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About Sara Levine

Sara Levine is writer, educator and a veterinarian.  Her science books for children include Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons (2013), Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks and Chompers (2016), and  Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones (2018).  She has two books currently in press: Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate with Animals (2019) and Eye by Eye: Comparing Animal Peepers (2020).

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 finalist 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.

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.