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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.

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 ...
Song of a Wanderer onboard the bus

The Meaning of Boycott: it may surprise you!

According to the Oxford dictionary, boycott means to “withdraw from commercial or social started relations with (a country, organization, or ...

Sistories Ep. 2: How to Pack for an Amazing Trip

Sistories is a brand new podcast about travel hosted by two sisters–Maryam and Nour! Hi everyone, welcome to our new ...

Level Up Your Gaming Experience, Lexing Liu, 11

From Metroid, the pixelated action-adventure game, to Minecraft, the freedom-filled sandbox game, there is no limitation to what games you ...

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 ...

Why January is the Best Time to Visit Disney World

Disney World. Disneyland on steroids, 4 separate parks, an entire transportation hub and system, multiple resorts within 33,100 acres of ...

Book Reviews

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Reviewed by Jeremy Lim, 10

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder is a masterpiece, a tapestry woven by Holly Jackson, a New York Times bestselling ...

The One and Only Ivan: Take it … Or Toss it?

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” - Katherine Applegate, The One and Only Ivan Ivan ...

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Reviewed by Camille Paek, 11

Has one book made such a big mark on you that it stays with you for the rest of your ...

Daughter of the Deep, Reviewed by Jeremy Lim, 10

When I saw a copy of Daughter of the Deep, it was love at first sight. The cover art stood ...

Murder on the Orient Express, Reviewed by Orin, 13

Murder on the Orient Express is a tense, nail-biting mystery written by one of the most widely published authors of ...

A Town Girl’s Year in the Countryside: A Review of Phebe Fairchild by Mary G. Lane, 11

Have you ever been away from home for a year? In the book Phebe Fairchild, set in the 1830's, a ...

COVID-19 Blog

Shattered Landscape

My Dream, a poem by Skylar, 5

My Dream Skylar Chen, 5 I had a dream. In my dream, I got on a swing. When I flew ...

Covid Memories, a poem by Nishka, 10

Covid Memories Nishka Budalakoti, 10 I’ve been as confused As a dog who chased It’s tail and caught it I’ve ...
Watercolor painting of brushstrokes in different shades of black forming one column against a white background

Life in the Time of COVID-19

Life in the Time of COVID-19 Graham Kosnar, 12 I t started—the disease that just kept coming   S taying ...

Girls with Flowers, art by Jane, 13

Girl with Daisies Jane Wheeler, 13 Girl with Roses ...

Dear Corona, an open letter from Tatum, 12

Dear Corona Tatum Lovely, 12 Dear Corona, I sit alone in my room, drawing flowers. I don’t know why. Maybe ...
A photograph of a city street at night with blurry lines of light.

Broken Traffic Light

Broken Traffic Light Ismini Vasiloglou, 12 wear your mask wear your mask wear your mask wear your mask wear your ...