Stone Soup Blog

Stone Soup Magazine
January 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.

Why were they leaving her? Where were they going? Illustrator Angelica Devers, 12, for Face Your Fears by Jem Burch, 12. Published November/December...

A note from William Rubel Submissions! Wow! Many of you were certainly busy over the holidays. We received a spate of submissions in the first couple of days...

She noticed my tears and said softly, “Look at the sky” Illustrator Hoang-Mai Davis,12, for The Snowflake Lady by Katie Woodward,12. Published January/February...

Photos courtesy of Brian Kunst, @brianleestudios On Sunday, December 17th, the Pittsburgh Steelers played the New England Patriots in a crucial AFC showdown to...

Animation is a complicated activity. It may look easy enough, but it’s actually not all that simple. It takes many steps to create even the most simple of...

The Stone Soup Annual 2017 cover artist, Kathleen Werth, with her copy of the Annual (with thanks to her mom for the photo) A note from William...

As the day fades into the night on Christmas Eve, flour and laughter fills the kitchen. Hands reach over hands, kneading the soft dough, then rolling,...

The meteorite kept hurtling towards Earth, and Cam watched as her vision darkened Illustrator Charlotte Myers Martin, 13, for Falling into Earth by Ethan...

Photo: Mark Hoffman, Journal Sentinel, courtesy https://www.indystar.com. There have been lots of fails in sports over the years. Sometimes it will make...

. . . the game continued, but Jessica seemed to treat Cathy differently Illustrator Christy Callahan, 13, for Twisted Friendships by Hana Bieliauskas,...

Books are in many ways a different universe. They lead to imagination and adventure more than any other object or activity. Some might argue that this isn’t...

‘Lightbulb’ by Ula Pomian, 12, cover of the December 2017 issue. A note from William Rubel The December issue is out, and it is a...

Map of Fiji. Image by Globe-trotter [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.In November of 2016, my family and I...

Photo by Lisa George pour Ultra-lab [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsHave you ever wanted to invent...

These hand sewn ornaments are easy to make and make great gifts. I cut the shapes out free-hand for mine, but there are plenty of free templates on the...

Alice Waters (with a bowl of cherries) at Vader Vineyards, Napa, 2007. Image by David Sifry, courtesy of wiki commons.org. The lamps glowed and the audience...

Plato (left) and Aristotle (right), from a detail of ‘The School of Athens’, a fresco by Raphael at the Vatican in Rome (image courtesy of wikicommons.org) On...

Colin Kaepernick playing for San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 9, 2012. Photo by Mike Morbeck (courtesy of wiki...

Stella holding the review pile     A note from William Rubel We are back from the National Council Teachers of English (NCTE) convention...

Illustration by Max Strebel for his story, ‘A Gated Memory‘, in Stone Soup Magazine, November/December 2003 A note from William Rubel This...

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