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‘I get to be the one to tell this story?’ Molly Idle on PEARL and getting ‘The Call’

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.

Laurie Halse Anderson Stops By The Yarn to Talk Shout

  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.   Subscribe below to catch every episode.

How THE ITCHY BOOK! Was Made with LeUyen Pham

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. Subscribe below to catch every episode.

Unravelling Aisha Saeed’s Amal Unbound

  Colby: Amal Unbound is one of the most unforgettable middle grade novels of 2018. Sitting down with Aisha to talk about the book for The Yarn was so much fun. I hope you like the episode!   Subscribe below to catch every episode.

Top 10 Episodes of 2018: Number 1: Colby & Travis

Travis: And the most popular episode of The Yarn in 2018 was . . .

Top 10 Episodes of 2018: Number 2: Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

Travis: And the 2nd most popular episode of The Yarn in 2018 was . . .

Top 10 Episodes of 2018: Number 3: Katherine Applegate

Travis: And the 3rd most popular episode of The Yarn in 2018 was . . .

Top 10 Episodes of 2018: Number 4: Kate DiCamillo

Travis: And the 4th most popular episode of The Yarn in 2018 was . . .

Illustrating the Creation of the Universe with Ekua Holmes

How did Holmes go about illustrating the creation of the universe for THE STUFF OF STARS? It began with marbleized paper.

Jonathan Auxier Talks Sweep! #BroomsUp

Colby: I am so excited to share my conversation with Jonathan Auxier with you. Sweep is one of my favorite 2018 books, and talking to Jonathan about it was magical. If you haven’t read it, be sure to get yourself a copy. It is unforgettable.   Subscribe below to catch every episode.