Stone Soup Blog

Stone Soup Magazine
September 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.

Stone Soup Editor Emma Wood talks to Jed Doherty (aka Jedlie) about the inspirational and original work produced by kids, how she thinks about children’s...

Three Friends. One cookbook. A chance to change the world. “Just Add Magic” is an Amazon Prime Original TV series based on a series of books by the same name...

My fingers crept along, slowly following the pattern–wrapping the yarn, twisting, poking, prodding. My sister’s fingers flew. “You are still there?” she...

First Place ($50):  “The Pendulum” by Sabrina Guo, 12 Second Place ($25): “The Sycamore Tree” by Mira Johnson, 8 Third Place ($10):  “A Dinner Party” by Anyi...

I feel the thrill of the moment as my coconut wobbles, surprisingly fast, past me Illustrator Ester Luna, 12 for Racing Coconuts by Rachel Barglow, 10....

Who here likes completely serious and scientific answers to weird and crazy hypothetical questions? Who here also likes comics? For those of you who like both...

Until reading the recent news headlines, you may have had the impression that the refugee crisis that occurred from 2015 to 2016 was over. However, as we are...

For this contest, we want you to create a piece of visual art made with words. ‘Swan and Shadow’ by John Hollander (1969) Many readers understand a concrete poem...

I glided up the side of the bowl to show Tim how well I could do a hard flip ‘I glided up the side of the bowl to show Tim how well I could do a hard...

Have you read a 200-page book full of poetry? Well my guess is no. but if you WANT to read one, I have the perfect book for you! It’s the one and only The...

At 7:30 PM one night, although I was only in the middle of the book, I set out in determination to finish Evangeline of the Bayou. I ended up reading so...

School is out and the sun is blazing hot each day. You are looking forward to some fun days since summer has finally arrived! However, there may be some days...

Her family had done nothing wrong, why was she so angry? Illustrator Tiger Tam, 13 for The Gap and the Gift by Shannon Jin, 12. Published November/December...

Our Editor, Emma Wood, was interviewed by Jim Harrington for his “Six Questions For…” series,  where editors and publishers discuss writing flash fiction, short...

I screamed and bit frantically, but I couldn’t escape Illustrator Max Strebel, 10 for Catalina, My Friend by Francisca Thomas, 13 Published January/February...

Summer has just begun, and with hours and days of free time, why not try something new? After all, summer is about having fun while accomplishing what you...

Imagine you’re a kid who faces great danger, many rivals, and who has to overcome deadly obstacles in order to survive. Well, this is what Harry Potter has to...

“Mom, I wrote this, and I thought you might want to read it” Illustrator Fangze Tian, 12 for The Boy Fictionalist by Joshua Bernheisel, 10. Published...

She was not quite full grown, but not a kitten either Illustrator Erin Cadora, 10, for her story Phoebe. Published March/April 2008. A note from William...

2 AM, the red exit sign glows in the corner as we sit on the yellow, rubber floor of the school building. The middle school principal and high school...

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