Upcoming releases

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!)

Upcoming releases

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. …

Upcoming releases

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 …

Discounts

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 …

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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 …

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Camp Peanuts cover and last minute gifts

We have a first look at the cover of It’s Off to Camp, Charlie Brown. It won’t actually be available until May, but hey, that’s what makes it a first look. It is nice to see a cover that isn’t just a blue sky fading down to green grass for …

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Peanuts books of the future and the present(s)

It looks like next summer will be bringing some more British Peanuts gift books from Ravette. They’ve got Best Friends… Understand Sharing and True Love Is… Complete Trust, both shipping in June. But if next summer is too long for you to wait for your gifts, you’d best get a …

Classic finds

Schulz bio pushed back, DVDs pushed forward

Tonight is this year’s U.S. airing of A Charlie Brown Christmas on ABC. That makes it a good day to watch TV, of course, but it also makes it a good day for me to talk about some upcoming releases: two more animated Peanuts DVDs. Now, the movies are finally …

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New editions of old Peanuts books, and more

hope that everyone out there has a happy day, whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or not. Just added to the Upcoming Peanuts book list is new US editions of Happiness is a Warm Puppy, Happiness is a Sad Song, Home is on Top of a Doghouse, and Security is a Thumb …

New releases

Silent Peanuts and more

Now shipping: the new, cheaper edition of A Peanuts Christmas, a collection of Christmas-themed strips. We were kind of underwhelmed by the original version of this, but the lower price certainly makes it more palatable. Coming in February: a cute li’l miniature hardcover adaptation of It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie …