111 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

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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.

    #111 Shannon & Dean Hale - THE PRINCESS IN BLACK

    #111 Shannon & Dean Hale - THE PRINCESS IN BLACK

    Co-authors Shannon and Dean Hale take us behind the scenes of their beloved series THE PRINCESS IN BLACK

    • 21 min
    #110 A.S. King - DIG Unraveled

    #110 A.S. King - DIG Unraveled

    Author A.S. King takes us behind the scenes of her YA novel, DIG, which recently won the 2020 Michael L. Printz Award.This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book READING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

    • 22 min
    #109 Kate DiCamillo - WINN-DIXIE Turns 20

    #109 Kate DiCamillo - WINN-DIXIE Turns 20

    Colby calls author Kate DiCamillo to talk about the 20 year legacy of her book, BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE.

    • 10 min
    #108 Colby & Travis - 2020 Preview

    #108 Colby & Travis - 2020 Preview

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

    • 31 min
    #107 Colby & Travis - 2019 Year in Review

    #107 Colby & Travis - 2019 Year in Review

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

    • 55 min
    #106 Andrew Clements (Re-Release)

    #106 Andrew Clements (Re-Release)

    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.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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

2WOOOF ,

Love listening

If you love children’s books you need to listen to The Yarn. The interviews are so insightful. I listen and share with the readers in my school. @flicsummit

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