favorite character is Malkin the fox because he is protective and aggressive.I look forward to another fantastic book and I will read on to see what happens next! I think Peter Bunzl is an AWESOME author and gives his books great adventurous story lines.

Poppy gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Elizabeth from Carlton Primary School:

Cogheart is an adventurous and dangerous book. It is exciting and makes you want to read more! It takes you into a world of imagination and captures you into the book itself. There is many twists and turns in the daring, courageous story of everything you could imagine. I love this book and look forward to read more Peter Bunzl books.

Elizabeth gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Lily from Green Lane Primary Academy:

Cogheart is a mystery and adventure written by Peter Bunzl. It is all about a young girl called Lily. When she finds out her father is missing, it brings back memories of her childhood. She is instantly taken back to her house. Lily's Godfather is a good man or, perhaps, there a twist in the tale. Her new guardian Madame is a friend of some silver-eyed men that are after Lily. Could these silver-eyed men be behind the events Lily tries to ignore? Madame is ripping her house apart taking away her memories of Papa, and selling the mechanicals he made. Will the letter be the key to Lily's heart? I rate this book 5 out of5. I would recommend this book to my best friend Rosie because she loves mysteries. This book is suitable for 10 to13 year olds who love adventures.

Lily gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Gabriella from Barwick-In-Elmet C of E Primary School:

I loved Cogheart so much! It really captures you in the book, so much that you just can't put it down. I can't wait to read Peter Bunzls next book Moonlocket!Thank you for producing one of the most mind-gripping books I've ever read.

Gabriella gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Ciara from Barwick in Elmet C of E Primary School:

The book had a slow start. The use of french phrases sometimes slowed the flow of the story although a lot of the time I was able to understand from the previous context and situations.

This book is certainly a thriller. It is full of excitement, adventure with wonderful twists and turns. It was told in a such a way that made me never want to put it down! A variety of emotions are shown throughout the book such as fear, sadness and happiness. All you want to do is delve deeper.

So far so good!

Ciara gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Daniel from Barwick in Elmet C of E primary school:

Cogheart was easily the best book I have read, EVER! It is an action packed story that really grips you and makes you feel the emotion of the book. I could picture it in my mind so clearly, I felt like I was there! I actually cried at one part! I really enjoyed reading it, I hope it wins the award!

Well done on your first book Peter Bunzl! It is now my all time favorite book so keep it up! :-)

Daniel gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.

Edward from Barwick-in-Elmet C of E primary school:

A well written book-captivating and a pleasure to read (I couldn't put the book down, a very good page-turner of a book.

Edward gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard.

Amelia from Barwick in elmet c of e primary school :

This book is amazing! At first, I wasn't really enjoying the book. But now, I am stunned with how the author has gripped me into the world of Cogheart. Throughout the book, I thought that I was Lily, Malkin or Robert. This book made me feel loads and loads of different emotions that made me speechless at the end.

I am looking foreword to seeing what Moonlocket contains. (The next book) Since this book has made me feel a variety of emotions.😄

Great work Peter Bunzle!

Amelia gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.

Ella from St.Margaret's C of E primary school Horsforth :

Cogheart is a very feeling, dramatic book which I have immensly enjoyed. My favourite character is Malkin, the cogwork fox. He is very funny, and I like his character. I recommend this book 9 to 13 year olds. If you like adventure, mystery and a brave girl and boy, this is the book for you!

Ella gave Cogheart 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Invisible Inc. by Steve Cole.