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Peanuts books 2017

For the first post of the year, I figured I should do the run-down on what we’re expecting for this year in Peanuts books. Seems likely to be a slightly light year – not full of movie-linked books like 2015, and with hardcover Complete Peanuts having come to an end …

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Good Grief! Modern Life!

For those of you who like an academic bent to the way you think about Peanuts, August brings The Comics of Charles Schulz: The Good Grief of Modern Life. This entry in the Critical Approaches to Comics Artists series has been in the works for a while – the call for …

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Posh Coloring cover

This is the cover for the Posh Coloring Book: Peanuts that’s coming out next April, and it shows one of the little oddities of Peanuts coloring book in general: one of the central characters is, by nature, black and white! Still, looks like fun.

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Hallmark celebrates Christmas the traditional way: taking my money

Having already taken my cash for the Christmas cookbook that I announced a few days ago, Hallmark’s website announced not one but two more Christmas-themed Peanuts books, designed specifically to drag money out of my pocket and place it other places! On one hand, we have another one of those Itty-Bittys books, …

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Beagle Board Book

Next January brings Meet the Easter Beagle!, a board book based on the It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown tv special.

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Halloween’s more than a year away

We’re already seeing solicitations for Great Pumpkin books for pumpkin season 2017! Now you can pre-order: The board book The Legend of the Great Pumpkin The paperback The Great Pumpkin Returns both coming in July. And to fill your Peanuts board book need without the pumpkiny flavor, May brings Hugs for Snoopy, …

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nice Peanuts cover

I like the design for the cover of the upcoming paperback edition of The Complete Peanuts: 1963-1964. The font of the logo design goes quite nicely with the musical notes.

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Boxed set box

Here is the box for The Good Ol’ Peanuts boxed set of previously published Peanuts kids books. It ships mid-December, giving you time to wrap the box in wrapping paper and give it for Christmas… or even for Chanukah (which starts on Christmas eve this year… and then, doesn’t end this …

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A correction

In the post that I made on the contents of Complete Peanuts 26, I accidentally referred to some of the material having appeared first in Playboy, which was simply a mind-buffer error. That material had appeared in Sports Illustrated. (I was also having some dealings with the works of Dedini, a cartoonist …

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Snoopy’s many rescues

The book that was previously listed just as Peanuts Spring Collection 2017 now has a title, Snoopy to the Rescue. It’s a good name… which is why it’s been used before. Repeatedly. In 1991, the UK’s Ladybird Books published snoopy to the rescue (lower-case theirs), a storybook by Gordon Volke. In 1987, …