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Reading activities: The Cogheart Adventures

Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in these gripping and award-winning Victorian adventures. 

Try these activity sheets based on The Cogheart Adventures by Peter Bunzl, or scroll down to watch the author reading the first chapter.

Activity sheets



Can you find all the Cogheart-related words in this wordsearch?

Penny Dreadful

Write your own Penny Dreadful 

Penny Dreadful stories are full of suspense, adventure and action. Have a go at writing one!

Cogheart puppets

Make your own Cogheart puppets

Make Lily, Malkin, Robert, Angelique or the Skycircus balloon with these puppet cutouts.

Spot the difference

Spot the difference

Can you spot the 6 differences on these Skycircus covers?


Underwater world

Lily, Robert and Malkin are submerged beneath the Atlantic Ocean. Can you create an underwater world for them to discover?

Cogheart book review

Cogheart book review

If you've read Cogheart, why not fill in this book review?

An introduction to Cogheart from author Peter Bunzl

Peter introduces you to the four books in the series (Cogheart, Moonlocket, Skycircus and Shawdowsea) and reads the prologue from Cogheart.

More lesson plans and activities for Usborne books

Find more discussion questions, creative writing and other activities for teachers and parents on our Lesson plans and activities page.