Stone Soup Blog

Stone Soup Magazine
December 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.

What it is: Toon Boom Harmony is a popular animating software that many professional animators use in films and animated series. It is also a software...

“Really? You will teach me how to play?” he asked, not believing Since the last game of the 2018 finals, lots of teams have made roster moves and drafted...

Another classic reviewed on the blog today: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, reviewed by Ananda Bhaduri, 13.

Ken carefully picked up the fledgling in his palms, taking care not to cause it any more pain Illustrator Keysun Mokhtarzadeh, 12, for ‘The Forgotten...

“Can’t you hear them?” she whispers. “Can’t you hear the angels?” When I think about my grandparents, my head is flooded with vivid memories of them. I hear my...

At that moment, I was truly grateful for the wonder of nature. How lucky I was to be able to witness something this remarkable, to see what seemed truly divine.

The best part was that, within a week, I had made new friends Illustrator Aditi Laddha, 12 for ‘An Indian Monsoon’ by Sanjana Saxena, 11. Published...

‘Silhouette City’ by Lara Katz   “Fraction of an Inch” by Abigail Rose Cargo, 13 Either the boat did not want to be withdrawn from the water, or the water did not...

I used to not look forward to having to get up so early in the morning, get ready so quickly, eat breakfast in minutes and rush into the car starting in...

Does music connect people like nothing else can? Pam Ryan’s book, Echo, shows the bonds tied together by a single instrument. In Echo, a harmonica journeys...

I started to compose when I was about 9 years old and wrote about 5 pieces of music. Back then I had played the piano for about 5 years already. I started to...

If I told you right now that this is a review of a documentary about the cats living in Istanbul, what would you do? Yawn? Walk away? Say that doesn’t sound...

The forest was serene and peaceful yet alive with hundreds of sounds Illustrator J. Palmer for ‘Swaying in the Breeze’ by Megan M. Gannett, 13. Published...

“I like writing sad stuff, and one day I just sat at the piano and started fooling arond with some chords, and this came out. I just like badgers, hence the...

Stone Soup publishes many intriguing and entertaining submissions of poetry, short stories, and book reviews. While the writing is often incredible, the...

During the summer, I’m sure you are all looking for new summer reads. May I suggest The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle by Christina Uss, a unique book that...

To our adult readers and supporters… In the eternal words of the song from Cabaret, “Money makes the world go around.” A pledge of the equivalent value of one...

“Life isn’t always fair.” Remember that when you watch The Breadwinner. On the long Emirates flight to India, there were a lot of movies to choose from, but...

A set of drawings by Annalise Braddock, age 7 – with a link to audio where she talks about the origin of her ‘Little Stories’.  Share this:Click to share on...

“Heather, come here, quick! I found something!”` Illustrator Zoe Paschkis, 12 for Edward’s Treasure by Emily Taylor, 11. Published July/August 2000. For the...

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