Where have you seen the fox? In the bushes, hiding. I saw a fox As red as blood Carrying a Limp rabbit. Its teeth were sharp And bared, Its ears were alert, And its whiskers twitched. Its fur felt like scarlet snow And its tail swung intently. When I was walking by, The fox stared […]

Busy Little Beaver

I am a beaver. Wood is wood. I need to find it for the dam. Did you know I used to be taller than LeBron James? My prehistoric great (x4) grandfather was 7 ft., 6 in. Even though my friends only live for 24 years, I’ve been here for 30. Every beaver knows that the […]

The Adventures of Jane and Louise: Creek Cleanup

Cousins Jane and Louise turn a boring morning watching their brothers play soccer into a fun, meaningful adventure I leaned against the window, the cold glass sending a shiver through my body. I didn’t want to go to the game. I’m just going to be cold and bored, I thought. “C’mon, Louise. It can’t be […]

Editor’s Note

Readers! Today marks FIFTY YEARS of Stone Soup! Reaching this milestone is an incredible achievement and a testament to the importance of this project for young readers, writers, and artists. Thanks to each one of you for continuing to make Stone Soup possible. The art, poetry, and prose in this issue explore climate change. It […]

Stone Soup Honor Roll: April 2023

Welcome to the Stone Soup Honor Roll! We receive hundreds of submissions every month by kids from around the world. Unfortunately, we can’t publish all the great work we receive. So we created the Stone Soup Honor Roll. We commend all of these talented writers and artists and encourage them to keep creating. – The […]

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From William’s Stone Soup Writing Workshop #71: Stream of Consciousness (Revisited) The Writing Challenge: Write a stream of consciousness piece for thirty minutes. This journey follows a path that is set down by the mind you are portraying in your story. That mind might, itself, not know where the ideas are coming from. Become your […]

The Peace of Night

Night, oh night, the peace of night. Not like day, with lots of light. Night is dark, But you see the crescent mark. Which tends to be the moon, both light and dark.

Here Comes Spring

On the trees Sway pretty leaves, Flowers bloom As I look through my room. Here comes spring, Nature rings.

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