Stone Soup Blog

Stone Soup Magazine
February 2019

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.

I read the book Refugee by Alan Gratz. Refugee is about three different kids in three different time periods, however, they all have one thing in common, their...

Mysterious Moon (Nikon Coolpix L830) Photograph by Hannah Parker, 13. Published in Stone Soup, October 2018. A note from Sarah Ainsworth Dear Stone Soup...

      I heard on the radio a forest fire in my town I rushed down to see what it was about I saw something shimmer on the edge of the wood as I got closer and...

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“Umbrellas”. Photograph by Marlene Rohde, 12, the cover of Stone Soup, February 2019. A note from William Rubel I’d like to start this week’s newsletter by...

It’s pretty much impossible to write a book review for a series. You’ll have to include every single one of the books, and summarize the plot of each without...

I board. I find a seat by the window, I sit . Illustrator Savva Gretzky, 13 for “Subway Adventure” by Elam Fifer-Whiting, 13. Published July/August 2014. A note...

One blue chair in the middle of the world just waiting for someone to Sit on it.   In a house that nobody Lives in It’s waited and waited And waited . . . Like...

Bighorn River was an exhilarating place to spend our afternoon Illustrator Brian Merte, 13, for “Brotherhood” by Kevin Wang, 11. Published September/October...

It was Friday evening. The snow was supposed to start and keep going till the next evening. Sledding. It was the only thing on my mind. The snow made my mom...

A gust of wind blew, but not a thing seemed to stir. How odd, I thought to myself, shivering as the gale sent spikes of cold into the depths of my body. As if...

He hugged her, begging her not to cry, using all his courage to reassure her Illustrator Natalie Chin, 10 for “Finding an American Voice” by Jeanne Mack,...

The Accidental Prime Minister is a hilarious book written by Tom McLaughlin. It is about a 12 year old boy called Joe who leads an ordinary life. Joe is a fun...

Colored pencil ‘Tick Tock‘ by Marco Lu, 12, published in Stone Soup, January 2019. To our adult readers: A call for web designers! Before getting into the meat...

They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky is about a civil war in the continent of Africa. Thousands of children are sent on a nauseating journey through horrible...

In this video, I show films I took on a trip to the Pantanal in Brazil. The video features some of the Pantanal’s amazing wildlife. I wanted to create a...

Deep sympathy filled his heart for the writer of the tattered diary Illustration by Annakai Hayakawa Geshlider, 12, for her story, Journeys to the...

Does bad always follow good? Where does one cross the line between pursuing a dream and being consumed by greed? And how much influence can a small decision...

In this video, I tell some facts about Anna’s Hummingbirds. Some facts are very surprising! Hummingbirds are amazing animals, and I hope more people will...

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