135 episodes

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 Travis Jonker and Colby Sharp

    • Books
    • 4.9 • 86 Ratings

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.

    #135 Tae Keller - WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGER Unraveled

    #135 Tae Keller - WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGER Unraveled

    Tae Keller takes us behind the scenes of her Newbery Medal winning book, WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGER.

    • 29 min
    #134 Gary Paulsen

    #134 Gary Paulsen

    Gary Paulsen talks about his life and career, the impact of HATCHET, and his latest book, GONE TO THE WOODS.

    • 36 min
    #133 Christina Soontornvat - ALL THIRTEEN Unraveled

    #133 Christina Soontornvat - ALL THIRTEEN Unraveled

    Christina Soontornvat takes us behind the scenes of her Newbery Honor winning book, ALL THIRTEEN: THE INCREDIBLE CAVE RESCUE OF THE THAI BOYS' SOCCER TEAM

    • 30 min
    #132 Colby & Travis - 2021 Preview

    #132 Colby & Travis - 2021 Preview

    Colby and Travis look ahead to the new year in children's books.

    • 49 min
    #131 Colby & Travis - 2020 Year in Review

    #131 Colby & Travis - 2020 Year in Review

    Colby and Travis discuss the year that was in children's literature.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #130 Mike Curato - FLAMER Unraveled

    #130 Mike Curato - FLAMER Unraveled

    Mike Curato takes us behind the scenes of his debut YA graphic novel, FLAMER.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

mia ann manor ,

Mr sharp

I love how after interviews people then comes to class then tells us what they talked about how it went.

Bossofthebulls ,

One of my favorite podcasts

Colby and Travis are the best at what they do.

Carter Arbuckle ,

A must listen to for KidLit readers

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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