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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.

Spartan Education

Sparta's ruthless education may have been controversial, but it made them into one of the most battle-hardened city-states to ever ...

The Beatles: Talent and Courage

The Beatles showed mental, intellectual, and social courage as they created a new genre of music, brought it to places ...
Sunset Silhouettes

My Covid Birthday

“Prisha! Pack your bag! We are going to the beach for your birthday!” My mom declares.  It was true, my ...
An aerial photograph of clouds over a landscape.

How do people predict the weather?

It all started on a chilly Wednesday night when my mom and I were looking at the weather app because ...

Pandemic Echoes, a poem by Sofie, 10

Pandemic Echoes by Sofie Dardzinski, 10 An invisible enemy has changed our lives. Lives lost, all too soon. Soon slinks ...

About the White House

This year I watched the whole election. I have wanted to know what it’s like to live in the White ...

Book Reviews

Between the Lines, Reviewed by Lauren Stewart, 13

Between the Lines by Nikki Grimes tell the stories of nine teenagers connected by one powerful poetry class. It describes ...

Picture Us in the Light, Reviewed by Julianna Reidell, 15

A Picture of Perfection Oftentimes, while reaching for the future, we are held captive by the experiences and memories of ...

Full Cicada Moon, Reviewed by Shelley Tang, 11

Mimi Yoshiko Oliver is not your typical protagonist. She is a half-black, half-Japanese girl who is unusually independent. She is ...

Kid Beowulf: The Blood-Bound Oath, Reviewed by Anna Rowell, 13

Kid Beowulf is an action-adventure graphic novel with lots of twists and turns. It has witty humor, and an artistic ...

Save Me a Seat, Reviewed by Nandini Krishnan, 13, and Sarina Patel Banker, 10

Note: We coincidentally received two reviews for the same book, Save Me a Seat, by Gita Varadarajan and Sarah Weeks, ...

Ashes, Reviewed by Zoe Lynch, 11

Ashes, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is the third and final book in Anderson’s Seeds of America trilogy. It tells the ...

COVID-19 Blog

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