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Stone Soup Magazine
July/August 2017

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.

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This March was composed by Frederick Ouseley (1825-1889) when he was six years old. Frederick grew up to become a composer of church music. He started...

This lovely piano piece is written by Julius Ugo, age 11. Julius lives in Toronto, Canada. Like this:Like Loading...

Frederick Ouseley (1825-1889) was a British musician and composer. He specialized in church music. He started writing music when he was three — his sister...

La Vale des Fleurs, by Anna Steiger, age 8. Written circa 1972. Anna Steiger is an opera singer. When she was a child in London she took piano lessons from...

This lovely piano piece is written by Julius Ugo, age 10. Julius lives in Toronto, Canada. This is what he says about the piece, “My video is about waking up on...

Write a story with two lead characters. But before you write the story, write a full character development, at least two typed pages long, for each of the...

A Brief History of the Vietnam War Note: This is background history for people reading the story My Country and the Way to America written by a child who...

Nathaniel Canon, 7, California Self Portraits These are the winners of our first Selfie Contest. Never in history have so many people taken so many photographs...

Jane Austen (1775-1817) is one of the the greatest novelists to have written in English. Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, to...

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July 1, 2017 Stone Soup is now Digital + App + printable PDF + print Annual “We all miss Papa, it’s so hard to move on without him…”An illustration from...

This writing activity is based on a funny Kurt Vonnegut lecture on the shape of stories. In this project students learn to develop compelling narratives by...

Do you want your drawing, painting, or photograph on the cover of Stone Soup? We are offering a $25 Amazon gift certificate to the winner of our first...

Stream of consciousness can be an effective writing style to use when you have a character who sees and thinks very differently from the other characters. This...

Quail Kabob ingredients. The recipe is by a nine-year-old. Instructions for the Quail Kabob.                   We all eat, and many of us like to cook. If you are 13 or...

Joey Alexander (born Josiah Alexander Sila; June 25, 2003) is one of the world’s most recognized child composer/musicians. Born in Bali, Indonesia, he began...

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Stone Soup author Isabel Folger, 12, talks about how she lets a story gestate in her mind for a couple of weeks before she starts writing. Isabel had four...

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