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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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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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English


Episodes

#106 Andrew Clements (Re-Release)

12/2/2019
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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.

Duration:00:16:19

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

11/24/2019
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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.

Duration:00:34:33

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

11/10/2019
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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.

Duration:00:11:29

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

10/26/2019
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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.

Duration:00:09:54

#102 Bob Shea - UNICORN Books Unraveled

10/6/2019
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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.

Duration:00:13:19

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

9/23/2019
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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.

Duration:00:36:36

#100 Colby and Travis - The Yarn Unraveled

9/7/2019
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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.

Duration:01:07:17

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

8/24/2019
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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.

Duration:00:08:47

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

8/3/2019
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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.

Duration:00:19:34

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

7/27/2019
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Author Adam Gidwitz shares his journey to becoming a published author.

Duration:00:23:28

#96 Meg Medina - MERCI SUÁREZ CHANGES GEARS Unraveled LIVE

6/29/2019
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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.

Duration:00:34:06

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

6/14/2019
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Author/illustrator Todd Parr takes us behind the scenes of his latest, THE DON'T WORRY BOOK.

Duration:00:23:58

#94 Jason Chin - GRAND CANYON Unraveled

6/2/2019
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Author/illustrator Jason Chin takes us behind the scenes of his award-winning nonfiction picture book, GRAND CANYON.

Duration:00:11:19

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

5/20/2019
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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.

Duration:00:16:05

#92 Minh Lê - DRAWN TOGETHER Unraveled

4/28/2019
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Author Minh Lê takes us behind the scene of his award-winning picture book, DRAWN TOGETHER, illustrated by Dan Santat.

Duration:00:10:25

#92 Minh Lê - DRAWN TOGETHER Unraveled

4/28/2019
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Author Minh Lê takes us behind the scene of his award-winning picture book, DRAWN TOGETHER, illustrated by Dan Santat.

Duration:00:10:25

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

4/21/2019
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Author Jess Keating takes us behind the scenes of her nonfiction series THE WEIRD WORLD OF ANIMALS.

Duration:00:11:17

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

4/21/2019
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Author Jess Keating takes us behind the scenes of her nonfiction series THE WEIRD WORLD OF ANIMALS.

Duration:00:11:17

#90 Molly Idle - PEARL Unraveled

3/24/2019
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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.

Duration:00:15:30

#90 Molly Idle - PEARL Unraveled

3/24/2019
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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.

Duration:00:15:30