February 17, 2017

on the same page

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.

Click here to go to the On The Same Page website.

 

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)