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On the 100th Episode of The Yarn, We Reveal All the Secrets

I usually keep news about the The Yarn over on The Yarn blog, but when you hit the 100 episode mark, it must be shared everywhere. So how do Colby and I make the 100th episode special? How about a podcast all about what goes on behind the scenes of the podcast? We spill the […]

How Do I Listen to The Yarn Podcast on Spotify?

First of all, glad you asked. The children’s literature podcast I co-host with Colby Sharp was just added to Spotify and we’re pretty excited about it. If you’re a Spotify subscriber, you can click here to find the show. Or, you can visit Spotify and search for us. Here’s how. Now new episodes of The […]

What Do Todd Parr, Meg Medina, Adam Gidwitz, and Dan Santat Have in Common?

Answer: They have all been on The Yarn podcast in the last couple months. It’s been a great stretch of episodes, so here they are, in case you’re interested in checking them out.

The Yarn LIVE at ALA!

Important Question: Are you attending the American Library Association Annual Conference? If you are, I have a little something to add to your schedule:   We’re recording a LIVE episode of The Yarn with a great group of award winners. Come on by!

The Yarn is Not Here

All Yarn operations have moved over to the snazzy new Yarn blog. Today is the first post – our interview with Dav Pilkey in a party bus. Click here to head there.

More Yarn! Lynda Mullaly Hunt – ONE FOR THE MURPHYS Unraveled

In the latest episode of The Yarn Lynda Mullaly Hunt talks about her book One for the Murphys. Click the buttons below to subscribe to The Yarn on iTunes and Stitcher: And we have a newsletter! Colby and I put all kinds of stuff on there: book recommendations, other podcasts to check out, and bonus The Yarn […]

A Yarn-nouncement! The Yarn Joins SLJ

Soon, The Yarn will be joining School Library Journal in a more official way. Most noticeably, there will be a dedicated blog for The Yarn on the SLJ site. We’ll post episodes of The Yarn and other audio-related stuff there. Colby Sharp and I are honored to be part of the School Library Journal team.

More Yarn! Liesl Shurtliff – RED Unraveled

In the latest episode of The Yarn Liesl Shurtliff talks about her book Red. Click the buttons below to subscribe to The Yarn on iTunes and Stitcher: And we have a newsletter! Colby and I put all kinds of stuff on there: book recommendations, other podcasts to check out, and bonus The Yarn stuff. Click here […]

Being Handed the Baton: Patrick Ness Explores A MONSTER CALLS on The Yarn

In the latest episode of The Yarn, Patrick Ness goes behind the scenes of A Monster Calls, a story inspired by another author – the late Siobhan Dowd. You can subscribe to The Yarn on iTunes and Stitcher: And we have a newsletter! Colby and I put all kinds of stuff on there: book recommendations, other […]

The Yarn: Writing from Memory with Kelly Barnhill

My god, I was a weird kid. – Kelly Barnhill In the latest episode of The Yarn, Kelly Barnhill talks about her book The Witch’s Boy. Her process (she writes longhand, puts that notebook in another room, and writes from memory) is unlike anything I’ve heard before (that begins at the 3:25 mark). We’re giving […]

More Yarn! Maris Wicks on Human Body Theater

We’re continuing our series called The Unraveller, where an author or illustrator brings us behind the scenes of one of their books. The latest episode is up, with author Maris Wicks talking about Human Body Theater. We’re giving away a signed copy of the book. Maris Wicks even drew a cell in there. Click here to […]

More Yarn! Chris Grabenstein: Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics Unraveled

We’re continuing our series called The Unraveller, where an author or illustrator brings us behind the scenes of one of their books. The latest episode is up, with author Chris Grabenstein talking about Mr Lemincello’s Library Olympics. If you’re not sure how to download a podcast to your phone, allow Ira Glass and his friend […]

Completing the Hervé Tullet Interview Trilogy

Swim, books, swim! I’ve interviewed Hervé Tullet via drawing: I’ve interviewed Hervé Tullet via writing: And, as of today, I’ve interviewed Hervé Tullet via audio. In the latest episode of The Yarn, Tullet talks about his groundbreaking work, Press Here, as well as follow-ups Mix it Up and Let’s Play. We also debut our brand-new […]

All the Way LIVE: The Yarn with Kate DiCamillo @ ALA Annual

The Yarn is as un-live as it gets. We edit, we add, we move stuff around (then move it back) – the show is the opposite of spontaneous. But maybe we don’t know what we’re missing? Colby Sharp and I are pleased to announce that we’re going to find out. At the American Library Association […]

More Yarn! Lindsay Eagar: Hour of the Bees Unraveled

We’re continuing our series called The Unraveller, where an author or illustrator brings us behind the scenes of one of their books. The latest episode is up, with debut author Lindsay Eagar talking about Hour of the Bees. If you’re not sure how to download a podcast to your phone, allow Ira Glass and his […]