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Author: 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.
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In this special extended episode, Colby and Travis discuss the year that was in children's literature.
In this episode, author/illustrator Mike Curato takes us behind the scenes of his debut YA graphic novel, FLAMER.This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book Read the World: Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action in a Digital Age by Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris.
In this episode, author Christopher Paul Curtis takes us behind the scenes of  his debut novel, THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM - 1963. The Newbery Honor-winning book turns 25 this year.This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book A TEACHER'S GUIDE TO READING CONFERENCES by Jennifer Serravallo.
Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell takes us behind the scenes of his picture book biography of Mr. Rogers, HELLO, NEIGHBOR.This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book A TEACHER'S GUIDE TO READING CONFERENCES by Jennifer Serravallo.
In this episode, Newbery Honor-winning author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley takes us behind the scenes of her novel FIGHTING WORDS.This episode is sponsored by BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO BOOK CLUBS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR TEACHERS, written by Sonja Cherry-Paul and published by Heinemann.
In this episode, author/illustrator Grace Lin takes us behind the scenes of her Caldecott Honor winning book, A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR.This episode is sponsored by BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO BOOK CLUBS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR TEACHERS, written by Sonja Cherry-Paul and published by Heinemann.
In this episode, United States soccer legend Abby Wambach takes us behind the scenes of her book, WOLFPACK (Young Readers Edition).This episode is sponsored by It's All About the Books, written by Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan and published by Heinemann.
In this episode (part two of two), author/illustrator Oge Mora takes us behind the scenes of her Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, SATURDAY.This episode is sponsored by It's All About the Books, written by Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan and published by Heinemann.
The Yarn podcast is five years old! In this episode, Colby looks back on how it all began, and looks ahead to the coming school year, with wise words from a well-known author.This episode is sponsored by Reading to Make a Difference, written by Lester L. Laminack and Katie Kelly and published by Heinemann.
In this episode (part one of two), author/illustrator Oge Mora takes us behind the scenes of her Caldecott Honor-winning book, THANK YOU, OMU!This episode is sponsored by Reading to Make a Difference, written by Lester L. Laminack and Katie Kelly and published by Heinemann.
In this episode, author/illustrator/cartoonist Jeff Kinney takes us behind the scenes of his bestselling series, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and new Rowley Jefferson spinoff books. Jeff talks about his unorthodox creative process, his latest (social distanced) book tour, his favorite grade-school teacher, and shares some hopeful words to educators about the upcoming school year.This episode is sponsored by A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences, written by Jennifer Serravallo and published by Heinemann.
#120 What is Bookshop?

#120 What is Bookshop?

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In this episode, Colby talks with Sarah High, partnerships manager for Bookshop, a startup that's taking on Amazon and supporting independent bookstores.This episode is sponsored by A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences, written by Jennifer Serravallo and published by Heinemann.
In this special extended episode, author Derrick Barnes and illustrator Gordon C. James discuss their picture books CROWN and the upcoming I AM EVERY GOOD THING.This episode is sponsored by penguinclassroom.com.This episode is sponsored by Heinemann, and their professional book The Artful Read Aloud by Rebecca Bellingham.
Author James Preller and illustrator Mary GrandPré take us behind the scenes of their haiku school story picture book, ALL WELCOME HERE.This episode is sponsored by Heinemann, and their professional book The Artful Read Aloud by Rebecca Bellingham.Additional music in this episode is by Butterfly Woke by Jeris (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/61357 Ft: airtone
In this episode (originally released in December 2016), author Jason Reynolds takes us behind the scenes of his novel, GHOST.
In this episode, Colby talks with Joanna Parzakonis about her path to opening an independent bookstore in Kalamazoo, MI (This Is a Bookstore & Bookbug), and how the pandemic is affecting business.This episode is sponsored by Heinemann, and their professional book READ THE WORLD  by Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris. Use the code MAYEDU during the month of May to receive 40% off the list price and free shipping within the U.S.
Author Mitali Perkins takes us behind the scenes of her picture book, BETWEEN US AND ABUELA: A FAMILY STORY FROM THE BORDER, illustrated by Sara Palacios.This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book A TEACHER'S GUIDE TO READING CONFERENCES by Jennifer Serravallo.
In this episode, host Colby Sharp talks with Donalyn Miller (The Book Whisperer) about a topic close to both of their hearts - book access for kids.This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book A TEACHER'S GUIDE TO READING CONFERENCES by Jennifer Serravallo
Author Eoin Colfer takes us behind the scenes of his wildly popular ARTMIS FOWL series.This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their professional book READ THE WORLD.
Author (and former ESPN anchor) Sandra Neil Wallace takes us behind the scenes of her Orbis Pictus award-winning nonfiction picture book, BETWEEN THE LINES: HOW ERNIE BARNES WENT FROM THE FOOTBALL FIELD TO THE ART GALLERY, illustrated by Bryan Collier.
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