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The Stone Soup Blog

The blog is written by the young writers and artists of Stone Soup. If you are aged 13 or younger and have something to say on any topic—nature, science, cookery, sport, sewing, crafts, music, photography, travel—we would love to hear your voice. We are also always happy to hear from book reviewers. Please go to our Submittable site for more details on how to become a young blogger. We accept individual posts and are also always looking for writers to contribute on a regular basis—once a week or once a month.

Poetry Soup – Ep. 16: “Kids Who Die” by Langston Hughes

Hello, and welcome to Poetry Soup! I’m your host, Emma Catherine Hoff. Today, I’ll be talking about the poem, “Kids ...
The biggest win playing soccer

The History of Soccer By Alex O’Hare, 10

Even though soccer is played by millions around the globe, people do not talk about its history very often. Because ...
A Christmas Wish in the house with grandma

An Essay On Outrage By Schamil Saeed, 11

Have you ever heard your parents say, “Back in my day, life was so much more difficult. Kids these days ...

Sistories Ep. 3: Cool Places to Visit

Sistories is a podcast about travel hosted by two sisters–Maryam and Nour! NOUR and MARYAM: Hi, everyone!! Welcome to our ...

Super Bowl Predictions from a Groundhog?

Groundhog Day is a tradition observed in the United States on February 2nd of every year. It comes from a ...
The Tale of the Strange Nobleman meeting the king

The Devaluation of the Teen by Schamil Saeed, 11

Adolescence, the critical time in the life of any person when they transition to adulthood. The rite of passage in ...

Book Reviews

My Soup Is Getting Cold and Other Funny Stories about the Stealing of the Mona Lisa

On August 21st, 1911, a person named Vincenzo Peruggia committed one of the most famous art heists in history. He ...

We will fly higher, Reviewed by Caroline Gao, 12

"Once upon a time, from a wounded land/ My family was pushed to leave our homeland," writes Parwana Amiri in ...

The Story That Cannot Be Told, Reviewed by Roxy Messier, 12

A few days ago, something happened. If it had not happened, it wouldn’t have been told. What happened was this: ...

Spaced Out, Reviewed by Arjun Nair, 11

“There’s nowhere to hide on the world’s first moon base. After all, it’s only the size of a soccer field.” ...

Fever 1973, Reviewed by Zoe Li, 12

Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical novel Fever 1793 takes place in Philadelphia during the Yellow Fever epidemic. Nearly 5,000 people died ...

The Fort, Reviewed by Sydney Kesselheim, 11

The Fort, by Gordon Korman, is a novel about four 6th grade boys who all share a clubhouse in the ...

COVID-19 Blog

A loving black-and-white photograph of wrinkled hands clasping young ones.

Another Story for Mita, a Personal Narrative by Isabella Filart, 10

The sobbing was faint at first, echoing to me through shut doors. I curiously wandered into my parents’ room in ...
On-the-Other-Side-of-the-Wall

Home Sick, a poem by Carolina Ulloa-Compton, 12

staying at homeand being alonemy mom says it will endbut my dad says this is not the enddiscussing what will ...

Out of It, a poem by Madeline Male, 14

Out of school!Out of paper towels --Out of sanitizer . . .Out of masks.Out of sports.Out of work.Out of business.Out ...

Covid, a poem by Melanie, 9

Covid Melanie Delfina, 9 It was hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel,   when it felt ...
GuardingtheGarden

Out of the Pandemic, poetry in seasons by Paridhi, 13 | Part VI: Spring 2021

Author's Statement I started writing this piece as an optional assignment in my seventh grade English class. It was an ...
Winter

Out of the Pandemic, poetry in seasons by Paridhi, 13 | Part V: Winter 2021

Author's Statement I started writing this piece as an optional assignment in my seventh grade English class. It was an ...