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Unravelling Aisha Saeed’s Amal Unbound

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  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

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

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

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

Top 10 Episodes of 2018: Number 3: Katherine Applegate

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

Top 10 Episodes of 2018: Number 4: Kate DiCamillo

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

Illustrating the Creation of the Universe with Ekua Holmes

The Stuff of Stars

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

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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.

Top 10 Episodes of 2018: Number 5: Kazu Kibuishi

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  Colby: Kazu Kibuishi is the creator of the graphic novel series Amulet. If you work with kids, you probably know that Amulet is one of the most popular graphic novel series of all-time. For this episode, I interviewed Kazu in front of a live audience in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Top 10 Episodes of 2018: Number 6: Laurel Snyder

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Colby: I love Laurel Snyder’s Orphan Island. It was one of my favorite 2017 middle grade novels. Talking to Laurel about the book was so exciting. The book leaves so much to the imagination. If you missed this episode, be sure to check it out! You won’t regret it.

Our First-Ever Year in Review Episode

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Travis: A couple nights ago, Colby and I did something we’ve never done before: with recorders running, we talked about the year in children’s books. I wasn’t sure how it would go – we usually put out short episodes that are edited and produced. Typically, aside from the intros and outros, you almost never hear […]