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.

“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...

Illustration by Arthur Manuelito, 12, for “How I Got Over My Dream” by Diane Dubose, 11. Published in Stone Soup, March/April 1989. A note from Sarah...

Illustration by Abhi Love is a hard thing to explain. It’s incredible how much there is in love, that it can mean many different things. No matter where you...

“We’re like tea bags. In hot water, we just get stronger and stronger.” These two sentences from Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt echoed in my mind for...

“Illuminated,” photograph by Lara Katz, 14. Published April 2018. A note from William Rubel It is so easy to take a glance and then just turn the...

The amazing book I read this summer was Coraline by Neil Gaiman. I found this book so enjoyable because there are so many surprising twists. This book starts...

Editor’s Note: The following review is review is co-written by Ben Frost and Jackson Ohle-Kot. In our opinion The Hate U Give is a great book for young and...

Illustration by Thea Green, 13, for the story “Penny’s Journey”, Published November/December 2005 A Note from William Rubel I came back from Kenya to my home...

Spring! The time for new beginnings, beautiful flowers, the burning of effigies made in the image of the Slavic goddess of winter and a national holiday...

You crouch at your owner’s feet, the wonderfully pungent, slightly bitter scent of coffee washing your mouth every time you open it. You long for when you can...

“One Horse”. Photograph by Lara Katz, 14, Weston, CT. Published April 2018. A note from Sarah Ainsworth Good morning! Do you ever wonder what former Stone...

The newspaper, something that nowadays seems to be a memory of the past. The internet was found as a better alternative for finding information. With so much...

Galaxies are one of the most interesting things in space. They are all filled up with stars, planets, and dust. Did you know that you are made of star dust...

“The rosy color of dawn spreads all over the sky” Photograph by Julia Li, 12, Mason, OH Published September 2017 A note from William Rubel Friends! Jane Levi...

Mirembe Mubanda, one of our young bloggers, recently got the chance to read Alexis E. Fajardo’s graphic novel Kid Beowulf: The Rise of El Cid, and then talk to...

“Color City,” paper collage by Adhi Sukhdial, 7 Illustration for “The Juggle Man,” a poem by Analise Braddock, 7 Published April 2019 A note from Emma...

I was eight, just a third grader. It was June 2016. I had my mind full, because the Copa America Centenario was happening, and my team, Argentina, was doing...

The rainforest is one of the most complex and interesting places on earth. It is also full of energy. This energy comes from the plants which are eaten by...

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