Stories, Poems, and Art by Kids
Stone Soup is the magazine of creative writing by children ages 8 to 13. Stories and poems written by kids make Stone Soup unique. It inspires creative children. Once called “The New Yorker of the 8-to-13 set,” Stone Soup is a longtime favorite of teachers and homeschoolers. Founded in 1973.
Creative writing by children is at the center of Stone Soup and all its related activities, including books by kids, journals and sketchbooks, and beautiful prints of children’s art. Taken together, Stone Soup offers what you need to encourage the children in your life to read and to use writing and art for self-expression. As the leading publisher of creative writing by children for more than forty years, Stone Soup has helped generations of children reach their creative potential.
Stone Soup Magazine and books by kids make ideal gifts for children who love to read. Stories by children provide classroom reading material and creative writing models for teachers and homeschoolers to use in their language arts programs. Stone Soup’s blogs, written by the editors and by a variety of guest bloggers, are filled with creative writing suggestions for teachers, parents, and young writers.
By Caelen McQuilkin, Illustrated by Ester Luna
Rachel and Janina are BFFs; then Janina joins the soccer team
By Jem Burch, Illustrated by Zellie Calavita
After leaving a war-torn Vietnam, Mai has to start over
By Ayla Schultz, Illustrated by Anna Dreher
Z is as mysterious as her name
By Brooke Hemingway, Illustrated by Gabby Heller
Going once… going twice… and the golden foal goes to…
By Gracie Shapiro, Illustrated by Kayla Bjorn
Grandpa is proud that Gracie takes after him
By Saira Licht, Illustrated by Aleydis Barnes
Maria’s dad has one more thing he needs to do
By Ermeen Choudhury, Illustrated by LiLi Xu
Home takes on a new meaning for Ciela after she moves
By Sawyer McCloskey, Illustrated by Katie Lew
Finn can’t take it anymore, so he runs away
By Evelyn Chen, Illustrated by Phoebe Wagoner
There are friends, and then there are arranged friends
By Emory MacLaughlin, Illustrated by Amelia Jiang
Reina is afraid of the forest, but she can’t abandon Zed
By Amelia DiGiano, Illustrated by Prisha Samdarshi
A good samaritan puts the bigoted cashier in his place
By Edie Koehlert and Chloe Weber, Illustrated by Catherine Chung
Three young cats set off to find a new home
By Maisie Bilston, Illustrated by Alia Tu
Magic is all around, if you just believe
By Sadie Perkins, Illustrated by Sarah Uhlman
Only Melissa has the courage to stand up to the bullies
By Benjamin Halperin, Illustrated by Kyle Trefny
Tobey never thought this would happen to his family
By Sandra Detweiler, Illustrated by Ruby Bledsoe
Lindsey and Sara visit their favorite place one last time
By Megan Lowe, Illustrated by Caitlin Tynanes
Based on the true story of a gift from Japan to the U.S.
By Alexandra Plombon, Illustrated by Madeleine Alexander
Life in the African village will never be the same
By Nina Oliva, Illustrated by Elena G. Delzer
Why are the wolf pups being taken from their parents?
By Jim Burch, Illustrated by Angelica Devers
Lily helps Katherine realize the truth
By Asha Baudart-Gehlawat, Illustrated by Sanjana Chimata
Kamina sees things differently after the accident
By Nadia Suben, Illustrated by Maya Work
Music can help us cope with hard situations
By Samuel Campopiano, Illustrated by Alina Ponomarenko
Will Luc finally see the error of his ways?
By Tatum Cocotos, Illustrated by author
Planet 236 is in danger; Storm tries to warn her cousin
By Isabella Widrow, Illustrated by Anna Dreher
Pasta with wild chanterelle mushrooms—yum!
By Brigid and Molly Armbrust, Illustrated by Thea Henry
Grandma Gorden doesn’t like snow, until…
“I really love your magazine and eagerly await each issue. It really inspires and encourages me to dig deeper and write more.”
— Isabel Hewgley, age 12, Arizona
"I love Stone Soup because it is a magazine that says to kids that it is cool to be smart, creative, and artistic."
— Julian Tutuncu-Macias, age 9, New York
"I love reading other children’s creations and experiencing their experiences."
— Daisy Chang, age 11, Hawaii
"Thank you for providing an authentic outlet for student work. It has really motivated my students."
— Sandra Sykora, teacher, Nebraska
"I like your magazine so much that I always dream of publishing my story there."
— Ray Huang, age 10, Washington
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Langorne, PA 19047, USA
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