ADA Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine (Hardcover)

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By Laurie Wallmark, April Chu (Illustrator)
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Bookseller: Zazu
Title: Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine


Ada wrote the first computer program, AGES before computing even became a thing. To make her story even more remarkable, you'll learn that she was a teen, she had spent years crippled, and she was a woman in the early 1800s-- all things conspiring against her. But she was smart, eternally curious, had an encouraging parent, and never gave up. I can't think of a better role model for girls today!

This book is beautifully illustrated and written in a way that will engage and inspire kids of many ages.

— From Zazu's Past Picks 2


Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer, Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world's first computer program in order to demonstrate its capabilities.

About the Author

Laurie Wallmark has published stories in Highlights, Cricket, and other children's magazines. When not writing, she teaches computer science. Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine is her first book. Visit her blog at 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. She lives and works in Oakland, California. Her previous book, In a Village by the Sea, is also a Creston title and received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, as well as a rave review from the New York Times and Fuse #8. Learn more about her at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781939547200
ISBN-10: 1939547202
Publisher: Creston Books
Publication Date: October 13th, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English