Little Shop of Stories initiated and operates On The Same Page, a community-wide book read for families each year since 2011. This program is currently run through the Decatur Book Festival, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
On The Same Page is a comprehensive community reading program serving families and schools around the Atlanta area. Our goal is to foster a community of readers by bringing people together around the same book.
On The Same Page has involved book groups, school and community outreach, writing workshops, book parties, movie screenings, theater productions and volunteer work. The program culminates by a visit from the book’s author who visits several local schools and presents at one large community event.
The On The Same Page book selection for 2018 was announced during the Kidnote Address at the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Friday, August 31, 2018.
Here’s a list of our previous awesomeness of the On The Same Page books and authors:
2018 Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi
2017 Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
2016 The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (featuring an on stage conversation with Jodi Carrigan, Assistant Curator of Primates at Zoo Atlanta and the real Ivan’s actual zookeeper from his days there)
2015 El Deafo by Cece Bell
2014 Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
2013 Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
2012 Holes by Louis Sachar
2011 The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (featuring an on stage conversation with Leonard Marcus, author and editor of The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth)