A Fuse #8 Production
June 23, 2022 by Travis Jonker
Bob Shea and Brian Won have teamed up for a new board book series, ADURABLE
April 30, 2022 by Travis Jonker
Grant Snider takes us behind the scenes of his upcoming book, ONE BOY WATCHING
September 2, 2020 by Travis Jonker
This podcast is five years old! In this episode, Colby looks back to the beginning of The Yarn, and ahead to the new school year.
July 22, 2020 by Colby Sharp
Colby: During this pandemic, I’ve been thinking a lot about supporting small businesses. When I saw a lot of book creators talking about Bookshop, I got curious. It is pretty darn easy to purchase books from Amazon, but I know that the money I spend with them doesn’t support my community. Learning that Bookshop sends […]
March 24, 2019 by Travis Jonker
Travis: I sat down with author/illustrator Molly Idle during the 2018 NCTE conference in Houston. We had a great conversation about her most recent picture book, Pearl, and about her Caldecott Honor win for Flora and the Flamingo. We hope you enjoy the episode. Subscribe below to catch every episode.
March 17, 2019 by Colby Sharp
Colby: I had an amazing time talking to Laurie Halse Anderson at NCTE last fall for The Yarn. I hope you enjoy the episode, but more importantly I hope you read her book Shout. It is an important one. https://soundcloud.com/colby-sharp-3/89-laurie-halse-anderson-shout-unraveled Subscribe below to catch every episode.
February 24, 2019 by Travis Jonker
Travis: LeUyen Pham has illustrated early reader books before, but The Itchy Book! is the first one that she has also written. I sat down last summer at ALA Annual in New Orleans to talk with Pham about the process. We hope you enjoy the episode. https://soundcloud.com/colby-sharp-3/88-leuyen-pham-the-itchy-book-unraveled Subscribe below to catch every episode.
November 4, 2018 by Travis Jonker
Travis: Louisiana’s Way Home is Kate DiCamillo’s first middle grade sequel (or more accurately in this case, companion novel). It also marks a return to first-person writing – something she hasn’t done since Because of Winn Dixie. It was a pleasure to talk with her about how these two things came to be. We hope […]
November 22, 2017 by Travis Jonker
Travis: I sat down with Newbery Medalist Jack Gantos last July at Nerdcamp. His passion for turning kids on to writing is on full display in his latest book, Writing Radar. In this episode, Jack talks about his first experiences as a writing teacher, and as a new author visiting schools for the first time. […]
October 15, 2017 by Colby Sharp
Colby: Last spring author/illustrator Ryan T. Higgins visited the students at Parma Elementary. It was an amazing school visit. My students LOVED it. When my students went to lunch, Ryan and I sat down to talk about his book Be Quiet! I hope you enjoy the episode. https://soundcloud.com/colby-sharp-3/55-ryan-t-higgins-be-quiet-unraveled/s-BTa49 Subscribe to The Yarn below
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