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The Yarn

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Rank #140 in Books category

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The Yarn takes listeners behind the scenes of children's literature. Each episode features an author or illustrator talking about how they create books for young readers.

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The Yarn takes listeners behind the scenes of children's literature. Each episode features an author or illustrator talking about how they create books for young readers.

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75 Ratings
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One of my favorite podcasts

By Bossofthebulls - Aug 03 2018
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Colby and Travis are the best at what they do.

A must listen to for KidLit readers

By Carter Arbuckle - Nov 16 2017
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As a teacher-librarian The Yarn deepens my love for kidlit. I feel like I learn so much more about the books themselves, their authors and illustrators. Listen to this podcast - @StacyFord77

iTunes Ratings

75 Ratings
Average Ratings
67
7
1
0
0

One of my favorite podcasts

By Bossofthebulls - Aug 03 2018
Read more
Colby and Travis are the best at what they do.

A must listen to for KidLit readers

By Carter Arbuckle - Nov 16 2017
Read more
As a teacher-librarian The Yarn deepens my love for kidlit. I feel like I learn so much more about the books themselves, their authors and illustrators. Listen to this podcast - @StacyFord77
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The Yarn

Latest release on Jan 22, 2020

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The Yarn takes listeners behind the scenes of children's literature. Each episode features an author or illustrator talking about how they create books for young readers.

Rank #1: #2 Raina Telgemeier (S1 E2)

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Episode 2 features Raina Telgemeier, the face of graphic novel memoirs.

Aug 18 2015

25mins

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Rank #2: #97 Adam Gidwitz How Adam Gidwitz Went From Being A Bad Teacher to a Great Author

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Author Adam Gidwitz shares his journey to becoming a published author.

Jul 27 2019

23mins

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Rank #3: #25 Dav Pilkey - Captain Underpants: The Series

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Dan Pilkey talks about his series, Captain Underpants.

Aug 01 2016

22mins

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Rank #4: #26 Kate DiCamillo - Raymie Nightingale Unraveled (Pt. 1)

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Recorded live in front of an audience at the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference, author Kate DiCamillo talks about her book Raymie Nightingale. This is part one of a two-part Unraveller episode.

Aug 14 2016

22mins

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Rank #5: #72 Katherine Applegate - WISHTREE Unraveled

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Newbery Medal-winning author Katherine Applegate takes us behind the scenes of her middle grade novel WISHTREE.

Jun 16 2018

9mins

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Rank #6: #42 Jon Klassen (Pt. I) I WANT MY HAT BACK

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Author/illustrator Jon Klassen talks about his Geisel award winning picture book I WANT MY HAT BACK. This is part one of a three-part series with Jon Klassen.

Mar 18 2017

16mins

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Rank #7: #84 Colby & Travis - 2018 Year In Review

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Colby and Travis discuss the year that was in children's literature.

Dec 24 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #8: #13 Gary D. Schmidt - Orbiting Jupiter Unravelled (Pt. 1)

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Author Gary D. Schmidt talks about his book Orbiting Jupiter. This is part one of a two-part Unraveller episode.

Jan 31 2016

10mins

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Rank #9: #104 Dave Eggers - ABNER & IAN GET RIGHT-SIDE UP Unraveled

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Author Dave Eggers talks about writing for kids and takes us behind the scenes of his picture book ABNER & IAN GET RIGHT-SIDE UP.

Nov 10 2019

11mins

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Rank #10: #81 Kate DiCamillo - LOUISIANA'S WAY HOME Unraveled

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Author Kate DiCamillo takes us behind the scenes of her middle grade novel, LOUISIANA'S WAY HOME.

Nov 04 2018

10mins

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Rank #11: #14 Gary D. Schmidt - Orbiting Jupiter Unravelled (Pt. 2)

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Author Gary D. Schmidt talks about his book Orbiting Jupiter. This is part two of a two-part Unraveller episode.

Feb 07 2016

10mins

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Rank #12: #78 Jarrett J. Krosoczka - HEY, KIDDO Unraveled

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Author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczk takes us behind the scenes of his graphic novel memoir, HEY, KIDDO.

Sep 23 2018

21mins

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Rank #13: #34 Javaka Steptoe - RADIANT CHILD Unraveled

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Author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe talks about his book RADIANT CHILD: THE STORY OF YOUNG ARTIST JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT.

