facebook photo.jpg

About Sara Levine

Sara Levine is writer, educator and a veterinarian.  Her books for children include Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons; Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs; Tusks and Chompers; Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones; and Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate.  She has three books currently in press: Eye by Eye: Comparing Animal Peepers (2020); Bedtime For a Scientist (2020); and Strainers, Jackhammers and Pliers: Tools Birds Use to Get a Job Done (2021). Sara is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons has received a number of awards including Utah Beehive Book Award, Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year, and Cook Prize honor book for best STEM picture book. Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks and Chompers is a winner of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, in the Children's Picture Book category, Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year; and Monarch Award Master List. Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones is a honor book for the Cook Prize, and a Texas Topaz Reading List selection. Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate is a Junior Library Guild selection.

Sara also writes science-related essays for adults, one of which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2007.  Her writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Massachusetts Review, Bayou, and in the anthology And Baby Makes More.  

Sara was an assistant professor of biology at Wheelock College for 12 years and has been teaching children’s environmental education classes for the Massachusetts Audubon Society and other nature centers in Massachusetts and Connecticut for over 20 years.  She currently does author visits and workshops for schools, libraries and bookstores.

Sara holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM) from Tufts University, a master of fine arts degree (MFA) in creative nonfiction writing from Lesley University and a bachelor of arts degree (BA) in English from Haverford College.  She is a native New Englander and lives with her daughter and their dogs in Cambridge, Massachusetts.