A weak Christmas for the Peanuts book fans

While there certainly are some interesting new Peanuts books out for the shopping season this year, there are some notable absences.

  • No 1990s edition of The Big Book of Peanuts, what had been an annual release of all the Peanuts daily strips, coming out a decade at a time. These books were exclusively sold through Costco, and there is no sign of the book either in their stores or on their website. The first four volumes are still all available online, but this year’s absence suggests that perhaps the set will never be complete. (Costco is carrying Peanuts books for the holiday; the local store had both this year’s book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas and the oversized hardcover Celebrating Snoopy.)
  • No new Hallmark book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Yes, there’s a new book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas, but not from Hallmark; and a new Peanuts Christmas book from Hallmark, but it’s not an adaptation of the TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas. Hallmark has issued new custom editions of book adaptations in all but two years since 2006, and the old shelf looks a little empty without a new one.
  • No new sew-it-yourself fabric book this year. Admittedly, this has been more of an irregular thing, but given the lack of the above two, I seek solace where I can. (Although I cannot help but to point out that anyone who is enjoying the culture depicted in Pixar’s lovely new film Coco that this weekend, the Joann Fabrics stores have this on sale: )

 

Upcoming releases
Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown!

Coming in January (and available for preorder now) is Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown!, which looks to be a kids book writ by Jason Cooper and drawn by Vicki Scott. Share this:

Upcoming releases
It’s Loopy!

The Amazon listing for the hardcover collecting Lucy-themed comic book stories has updated. The official title listing has changed from Charles Schulz’ Lucy to Charles M. Schulz’s Lucy – the middle initial, an s after the apostrophe… that’s the way it should be. And there’s a cover… which doesn’t have “Schulz” in …

Upcoming releases
Lucy van Pelt, hardcover and lovin’ it

Coming out next February is Charles Schulz’ Lucy, the latest in the character-themed collections of stories from the KaBOOM! comic book. No list available yet of which stories are in there…. so I’m kinda hoping that one of the stories I wrote will end up there. It’s always nice to be …