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Stone Soup Magazine
January 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.

Reading is one of the best preparations for writing. We are fortunate that through the internet it is possible to keep in touch with living authors through...

A parody of the blockbuster, Pirates of the Caribbean,  by nine-year-olds. Exaggerating gestures, calling attention to possibly ridiculous plot lines are...

Stone Soup author Richard Ma, 12, talks about how he finds his ideas, what he likes to write about most, and how being published has made a difference to his...

Stone Soup author Shyla DeLand, 13, talks about how she writes from personal experience and the influence of her favorite authors. Sharing tips on making...

Stone Soup author Katherine Tung, 12, tells us what she loves about creative writing and why she wants to do it, including some insights into her favourite...

Stone Soup author Mathilde Fox-Smith, 11, talks about how she develops a story over time and the process of editing and revising – including encouraging us not...

This interview by Stone Soup author Olivia Stoltzfus, 12, is part of a series of interviews with Stone Soup authors in which the interviewee talks about...

This interview by Stone Soup author Connor Gorton, 13, is part of a series of interviews with Stone Soup authors in which the interviewee talks about writing...

Stone Soup author Lily Strauss, 12, talks about how she got started in creative writing, and gives an insight into how she has learned her craft in the process...

Stone Soup author Ennya Papastoitsis, 11, tells us about what kinds of writing she enjoys, from poems to short stories to novellas and now a novel, and how she...

Stone Soup author Tatum Schutt, 12, talks about how she has polished her craft as she learned to write fiction, and shares some of her plans for the future....

It’s a funny thing. If your friends, parents, and teachers expect you to accomplish something great, you very likely will. Not only do you want to please the...

This is a well produced nine-minute video features the poetry of the sixth-grade poet Kioni Marshal from Bronx, New York. Kioni reads poems and talks about...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing Activity Map showing Cambodia in relation to its neighbors Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Yuthikar Sokban’s story is about...

This writing project explores the idea of captivity in many forms helping young authors think about different ways characters might not be free to do as they...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing Activity This story by Vivek Maru is a moral tale. It is about personal integrity and the “right” way to live....

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing Activity This is a short short story about someone who lights a fire in a fireplace, watches it burn for a while,...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing Activity This is a story about an afternoon when two people go to the same place, the woods, and do different things—a...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing Activity Winning a medal in a sporting event requires physical strength. It also requires concentration. In “A...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Art Activity This picture is from New Zealand. Brett Penman, age 10, shows us what it feels like to play soccer when the ball...

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