The Yarn
Inside The Yarn

#1 Travis and Colby (S1 E1)

Yarn Logo Rough Draft

Early ideas for The Yarn logo

Travis: The problem: there are a whole bunch of episodes of The Yarn that are nowhere to be found on The Yarn blog. You see the issue here, right?

Today we start to fix that.

Let’s begin at the beginning, with the very first episode. Over time we’ll give all the past episodes a proper home here.

Colby was brave enough to take on the assignment of producing this first show. We wanted The Yarn to be a show that documented children’s literature, but also documented our experience making it. Colby does this right off the bat with the opening clip of me picking him up in the middle of the night to catch a flight to New York. I love the train in the background.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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