Stone Soup Blog

Stone Soup Magazine
May 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.

With each round of the pedals I felt more confident that this was the right thing to do Illustrator Sofia deGraff-Ford, 13 for Friends Forever? by Michael...

Sometimes at Stone Soup we receive several submissions that have to do with the same topic. Over the past weeks, we’ve received several related to gun violence,...

Land-ocean temperature index, 1880 to present, with base period 1951-1980. Courtesy NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies –...

“That’s practice for today, so dry off and go home” Illustrator Alicia Betancourt, 13 for Guts and a Few Strokes by Eve Asher, 10 Published March/April 2002. A...

I like books that are about football, basketball, and fantasy. My dad was tired of me reading the same genres over and over again, though. So he gave me The...

The Discord of Love Love is a quarrel that never ends. It is a wonderful thing, to feel love. In many different ways, love is everywhere. In the play, A...

John Green’s Fault in Our Stars is a novel about the amiable Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen year old girl in Indianapolis battling thyroid cancer. She...

“What are you wearing?” one friend snickered as I sat down on the bus with her. I blushed the color of tomato and looked down at my velvet laced up Mary...

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis details the experiences of the Malones, a strong African American family whose journey spans the states of...

“Wait!” yelled Veronica. She could barely run in her heels. Illustrator Natalia Dunyak, 13 for her story Galactic Rebels, Published January/February 2015. A...

John Green, acclaimed author of The Fault in our Stars, is back after nearly five years with his new novel, Turtles all the Way Down. In this novel, Aza...

This slideshow requires JavaScript.   We know that these pictures can be hard to read, so we’re including a transcript of the book...

Image by Melody Ann Crespo via Creative Commons   Review by Megan Li, age 10 Ever thought how it would feel as a kid to sell, manage, and earn money? Well, with...

For the past 13 years, John (Jack) Buckles has lived an ordinary life, with an ordinary family. Except for one thing. Jack sees things differently from other...

Every kid has, at some point, wished for nothing more than to fit in. This is just the case with Boy, a young hunchback boy living in 1350, the year declared...

Nadia’s family had a plan. If ever their house was bombed they were supposed to meet at the dentist’s office. But Nadia is terrified of leaving her house...

I realized that I’d probably never have what she had. She had hope Illustrator Anika Knudson, 13, for Hope, by Isabel Folger, 12 Published January/February...

There’s a fine line between right and wrong. A lot of times, there isn’t even a line at all. Some of the biggest challenges faced by modern day society...

Between the Lines by Nikki Grimes tell the stories of nine teenagers connected by one powerful poetry class. It describes the teens’ hopes, dreams, and...

Unceasing darkness. Eternal light. Both? Not possible without serious repercussions. “What, then, will happen…to those animals…born during the...

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