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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

#164 Rebekah Lowell - THE ROAD TO AFTER Unraveled

5/22/2022
In this episode, author/illustrator Rebekah Lowell takes us behind the scenes of her novel-in-verse, THE ROAD TO AFTER. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers.

Duration:00:19:26

#163 Grant Snider - ONE BOY WATCHING Unraveled

5/2/2022
In this episode, author/illustrator/cartoonist Grant Snider takes us behind the scenes of his picture book, ONE BOY WATCHING. This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book Read the World: Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action in a Digital Age by Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider of...

Duration:00:09:50

#162 Lucy Knisley

4/16/2022
In this episode, author/illustrator and comics creator Lucy Knisley takes us behind the scenes of her middle grade graphic novel series, PEAPOD FARM, and much more. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers.

Duration:00:31:27

#161 Aron Nels Steinke - Mr. Wolf's Class Unraveled

3/30/2022
In this episode, comics creator Aron Nels Steinke takes us behind the scenes of his graphic novel series MR. WOLF'S CLASS. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers.

Duration:00:17:30

#160 Remembering Gary Paulsen with Agent Jennifer Flannery

3/19/2022
In this episode, Jennifer Flannery talks about her unlikely path to becoming Gary Paulsen's agent, and shares what it was like to work with the legendary author. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers.

Duration:00:28:34

#159 Gordon Korman

2/27/2022
Author Gordon Korman is about to publish his 100th (!) book. In this episode, Korman takes us behind the scenes of his life and career, including the story of how he wrote his first book in 7th grade. This episode is sponsored by BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO BOOK CLUBS, written by Sonja Cherry-Paul and Dana Johansen and published by Heinemann. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of...

Duration:00:18:35

#158 Lisa Fipps - Starfish Unraveled

2/9/2022
In this episode, author Lisa Fipps takes us behind the scenes of her Printz Honor-winning book, STARFISH. This episode is sponsored by TRUSTING READERS: POWERFUL PRACTICES FOR INDEPENDENT READING, written by Jennifer Scoggin and Hannah Schneewind and published by Heinemann. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for...

Duration:00:22:33

#157 Colby & Travis - 2022 Youth Media Awards

1/24/2022
In this episode, Colby and Travis react to the 2022 ALA Youth Media Awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners. This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book Read the World: Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action in a Digital Age by Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider of...

Duration:00:32:16

#156 Colby & Travis - 2022 Preview

1/9/2022
In this episode, Colby and Travis look ahead to the new year in children's books. This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book Read the World: Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action in a Digital Age by Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers.

Duration:00:25:45

#155 Colby & Travis - 2021 Children's Literature Year in Review

12/30/2021
In this special extended episode, Colby and Travis discuss the year that was in children's literature. This episode is sponsored by LEADING LITERATE LIVES, written by Stephanie Affinito and published by Heinemann. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers.

Duration:01:15:26

#154 James Ponti - CITY SPIES Unraveled

12/18/2021
In this episode, author James Ponti takes us behind the scenes of his series, CITY SPIES. This episode is sponsored by LEADING LITERATE LIVES, written by Stephanie Affinito and published by Heinemann. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers.

Duration:00:30:53

#153 Amy Timberlake - EGG MARKS THE SPOT Unraveled

11/25/2021
In this episode, author Amy Timberlake takes us behind the scenes of her chapter book, EGG MARKS THE SPOT, illustrated by Jon Klassen. This episode is sponsored by TRUSTING READERS: POWERFUL PRACTICES FOR INDEPENDENT READING, written by Jennifer Scoggin and Hannah Schneewind and published by Heinemann. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider of...

Duration:00:35:47

#152 Betsy Bird - LONG ROAD TO THE CIRCUS Unraveled

11/14/2021
In this episode, author Betsy Bird takes us behind the scenes of her middle grade historical fiction novel, LONG ROAD TO THE CIRCUS, illustrated by David Small. This episode is sponsored by TRUSTING READERS: POWERFUL PRACTICES FOR INDEPENDENT READING, written by Jennifer Scoggin and Hannah Schneewind and published by Heinemann. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional...

Duration:00:29:18

#151 Gary Paulsen Remembered with Editor Wesley Adams

10/31/2021
In this episode, Colby talks with Wesley Adams, Gary Paulsen's editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, about the late author's life, work, and singular personality. This episode is sponsored by the Math by the Book series, published by Heinemann. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers.

Duration:01:00:06

#150 R.J. Palacio - PONY Unraveled

10/10/2021
In this episode, New York Times bestselling author R.J. Palacio (WONDER) takes us behind the scenes of her latest novel, PONY. This episode is sponsored by the Math by the Book series, published by Heinemann. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers.

Duration:00:22:59

#149 Erin & Philip Stead (Pt. II) AMOS MCGEE MISSES THE BUS

9/26/2021
In this episode, Erin and Philip Stead take us behind the scenes of AMOS MCGEE MISSES THE BUS, a companion to their 2011 Caldecott Medal-winning book, A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE. This is part two of a two-part series. This episode is sponsored by Breathing New Life Into Book Clubs, written by Sonja Cherry-Paul and Dana Johansen and published by Heinemann. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by...

Duration:00:29:31

#148 Erin & Philip Stead (Pt. I) A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE

9/13/2021
In this episode, Erin and Philip Stead take us behind the scenes of their Caldecott Medal Winning book, A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE. This is part one of a two-part series. This episode is sponsored by Breathing New Life Into Book Clubs, written by Sonja Cherry-Paul and Dana Johansen and published by Heinemann. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider...

Duration:00:29:49

#147 Sara Pennypacker - PAX, JOURNEY HOME Unraveled

8/29/2021
In this episode, author Sara Pennypacker takes us behind the scenes of her book PAX, JOURNEY HOME This episode is sponsored by SHARING BOOKS, TALKING SCIENCE: EXPLORING SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS WITH CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, written by Valerie Bang-Jensen and Mark Lubkowitz and published by Heinemann. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational...

Duration:00:21:29

#146 Pernille Ripp - The Global Read Aloud

8/13/2021
Teacher and author Pernille Ripp talks with Colby about the past, present, and future of The Global Read Aloud, the project she created in 2010. This episode is sponsored by SHARING BOOKS, TALKING SCIENCE: EXPLORING SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS WITH CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, written by Valerie Bang-Jensen and Mark Lubkowitz and published by Heinemann. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of...

Duration:00:40:00

#145 Karyn Parsons - HOW HIGH THE MOON Unraveled

7/22/2021
In this episode, actress (THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR) turned author Karyn Parsons takes us behind the scenes of her middle grade historical fiction novel HOW HIGH THE MOON. This episode is sponsored by EVERY KID A WRITER, written by Kelly Boswell and published by Heinemann. This episode is sponsored by THE JOY OF READING, written by Terri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller and published by Heinemann. Heinemann Publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for...

Duration:00:20:49