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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

#137 Travis Jonker - BLUE FLOATS AWAY Unraveled

3/31/2021
Travis Jonker takes us behind the scenes of his second book BLUE FLOATS AWAY, illustrated by Grant Snider. This episode is sponsored by Risk. Fail. Rise. A Teacher's Guide to Learning from Mistakes, written by M. Colleen Cruz and published by Heinemann.

Duration:00:09:02

#136 Rajani LaRocca - RED, WHITE, AND WHOLE Unraveled

3/27/2021
In this episode, author (and doctor) Rajani LaRocca takes us behind the scenes of her middle grade novel-in-verse, RED, WHITE, AND WHOLE. This episode is sponsored by Risk. Fail. Rise. A Teacher's Guide to Learning from Mistakes, written by M. Colleen Cruz and published by Heinemann.

Duration:00:24:52

#135 Tae Keller - WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGER Unraveled

2/27/2021
In this episode Tae Keller takes us behind the scenes of her Newbery Medal winning book, WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGER. This episode is sponsored by BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO BOOK CLUBS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR TEACHERS, written by Sonja Cherry-Paul and published by Heinemann.

Duration:00:29:31

#134 Gary Paulsen

2/13/2021
In this episode, author Gary Paulsen talks about his life and career, the impact of HATCHET, and his latest book, GONE TO THE WOODS. (FYI: This episode contains two instances of mature language.) This episode is sponsored by BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO BOOK CLUBS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR TEACHERS, written by Sonja Cherry-Paul and published by Heinemann.

Duration:00:36:15

#133 Christina Soontornvat - ALL THIRTEEN Unraveled

1/26/2021
On Monday, January 25th, author Christina Soontornvat became only the second person in history to be awarded two Newbery Honors in the same year. In this episode, Christina takes us behind the scenes of one of those books - ALL THIRTEEN: THE INCREDIBLE CAVE RESCUE OF THE THAI BOYS' SOCCER TEAM This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book Reading to Make a Difference by Lester L. Laminack and Katie Kelly

Duration:00:30:03

#132 Colby & Travis - 2021 Preview

1/23/2021
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 Reading to Make a Difference by Lester L. Laminack and Katie Kelly

Duration:00:49:06

#131 Colby & Travis - 2020 Year in Review

12/30/2020
In this special extended episode, Colby and Travis discuss the year that was in children's literature.

Duration:01:05:55

#130 Mike Curato - FLAMER Unraveled

12/13/2020
In this episode, author/illustrator Mike Curato takes us behind the scenes of his debut YA graphic novel, FLAMER. 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.

Duration:00:19:53

#129 Christopher Paul Curtis - THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM Turns 25!

11/25/2020
In this episode, author Christopher Paul Curtis takes us behind the scenes of his debut novel, THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM - 1963. The Newbery Honor-winning book turns 25 this year. This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book A TEACHER'S GUIDE TO READING CONFERENCES by Jennifer Serravallo.

Duration:00:25:12

#128 Matthew Cordell - HELLO, NEIGHBOR Unraveled

11/19/2020
Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell takes us behind the scenes of his picture book biography of Mr. Rogers, HELLO, NEIGHBOR. This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book A TEACHER'S GUIDE TO READING CONFERENCES by Jennifer Serravallo.

Duration:00:30:39

#127 Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - FIGHTING WORDS Unraveled

10/28/2020
In this episode, Newbery Honor-winning author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley takes us behind the scenes of her novel FIGHTING WORDS. This episode is sponsored by BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO BOOK CLUBS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR TEACHERS, written by Sonja Cherry-Paul and published by Heinemann.

Duration:00:13:53

#126 Grace Lin - A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR Unraveled

10/18/2020
In this episode, author/illustrator Grace Lin takes us behind the scenes of her Caldecott Honor winning book, A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR. This episode is sponsored by BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO BOOK CLUBS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR TEACHERS, written by Sonja Cherry-Paul and published by Heinemann.

Duration:00:14:43

#125 Abby Wambach - WOLFPACK Unraveled

9/26/2020
In this episode, United States soccer legend Abby Wambach takes us behind the scenes of her book, WOLFPACK (Young Readers Edition). This episode is sponsored by It's All About the Books, written by Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan and published by Heinemann.

Duration:00:20:12

#124 Oge Mora (Pt. 2) - SATURDAY Unraveled

9/23/2020
In this episode (part two of two), author/illustrator Oge Mora takes us behind the scenes of her Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, SATURDAY. This episode is sponsored by It's All About the Books, written by Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan and published by Heinemann.

Duration:00:14:02

#123 The Yarn Turns Five

8/29/2020
The Yarn podcast is five years old! In this episode, Colby looks back on how it all began, and looks ahead to the coming school year, with wise words from a well-known author. This episode is sponsored by Reading to Make a Difference, written by Lester L. Laminack and Katie Kelly and published by Heinemann.

Duration:00:06:30

#122 Oge Mora (Pt. 1) - THANK YOU, OMU! Unraveled

8/19/2020
In this episode (part one of two), author/illustrator Oge Mora takes us behind the scenes of her Caldecott Honor-winning book, THANK YOU, OMU! This episode is sponsored by Reading to Make a Difference, written by Lester L. Laminack and Katie Kelly and published by Heinemann.

Duration:00:15:22

#121 Jeff Kinney - DIARY OF A WIMPY KID (and More)

7/29/2020
In this episode, author/illustrator/cartoonist Jeff Kinney takes us behind the scenes of his bestselling series, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and new Rowley Jefferson spinoff books. Jeff talks about his unorthodox creative process, his latest (social distanced) book tour, his favorite grade-school teacher, and shares some hopeful words to educators about the upcoming school year. This episode is sponsored by A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences, written by Jennifer Serravallo and published by...

Duration:00:20:43

#120 What is Bookshop?

7/21/2020
In this episode, Colby talks with Sarah High, partnerships manager for Bookshop, a startup that's taking on Amazon and supporting independent bookstores. This episode is sponsored by A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences, written by Jennifer Serravallo and published by Heinemann.

Duration:00:12:43

#119 Gordon C. James & Derrick Barnes - I AM EVERY GOOD THING Unraveled

6/21/2020
In this special extended episode, author Derrick Barnes and illustrator Gordon C. James discuss their picture books CROWN and the upcoming I AM EVERY GOOD THING. This episode is sponsored by penguinclassroom.com. This episode is sponsored by Heinemann, and their professional book The Artful Read Aloud by Rebecca Bellingham.

Duration:00:28:48

#118 James Preller & Mary GrandPré - ALL WELCOME HERE Unraveled

6/15/2020
Author James Preller and illustrator Mary GrandPré take us behind the scenes of their haiku school story picture book, ALL WELCOME HERE. This episode is sponsored by Heinemann, and their professional book The Artful Read Aloud by Rebecca Bellingham. Additional music in this episode is by Butterfly Woke by Jeris (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/61357 Ft: airtone

Duration:00:13:01