Stone Soup Blog

Stone Soup Magazine
December 2018

This blog is written by Stone Soup editorial staff and guest bloggers who are Stone Soup readers, writers, parents and teachers. If you would like to blog about children’s writing, art, music composition—anything creative—then please write to us.

Can you imagine waking up to find your head is stuck on a different body? Noggin, by John Corey Whaley, is a stunning science fiction story about Travis...

Stone Soup Annual 2018: Detail from “My Chinese Dream” by Li Lingfei, Shanghai, China (published in Stone Soup, March 2018), and “Preface” by Emma Wood. A note...

S for sister and B for brother. M for mom, and D For dad. F for family, and W for wish. Hollis Woods is a headstrong, smart, and talented girl. She is an...

A note from William Rubel This week the newsletter coincides with the release of our new December issue: our second annual food issue! It is filled with...

As the world grows more connected – through displaced populations, the internet, and accessible travel – we need to find ways of adapting positively and...

“Teary Eyed Giraffe”, painting by Aevahaadya Arun, 6, Ontario, Canada. Published in Stone Soup, January 2018. A note from William Rubel Our best Thanksgiving...

Forts, to me, are a great place to hide away! I like to build forts because they are my little place where nobody can bother me. Forts make me feel...

Do you like sad books? I can’t stand them. Time after time I try a book and then stop it in the middle because it makes me miserable. It really affects me. I...

I am an Asian-American boy, born in America, but a descendant of China. My dad was born and raised in the Northeast region of China and my mom grew up in the...

“Mountain Dweller”, by Eva Stoitchkova, 11, Ontario, Canada. The cover art for the Stone Soup Annual 2018. A note from William Rubel It’s Thanksgiving in the...

Have you ever watched an animated poetry video? Check out the one Vandana wrote and created in the link below:   Scratch – Poetry AnimationJust watch. Turn up...

“Science fair”: Two very innocuous words. When you hear them, what first comes to mind?  Kids presenting their mini volcanoes in an elementary school...

As many people know, the state of California has burned with some 7,600 fires this year. Many of these were large and leveled entire towns, leaving thousands...

Stargirl is a beautifully written book by Jerry Spinelli. It tells about being different, and the problems and joy of a first love. Stargirl is written for...

A note from William Rubel These are the first four volumes of the revised Stone Soup anthologies! The next four are being printed this upcoming week. What can...

Riddle me this And Make My Day Who has taken all the heroes away? They are not in the papers Or on TV Not anywhere, sadly, that I can see Maybe King Arthur...

The waiting room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop Illustration by Frances Burnett-Stuart, 13, for “Marcella’s Miracle” by Abigail Johnson,...

Since I was small, I have been a passionate reader, instantly drawn into stories that could be painted in words. When I discovered chapter books, I remember...

I wanted to run and bide, but my feet were cemented to the ground Illustration by Kamiye Hoang Mai Davis,13, for “Haunted Mansion” by Lyla Lawless,13. Published...

Following the tragic death of his female guardian, Jack Starbright, Alex Rider moves from his home in London to San Francisco to live with his friend, Sabina...

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