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The Yarn

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Rank #34 in Books category

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Education
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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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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

74 Ratings
Average Ratings
66
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

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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.

#85 Jonathan Auxier - SWEEP Unraveled

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Author Jonathan Auxier takes us behind the scenes of her middle grade novel, SWEEP.

Jan 12 2019

16mins

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#73 Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen - Collaborators

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Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen talk about picture book craft and how they collaborate.

Jul 01 2018

20mins

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#36 Mo Willems - Elephant & Piggie: The Series

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Author/illustrator Mo Willems talks about his Elephant & Piggie series of books.

Dec 24 2016

21mins

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#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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#56 Angie Thomas - THE HATE U GIVE Unraveled

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Author Angie Thomas goes behind the scenes of her bestselling young adult novel, THE HATE U GIVE.

Oct 22 2017

18mins

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#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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#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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#64 Andrew Clements - THE LOSERS CLUB Unraveled

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

Feb 11 2018

16mins

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#76 Kazu Kibuishi - AMULET: The Series

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In this live episode, Colby interviews Kazu Kibuishi about his graphic novel series, AMULET.

Aug 25 2018

23mins

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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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#66 Candace Fleming - BEN FRANKLIN'S IN MY BATHROOM! Unraveled

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Author Candace Fleming takes us behind the scenes of her middle grade book BEN FRANKLIN'S IN MY BATHROOM!

Mar 14 2018

9mins

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#71 Kat Yeh - THE WAY TO BEA Unraveled

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Author Kat Yeh takes us behind the scenes of her middle grade novel THE WAY TO BEA.

May 28 2018

9mins

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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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#35 Jason Reynolds - GHOST Unraveled

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Author Jason Reynolds talks about his book GHOST.

Dec 11 2016

18mins

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#65 Irene Latham & Charles Waters - CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR Unraveled

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Poets Irene Latham and Charles Waters take us behind the scenes of their book CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR? POEMS OF RACE, MISTAKES, AND FRIENDSHIP, illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko.

Feb 25 2018

11mins

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#75 Cynthia Leitich Smith - HEARTS UNBROKEN Unraveled

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Author Cynthia Leitich Smith takes us behind the scenes of her latest novel, Hearts Unbroken.

Aug 11 2018

10mins

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#24 Lynda Mullaly Hunt - ONE FOR THE MURPHYS Unraveled

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Author Lynda Mullaly Hunt talks about her book ONE FOR THE MURPHYS.

Jul 17 2016

9mins

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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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#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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#74 Laurel Snyder - ORPHAN ISLAND Unraveled

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Author Laurel Snyder takes us behind the scenes of her middle grade novel Orphan Island.

Jul 29 2018

14mins

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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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#89 Laurie Halse Anderson - SHOUT Unraveled

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Author Laurie Halse Anderson goes behind the scenes of her poetic memoir, SHOUT.

Mar 17 2019

16mins

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#88 LeUyen Pham - THE ITCHY BOOK! Unraveled

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Author/illustrator LeUyen Pham takes us behind the scenes of her early reader, THE ITCHY BOOK.

Feb 24 2019

14mins

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#87 Aisha Saeed - AMAL UNBOUND Unraveled

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Author Aisha Saeed takes us behind the scenes of her middle grade novel, AMAL UNBOUND.

Feb 13 2019

9mins

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