New ‘Toy Story 4’ Book Covers and Titles

Well, we’re only three months out from Toy Story 4‘s release!  I’ve been away for a bit, on vacation at Walt Disney World, and I’m still trying to get caught back up on all the news that’s been coming out over the past few weeks.  While we’re still without a trailer, or anything else official from Pixar, merchandise is gradually becoming more prevalent, both in stores and online.  Among that merchandise are some new book titles and covers, to tie in with the film and beyond.

New Books

A number of new titles have been added to the release lists online.  The following publications are now on Amazon for preorder:

  • Disney Pixar Toy Story Learning Series
    (May 1)  Woody, Buzz, Forky, and Bo Peep all have wonderful adventures that inspire learning and sharing. Read about each character, and practice drawing, too! Designed for children 36 months and up, the Learning Series offers children the opportunity to develop fine motor skills while having fun. This storybook includes a reusable magnetic pen and drawing pad as well as step-by-step instructions. The erasable drawing pad makes it easy to practice until perfect. Sure to please children and adults alike!
  • Disney Toy Story 4 My First Puzzle Book
    (May 1)  Have fun playing with Woody and the toys in this action-packed storybook! A book and toy all in one, My First Puzzle Book comes complete with a brightly illustrated book, 5 sturdy puzzles and color-coded pieces. Children ages 36 months and up will enjoy embarking on this exciting adventure featuring Woody, Buzz, Bo-Peep, and friends old and new! Children’s imaginations are sure to be ignited as they listen to the story, and then use the puzzles to bring the book scenes to life.
  • Disney Toy Story 4 Stuck on Stories
    (May 1)  Woody, Buzz, and all the toys are back with a brand new adventure! A book and toy all in one, this Stuck on Stories activity kit comes complete with a brightly illustrated book, 10 well-crafted suction cup characters, and a great board game to share with friends. Children ages 36 months and up will adore this fun and exciting mission, featuring Woody, Buzz, and Bo Peep, along with a whole host of new characters. Children’s imaginations are sure to be ignited as they listen to the story, and then use the suction cups to bring the book scenes to life or to create their own new adventures for Woody and gang. To Infinity and Beyond!
  • Disney Toy Story 4 My Busy Books
    (May 1)  Join Woody and the toys on their amazing new adventures! A book and toy all in one, this My Busy Books activity kit comes complete with a brightly illustrated book, well-crafted figurines, and a giant durable playmat. Children ages 36 months and up will enjoy spending time with Woody, Buzz, and an awesome assortment of toys old and new. Their imaginations are sure to be ignited as they learn about the characters, and then use the figurines and playmat to bring the book scenes to life or to create their own exciting new tales for these timeless characters!
  • Disney Toy Story 4 Bubble Magnet Book
    (May 1)  Get ready for new adventures in reading with Toy Story 4 Bubble Magnets! Your child will enjoy creating scenes with the 3-D bubble magnets as you read the story aloud. Designed for children 36 months and up, featuring over 12 specially designed magnets that adhere to the pages of the book, Bubble Magnets introduces children to exciting characters and fun stories that will inspire creative play.
  • Disney Pixar – Toy Story Look and Find – PI Kids
    (May 7)  Your little one can look for “find’ems” in 48 pages of wonderful illustrations. Look and Find play helps children develop searching, matching, and reading skills, while keeping them engaged as they explore the wonderful world of Toy Story!
  • Disney-Pixar – Toy Story 4 Look and Find – PI Kids
    (May 7)  Your little one can look for “find’ems” in eight busy scenes. Then they can turn to the back of the book for even more Look and Find challenges. Look and Find play helps children develop searching, matching, and reading skills, while keeping them engaged as they explore the wonderful world of Toy Story!
  • Disney Pixar – Toy Story 4 Little Sound Book – PI Kids
    (May 7)  Press 7 interactive buttons to bring the exciting Toy Story adventure to life with fun sounds! Matching words with pictures and sounds enhances reading comprehension, and connecting with favorite characters engages young readers at story time.
  • Disney Pixar – Toy Story 4 Deluxe Sound Book – PI Kids
    (May 7)  Press 13 interactive buttons to bring an exciting Toy Story adventure to life with fun sounds! Matching words with pictures and sounds enhances reading comprehension, and connecting with favorite characters engages young readers at story time.
  • The Secret Science of Toys: A Toy Story Discovery Book (Disney Learning Discovery Books)
    (August 1)  Buzz, Woody, and friends take readers on a journey through the fascinating science of toys: how they are made and how they work. Clear nonfiction text presents STEM concepts with a high-interest hook. Favorite Pixar characters keep readers engaged.
  • Toy Story Woody’s Augmented Reality Adventure: Bring the Toy Story Gang to Life!
    (May 7)  Bring the world of Toy Story—one of the most beloved animated films of all time—off the pages of the book and into your room with Augmented Reality!  Since 1995, when it was first released, Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story has been a global phenomenon and a favorite with both children and adults.  Now, for Toy Story 4, fans of these classic movies can enjoy the first-ever Augmented Reality character guidebook to the series.  Simply download the free app, then scan the pages to bring Woody, Buzz, and brand-new characters from Toy Story 4 to life.  This incredible interactive book delivers friends to play with, chances to stretch kids’ imagination, and puzzles to solve with the gang. Yeehaw!

