Stone Soup Blog

Stone Soup Magazine
June 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.

This clarinet trio was inspired by two ideas. First was my perspective from my own apartment. Skyscrapers, bridges, Central Park, and construction outlined the...

Throughout all of American history, people have protested to bring change, but do these protests actually provide an effective vehicle for social...

“Fawn in a Clearing.” Chalk drawing by Meredith Rohrer, 10, published June 2019, illustrating “The Four Seasons” by Grace Jiang, 11. A note from Jane...

Check out this podcast, created by Summer and Yelia, about the challenges of balancing technology in today’s digitally focused world.   Balancing Technology...

“I am already breaking away, but not quite as rapidly as I would like.” Illustration by Olga Todorova, 12, for “Flying” by Margaret Bryan, 12. Published in...

The Ramona Series are the type of books that you will just keep pulling out of your bookshelf to read, any day, any age, just because. Maybe it’s because...

Often I find myself coming home from school, and being utterly and completely bored, even after an entire bus ride of thought on what I want to do when I...

“Fortnite” has been a sensation in the past few years, but many gamers now refer to it as “dead” as the popularity of a new game, “Apex Legends,” a new battle...

In this week’s newsletter, as it’s the first of the month, we focus on our new June 2019 issue. Click the links to read some of our brand new content, and scroll...

Spring is a time for new life. Japan demonstrates this through their Hanami festival and their story of Amaterasu and Ame-No-Uzume. Hanami Hanami in Japan...

Have you ever wondered about the clothes you wear? Where they come from and what happens to them when you no longer need them? Recently, I got very interested...

‘It was Lindy. She was helping my dad wash his car.’ Illustration by Kristin Trayer, 11, for “Lindy'” by Ari Rubin, 11. Published in Stone Soup, May/June 1993 and...

Wednesday, May 28 The company that handles subscriptions for Stone Soup is having a technical problem. Their server was down for four days due to a broken...

Do you care about style? I do. I like things that are fancy and colorful with a lot of patterns and designs. My mom thinks that I just try to make things look...

Stone Soup is seeking submissions for a book contest from writers aged 14 and younger. The winning manuscript will be published by Children’s Art...

Editor’s Note: Abhi’s film received an award from the National PTA Reflections Program. I made this film because Sphero the robot is my hero. He is my hero...

First Place “No Longer Blue” by Olivia Park, 12 Second Place “The Dreamer” by Claire Nagle, 12 Third Place “A Splash of Water” by Tara Prakash, 12 Honorable...

“Fruits Like Heaven,” painting by Christian W. Wagari, 11. Published January 2018. A note from William Rubel I have a project for you today, but I want to...

Every young writer is looking for an outlet. Some will choose to write stories. Others will try poetry. Some will even have a go at fanfiction, short stories,...

There is magic in everyday life. Sometimes we overlook it or take it for granted, but it is there. There’s magic in friendships, in perfectly timed...

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