Young Bloggers

Stone Soup Magazine
September 2018

The Salish Sea is a vast body of water, stretching from southwest British Columbia, Canada, to the northwest portion of Washington State, USA. It provides a...

Lukas Cooke, our young blogger interested in nature and the environment, recently had the opportunity to read one of Patricia Newman’s books, Plastic Ahoy!:...

Abe Effress, 11, playing saxophone in Marina Del Rey I have been playing saxophone since I moved to Los Angeles from the mountains of Colorado four years ago....

Photo by Rebecca Wilson via Flickr. The first book I remember buying from my own money was Finally by Wendy Mass (I recently sent a review of it to Stone...

Women refugees from Syria queue to register on arrival at the Za’atari camp in Jordan. 26 Jan 2013. Picture: Jane Garvan/DFID via WikiMedia Commons. Tara...

What it is: Toon Boom Harmony is a popular animating software that many professional animators use in films and animated series. It is also a software that...

“Really? You will teach me how to play?” he asked, not believing Since the last game of the 2018 finals, lots of teams have made roster moves and drafted...

At that moment, I was truly grateful for the wonder of nature. How lucky I was to be able to witness something this remarkable, to see what seemed truly divine.

I used to not look forward to having to get up so early in the morning, get ready so quickly, eat breakfast in minutes and rush into the car starting in...

I started to compose when I was about 9 years old and wrote about 5 pieces of music. Back then I had played the piano for about 5 years already. I started to...

“I like writing sad stuff, and one day I just sat at the piano and started fooling arond with some chords, and this came out. I just like badgers, hence the...

A set of drawings by Annalise Braddock, age 7 – with a link to audio where she talks about the origin of her ‘Little Stories’.  Like this:Like Loading...

Stone Soup book reviewer and artist Abhi Sukhdial, age 10, has sent us the first two pages of his summer journal. He is on a family visit to northern India for...

The latest episode in Hana Greenberg’s graphic series about two sisters, Luxi and Miola. In this episode, there’s a new girl next door… Like this:Like Loading...

The sun streams down through the rows of berry bushes, revealing glistening berries and intermingling with giggles as bigger and bigger patches of blackberries...

A graphic novel approach to a current issue, a collaboration between two friends. Click through to read the complete comic strip #gallery-3...

My fingers crept along, slowly following the pattern–wrapping the yarn, twisting, poking, prodding. My sister’s fingers flew. “You are still there?” she...

Until reading the recent news headlines, you may have had the impression that the refugee crisis that occurred from 2015 to 2016 was over. However, as we are...

School is out and the sun is blazing hot each day. You are looking forward to some fun days since summer has finally arrived! However, there may be some days...

Summer has just begun, and with hours and days of free time, why not try something new? After all, summer is about having fun while accomplishing what you...

“The Orchard in my Village,” by Gao Di, age 12, China. From our September/October 1997 issue. Trees bring so many amazing benefits to our lives. Unfortunately,...

Steph Curry and the Warriors look to beat the Cavs in the finals for the second straight year. In most sports, including the NBA, there is a playoff bracket...

Gun control is one of the most hotly debated topics today. There are several reasons why it is needed today. According to the Department of Justice, between...

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 –...

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...

My home, my street, my neighborhood, New York City, the USA, the Earth, our solarsystem, the Milky Way Galaxy, the universe. In my life, in my point of view,...

Photo via Pixabay by Clker-Free-Vector-Images Our earth has been alive for 4 billion years, but already it seems to be dying. Not only are plants and animals...

This graphic novel is the sequel to “Luxi and Miola: Play Troubles.” They both happen to have their events on a same day, and they both want Mom to come. I hope...

By Wholtone [Public domain], from Wikimedia CommonsThe wooden doors loomed in front of us as we struggled to put aside the thought of what was on the other...

By Austin Bjornholt [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), from Wikimedia CommonsWhen the Chicago Bulls announced that Cristiano Felício and David Nwaba...

As I stepped into the morning sun, I found that it was not as cold out as it had been these past few months. I went back inside to quickly change out of my...

Blue Jay photo by Dawn Huczek via Creative Commons Having fun birdwatching yet? (Read my last 2 posts for great birdwatching information) Here are 10 species...

The Golden State Warriors, photo by Keith Allison via Creative Commons In most sports, including the NBA, there is a playoff bracket that the the champion has...

Image by Eric Holsinger via Creative Commons The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (BOTW) video game recently came out and already people are falling in love...

Illustration from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘The Scarlet Letter’ (James R. Osgood and Company, 1878), courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org Have you ever met someone who...

Photo via Creative Commons by Ramesh NG Have you ever wondered why you feel happy, sad or angry? I’m here to explain these phenomenons with a bit of science...

Photo by Alex Adkins via Creative Commons It rained. Or rather, it poured. Large grey clouds darkened the sky, their heavy droplets collecting in puddles and...

By now, we all know about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. 17 students and teachers are now dead, and many more are injured. I, for one, am tired of...

Photo by Bettina Arrigoni via Creative Commons If you’re interested in birds or you read my last post, you might want to birdwatch. It’s pretty easy to get...

Birdwatching is pretty popular. You might see lots of people walking around with binoculars or cameras, looking at birds. Some put up feeders in their...

This is one of my graphic novel series, “Luxi and Miola.” It is about two 4th grade girls who are twins that have daily adventures and a bit of chaos, and...

When Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL, it looked like Philly was done for. Now, they are anything but. When Wentz was healthy, they...

There is a certain joy that comes from a pile of new books waiting to be read, especially going into the new year. Whether they are on the shelf at a library...

Photos courtesy of Brian Kunst, @brianleestudios On Sunday, December 17th, the Pittsburgh Steelers played the New England Patriots in a crucial AFC showdown to...

Animation is a complicated activity. It may look easy enough, but it’s actually not all that simple. It takes many steps to create even the most simple of...

As the day fades into the night on Christmas Eve, flour and laughter fills the kitchen. Hands reach over hands, kneading the soft dough, then rolling,...

Photo: Mark Hoffman, Journal Sentinel, courtesy https://www.indystar.com. There have been lots of fails in sports over the years. Sometimes it will make...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Costumes Everyone wants more candy on Halloween! Costumes and things can make a big difference in the world of candy. Here’s a list on the pros and cons of...

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,...

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...

The Cavaliers have engaged in many trade talks for their star point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving has expressed much anxiety to get away from Cleveland, whether...

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