Upcoming releases

upcoming rereleases and readaptations

Coming in September is a new miniature book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, from Running Press. And for folks in the UK, It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, Snoopy drops in August. This is Ravette’s edition of the US Ballantine book reprinting the strips from 1995.


First look: Complete Peanuts v. 6 cover

Here’s a first look at the cover for Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962. This is the volume that comes out in October, and it’s got an intro by G. B. Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury. Before that, of course, is The Complete Peanuts: 1959-1960, which ships in May, with an intro by Whoopi …

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American history, Peanuts style

Coming this summer is This is America, Charlie Brown, the complete eight-episode TV miniseries on DVD. I’ve been looking for this one to hit DVD for a while. If you’ve never seen this series, it uses the Peanuts characters to tell tales of various aspects of US history. While the …

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More pretty little Peanuts books

As I’ve mentioned earlier, Cider Mill Press is bringing the Determined Productions Happiness-is-a-Warm-Puppy-style gift books back into print. In addition to the volumes announced earlier, they have some volumes shipping in September: Christmas Is Together Time I Need All The Friends I Can Get Love is Walking Hand In Hand …

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Peanuts movies on DVD

Shipping next month on DVD and already available for preorder are: A Boy Named Charlie Brown Snoopy Come Home Just $9.99 each, 1/3 off the cover price, if you order now, a real priced-to-own price for these feature-length funnies.

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Peanuts gift books coming in June

Don’t Give Up, Charlie Brown! and Good Grief, It’s Your Birthday! are two new hardbacks coming in June from Harvest House. These are apparently Peanuts images matched with encouraging quotes or sayings. Gifty items, for someone facing life’s challenges or having a birthday (often the same thing!)

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How to make a Great Pumpkin

Following up on the success of A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition, Lee Mendelson and the folks at Harper are offering up another book on the making of a Peanuts special. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: The Making of a Television Classic hits shelves in September. …

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Upcoming book: Snoopy’s many faces

Coming in October from Ballantine Books (publishers of many Peanuts strip collections) is The Many Faces of Snoopy, a 272 page paperback priced at $11.95. And for those who like to keep an eye on upcoming books, it’s worth noting that Little Simon, who publish the various kiddie storybooks and …


Peanut cookbook a-comin’!

As I just posted on the Upcoming Peanuts Books list, August will bring us The Peanuts Lunchtime Cookbook, a paperback from Ballantine Books. I have a sneaking suspicion that this is just a new edition of the old Peanuts Lunch Bag Cook Book, but I could be wrong. My baby …


Happiness Is… an old cover design

It looks as though the upcoming Cider Mill Press rereleases of the old Determined Productions saying-and-picture books will sport the original cover designs as well. While some of these covers speak to the era when they were designed, that’s not a bad thing; the odds are good that a lot …