Thewas a newspaper written by children in grades five and six for children ages 7 through 13. It appeared as a 12-page tabloid insert in the on the second Tuesday of every month during the school year. Barbara Poore, acting as editor, founded in 1980 as a product of the Children’s Educational Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization for which she also served as president.
School administrators selected student reporters from area schools each month to cover topics on local businesses and events and to interview celebrities and community leaders. The newspaper also contained student-written book reviews, puzzles, and creative writing, as well as comics, crafts, and recipes that were created by adults.
received a 1984 Casper Award for outstanding community service, national awards for excellence in educational journalism, and national television coverage. When the newspaper became part of the in 1986, a new editor, Patty Deely, was appointed, but the original format was retained. Because was a part of the , it enjoyed the same circulation as the daily newspaper, in addition to its school subscriptions, which totaled 75,000 during 1990-1991.
The Peanut Butter Press ceased publication in 1996 when budget cuts at themade it no longer feasible. In 1999, the also ceased publication.