148 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

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 89 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.

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

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

    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.

    • 29 min
    #147 Sara Pennypacker - PAX, JOURNEY HOME Unraveled

    #147 Sara Pennypacker - PAX, JOURNEY HOME Unraveled

    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.

    • 21 min
    #146 Pernille Ripp - The Global Read Aloud

    #146 Pernille Ripp - The Global Read Aloud

    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.

    • 40 min
    #145 Karyn Parsons - HOW HIGH THE MOON Unraveled

    #145 Karyn Parsons - HOW HIGH THE MOON Unraveled

    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.

    • 20 min
    #144 Jon Klassen - THE ROCK FROM THE SKY Unraveled

    #144 Jon Klassen - THE ROCK FROM THE SKY Unraveled

    In this special extended episode, award-winning author/illustrator Jon Klassen takes us behind the scenes of his latest picture book, THE ROCK FROM THE SKY.

    This episode is sponsored by EVERY KID A WRITER, written by Kelly Boswell and published by Heinemann.

    • 43 min
    #143 David LaRochelle & Mike Wohnoutka - SEE THE CAT Unraveled

    #143 David LaRochelle & Mike Wohnoutka - SEE THE CAT Unraveled

    In this episode, author David LaRochelle and illustrator Mike Wohnoutka take us behind the scenes of their Geisel Award-winning book SEE THE CAT: THREE STORIES ABOUT A DOG.

    This episode is sponsored by TRUSTING READERS: POWERFUL PRACTICES FOR INDEPENDENT READING, written by Jennifer Scoggin and Hannah Schneewind and published by Heinemann. 

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 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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