All events are free and will be held at Little Shop of Stories unless otherwise noted.
Little Shop of Stories is located at133 A East Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030
404-373-6300 |

The One and Only Ivan Takes the Stage!

February 3rd--February 26th, 2017
1545 Peachtree St NE Suite 102, Atlanta GA 30309

We are absolutely thrilled to announce another partnership with Synchronicity Theatre. The One and Only Ivan has been adapted for the stage by James E. Grote and will run February 3rd -26th, 2017. Ivan and his friends leap off of the page, onto the stage, and into our hearts! Bring your whole family out to see the magical adaptation unfold.
For more information on tickets sales and times visit Use OTSP as a promo code and receive a discount on your tickets. 



Writing Workshop
Sunday, September 18th, 4-6 pm
Decatur Coworks, 708 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
Great readers make great writers! Kids ages eight and up can learn about writing techniques and hone their skills at this interactive workshop. Space is limited, so please email to sign up.

NightCrawler Overnight at Zoo Atlanta
Saturday, September 24th, 6 pm -- Sunday, September 25th, 10:30 am

800 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta, Georgia 30315
You haven’t had a sleepover until you’ve spent the night in the zoo! Embark on a nocturnal adventure, specifically for families that are On The Same Page, packed with animals, games, and behind-the-scenes fun! Children must be at least six years old and accompanied by an adult. Fee: $60 per person. Space is limited, so call 404-624-5822 and mention OTSP NighCrawlers to register. 

On The Same Page Day at Zoo Atlanta
Sunday, October 9th, 9:30 am-5:30 pm/ Last admission 4:30 pm

800 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Join us for the official On The Same Page day at Zoo Atlanta featuring a special storytime, a sneak peek of the play from Synchronicity Theatre, gorilla facts, and fun! Mention Ivan at admissions on October 9 and receive $5 off any full price general admission ticket for up to four individuals. Offer not valid online and may not be combined with other offers. Visit for more information. Note: Gorilla activities take place between 10 am --3 pm.

On The Same Page Book Club
Friday, October 14th, 5:30 pm

Meet up with other kids (and their parents) who have gotten On The Same Page to discuss how Ivan uses the power of art and friendship to overcome hardship and inspire hope! 

Synchronicity Acting Workshop
Saturday, October 15th, 4-5 pm

Decatur Coworks, 708 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
Our friends at Synchronicity Theater are busy rehearsing for their production of The One and Only Ivan that premiers early next year. If you’re an aspiring actor ages 6-10,  you can attend an interactive workshop focusing on the creating animal characters through gestures and movements. Space is limited, so email to sign up. 

The One and Only Ivan Party
Thursday, October 20th, 7 pm

Now that you've read the book, it's time to come together for a celebration! We'll play games, paint pictures, learn about conservation, and so much more. This is always a favorite event and will be a fun evening you don’t want to miss. 

Volunteer Day at the Zoo
Saturday, October 22nd 8:30am-1 pm

800 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Zoo Atlanta needs our help! Boo at the Zoo is a family Halloween festival, but it takes lots of volunteers to pull off this event! Your family can volunteer to help pass out candy or make crafts with Boo at the Zoo participants. (Children must be ages eight and up and accompanied by an adult at all times.) Volunteers will be permitted to explore the zoo and participate in the festivities once their shift has ended, free of charge. Space is limited, so please email to register your family.

Decatur Day of Reading
Monday, October 24th, All Day

Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett has issued a proclamation and declared today the 2016 Decatur Day of Reading in honor of On The Same Page! To celebrate, we challenge everyone to spend 30 minutes reading The One and Only Ivan or any other book!

Katherine Applegate Author Visit
Friday, November 11th, 7 pm; doors open at 6pm

Agnes Scott College’s Presser Hall
137 S. McDonough St, Decatur, GA 30030
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! You don’t want to miss this special celebration complete with special performances and book signing by author, Katherine Applegate. She will be joined on stage by Jodi Carrigan, Assistant Curator of Primates at Zoo Atlanta and the real Ivan’s actual zookeeper from his days there. This event will be first come, first seated.