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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.

Everything Is Upside-Down: The 2008 Newbery and Caldecott Medals

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Travis: Before we even made the first episode of The Yarn podcast, we’ve wanted to do an episode on the 2008 Newbery and Caldecott medal winners, and unforgettable year that challenged assumptions about what kinds of books could win the most prestigious awards in children’s literature. In today’s episode, Brian Selznick and Laura Amy Schlitz […]

Only In Dreams: Jon Klassen (Part III)

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Travis: This is the third and final installment of our podcast trilogy with Jon Klassen. Click here for Part I Click here for Part II When I first read We Found a Hat, I was struck by how it managed to feel different from the first two books in Klassen’s hat-themed trilogy, yet still clearly […]