Lotsa new book coming

Upcoming releases

Okay, normally I’d take this bunch of new book announcements for the fall and cover releases and break it into several posts, but I feel like getting this out of the way.

  • We have a cover… well, a box… for the A Charlie Brown Christmas Book and Tree and Music kit.
  • Snoopy Flies to the Rescue! is a “Steer-the-Story” book, which means it has a steering wheel built into the cover, as well as liftable flaps and a single pop-up. Art by the mighty Robert Pope. Comes in August
  • Snoopy’s Happy Tales! is one of those books where they take five of the existing storybooks and put them into a single hardcover. In this case, it has Snoopy Goes to School, Snoopy Takes Off!, Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy!, Best Friend for Snoopy, and Woodstock’s First Flight!
  • Nest Friends is another adaptation of a story from the Apple TV+ animated Peanuts series.
  • That book of Peanuts mazes by Mazetoons creator (and frequent Schulz Museum guest) Joe Wos has a name – A-Maze-Ing Peanuts – and a release date in September.
  • And if you want a lot of Peanuts stories, Countdown to Christmas! should deliver that to you, with 25 tales packed into 64 pages, making it like an advent calendar of storytelling.

And by the way, if you want to know how the whack-a-mole against bootleg Peanuts Kindle books are going, the reupload that I told you about a couple days ago are already deleted…. and new editions are already up, this time by authors Marry V Chapman and Aimee D Morrell replacing Dolores J Douglas and Celia D Lennon. How many rounds of this will they go through before someone either finds a way to stop it or gives up?

Meanwhile, John Ragin Jr., the author of blank notebooks, used a curiously decapitated Charlie Brown on the cover to a number of them. I expect that the NFL team logos on these are just as licensed as the Peanuts characters are! (Even on the one that uses the already-retired name and logo of the Washington Football Team.)

Upcoming releases
Peanuts books to buy, and a free one

We’ve got a few more books listed as coming up later this year. There’s no surprise that we’re getting the paperback edition of The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994, and with it, the box set of 1991-1994. After all, these have been coming out like clockwork, and 2025 should bring us the …

Upcoming releases
Mostly recycled Peanuts books

There are some new Peanuts titles showing up in the pipeline. I don’t have covers yet, but the books are simple to explain. Welcome Home, Franklin! adopts the new TV special that will hit Apple TV+ on the 16th. Here’s to You Charlie Brown and You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown …

Upcoming releases
Upcoming collections

Coming in May is Five Funny Snoopy and Charlie Brown Stories!, a compilation of the previously-released kids storybooks Let’s Go to the Library!; Time for School, Charlie Brown; Snoopy and Woodstock; Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon!; and Make a Trade, Charlie Brown! We now have a cover for the …