Nov 27 2016

10mins

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Rank #14: #41 Kevin Henkes - WAITING Unraveled

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Author/illustrator Kevin Henkes talks about his Caldecott and Geisel Honor winning picture book Waiting.

Mar 05 2017

11mins

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Rank #15: #63 Brian Selznick & Laura Amy Schlitz - The 2008 Newbery and Caldecott Medals

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Brian Selznick and Laura Amy Schlitz take us behind the scenes of the unforgettable 2008 Newbery and Caldecott awards.

Jan 28 2018

26mins

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Rank #16: #54 Kuo, Cordell, Pizzoli, Santat, Collier - Picture Book Panel LIVE

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This LIVE extended episode of the show features an all-star panel of picture book makers: Julia Kuo, Bryan Collier, Matthew Cordell, Dan Santat, and Greg Pizzoli. It was recorded in front of an audience at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago in June 2017. Topics discussed: Breaking into the business, misconceptions about picture book makers, Amazon, wisdom for newcomers, books with a message, snacks, and what is new/scary in publishing in 2017.

Sep 24 2017

42mins

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Rank #17: #31 Grace Kendall (S2 E2)

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It's Season 2 of The Yarn, and we're focusing on middle grade novel GERTIE'S LEAP TO GREATNESS by debut author Kate Beasley. In this episode we hear from the book's editor, Grace Kendall.

Oct 16 2016

20mins

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Rank #18: #90 Molly Idle - PEARL Unraveled

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Author/illustrator Molly Idle takes us behind the scenes of her picture book, PEARL, and tells the story of getting "The Call" from the 2014 Caldecott committee.

Mar 24 2019

15mins

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Rank #19: #68 Victoria Jamieson - ALL'S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL Unravelled

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Victoria Jamieson talks about her graphic novel ALL'S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL.

Apr 15 2018

11mins

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Rank #20: #69 Brendan Wenzel - THEY ALL SAW A CAT Unraveled

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Author/illustrator Brendan Wenzel takes us behind the scenes of his Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, THEY ALL SAW A CAT.

Apr 28 2018

8mins

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#109 Kate DiCamillo - WINN-DIXIE Turns 20

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Colby calls author Kate DiCamillo to talk about the 20 year legacy of her book, BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE.

Jan 22 2020

10mins

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#108 Colby & Travis - 2020 Preview

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Colby and Travis discuss the year ahead in children's literature.

Jan 05 2020

31mins

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#107 Colby & Travis - 2019 Year in Review

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Colby and Travis discuss the year that was in children's literature.

Dec 24 2019

55mins

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#106 Andrew Clements (Re-Release)

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Author Andrew Clements talks about his path from teacher to writer, and takes us behind the scenes of his books THE LOSERS CLUB and FRINDLE.

Dec 03 2019

16mins

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#105 Alicia D. Williams - Path to Publication, Part IV: An Agent, An Auction, A Book Deal

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In 2015, we sent soon-to-be debut author Alicia D. Williams an audio recorder. We were hoping she would be willing to document her experience of publishing her first book, GENESIS BEGINS AGAIN. Over the course of a few episodes, Alicia will share her story.

In this episode, Alicia talks about her struggle to find her true creative calling, and her struggles to overcome inadequacy and publish her debut novel.

Nov 24 2019

34mins

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#104 Dave Eggers - ABNER & IAN GET RIGHT-SIDE UP Unraveled

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Author Dave Eggers talks about writing for kids and takes us behind the scenes of his picture book ABNER & IAN GET RIGHT-SIDE UP.

Nov 10 2019

11mins

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#103 Alicia D. Williams - Path to Publication, Part III: What's Your Process?

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In 2015, we sent soon-to-be debut author Alicia D. Williams an audio recorder. We were hoping she would be willing to document her experience of publishing her first book, GENESIS BEGINS AGAIN. Over the course of a few episodes, Alicia will share her story.

In this episode, Alicia talks about her struggle to find a writing process that works.

This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book THE ARTFUL READ-ALOUD.

Oct 26 2019

9mins

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#102 Bob Shea - UNICORN Books Unraveled

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Author/illustrator Bob Shea takes us behind the scenes of his books UNICORN THINKS HE'S PRETTY GREAT and UNICORN IS MAYBE NOT SO GREAT AFTER ALL. Bob also shares the greatest author visit story of all time. 

