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The Yarn

Travis Jonker and 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.

Recent Episodes

#139 Jason Chin - WATERCRESS Unraveled (Pt. 2)April 30, 2021 Episode artwork #138 Andrea Wang - WATERCRESS Unraveled (Pt. 1)April 24, 2021 Episode artwork #137 Travis Jonker - BLUE FLOATS AWAY UnraveledMarch 31, 2021 Episode artwork #136 Rajani LaRocca - RED, WHITE, AND WHOLE UnraveledMarch 27, 2021 Episode artwork #135 Tae Keller - WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGER UnraveledFebruary 27, 2021 Episode artwork #134 Gary PaulsenFebruary 13, 2021 Episode artwork #133 Christina Soontornvat - ALL THIRTEEN UnraveledJanuary 26, 2021 Episode artwork #132 Colby & Travis - 2021 PreviewJanuary 23, 2021 Episode artwork #131 Colby & Travis - 2020 Year in ReviewDecember 30, 2020 Episode artwork #130 Mike Curato - FLAMER UnraveledDecember 13, 2020 Episode artwork #129 Christopher Paul Curtis - THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM Turns 25!November 25, 2020 Episode artwork #128 Matthew Cordell - HELLO, NEIGHBOR UnraveledNovember 19, 2020 Episode artwork #127 Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - FIGHTING WORDS UnraveledOctober 28, 2020 Episode artwork #126 Grace Lin - A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR UnraveledOctober 18, 2020 Episode artwork #125 Abby Wambach - WOLFPACK UnraveledSeptember 26, 2020 Episode artwork #124 Oge Mora (Pt. 2) - SATURDAY UnraveledSeptember 23, 2020 Episode artwork #123 The Yarn Turns FiveAugust 29, 2020 Episode artwork #122 Oge Mora (Pt. 1) - THANK YOU, OMU! UnraveledAugust 19, 2020 Episode artwork #121 Jeff Kinney - DIARY OF A WIMPY KID (and More)July 29, 2020 Episode artwork #120 What is Bookshop?July 21, 2020 Episode artwork #119 Gordon C. James & Derrick Barnes - I AM EVERY GOOD THING UnraveledJune 21, 2020 Episode artwork #118 James Preller & Mary GrandPré - ALL WELCOME HERE UnraveledJune 15, 2020 Episode artwork #117 Jason Reynolds (Re-Release)June 02, 2020 Episode artwork #116 An Indie Bookstore During a Pandemic w/ Joanna ParzakonisMay 23, 2020 Episode artwork #115 Mitali Perkins - BETWEEN US AND ABUELA UnraveledApril 30, 2020 Episode artwork