Here are two items I picked up at Walmart today. I did not see any new pens and pencils but I did find this plastic 10 piece Math set which will be going in the box with the date marked on the back. The notebook is new this year with the cover by Ed Hardy. Eight different covers are available on notebooks and file folders. I do like the art work. The notebook is no big deal with standard school paper and 70 sheets but the cover is nice. Made in te USA.