Shar Levine

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Shar Levine
Born 1953
Occupation Author
Genre Children's Literature

Shar Levine (born 1953 in Edmonton, Alberta) is an award-winning, best selling Canadian children’s author, and designer.

Shar has written over 70 books and book/kits, primarily on hands-on science for children. Levine, and her co-author, Leslie Johnstone, were co-recipients of the Eve Savory Award for Science Communication from the BC Innovation Council (2006) and their book, Backyard Science, was a finalist for the Subaru Award, (hands on activity) from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Books and Films (2005). The Ultimate Guide to Your Microscope was a finalist-2008 American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books and Films Prize Hands -On Science/Activity Books.

Shar Levine, or Sciencelady as she is known professionally, frequently speaks at Writer’s Festivals and at teacher/librarian conferences. Her science presentations at schools and libraries have been enjoyed by thousands of children.

Fellowships[edit]

  • 2011 (May 18-27) Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole- Science Journalism Fellowship
  • 2010 (Sept 12-18) Woods Hole, Mass- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution -Science Journalism Fellowship
  • 2010 (June 14- 18) Boulder, Co. National Center for Atmospheric Research- Science Journalism Fellowship
  • 2009 (May 18-22) Kauai, National Tropical Botanical Garden-Environmental Journalism Fellowship

Awards[edit]

Book Awards[edit]

  • Projects for a Healthy Planet:
    • Canadian Children's Book Centre 1993 "Our Choice Award".
  • The Paperbook and Papermaker:
    • Canadian Children's Book Centre 1994 "Our Choice Award".
    • Toy Testing Council of Canada - top recommendation.
    • National Parenting Publication Award (US) - 1994.
  • Everyday Science:
    • Canadian Children's Book Centre 1995 "Our Choice Award".
  • Science Around the World:
    • Canadian Children's Book Centre 1996 "Our Choice Award".
  • The Microscope Book:
    • Canadian Children’s Book Centre 1997 “Our Choice Award”.
  • WormWorld:
    • National Parenting Publication Award (US) - 1997.
    • Parent’s Choice Award- Bronze (US) - 1998.
  • The Magnets Book:
    • Canadian Children’s Book Centre 1998 “Our Choice Award”.
  • Fun With Your Microscope:
    • Canadian Children’s Book Centre 1998 “Our Choice Award, starred selection”.
  • The Ultimate Balloon Book:
    • Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2002 “Our Choice Award”.
  • The Science of Sound and Music:
    • Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2001 “Our Choice Award”.
  • Backyard Science: finalist:
    • 2006 American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books and Films Prize (Hands -On Science/Activity) Books.
  • the Ultimate Guide to Your Microscope: finalist:
    • 2008 American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books and Films Prize (Hands -On Science/Activity) Books.

General Awards[edit]

  • Co-recipient Eve Savory Award for Science Communication 2006, BC Innovation Council.
  • Playthings 1989, Merchandising Achievement, Award of Merit Department Design.
  • Sea Festival Parade, 1989, Third Prize Commercial.

Publications[edit]

List of Books Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone[edit]

