The Yarn

The Yarn

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A narrative adventure. The Yarn takes listeners b…
#61 Gene Luen Yang - A Chat With The Ambassador
Dec 15 • 13 min
A conversation with National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang
#60 Yuyi Morales (Pt. 2) - The Path to Picture Books
Dec 10 • 17 min
Award-winning author/illustrator Yuyi Morales describes her circuitous path to making picture books.
#59 Yuyi Morales (Pt. 1) - RUDAS Unraveled
Dec 2 • 8 min
Award winning picture book maker Yuyi Morales describes her creative process and takes us behind the scenes of her book, RUDAS: Niño’s Horrendous Hermanitas.
#58 Jack Gantos - WRITING RADAR Unraveled
Nov 21 • 10 min
Newbery Medal-winning author Jack Gantos takes us behind the scenes of his book, WRITING RADAR.
#57 Tom Angleberger Talks About The Origami Yoda Series
Nov 5 • 22 min
Tom Angleberger talks about his best selling Origami Yoda series.
#56 Angie Thomas - THE HATE U GIVE Unraveled
Oct 21 • 18 min
Author Angie Thomas goes behind the scenes of her bestselling young adult novel, THE HATE U GIVE.
#55 Ryan T. Higgins - BE QUIET Unraveled
Oct 14 • 9 min
Author/illustrator Ryan T. Higgins goes behind the scenes of his picture book BE QUIET
#54 Kuo, Cordell, Pizzoli, Santat, Collier - Picture Book Panel LIVE
Sep 23 • 43 min
This LIVE extended episode of the show features an all-star panel of picture book makers: Julia Kuo, Bryan Collier, Matthew Cordell, Dan Santat, and Greg Pizzoli. It was recorded in front of an audience at the American Library Association Annual…
#53 Ruth Behar - LUCKY BROKEN GIRL Unraveled
Sep 9 • 12 min
Author Ruth Behar goes behind the scenes of her middle grade novel LUCKY BROKEN GIRL
#52 Allen Say - SILENT DAYS, SILENT DREAMS Unraveled
Aug 20 • 9 min
Author/ilustrator Allen Say goes behind the scenes of his book SILENT DAYS, SILENT DREAMS
#51 Nora Raleigh Baskin - NINE, TEN: A SEPTEMBER 11 STORY Unraveled
Aug 10 • 12 min
Author Nora Raleigh Baskin goes behind the scenes of her book NINE, TEN: A SEPTEMBER 11 STORY
#50 Aaron Zenz - Anatomy of an Author Visit
Jul 26 • 9 min
Author/illustrator Aaron Zenz talks about what goes into an author visit.
#49 Donna Gephart - LILY AND DUNKIN Unraveled
Jul 8 • 9 min
Author Donna Gephart goes behind the scenes of her book LILY AND DUNKIN
#48 Melissa Sweet - SOME WRITER! Unraveled
Jun 19 • 10 min
Author/illustrator Melissa Sweet goes behind the scenes of her book SOME WRITER! THE STORY OF E.B. WHITE
#47 Mike Lowery - DOODLE ADVENTURES Unraveled
Jun 10 • 10 min
Mike Lowery talks about his interactive series DOODLE ADVENTURES.
#46 Betsy Bird - FUNNY GIRL Unraveled
May 20 • 14 min
Betsy Bird talks about her all-female humor anthology FUNNY GIRL.
#45 Margarita Engle - LION ISLAND Unraveled
May 6 • 13 min
Author Margarita Engle talks about her book LION ISLAND.
#44 Jon Klassen (Pt. III) WE FOUND A HAT
Apr 15 • 18 min
Author/illustrator Jon Klassen talks about his picture book WE FOUND A HAT. This is part three of a three-part series with Jon Klassen.
#43 Jon Klassen (Pt. II) THIS IS NOT MY HAT
Mar 31 • 6 min
Author/illustrator Jon Klassen talks about his Caldecott Medal winning picture book THIS IS NOT MY HAT. This is part two of a three-part series with Jon Klassen.
#42 Jon Klassen (Pt. I) I WANT MY HAT BACK
Mar 18 • 16 min
Author/illustrator Jon Klassen talks about his Geisel award winning picture book I WANT MY HAT BACK. This is part one of a three-part series with Jon Klassen.
