April Pulley Sayre (’00) is an award-winning author/photo-illustrator best known for her lyrical, read aloud science. 

She has published over sixty books, including the beloved Stars Beneath Your Bed: the Surprising Story of Dust, which was recast and rewritten after looking at the sunrise through a dusty window in a Vermont College dorm during her MFA-WC (2000). Her recent works include Raindrops Roll, an ALA Notable/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. Connect with her at or on Twitter @AprilPSayre.