Dear Teacher Librarian:
Do your students fidget during author readings? Would you like something more lively, educational or unusual? How about spending time with a famous science writer who also designs kid’s scientific and educational toys?
Internationally award-winning and best-selling author, Shar Levine, is now available for a limited speaking tour. Shar, a Vancouver based writer, has set aside a few weeks, for school and teacher presentations. Because of her busy schedule, Shar rarely has the time to dedicate to elementary schools, and demand for her readings far outweighs her availability.
Shar has written over sixty children’s books for major US publishers, and her works have been honored with many writing awards including the National Parenting Publication Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Award- Our Choice, and a Parent’s Choice Award. Several of her books have been translated into Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian, and first run editions of her books have sold over 100,000 copies.
Her web site, www.sciencelady.com features one of the most astonishing images you can possibly imagine. We won’t spoil the fun by telling you the subject for the enlargement, but we’ll give you a hint: it’s a part of something you are familiar with, but you’ve never actually seen. You’ll have to visit the web site for the answer.
Shar can been booked for 45 minute presentations, plus a short question and answer period. All sessions are interactive and kids will learn about science through hands-on activities. Teachers, parents and kids will be enthralled as Shar helps participants discover the joys of science in everyday materials.
Shar’s many books have received rave reviews from influential sources including Nine of her books are on the National Science Teacher’s Recommended list and one of her books, Backyard Science was short listed for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Books and Films, Subaru Prize, hands on activity category. Shar has also been a guest speaker at various university campuses and a featured panellist at large events, where she has spoken on issues in children’s writing, science literacy and publishing.