The Yar‪n‬

Hosted ByTravis Jonker & Colby Sharp

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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#152 Betsy Bird – LONG ROAD TO THE CIRCUS Unraveled

In this episode, author Betsy Bird takes us behind the scenes of her middle grade historical fiction novel, LONG ROAD TO THE CIRCUS, illustrated by David Small. This episode...

#151 Gary Paulsen Remembered with Editor Wesley Adams

In this episode, Colby talks with Wesley Adams, Gary Paulsen's editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, about the late author's life, work, and singular personality. This episode is sponsored...

#150 R.J. Palacio – PONY Unraveled

In this episode, New York Times bestselling author R.J. Palacio (WONDER) takes us behind the scenes of her latest novel, PONY. This episode is sponsored by the Math by...

#149 Erin & Philip Stead (Pt. II) AMOS MCGEE MISSES THE BUS

In this episode, Erin and Philip Stead take us behind the scenes of AMOS MCGEE MISSES THE BUS, a companion to their 2011 Caldecott Medal-winning book, A SICK DAY...

#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...

#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...

#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...

#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....

#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...

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