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Coverses!

We’ve got some covers for upcoming board books. September brings us Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!, with plenty of time to integrate it into your holiday. Then there’s December’s Who’s Your Valentine, Charlie Brown? – it’s heart-shaped, it’s a book… that means that it’s a heart with a spine!

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Wooden Collectible Set

Popping onto the September schedule is something called A Charlie Brown Christmas Wooden Collectible Set. What is it? Well, it’s published by Running Press, and it’s listed as a 32 page paperback, but the name suggests it has “stuff”. So I’m assuming it’s one of their “kits”, the little boxes with …

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The Peanuts Character Whatever

We have a cover for the book that’s been announced as The Complete Peanuts Character Encyclopedia… only now it seems to have the title of The Complete Peanuts Family Album. It’s still by Andrew Farago. It is full of detail, and make a great trivia “how many can you name” challenge. …

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It’s what Google and Stephen Colbert have in common

One of the thing that can slow down Peanuts research is the ability of Google to find Snoopy everywhere… even if it’s an illusion. For example, when searching for uses of the word “Snoopy” in books from the 19th century, Google served me up the following examples. Two guys named …

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Jacky Ha-Ha

For those of us who consume audiobooks, the Peanuts books market is rather weak. After all, most of them are collections of comics or at least heavily-illustrated kids books where, if the text were recorded, it would take up just a few minutes of listening during one’s daily exercise regimen. …

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It’s too late to save your nickels – Peanuts has been sold

Various news sources (such as Variety) are reporting that Canadian company DHX Media have bought out the entertainment side of Iconix, which means they get the primary ownership of the Peanuts property (the Schulzes still own some) as well as full ownership of Strawberry Shortcake and some other items. DHX already …

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Hallmark discounts

I just noticed that Hallmark is offering 20% off most of their Peanuts books, with 50% off their Easter Beagle book with the “Itsy Bitsy” figure.

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Be My Valentine, Sweet Babboo

Taking my computer into the shop (I will have to struggle without it for DAYS! Withdrawal, withdrawal!), I stopped in at the Hallmark shop to waste a few minutes until my Genius Bar appointment. Hallmark has been on my mind lately as I wonder whether it might make sense for …

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The AAUGH Blog » Charlie Brown’s Hidden Christmas Treasures

Just a quick note that Merry Christmas Charlie Brown Look-and-Find, which I evaluated here and decided that it was not an adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas (although it does have some references to it) is available in paperback from the Scholastic Book Club. If you’re ordering your kid books online, its order code …

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One-day sale on Peanuts and other Fantagraphics books

This publisher sale includes Complete Peanuts, Peanuts Every Sunday, Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking, and more. Here’s a direct link to the Peanuts catalog page.Source: Fantagraphics Books