Sara Levine Author/Scientist Visit

May 3rd, 2019

Pre-Order Books Now Through April 18th

Dear Wolcott Families,


We are now accepting book pre-orders for our visit with author and scientist Sara Levine. She will be visiting grades K-2 on May 3rd, 2019. She will do a presentation called Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons/Comparative Anatomy Workshop for grades K & 1. For grade 2, she will do a session related to her new book called Flower Talk that just released March 5th.


Pre-order signed, personalized copies of her books now with the attached order form which is due April 18. You can pay with check (payable to R.J. Julia Booksellers), credit card, or exact change. Students may also bring in previously purchased copies of her books to be signed during the visit. A limited number of books will be available for purchase the day of the event.


Thank you to everyone who contributed during the 2018 Wolcott Read-a-thon which is enabling us to host Sara Levine! Looking forward to this fantastic opportunity for Wolcott!


Sarah Lynch, Wolcott School Librarian

Book Order Form

Due April 18th. May pay with cash, check (payable to R.J. Julia Booksellers), or exact change.

Visit Schedule

Visit schedule to be announced.


One session will be K & 1 and the other session will be for grade 2.

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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 with Animals.


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. Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones is a semi-finalist 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.

Sara Levine Author Visit

Friday, May 3rd, 9-11:15am

71 Wolcott Road

West Hartford, CT