This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book THE ARTFUL READ-ALOUD.

Oct 06 2019

13mins

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#101 Alicia D. Williams - Path to Publication, Part II: Hopes and Fears at 3 a.m.

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In 2015, we sent soon-to-be debut author Alicia D. Williams an audio recorder. We were hoping she would be willing to document her experience of publishing her first book, GENESIS BEGINS AGAIN. Over the course of a few episodes, Alicia will share her story.

In this episode, Alicia can't sleep. It's 3 a.m. and she turns on the mic to talk about her publishing hopes and fears.

Sep 24 2019

36mins

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#100 Colby and Travis - The Yarn Unraveled

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In this special, extended episode of the show, Colby Sharp and Travis Jonker discuss the evolution of The Yarn podcast. They share their favorite (and funniest) moments, interviews, and episodes. 

This episode is sponsored by BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO BOOK CLUBS, published by Heinemann.

Sep 07 2019

1hr 7mins

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#99 Alicia D. Williams - Path to Publication, Part I: Book Deal and Social Media

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In 2015, we sent soon-to-be debut author Alicia D. Williams an audio recorder. We were hoping she would be willing to document her experience of publishing her first book, GENESIS BEGINS AGAIN. Over the course of a few episodes, Alicia will share her story. 

Should you tell people you have a book deal when the book is a long way off? And how does a debut author navigate the world of social media? Alicia addresses both these topics in this episode.

Aug 24 2019

8mins

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#98 Dan Santat - HAROLD & HOG: PRETEND FOR REAL Unraveled

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Author/illustrator Dan Santat takes us behind the scenes of his latest, HAROLD & HOG PRETEND FOR REAL, as well as his books BEEKLE, ARE WE THERE YET, AFTER THE FALL, and DRAWN TOGETHER.

Aug 03 2019

19mins

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#97 Adam Gidwitz How Adam Gidwitz Went From Being A Bad Teacher to a Great Author

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Author Adam Gidwitz shares his journey to becoming a published author.

Jul 27 2019

23mins

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#96 Meg Medina - MERCI SUÁREZ CHANGES GEARS Unraveled LIVE

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Author Meg Medina takes us behind the scenes of her Newbery Medal winning book, MERCI SUÁREZ CHANGES GEARS. This special extended episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the 2019 American Library Association Annual Conference in Wachington D.C.

Jun 29 2019

34mins

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#95 Todd Parr - THE DON'T WORRY BOOK Unraveled

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Author/illustrator Todd Parr takes us behind the scenes of his latest, THE DON'T WORRY BOOK.

Jun 14 2019

23mins

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#94 Jason Chin - GRAND CANYON Unraveled

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Author/illustrator Jason Chin takes us behind the scenes of his award-winning nonfiction picture book, GRAND CANYON.

Jun 02 2019

11mins

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#93 Ashley Herring Blake - THE MIGHTY HEART OF SUNNY ST. JAMES Unraveled

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Author Ashley Herring Blake takes us behind the scene of her middle grade novel, THE MIGHTY HEART OF SUNNY ST. JAMES.

May 20 2019

16mins

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#92 Minh Lê - DRAWN TOGETHER Unraveled

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Author Minh Lê takes us behind the scene of his award-winning picture book, DRAWN TOGETHER, illustrated by Dan Santat.

Apr 29 2019

10mins

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#91 Jess Keating - THE WORLD OF WEIRD ANIMALS: The Series

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Author Jess Keating takes us behind the scenes of her nonfiction series THE WEIRD WORLD OF ANIMALS.

Apr 21 2019

11mins

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#90 Molly Idle - PEARL Unraveled

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Author/illustrator Molly Idle takes us behind the scenes of her picture book, PEARL, and tells the story of getting "The Call" from the 2014 Caldecott committee.

Mar 24 2019

15mins

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iTunes Ratings

75 Ratings
Average Ratings
67
7
1
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0

One of my favorite podcasts

By Bossofthebulls - Aug 03 2018
Read more
Colby and Travis are the best at what they do.

A must listen to for KidLit readers

By Carter Arbuckle - Nov 16 2017
Read more
As a teacher-librarian The Yarn deepens my love for kidlit. I feel like I learn so much more about the books themselves, their authors and illustrators. Listen to this podcast - @StacyFord77