Laura Shovan, March 6 at Riderwood Elementary School

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Laura Shovan is a novelist, educator and Pushcart Prize-nominated poet. Her award-winning children’s books include The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson ElementaryTakedown, and the Sydney Taylor Notable A Place at the Table, written with Saadia Faruqi. She is a longtime poet-in-the-schools for the Maryland State Arts Council and teaches for Vermont College of Fine Arts’ MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Her latest poetry collection for kids is Welcome to Monsterville, which will be published April 25th and is available for pre-order now.

Online school orders are now closed. Orders placed by February 24th will be delivered to the school. Pre-orders can be placed for Welcome to Monsterville, which will be published April 25th.

Orders placed on The Ivy website ( or by phone (410-377-2966) can be picked up at the shop.

ImageNameBook AuthorDescriptionPriceBuyprice_hsort
PRE-ORDER Welcome to Monsterville (pub. 4/25)Laura Shovan, Michael Rothenberg (Illustrator)Welcome to Monsterville, where the residents are anything but ordinary. The monsters here are “friendly … $16.19