  • Bathtub Science, HarperCollins Canada, enhanced Ebook, 2011
  • Snowy Science, Scholastic Canada, 2011
  • Scary Science, Scholastic Canada, 2010
  • In a Class of Their Own -Animals, Crabtree Publishing, Canada, 2010
  • In a Class of Their Own -Plants, Crabtree Publishing, Canada, 2010
  • USA Today, Weather Wonders, Sterling Publishing Ltd. New York, 2009
  • The Icky, Sticky and Gross Fascinating Factbook, Mud Puddle Books, New York
  • Smart Lab- Amazing Animal Challenge, becker&mayer! Bellevue, WA, 2008
  • Smart Lab- Extreme Secret Formula Lab, becker&mayer! Bellevue, WA, 2008
  • Super Smelly Lab, Scholastic Inc. New York, 2008
  • Ultimate Guide to Your Microscope, Sterling Publishing Ltd. New York, 2008
  • Volcano book and Kit, Mud Puddle, New York, 2007
  • Smart Lab- Human Body Challenge,becker&mayer!, Bellevue, WA, 2007.
  • Smart Lab-Indoor Outdoor Microscope, becker&mayer!, Bellevue, WA, 2007.
  • Superpower Microscope, becker&mayer!, Bellevue, WA, 2007.
  • Volcano Book and Kit, Mudpuddle, New York, 2007.
  • Ultimate Guide to Your Microscope, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd. New York, 2007.
  • Smart Lab-Secret Formula Lab, becker&mayer!, Bellevue, WA, 2006.
  • Smart Lab- Science and Nature Challenge, becker&mayer!, Bellevue, WA, 2006.
  • Smart Lab- Weird and Gross Challenge, becker&mayer!, Bellevue, WA, 2006
  • Sports Science, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2006.
  • First Science-The Amazing Human Body, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2006.
  • First Science- Magnet Power, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2006.
  • Stop Thief! Build Your Own Backpack Alarm, Scholastic Press, New York, 2006.
  • Super Secret Formula Lab, Scholastic Press, New York, 2006
  • Secret Formula Lab: Smart Lab, becker & mayer! Bellevue, WA, 2006
  • Extreme 3-D Your Body, Silver Dolphin Books, San Diego, CA, 2005.
  • Extreme 3-D Weird Animals, Silver Dolphin Books, San Diego, CA, 2005.
  • Extreme 3-D Scary Bugs, Silver Dolphin Books, San Diego, CA, 2005.
  • Backyard Science, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2005.
  • First Science Experiments with Nature, Senses, Weather and Machines, Sterling Pub. Co. Ltd., New York, 2005.
  • Skyblades- becker&mayer! Bellevue, WA, 2004, (not released).
  • Build Your Own Portable Doorbell, becker&mayer! Bellevue, WA, 2004, (not released).
  • First Science-Mighty Machines, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2004.
  • First Science-Nifty Nature, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2004.
  • Kitchen Science, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2003.
  • The Ultimate Bubble Book, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2003.
  • First Science-Wonderful Weather, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2003.
  • First Science- Super Senses, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2003.
  • Build your own Spyscope, becker & mayer! Bellevue, WA, 2002.
  • Build your own TV remote control, becker&mayer! Bellevue, WA, 2001.
  • Incredible Ice Cream Machine, becker&mayer! Kirkland WA, 2001.
  • The Incredible Secret Formula Book, becker & mayer!, Kirkland WA, Troll Communications, New York, 2001.
  • Solar Oven, becker&mayer!, Kirkland WA, Scholastic, New York, 2000.
  • Shocking Science, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2000.
  • Quick-but-great Science Fair Projects, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2000.
  • The Science of Sound and Music, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2000.
  • Blast Off, a Rocket Science kit and book, becker & mayer!, Kirkland WA, 2000.
  • It's my world, you just live on it, becker & mayer!, Kirkland WA, 2000.
  • Bath Tub Science, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2000
  • 3-D Lungs and Microtongues, Somerville House Books Ltd., Toronto, Penguin Putnam, New York, 1999.
  • 3-D Bees and Microfleas, Somerville House Books Ltd., Toronto, Penguin Putnam, New York, 1999.
  • The Mega Dome Chemistry Book, Wild Planet Toys, San Francisco, 1999.
  • Gross Lab, Wild Planet Toys, San Francisco, 1999.
  • Fun with your Microscope, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 1998.
  • The Optics Book, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 1998.
  • The Magnets Book, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 1997.
  • Science Around the World, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1996.
  • The Microscope Book, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 1996.
  • Silly Science, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1995.
  • Everyday Science, John Wiley and Sons, New York - winner of Canadian, 1995.

Books by Shar Levine[edit]

  • Extreme Balloon Tying, Co-Author, Michael Ouchi,Sterling Publishing, New York, 2007.
  • The Ultimate Balloon Book, Co-Author, Michael Ouchi, 2001, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2001.
  • Awesome Yo-Yo Tricks, Co-Author, Bob Bowden, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 2000.
  • Marbles, A Player's Guide, Co-author, Vicki Scudamore, 1998, Sterling Publishing Co. Ltd., New York, 1998.
  • WormWorld, the Worm Book, Somerville House, Toronto, 1997.
  • Chocolate Lover's Cookbook, Co-author, Vicki Scudamore, 1997, Sterling Publishing, New York, 1997.
  • The Paperbook and Papermaker, Somerville House, Toronto, 1993.
  • Einstein’s Science Parties, Co-Author,Allison Grafton, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1993.
  • Projects for a Healthy Planet, Co-author, Allison Grafton, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1991.

Translations of books[edit]

  • Le Labo Des Malins, Scholastic Canada, 2010
  • Le Labo Sous Zero, Scholastic Canada, 2011
  • The Ultimate Balloon Book (Russian), 2004.
  • Dolle Knutselpret met Ballonnen. (The Ultimate Balloon Book) Deltas, Uitgeverij N.V. Aartselaar, Belgium, 2004.
  • Creations originales avec des Ballons (The Ultimate Balloon Book). Chanteclerr, Paris, 2004.
  • Pesta Sains ala Einstein (Einstein's Science Parties). Pakar Raya, Bandung, Indonesia, 2003.
  • Ciencia Magica, Experimentos extranos y asombrosos, Albatros tusMaravillas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, (Spanish), 1998.
  • Ciencia Con Todo, Experimentos simples con las cosas que nos rodean, Albatros tus Maravillas Hipolito, Buenos Aires, Argentina, (Spanish), 1997.
  • Ecociencia- Experimentos ecologies para chicos, Albatros tus Maravillas (Buenos Aires, Argentina, (Spanish), 1997.
  • Projectos para um Planeta Saudavel ( Projects for a Healthy Planet). Editora Augustus, São Paulo-SP Brasil, (Portuguese), 1995.
  • Projects for a Healthy Planet, (Korean), 1995.

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