April develops and teaches course curriculum for Learn with NoveList. She previously worked in public, school, and special library settings and has reviewed youth materials for School Library Journal, Kirkus, Booklist, and the Horn Book Guide. She served on the 2012 Sibert Information Book Medal committee and the 2017 Newbery Medal committee. She also cohosts and coproduces the podcast “This Podcast is Overdue,” which explores the media landscape with a strong focus on books and reading.
As a kid, April loved reading folk and fairy tales. Today you’ll find her reading all sorts of genres, especially if they are moving, culturally diverse, or illustrated. When not at work or reading, you’ll find April cuddling with her two cats, cooking with her husband (who is a chef!), or crafting (currently playing around with watercolor and gel painting).