April Chu


April Chu began her career as an architect with a degree from the University of California, Berkeley, but decided to return to her true passion of illustrating and storytelling. Her picture books have received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine (Creston 2015) won a 2015 California Reading Association Eureka! Gold Award for Nonfiction Children’s Books, and was included in Booklist’s 2015 Top Ten Science and Health Books for Youth; Booklist Editor’s Choice: Books for Youth 2015; and National Science Teachers Association’s Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12: 2016, a list assembled with the cooperation of the Children’s Book Council. April currently lives and works in Oakland, California. For more information, visit www.aprilchu.com.