Stone Soup Blog

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.

“Whenever Bryan was batting, he always had a feeling of excitement burst right through him” Illustrator Alicia Betancourt, 13, for The Montana...

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...

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

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...

“Then I started going down slowly to the ground and I stopped at Vietnam” Martin Taylor, 12 Published July/August 2002, illustrating Hungry, by...

Planet with Five Suns Vika Sycheva, 8 A note from the team William...

Rachel Alana Fomer Stone Soup Illustrator Rachel Alana, Artist and Former Stone Soup...

The Hunting Season, a novel By Tara Prakash Buy from Amazon.com A Note from William...

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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...

A note from William Rubel The fabulous July/August issue of Stone Soup has just been published online. I...

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...

Profile of a Guardian, by Hannah Parker, age 11 Forthcoming issue, Stone Soup Magazine The Art of...

A Village in Malawi, circa 1975 Wisland Phiri, age 12 Malawi A note from William Rubel Hello everyone School is out, so I know...

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