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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.

Visiting Malaysia with Elaine Elizabeth Jinto

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Scribbler's Blogs. Last time I told you all about De Nang, Vietnam. Today, I am ...

Hidden Figures, Reviewed by Sydney Kesselheim, 12

Hidden in Plain Sight: Women of NASA in 1960’s This month, in my feminism alliance club at school, we watched ...

“We’re Not Alike” by Tate McRae, Reviewed by Priscilla Chow, 10

"We’re Not Alike" is a song I first heard at a mall. I like it because of Tate’s angelic voice ...

Xin Chao, Here is a Glimpse of Vietnam

I am Elaine Elizabeth Jinto, and I am 13 years old. I am from India, and I love to travel ...

Kreating Kombat: How One Video Game Caused National Controversy and Propelled Sega to the Top by Schamil Saeed, 11

The fighting game. That manly-man, beat ‘em up brawler that dominated arcades. Famous names that come to mind might include ...

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 ...

Book Reviews

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 ...

Scythe, Reviewed by Emily Ke, 12

I know. To think about the end of life, death, is a topic that everyone is scared to talk about ...

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: ...

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 ...