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The Yarn is Headed to #NCTE16

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Colby: The National Council for Teachers of English Annual Conference is one of my favorite conferences. Last year, in Minneapolis,  I spent the Saturday of NCTE conducting interviews. I interviewed book creators non-stop from 8 AM until 4 PM. It was a rewarding and exhausting day. This year I’m spreading things out a bit more. If […]

#33 Gertie’s Leap to Greatness Unravelled (S2 E4)

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Colby: I’m excited to share our last episode of Season 2. I have really enjoyed following debut author Kate Beasley’s road to publication. It is pretty wild to think that we first starting working on this season over a year ago. In today’s episode Kate talks about Gertie’s Leap to Greatness. I loved listening to […]

If You Like The Yarn, You Might Also Like “Books Between”

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Colby:  Travis and I are always looking for great books to hand the readers in our lives. We know that if a kid likes Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie they might also like Barbara O’Connor’s How to Steal a Dog. We were thinking that it might be fun to do the same with podcasts. In […]

#31 Grace Kendall (S2 E2)

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Colby: We’re excited to bring you Episode 2 of Season 2. In today’s episode we tell the story of Gertie’s Leap to Greatness editor Grace Kendall.   If you missed Episode 1, subscribe below and you can catch up on all of our episodes. Click here to subscribe to The Yarn Newsletter

#4 Phil Falco (S1 E4)

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Colby: Back in Season 1 of The Yarn we had an opportunity to art director Phil Falco. We learned a lot from Phil. If you didn’t get a chance to listen last year when we released our episode with Phil, we hope you’ll give it a listen today. Click here to subscribe to The Yarn on […]

#29 Alex Gino – GEORGE Unraveled

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Colby: I sat down with Alex Gino at ALA Annual last summer to talk about George. I’m thankful that we have people like Alex Gino in the world.   Click here to subscribe to The Yarn on iTunes and Stitcher, sign up for our newsletter, and visit us on Instagram and Twitter.

#27 Kate DiCamillo – Raymie Nightingale Unraveled (Pt. 2)

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Colby: In June we interviewed Kate DiCamillo in front of a live audience at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. It was magical. Stick around to the very end of the episode to listen to the first chapter of the Raymie Nightingale audio book provided by Listening Library.   If you missed Part 1 of […]

(Audio) Book Trailer Premiere: Finding Perfect

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Colby: You’ve seen book trailers. You know that kids love them. My students often beg me to show their favorite trailers over and over again. Debut author Elly Swartz is trying something new: an audio book trailer. Here at The Yarn we are big fans of audio. I think Elly’s audio trailer is magnificent. Hopefully, […]