I’ve also found one other book, with a later release, on the Penguin Random House site:

  • Disney/Pixar Toy Story Adventures Volume 2
    (September 3)  A collection of short comic stories inspired by animated films DisneyPixar Toy Story 3 and Toy Story 4!Join Buzz, Woody, and all of your favorite toys for more hijinks and adventures in this tome of Toy Story tales! As Andy and Bonnie’s toys continue to adapt to new surroundings and relationships, you will not want to miss their journeys!  Collecting well over 200 pages of DisneyPixar Toy Story comics, this graphic novel brings the adventure, comedy, and heart of Toy Story from the screen to your fingertips.

This is a companion to the other graphic novel that is being released by Dark Horse Comics on May 7.  Just like with the first volume, I’m excited to have another book full of original stories that expand on the Toy Story world!

New Book Covers

As the movie’s release gets closer, more book covers have been updated with final artwork online.  Although as of right now, these images haven’t been added on Amazon, they are on the Penguin Random House site, and all three will be available as of May 7.  These titles aren’t new to us, but it’s fun to see the images!

  • Toy Story 4 Deluxe Step Into Reading #2 (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4)
    This Toy Story 4 deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader with over 30 stickers is based on the exciting new Disney/Pixar movie hitting theaters June 21, 2019!
    Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 opens a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the Toy Story gang. Directed by Josh Cooley (Riley’s First Date?) and produced by Jonas Rivera (Inside Out and Up) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer for Inside Out), Toy Story 4 opens in theaters on June 21, 2019. Step 1 readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading on their own.

Here we see Woody and Forky looking happy in a trash can.  We know already that Forky has a crisis about whether he’s a spork or a toy, so this cover likely plays into that aspect of the story.

  • Toy Story 4: The Junior Novelization (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4)
    Toy Story 4: The Junior Novelization retells the exciting new Disney/Pixar movie hitting theaters June 21, 2019!
    Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 opens a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the Toy Story gang. Directed by Josh Cooley (Riley’s First Date?) and produced by Jonas Rivera (Inside Out and Up) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer for Inside Out), Toy Story 4 opens in theaters on June 21, 2019.

Even though this one doesn’t really hint too much at the film’s plot, it is a great look of Woody in this fatherly pose with Forky that we’ve seen before.

  • Toy Story 4: The Deluxe Junior Novelization
    Toy Story 4: The Deluxe Junior Novelization retells the exciting new Disney/Pixar movie hitting theaters June 21, 2019!
    Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 opens a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the Toy Story gang. Directed by Josh Cooley (Riley’s First Date?) and produced by Jonas Rivera (Inside Out and Up) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer for Inside Out), Toy Story 4 opens in theaters on June 21, 2019.

The cover of this book utilizes the international poster we’ve seen before, but it’s a gorgeous image and worthy of seeing further use.

I’ve got more news to write up and share, so stay tuned!  And here’s hoping that we’ll have a trailer to discuss in the near future.  Goodness knows we’ve waited long enough already!

Images © Disney/Pixar and Penguin Random House.  Thanks to @KendalBerry7 on Twitter for the tip!