Nothing gladdens the heart as much as seeing old friends, so it makes sense that adding Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters Snoopy and Woodstock onto a graphically arresting red-and-white-striped backpack by Hanna Andersson would make it the must-have accessory of the back-to-school season.
As reassuring as Linus’s blue blanket, this backpack is made of stain and water-resistant 600-denier polyester and has adjustable straps and a padded back for comfort. At 18-inches high, 12-inches wide, and 5.5-inches deep, it is recommended for kids four-feet tall and above, although one adult online reviewer said she was happily using it as a diaper bag. This backpack has a pocket on each side, a zippered front pocket, and a built-in interior organizer.
And if your kids need an introduction to Snoopy and his gang’s hilarious brand of wisdom, “The Peanuts Movie,” directed by Steve Martino, hits theaters on Nov. 6, 2015.
Snoopy and Woodstock Peanuts Backpack, $52, www.hanna