#41 Kevin Henkes - WAITING Unraveled
Mar 4 • 11 min
Author/illustrator Kevin Henkes talks about his Caldecott and Geisel Honor winning picture book Waiting.
#40 Duncan Tonatiuh - FUNNY BONES Unraveled
Feb 18 • 18 min
Author/illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh talks about his nonfiction picture book FUNNY BONES: POSADA AND HIS DAY OF THE DEAD CALAVERAS.
#39 Alvina Ling and Grace Lin
Feb 4 • 13 min
The story behind Grace Lin’s dedication in her book WHEN THE SEA TURNED TO SILVER.
#38 Minh Lê - LET ME FINISH! Unraveled
Jan 24 • 13 min
Author Minh Lê talks about his picture book Let Me Finish!, illustrated by Isabel Roxas.
#37 Deborah Freedman - SHY Unraveled
Jan 11 • 8 min
Author/illustrator Deborah Freedman talks about her picture book SHY.
#36 Mo Willems - Elephant & Piggie: The Series
Dec 20, 2016 • 21 min
Author/illustrator Mo Willems talks about his Elephant & Piggie series of books.
#35 Jason Reynolds - GHOST Unraveled
Dec 10, 2016 • 18 min
Author Jason Reynolds talks about his book GHOST.
#34 Javaka Steptoe - RADIANT CHILD Unraveled
Nov 27, 2016 • 10 min
Author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe talks about his book RADIANT CHILD: THE STORY OF YOUNG ARTIST JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT.
#33 Kate Beasley (S2 E4)
Nov 14, 2016 • 15 min
It’s Season 2 of The Yarn, and we’re focusing on middle grade novel GERTIE’S LEAP TO GREATNESS by debut author Kate Beasley. In this final episode of Season 2 we talk to Kate Beasley.
#32 Kate & Cassie Beasley (S2 E3)
Oct 29, 2016 • 10 min
It’s Season 2 of The Yarn, and we’re focusing on middle grade novel GERTIE’S LEAP TO GREATNESS by debut author Kate Beasley. In this episode we visit the Beasley farm in Georgia and hear from Kate’s mother, and also Kate’s sister Cassie - author of middle…
#31 Grace Kendall (S2 E2)
Oct 15, 2016 • 20 min
It’s Season 2 of The Yarn, and we’re focusing on middle grade novel GERTIE’S LEAP TO GREATNESS by debut author Kate Beasley. In this episode we hear from the book’s editor, Grace Kendall.
#30 Kate Beasley and Jennifer Holm (S2 E1)
Oct 1, 2016 • 7 min
This is the first episode of Season 2, focusing on middle grade novel GERTIE’S LEAP TO GREATNESS by debut author Kate Beasley. In this episode we also check in with our friend from Season 1, Jennifer Holm, who talks about her debut author experience.
#29 Alex Gino - GEORGE Unraveled
Sep 15, 2016 • 9 min
Author Alex Gino talks about the making of GEORGE.
#28 Lauren Castillo - NANA IN THE CITY Unraveled
Sep 6, 2016 • 11 min
Author/illustrator Lauren Castillo talks about her Caldecott Honor-winning book NANA IN THE CITY.
#27 Kate DiCamillo - Raymie Nightingale Unraveled (Pt. 2)
Aug 15, 2016 • 24 min
Colby and Travis interviewed Kate DiCamillo live in front of a group of librarians at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference.
#26 Kate DiCamillo - Raymie Nightingale Unraveled (Pt. 1)
Aug 13, 2016 • 22 min
Recorded live in front of an audience at the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference, author Kate DiCamillo talks about her book Raymie Nightingale. This is part one of a two-part Unraveller episode.
#25 Dav Pilkey - Captain Underpants: The Series
Jul 31, 2016 • 22 min
Dan Pilkey talks about his series, Captain Underpants.
#24 Lynda Mullaly Hunt - ONE FOR THE MURPHYS Unraveled
Jul 16, 2016 • 9 min
Author Lynda Mullaly Hunt talks about her book ONE FOR THE MURPHYS.
#23 Liesl Shurtliff - RED Unraveled
Jun 30, 2016 • 11 min
Author Liesel Shurtliff talks about her book RED.
