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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.

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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.

Rank #1: #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 #2: #15 Rebecca Stead - Goodbye Stranger Unravelled

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Newbery Medal-winning author Rebecca Stead talks about her book Goodbye Stranger.

Feb 14 2016

11mins

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Rank #3: #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 #4: #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 #5: #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 #6: #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 #7: #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 #8: #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 #9: #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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Rank #10: #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 #11: #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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Rank #12: #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 #13: #86 Ekua Holmes - THE STUFF OF STARS Unraveled

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Illustrator Ekua Holmes takes us behind the scenes of her picture book, THE STUFF OF STARS, written by Marion Dane Bauer.

Jan 28 2019

11mins

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Rank #14: #16 Salina Yoon - Be a Friend Unravelled

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Author/illustrator Salina Yoon talks about her book Be a Friend.

Feb 21 2016

9mins

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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: #44 Jon Klassen (Pt. III) WE FOUND A HAT

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Author/illustrator Jon Klassen talks about his picture book WE FOUND A HAT. This is part three of a three-part series with Jon Klassen.

Apr 16 2017

18mins

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Rank #17: #57 Tom Angleberger Talks About The Origami Yoda Series

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Tom Angleberger talks about his best selling Origami Yoda series.

Nov 05 2017

22mins

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Rank #18: #17 Lindsay Eagar - Hour of the Bees Unravelled

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Debut author Lindsay Eagar talks about her book Hour of the Bees.

Mar 20 2016

8mins

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Rank #19: #60 Yuyi Morales (Pt. 2) - The Path to Picture Books

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Award-winning author/illustrator Yuyi Morales describes her circuitous path to making picture books.

Dec 10 2017

17mins

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Rank #20: #59 Yuyi Morales (Pt. 1) - RUDAS Unraveled

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Award winning picture book maker Yuyi Morales describes her creative process and takes us behind the scenes of her book, RUDAS: Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas.

Dec 02 2017

8mins

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