Stone Soup Blog

Stone Soup Magazine
October 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.

Here is your sample PDF of the September, 2017 Poetry issue. This is the first few pages of the issue. You will be able to purchase the full PDF as part of the...

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 painting by a Jordanian child shows her mother standing in a room with a bowl on her head. In many cultures people walk carrying loads balanced...

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...

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...

“I envied the owl. It could go wherever it wanted, and I was trapped in a ghost’s boat on the river” Illustrator Noel Lunceford, 9, for A Lasso for Adagio by...

My name is Jess and I’ve been sewing since I was about 6 years old. I started with hand sewing but now I love to combine this with work on my vintage hand...

The first time I read Fahrenheit 451, I was struck by Ray Bradbury’s remarkable writing. The second time, the breathtaking plot. The third time, the horrific,...

“Just then the Rose appeared with her rosellas” Illustrator Cameron Osteen, 13, for Fort Cuniculus by Ralph Kabo, 11. Published September/October 2005. A...

“Ligiri’s only comfort was a fifty-foot baobab tree, which reminded Ligiri of her kind grandfather” Illustrator Rita Rozenbaoum, 10, for Ligiri, a Dogon...

This is the first of many guest blog posts that on the Stone Soup blog. Today’s guest blogger is Lukas Cooke, 10, who urges us to think more about nature and...

Stone Soup, October 2017, Volume 45 #8. Cover photograph: ‘Scrapes of Light’ by Delaney Slote,...

“100 Me’s”. Sophia Lee Bartolini, 11 A Stone Soup selfie contest winner, Spring 2017 A...

Winners will be featured on Stone Soup Online Top winners receive a prize. Open to kids age 13 and younger Free to enter Parental permission...

““Potatoes again?” groaned Jasper, Sam’s eight-year-old cousin”. Illustrator Anton Dymtchenko, 13, for ‘Shepherd of Stonehenge‘ by...

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