#22 Patrick Ness - A Monster Calls Unraveled
May 28, 2016 • 14 min
Author Patrick Ness talks about his book A MONSTER CALLS.
#21 Kelly Barnhill - The Witch’s Boy Unraveled
May 14, 2016 • 8 min
Author Kelly Barnhill talks about her book THE WITCH’S BOY.
#20 Maris Wicks - Human Body Theater Unraveled
May 1, 2016 • 9 min
Comics creator Maris Wicks talks about her book HUMAN BODY THEATER.
#19 Chris Grabenstein - Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics Unraveled
Apr 16, 2016 • 10 min
Author Chris Grabenstein talks about his book MR. LIMONCELLO’S LIBRARY OLYMPICS.
#18 Hervé Tullet - Press Here Unraveled
Apr 2, 2016 • 8 min
French book artist Hervé Tullet talks about his groundbreaking work PRESS HERE.
#17 Lindsay Eagar - Hour of the Bees Unravelled
Mar 19, 2016 • 8 min
Debut author Lindsay Eagar talks about her book Hour of the Bees.
#16 Salina Yoon - Be a Friend Unravelled
Feb 20, 2016 • 9 min
Author/illustrator Salina Yoon talks about her book Be a Friend.
#15 Rebecca Stead - Goodbye Stranger Unravelled
Feb 13, 2016 • 11 min
Newbery Medal-winning author Rebecca Stead talks about her book Goodbye Stranger.
#14 Gary D. Schmidt - Orbiting Jupiter Unravelled (Pt. 2)
Feb 6, 2016 • 10 min
Author Gary D. Schmidt talks about his book Orbiting Jupiter. This is part two of a two-part Unraveller episode.
#13 Gary D. Schmidt - Orbiting Jupiter Unravelled (Pt. 1)
Jan 30, 2016 • 10 min
Author Gary D. Schmidt talks about his book Orbiting Jupiter. This is part one of a two-part Unraveller episode.
#12 Matt Tavares - Growing Up Pedro Unravelled
Dec 18, 2015 • 9 min
In this episode Matt Tavares shares when he got the idea to write Growing Up Pedro, his hope for the book, and his typical work day.
#11 Tracey Baptiste: The Jumbies Unravelled
Dec 13, 2015 • 10 min
Author Tracey Baptiste talks about her book The Jumbies.
#10 Anne Ursu: The Real Boy Unravelled
Dec 3, 2015 • 9 min
Author Anne Ursu talks about her book The Real Boy.
#9 Fact or Fiction w/ Jennifer and Matthew Holm (S1 E9)
Oct 21, 2015 • 22 min
In this episode Jenni and Matt Holm talk about which parts of Sunny Side Up came from their actual childhood.
#8 Jennifer And Matthew Holm (S1 E8)
Aug 16, 2015 • 28 min
In the final episode of the first season of The Yarn, Sunny Side Up author Jennifer Holm and illustrator Matthew Holm talk about working on this book together.
#7 Matthew Holm (S1 E7)
Aug 16, 2015 • 24 min
In this episode Sunny Side Up illustrator Matthew Holm talks about his love for our space and comics as a kid.
#6 Lark Pien (S1 E6)
Aug 15, 2015 • 26 min
In this episode Lark Pien shares her long road to finding comics as a career.
#5 David Saylor (S1 E5)
Aug 15, 2015 • 16 min
David Saylor founded the Graphix imprint for Scholastic 10 years ago. In this episode you’ll learn about David’s career, and his thoughts on graphic novels.
#4 Phil Falco (S1 E4)
Aug 15, 2015 • 14 min
Phil Falco is a book designer for Scholastic. In this episode he talks about his process for designing books covers, cover trends, and how he became a cover designer.
#3 David Levithan (S1 E3)
Aug 15, 2015 • 23 min
David Levithan is an editor and best selling author. In this episode of The Yarn David talks about how far children’s literature has come and where it still needs to go.
#2 Raina Telgemeier (S1 E2)
Aug 14, 2015 • 25 min
Episode 2 features Raina Telgemeier, the face of graphic novel memoirs.
#1 Travis And Colby (S1 E1)
Aug 14, 2015 • 14 min
In this episode Colby and Travis kick off their new show: The Yarn - a narrative of adventures.