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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.

Forest Fire, a poem by Prisha Aswal, 8

FOREST FIRE  Sparks Fly  Crackling Sound Trees Down On fire Smoke rises up to the Sky Wolves Howl Bears Flee ...

Rubble

In the summer of 2017, a horrific earthquake hit the Greek island of Lesvos. In the summer of 2017, my ...

The Google Doodle Everyone Will Play

The Google homepage is something that everyone has been on, not once or twice. Many times. But it’s one of ...

The Outsiders, Reviewed by Daniel, 12

S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders tells the story of a young teenager named Ponyboy, who is a member of the ...

Lore, Reviewed by April, 13

Sometimes the best books do not need to be love at first sight—it definitely wasn’t with this one! When I ...

Why Bobby Kennedy Is Inspirational

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out ...

Book Reviews

Alex Rider: Never Say Die, Reviewed by Aaron Du, 11

Following the tragic death of his female guardian, Jack Starbright, Alex Rider moves from his home in London to San ...

The Veldt, Reviewed by Lin, 13

“The Veldt" is a dystopian story by Ray Bradbury. Even though the story is only a few pages long and ...

Scythe, Reviewed by Michael, 12

Scythe is about a world in the future, where humans have conquered all things, even death. Immortality is rapidly causing ...

Okay for Now, Reviewed by Lin, 13

To be honest, Okay for Now, written by Gary D. Schmidt, did not immediately suck me in. The lead was ...

Dodger Boy by Sarah Ellis, Reviewed by Nina Vigil, 11

Before I read this book, I had never read a book that was set in Canada…in the 1970s…that was not ...

Author Interview: Patricia Newman, author of Plastic Ahoy! talks to Stone Soup blogger Lukas Cooke

Lukas Cooke, our young blogger interested in nature and the environment, recently had the opportunity to read one of Patricia ...

COVID-19 Blog

Stone Soup author Sabrina Guo starts PPE fundraiser for Long Island medical staff: support LILAC!

Sabrina Guo, a Syosset High School freshman from Long Island, NY–and a name that readers of Stone Soup over the ...

Weekly Flash Contest – final week August 24, 2020

Contest based on Monday's Daily Creativity Prompt Every weekday morning from March to late August 2020, we published a Daily ...

Observations on COVID-19 by Sofie Dardzinski, 9

Somewhere in China, a bat had a virus. That is how it started, a virus no one had seen before ...