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.

Due to COVID-19, there was no programming in 2020 and 2021.

 

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:

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)

The Phantom Tollbooth By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780394820378
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - October 12th, 1988

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. 


The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator), Leonard S. Marcus (Notes by) Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator), Leonard S. Marcus (Notes by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9780375857157
Availability: Backordered - Not In Stock
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2011

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.


Holes (Holes Series #1) By Louis Sachar Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440414803
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - May 9th, 2000

This groundbreaking classic is now available in a special anniversary edition with bonus content. Winner of the Newbery Medal as well as the National Book Award, HOLES is a New York Times bestseller and one of the strongest-selling middle-grade books to ever hit shelves!


Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Newbery Honor Book) By Grace Lin Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316038638
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2011

A Newbery Honor Book!
A New York Times bestseller!
An Al Roker's TODAY Show Book Club Pick!
A Time Magazine 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time selection!​

A Reader’s Digest Best Children’s Book of All Time​!

This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky


Because of Winn-Dixie By Kate DiCamillo Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536214352
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - January 26th, 2021

The classic heartwarming tale from Kate DiCamillo—now with an afterword from the beloved author, reflecting on twenty years in print


El Deafo: A Graphic Novel By Cece Bell Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781419712173
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Fanfare - September 2nd, 2014

Cece Bell’s #1 New York Times Bestseller graphic novel El Deafo is the origin story of a student with hearing loss and a hearing aid becoming a superhero.
 
A John Newbery Medal Winner
 
Now an Apple+ Animated TV Series!
 
Starting at a new school is scary, especially with a giant hearing aid strapped to you


The One and Only Ivan: A Newbery Award Winner By Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illustrator) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780061992278
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - January 6th, 2015

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+


Bud, Not Buddy: (Newbery Medal Winner) By Christopher Paul Curtis Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440413288
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Published: Yearling - January 8th, 2002

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, recipient of the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.
 


Kenny & the Dragon By Tony DiTerlizzi, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tony DiTerlizzi, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442436510
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 24th, 2012

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.


Smile: A Graphic Novel By Raina Telgemeier, Raina Telgemeier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338740264
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - November 10th, 2020

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.