"Tooth by Tooth" Recognized for Excellence

November 16, 2016

Tooth by Tooth coverTooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers, the latest book by Wheelock Assistant Professor of Life Science Sara Levine, was chosen as a finalist for the 2017 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes in Excellence in Science Books in the Children's Picture Book category. The Prizes celebrate outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults and are meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all ages.

The 2017 winners will be selected from the finalists in four categories. Winners will be announced in January and awarded at the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston. See the full list of finalists on the AAAS website.

AAAS is the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals, AAAS has individual members in more than 91 countries around the globe. Its mission is to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people."

Tooth by Tooth, co-written by Levine and T.S. Spookytooth (illustrator), keeps children guessing as they read about how human teeth are like—and unlike—those of other animals. The pair's first book, Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons, received recognitions including selection as Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year (2014), a finalist for the Cook Prize for best STEM picture book, and nomination for the Utah Beehive Prize. Their third book, Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones, will be published in 2017.

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