The cover for the upcoming book It’s a New World, Charlie Brown has been changed. It is now:
The UK is getting some more titles not available on these shores… unless you order them shipped here, as these links will do.
It’s been a while since we got a new aimed-at-the-school-library biography of Schulz. That drought ends in August with Charles Schulz, part of the Blastoff Readers line, written by Kari Schuetz. This Level 4 reader is now available for preorder.
The previously-mentioned Peanuts Off-Model book is now being listed as Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz. Folks doing their own takes on Schulz’s characters include the very Peanuts-influenced Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons), Raina Telgemeier (I’ve been reading some of her best-selling YA graphic novels lately, like Smile and Drama), and Jeffrey Brown (who has been doing some fun kids takes on Star Wars). Amazon is not listing this yet; I’ll give you a link when they do.
I finally received the originally-supposed-to-come-in-January Peanuts Quilted Celebrations, a book with CD-ROM of vital files for quilting your own Peanuts materials. It has instructions for 10 different items (with an eleventh on the disk), mostly holiday items with a somewhat odd distribution (two items for St. Patty’s Day, only one for Christmas… well, the author’s name is “Kathleen Shea”, so perhaps a little more interest than average in the Irish celebration is understandable!)
The items are attractive. Working in this fixed medium, they don’t really capture Schulz’s line weight… which is probably why my favorite item in the group is the one done as a silhouette, a placemat for Halloween.
I’m not a quilter. My dear mother was, but I never tried to learn from her, so I cannot judge the quality of the instructions here. Still, it looks like this 96-page full-color paperback is a good item for those who have overlapping interest in Peanuts and quilting, and I suspect there’s at least a couple of you in my audience!