Upcoming releases

Woof and chirp, BFFs

Coming in February is Snoopy and Woodstock: Best Friends Forever, a storybook. The paperback comes with two pages of stickers, the hardcover edition doesn’t, but both have the same thrilling cover image of Snoopy and Woodstock skateboarding, Snoopy with his safety helmet, Woodstock with his yarmulka! (“Yarmulka”, also known as …

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A book with a very bossy title

Coming in January of 2018 (the future!) is Be Kind, Be Brave, Be You, a Be Oh A Are Dee Be Oh Okay. With 26 pages and an uplifting message of encouragement, this should fulfill all of your need for uplifting boards!

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Here comes Here Comes the Easter Beagle!!

Landing in January is Here Comes the Easter Beagle!, which is, of course, celebrating the adventures of one of those giant stone beagle heads that they found on Easter Island. No, wait, that’s wrong. But that’d be cool too, right? Well, in order to make this short 8″x8″ book at …

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Lots of little Peanuts books in one big book

Coming in December is Peanuts 5-Minute Stories, which is a collection of earlier Peanuts storybooks – and by “earlier”, I mean “earlier than December”, not earlier that now; It’s Hockey Time, Franklin! has not yet been released. But it’s got a dozen books worth of tales between its hard covers, although …

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The wrapping of the wrapping paper book

Ah, finally we have something that looks like an actual cover for the upcoming A Charlie Brown Christmas Wrapping Paper Activity Book. The few uncolored figures to the left look to me like ghosts in the composition. Maybe they’re the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future?

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All the Peanuts statues

For a long time, Peanuts book collectors with an interest in the Peanuts statues that blanketed St. Paul and Santa Rosa in various years had to settle for the combination auction catalog/souvenir booklets that accompanied those displays, and some of them have been hard to find. But now there’s a book …

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Maybe this is Running Press’s radical new design scheme

Coming this July is Peanuts Baby Book: My First Year, a padded-cover book filled with places to put baby data, baby pictures, li’l footprints, etc. I hope that they get the rest of this series out quickly; I could really use a Peanuts Baby Book: My Fifty-Second Year right about …

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What the well-dressed cartoonist is drawing.

We’ve got a cover for The Great American Story of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang! (part of the History of Fun Stuff line) which comes out in just a couple of weeks. It’s an eye-catching piece, and I like it… but with a wry smile at its intentional ridiculousness. I mean, …


Not to discount religion, but…

Discounts are my religion! I was just about to post about the upcoming release of a paperback edition of A Charlie Brown Religion, Stephen Lind’s deep dive into Schulz’s religiosity, when I discovered that Amazon has a few copies of the hardcover edition at 67% off the list price, or about …

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Communicative Christmas covers

Cover images have appeared for two upcoming Christmas-themed Peanuts books, and they both let us know something further about the books. What the cover for The Peanuts Guide to Christmas tells us is that this indeed a US reprint of a British book of the same name. And what the …