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.

. . . 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...

  “What I saw in the classroom surprised me” Illustrator Elenia Henry, 11, for Rain Tears by Isabella Widrow, 11. Published May/June...

NBA Basketball Key (image courtesy Wikimedia) These are the best 5 NBA franchises of all time, in my opinion. I include the team’s best point guard, shooting...

Years ago, when I was doing contract negotiations for a small advertising agency, the CFO gave me some good advice at the start. Always know what you’re talking...

Rik Bhattacharyya, who is twelve, in 2017 wrote this piano piece in response to some of the turmoil taking place in the world today. This is his thinking...

Walker River (photo credit: wikicommons) So there I was, atop a mountain in the Nevada High Desert, near Walker River. I had climbed up there just a few...

A note from William Rubel We did it! Or, to be more accurate, Jane Levi, our rock of competence, has shepherded this project to completion. The Stone Soup...

Eleven seventh graders and one teacher are clustered around three white tables in the middle of a small room, the walls adorned with maps, a white board, and a...

Eleanor and Park, a novel by Rainbow Rowell, is an intriguing love story that kept me reading until I was done. Eleanor, the fat kid with bright red hair falls...

‘Fall’ by Keira Zhang Free Xexilya, a girl who can’t speak, forms an unusual bond with a mountain cat Sea Creature A mysterious jellyfish haunts Judy’s...

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