Children’s science writer Shar Levine gets U of A Honour Award

shar-levine-webCWILL author, Shar Levine, will receive an Alumni Honour Award for her contributions to children’s literature and science education. This accomplished CWILL author, a ’74 BA, is an award-winning writer and designer of science books for children. Her commitment to encouraging science literacy and her ability to make science fun for kids is evident in the more than 60 titles that bear her name and that of her writing partner, Leslie Johnstone. Levine owned a toy store in Vancouver called Einstein’s the Science Center, and there she taught hands-on science to kids. She also spent time as a columnist and TV consumer expert until 2006, when her children’s books became her main focus. Often described by friends and colleagues as a woman with infectious energy and creativity, Levine also connects with people through public appearances and her website, She currently sits on local and national literary and literacy boards. She cocreated Celebrate Science, the first Canadian science writer’s festival. Her ability to share her passion for science education and engage students in everything from the biochemistry of fermentation to the science of sensory perception makes her books a favourite on the shelves of public libraries and kids’ cubbies.

The University of Alberta Alumni Association event will celebrate this outstanding alumna’s accomplishments and those of 27 other award recipients at the 2015 Alumni Awards.

Free ceremony with reception to follow
7 pm, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 87 Ave), Edmonton, Alberta.

More info and tickets

About Cynthia Nugent

Children's book author/illustrator, instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, animator, founder of Rascal Media, MA in children's literature
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3 Responses to Children’s science writer Shar Levine gets U of A Honour Award

  1. Caroline Woodward says:

    Mazel Tov, Shar! What an amazing contribution to science and children’s literacy you’ve made! Well-deserved!

  2. Darlene says:

    Congratulations Shar! Well deserved.

  3. maxtell says:

    Shar, this is absolutely wonderful! Congratulations!

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