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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.

A Collector’s Armory Ep. 2: Collecting at a Young Age by Ayaan Pirani, 11

Welcome to A Collector’s Armory. This is a podcast about collecting different things throughout the stages of life. As you ...

Marketplace by Jeremy Lim, 11

The chatter of people is an ambience in the background as we near the Pike Place Market on Pike Street ...

Lessons in Sweetness: A Review of Wonka

All the smells, tastes, and feels of the movie theater do not compare to Wonka, the new chocolatey and valuable ...

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 ...

A Collector’s Armory Ep. 1: All About Collecting By Ayaan Pirani, 11

A Collector's Army is Stone Soup's newest podcast about collecting everything from stuffed animals to baseball cards, hosted by Ayaan ...

Blox Fruits, Reviewed by Elliott Whang, 12

A beam of light comes zooming at me faster than I can dodge. I shoot a fireball back at my ...

Book Reviews

Space Case, Reviewed by Arjun Nair, 11

Dashiell Gibson is the luckiest 12-year-old on Earth, although he sees it through a different lens. The truth is, no ...

Island of Thieves, Reviewed by Jeremy Lim, 10

I plucked Island of Thieves off the shelf absentmindedly when I visited the library on a borrowing-spree, and admittedly, I ...

Furyborn, Reviewed by Jeremy Lim, 10

“The world will fall. Two queens will rise.” These are the chilling words written on the cover of Furyborn. The ...

Odder, Reviewed by Madeline Male, 14

Odder always yearns to dive deeper and swim further. She is an otter whose curiosity and playfulness are captured in ...

Vampire Academy, Reviewed by Jeremy Lim, 10

Few books have the power to integrate our real world into a magical one successfully. World-renowned authors like J.K Rowling, ...

She Needed Me and I Needed Her: “The Summer We Found the Baby,” reviewed by Sydney Kesselheim, 11

The Summer We Found the Baby by Amy Hest is a realistic fiction novel set in Belle Beach, New York ...

COVID-19 Blog

Squash Fest

Out of the Pandemic, poetry in seasons by Paridhi, 13 | Part IV: Autumn 2020

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

Out of the Pandemic, poetry in seasons by Paridhi, 13 | Part III: Summer 2020

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

Out of the Pandemic, poetry in seasons by Paridhi, 13 | Part II: Spring 2020

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

Pandemic Echoes

An invisible enemy has changed our lives. Lives lost, all too soon. Soon slinks fear, that we contain in isolation ...
A photograph of a quaint birdhouse surrounded by snowflakes.

Out of the Pandemic, poetry in seasons by Paridhi, 13 | Part I: Winter 2020

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

Break-Up Letter to 2021

Break-Up Letter to 2021 Jacqueline Gonzalez, 13 Dear 2021,  I’m not exactly sure how to say this, and I am ...