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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 collage of three acrylic paintings - one blue, one black-and-white, one green- of a girl’s face.

Three poems by Kai Wells, 12

Black God created us hoping we would be equal Not knowing that some would be treated differently Killed Murdered Shot ...

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Reviewed by Daniel, 10

In The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson tells the story of a man with ...
Eyes of Fear

How Nationality Affects the Eyes, a personal narrative by Sue Park, 12

How Nationality Affects the Eyes Sue Park, 12 I still remember the day my teacher introduced me to the project ...

Tiny Pretty Things, Reviewed by April, 13

From the outside, Manhattan’s most elite ballet academy is the epitome of perfection. Hundreds of girls masquerade in pink skirts ...

Brain, Not Body, an essay by Anandi Kulkarni, 11

Brain, Not Body Anandi Kulkarni, 11 When 19-year-old Lindsay Hecox was banned from running on a girls’ team by the ...

The Common Worker

The common worker, Coal miner, stockyard worker, bricklayer, steel worker, table waiter, grocer, Fight for their share of their chance ...

Book Reviews

Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy, Reviewed by Nina Vigil, 12

It’s pretty much impossible to write a book review for a series. You’ll have to include every single one of ...

The Accidental Prime Minister, Reviewed by Vivaan, 9

The Accidental Prime Minister is a hilarious book written by Tom McLaughlin. It is about a 12 year old boy ...

They Poured Fire On Us From the Sky, Reviewed by Silas and Kaiya

They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky is about a civil war in the continent of Africa. Thousands of ...

The Pearl, Reviewed by Vandana Ravi, 12

Does bad always follow good? Where does one cross the line between pursuing a dream and being consumed by greed? ...

Noggin, Reviewed by Lucy Ward, 13

Can you imagine waking up to find your head is stuck on a different body? Noggin, by John Corey Whaley, ...

Pictures of Hollis Woods, Reviewed by Faith, 11

S for sister and B for brother. M for mom, and D For dad. F for family, and W for ...

COVID-19 Blog

The Beginning of Spring Amidst COVID-19, photographs by Anya Geist, 13

The Beginning of Spring Amidst COVID-19 by Anya Geist, 13 Where I am, in Massachusetts, although it is a third ...

Hope for Quaranteens by Clara Kingsley Tripp, 12

Hope for Quaranteens By Clara Kingsley Tripp, 12 As a global response to the rapidly spreading COVID-19, millions upon millions ...

corona virus, a poem by Max Corthésy, 11

corona virus By Max Corthésy, 11 infected, undetected putting people in quarantine like a routine. uncured, must endure washing hands a ...

Virus, a poem by Chloe Deyo, age 11

Virus by Chloe Deyo, 11 “Wash your hands.” “Don’t touch your face.” That’s what they say in every germy case ...

A COVID-19 Poem by Cali Bennett, 11

A COVID-19 POEM by Cali Bennett, 11 I hate COVID-19 It is bad, bad, bad It will not leave It ...
A spooky, dramatic photograph of a metal gate against the stormy sky.

Gateway to Darkness, writing and photography by Grace Williams, 13

When the first person tested positive with COVID-19, the virus was only in China. But soon, as people traveled and ...