Stone Soup Blog

Stone Soup Magazine
November 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.

I held them like they were a bouquet of yellow flowers Illustrator Anna Dreher, 12 for Frustration, Happiness, and Pure Amazement by Isabella Widrow, 12....

by Sarah Lynn “No Boundaries” is exploding with color, something I particularly love in artworks. The blues, purples, and greens of the piece are...

“The Veldt” is a dystopian story by Ray Bradbury. Even though the story is only a few pages long and appears relatively simple, it contains many concepts that...

Halloween—one of the most popular holidays in the U.S.—is coming up! Many kids wait eagerly for October 31st to dress up in costume and walk from door to door,...

This summer, William sent out a call for pictures of your summer journal pages. We know it is already fall, but we wanted to make sure to publish some of our...

Julian slowly reached out his hand to the kitten’s fur Illustration by Joe Lobosco, 13, for “Creamsicle” by Bonnie Robinson, 11. Published in Stone Soup,...

Scythe is about a world in the future, where humans have conquered all things, even death. Immortality is rapidly causing overpopulation. The Thunderhead, the...

To be honest, Okay for Now, written by Gary D. Schmidt, did not immediately suck me in. The lead was rather ordinary. It wasn’t until I read about Doug’s...

One of my goals last year was to read a lot of books. I wanted to reach 50, but once I reached it, I knew I could aim higher. I bumped up my goal to 100, and...

by Kat J. As I was reading “Seeing Over the Side of the Boat,” a personal narrative written by Benjamin Halperin and illustrated by Kyle Trefny, I started to...

‘Steam’, by Sabrina Guo, winner of our 2018 Concrete Poetry Contest A note from William Rubel Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! In last week’s newsletter we...

First Place ($50) “Steam” by Sabrina Guo, 12 Second Place ($25) “Moonlight” by Ashley Xu, 13 Third Place ($10) “Octopus” by Marco Lu, 12 Honorable...

The most remarkable part of Lena's story as a demonstration of the power of dialogue is the last quarter, where four characters respond to a traumatic event....

Before I read this book, I had never read a book that was set in Canada…in the 1970s…that was not even published yet. This book was the first. The book in...

“Tiny only barks at you if he doesn’t know you” Illustrator Chelsey Scheffe, 13 for The Shooting Star by Samantha Cecil, 10. Published September/October 2004. A...

The Young Visiters sold 300,000 copies in 1919! And that was just in Britain! The introduction to The Young Visiters was written by J. M. Barrie, author of...

Juvenilia is the name given to creative work produced by recognized authors and artists when they were children and young adults. The late eighteenth and early...

We at the Children’s Art Foundation were very lucky to be given these extraordinary felt pen drawings by the Egyptian government in the late 1970s. Besides...

“Excuse me, may I please have those two doves?” Illustrator Olivia Zhou, 12 for My Father’s Doves by Jenny Li, 11. Published May/June 2013. A note from William...

Ballet is an art in which adults partake in a fantasy world that is more often associated with children’s stories. Nobody speaks in a ballet–the classic story...

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