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Indiana Authors Awards Honoree

April Pulley Sayre

April Pulley Sayre

2016 Genre Excellence Winner

April Pulley Sayre is an award-winning author/photo-illustrator best known for her lyrical, read aloud science. She is a native of Greenville, S.C., and currently resides in South Bend, Ind. Her recent works include Raindrops Roll, an ALA Notable/NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor book; and The Slowest Book Ever, a middle grade science book. With illustrator Steve Jenkins she created the ALA Notable picture books Woodpecker Wham, Eat Like a Bear, and Vulture View, a Theodor Geisel Honor Book.

Her book Stars Beneath Your Bed: the Surprising Story of Dust received the Best Picture Book of the year from AAAS/Subaru/Science Books and Films and she is a multiple honoree of the John Burroughs Award for natural history writing. Many of her works, including Rah, Rah, Radishes: A Vegetable Chant; Go, Go Grapes: a Fruit Chant; Best in Snow and Full of Fall were photographed in Indiana. Connect with her at, on Facebook at April Pulley Sayre, Children’s Author, or Twitter @AprilPSayre.