November 30, 2018 by Colby Sharp
Colby: A couple of weeks ago the book I wrote with Donalyn Miller, Game Changer! Book Access For All Kids, was released. Donalyn and I appeared together on the Scholastic Reads podcast. Our book is about finding ways to make sure that all kids have access to books. If that is something you are interested […]
September 12, 2018 by Colby Sharp
Colby: Each year at Nerd Camp Michigan 5-7 people give seven minute talks. These talks do not include slides. For many people, these Nerd Talks are the most inspirational part of camp. Heinemann published Sara K. Ahmed’s talk on their podcast. You MUST listen to this talk. It is important. Click here or the image […]
August 17, 2018 by Colby Sharp
Colby: Every Friday I get Dan Blank’s newsletter in my inbox. It is a great read for all creators. In today’s newsletter he shared his latest podcast episode with my Yarn co-host Travis Jonker. Check it out by clicking on the cover of Travis’s book below.
August 8, 2018 by Travis Jonker
Travis: The title of this post doesn’t exactly fit – Minh Lê has been on the show before: https://soundcloud.com/colby-sharp-3/38-minh-le-let-me-finish-unraveled But he was also recently on NPR’s All Things Considered talking about his book with Dan Santat, Drawn Together. Lê shares how he drew inspiration from his own life for the book, a story of communicating […]
August 2, 2018 by Travis Jonker
Travis: I really wanted to add a (Yet) to the title of this post – we would love to have Bui on a future episode. But at least we have this appearance on All Things Considered. In it, the Caldecott Honor winner (A Different Pond) focuses on her Eisner Award-nominated graphic memoir, The Best We […]
April 16, 2018 by Colby Sharp
Colby: On average I read roughly one book written for adults every three years. I read books for teachers, but other than that, I only read books written for kids. Thankfully, the cover to Tara Westover’s Educated captivated me. Every time I saw it, I was dying to know what I would find inside. A […]
February 18, 2018 by Colby Sharp
Colby: When I head that Chelsea Clinton was reading the audio book for She Persisted, I reached out to Listening Library to see if we could run a clip here on The Yarn blog. Check it out below! Subscribe below to catch every episode. Click here to subscribe to The Yarn Newsletter
January 24, 2018 by Travis Jonker
Travis: Matt de la Peña and Loren Long were recently on NPR’s All Things Considered, reading from and talking about their just-released picture book, Love. It isn’t that often that a picture book author and illustrator sit down and talk about the making of a book together, so this was a treat. Click here to listen.
October 12, 2017 by Travis Jonker
Travis: Picture book makers Philip and Erin Stead have a new book out – one co-written with Mark Twain. The story of how this book came about is fascinating stuff, and NPR captured the whole thing on audio. Click below to listen.
September 5, 2017 by Colby Sharp
Colby: I’m a huge fan of Celia C. Pérez’s The First Rule of Punk. If you haven’t read it, you should think about putting it on your to-read list. I was super pumped to see Celia featured on NPR’s All Things Considered: Previous editions of Not On The Yarn Not on The Yarn: Judd Winick […]
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