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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. 18: “A Music Sentence” by Mahmoud Darwish

Transcript: Hello, and welcome to Poetry Soup! I’m your host, Emma Catherine Hoff. Today, I’m excited to talk about “A ...

The Pipe Tree, Reviewed by Jeremy Lim, 11

When Ecláir the sparrow is forcefully shoved into a life in a cage, it is like a storm has come ...

Rescue, Reviewed by Emily Ke, 12

You’re running in a dark forest, the full moon’s light illuminating spots of the ground through the trees. Fallen leaves ...
Robomind

ROBOMIND Ep. 4: Try Everything

Episode #4: Try Everything Transcript: Hello, my name is Misha Ahmed, and I am your host of this podcast series ...

Poetry Soup – Ep. 17: “Desire for Spring” by Kenneth Koch

Hello, and welcome to Poetry Soup! I’m your host, Emma Catherine Hoff. Today, I’ll be talking about “Desire for Spring,” ...

Some of My Favorite Mothers are Octopuses!

Recently, I began to learn about octopuses because I wanted to learn more about them. Octopuses are very intriguing creatures, ...

Book Reviews

The Pipe Tree, Reviewed by Jeremy Lim, 11

When Ecláir the sparrow is forcefully shoved into a life in a cage, it is like a storm has come ...

Rescue, Reviewed by Emily Ke, 12

You’re running in a dark forest, the full moon’s light illuminating spots of the ground through the trees. Fallen leaves ...

Auggie & Me, Reviewed by Elaine Elizabeth Jinto, 13

Friendships can be hard to keep up with. There are lots of times when we feel it would be easier ...

Anne of Green Gables Series, Reviewed by Elaine Elizabeth Jinto, 13

Change is always scary and sad. Once you get used to a particular change, there will be a new one ...

Invisible Emmie, Reviewed by Maahika Challagulla, 12

The dictionary definition of invisible is “unable to be seen; not visible to the eye”. The middle school definition of ...

Scar Island, Reviewed by Arjun Nair, 12

It is said that guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death, but Jonathan Grisby feels he deserves far ...

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 ...