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.
Due to COVID-19, there was no programming in 2020 and 2021.
Here’s a list of our previous awesomeness of the On The Same Page books and authors:
2019 Smile by Raina Telgemeier
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)
With almost 5 million copies sold 60 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic. Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever.
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With almost 5 million copies sold in the 60 years since it was published, generations of readers have journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic.This richly annotated edition includes bonus material from acclaimed children's literature scholar Leonard Marcus.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME
Dig deep in this award-winning, modern classic that will remind readers that adventure is right around the corner--or just under your feet!
This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver
The classic heartwarming tale from Kate DiCamillo--now with an afterword from the beloved author, reflecting on twenty years in print
The beloved #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor winning graphic novel memoir from Cece Bell
Starting at a new school is scary, especially with a giant hearing aid strapped to your chest! At her old school, everyone in Cece’s class was deaf. Here, she’s different.
The #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture streaming on Disney+
The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree.
Now in paperback, the New York Times bestselling tale of chivalry and showmanship from Tony DiTerlizzi.
Kenny is a little rabbit with a very big problem. His two best friends are heading into a battle of legendary proportions—with each other! In one corner there’s Grahame, a well-read and cultured dragon with sophisticated tastes.
Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir based on her childhood!Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth.