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Ring in the New Year: Our 2022 Preview

A look ahead to 2022 in children’s literature.

Taking a Look Back: Our 2021 Year in Review Episode

It’s time to take a look back at 2021.

‘Shoot – David Small believes in me!’ Betsy Bird and the LONG ROAD TO THE CIRCUS

Betsy Bird takes us behind the scenes of her first middle grade novel, LONG ROAD TO THE CIRCUS.

Editor Wes Adams talks Gary Paulsen

COLBY: Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet was that “one book” for me as a child. It continues to rock the world of so many readers in my classroom, and I am forever grateful to Gary and his work. Learning of his passing a couple of weeks ago was really hard. Travis and I talked about rerunning my […]

R.J. Palacio Visits The Yarn!

A conversation with R.J. Palacio about her latest book, PONY.

Amos McGee is Back! An Interview with Erin and Philip Stead

Erin and Philip Stead share the joys and challenges of returning to the world of Amos.

The Story of Amos McGee with Erin and Philip Stead

The Caldecott Medal-winning duo are on the latest episode.

Sara Pennypacker visits to talk about the return of Pax

COLBY: When I learned that Sara Pennypacker was revisiting the world of Pax and Peter in the book Pax, Journey Home I knew that I had to talk to her for The Yarn. Pax blew me away, and the thought of being able to find out what happened next made my heart so happy. In […]

Jon Klassen Returns! THE ROCK FROM THE SKY Unraveled

A special extended episode with author/illustrator Jon Klassen.

How David LaRochelle and Mike Wohnoutka Created the Geisel Award-Winning SEE THE CAT

An interview with the Geisel-winning duo behind SEE THE CAT.