If you enjoy children’s literature and listening to podcasts, audio books, and talk radio then The Yarn is for you! The Yarn is a free podcast you can listen or subscribe to that allows listeners to peek behind the making of kid’s books. Pairing up with SLJ (School Library Journal), the Yarn offers listeners an inside look at how some popular authors get their ideas onto paper. Podcasts currently include listens with Raina Telgemeier, Patrick Ness, Rebecca Stead, Jennifer Holm, and Herve Tullet. Beyond interviews, the podcasts are like mini-documentaries that open up the world of authors and illustrators to those curious about how books get from the author’s mind onto the bookshelf. The Yarn began about a year ago and is available on iTunes and Soundcloud.