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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

77 Ratings
Average Ratings
69
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 Oct 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: #116 An Indie Bookstore During a Pandemic w/ Joanna Parzakonis

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In this episode, Colby talks with Joanna Parzakonis about her path to opening an independent bookstore in Kalamazoo, MI (This Is a Bookstore & Bookbug), and how the pandemic is affecting business.

This episode is sponsored by Heinemann, and their professional book READ THE WORLD  by Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris. Use the code MAYEDU during the month of May to receive 40% off the list price and free shipping within the U.S.

May 23 2020

31mins

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Rank #2: #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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Rank #3: #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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Rank #4: #114 Donalyn Miller & Colby - Book Access

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In this episode, host Colby Sharp talks with Donalyn Miller (The Book Whisperer) about a topic close to both of their hearts - book access for kids.

This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book A TEACHER'S GUIDE TO READING CONFERENCES by Jennifer Serravallo

Apr 06 2020

29mins

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Rank #5: #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 #6: #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 #7: #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 #8: #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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Rank #9: #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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Rank #10: #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 #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: #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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Rank #13: #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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Rank #14: #27 Kate DiCamillo - Raymie Nightingale Unraveled (Pt. 2)

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Colby and Travis interviewed Kate DiCamillo live in front of a group of librarians at the American Library Association's Annual Conference.

Aug 17 2016

24mins

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Rank #15: #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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Rank #16: #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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Rank #17: #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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Rank #18: #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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Rank #19: #19 Chris Grabenstein - Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics Unraveled

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Author Chris Grabenstein talks about his book MR. LIMONCELLO'S LIBRARY OLYMPICS.

Apr 17 2016

10mins

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Rank #20: #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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