Tuesday, August 21, 2012

It's Almost Here!

The countdown has started for the announcement of this year's On The Same Page!

Last year we participated in a community wide reading program, On The Same Page.  We have been not so patiently waiting for the announcement of this year's book selection.  Everyone can be a part of the fun, even if you don't live in our area.  If you do, make sure you head to the Decatur Book Festival.  Here's the info you need http://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2012/schedule/event-details.php?id=144
We love this program (read below to find out why).  Make sure you check out 
On The Same Page.
          I thought that On the Same Page was a great opportunity for everyone to read.  Lots of kids in Decatur read Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth in the classroom and many people who may not normally read, read this also and found that they liked reading.
            I thought it was a smart idea to build up suspense by not showing the book until the last moment.  I also thought it was funny to think that almost everyone in town was reading the same book.  They brought in the author after everyone read the book and everyone enjoyed hearing his talk and asking him questions.  It was a great experience and I am looking forward to doing it again this summer.
            Marsh, 11

            I enjoyed On the Same Page because of the marvelous book they picked.  Norton Juster’s  The Phantom Tollbooth is a classic and I liked all of the characters—lots.  I especially liked Tock, because I like to tell time, and because I love dogs.
            On the Same Page is a great idea because it encourages people to read more and it helps knit families together.  I liked that everyone reads the same book, then everyone gets to talk about the same book and then everyone gets to meet the author.  I loved that I got to meet the author and learn about his view of the book.
            It’s amazing how one independent bookstore started this marvelous program.  That shows kids that they can do anything!

            Emiline, 8

Please visit Little Shop of Stories website for details on this wonderful program:
And make sure you check out the Decatur Book Festival:

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