Stories

Every morning, brilliant new stories are written by primary schoolchildren.They are all stored in our library (the stories, not the children). To read the stories and see the pictures, just click on the title or read more to view stories.

We also have stories from our other locations: Cork, Galway, Mayo and Wicklow

Adventures of Peadar the potato guy

​Ballintemple NS, 3rd-6th class, County Wicklow, 13th September 2017

Once upon a potato time there was a normal potato in a kitchen.  

He was on a plate about to be eaten when he fell off the plate and landed on the ground. 

Ronald McDonald who was the one who tried to eat him, shouted “Five Second Rule”, and bent down to pick him up.

Ashley with the Bad Luck

St Brigid’s Girls National School, Glasnevin, 4th Class, 13 September 2017

Hi, I’m Ashley and this is what happened to me in high school. October 13th was the first day it all went wrong. 

I was fifteen years old and a very nervous girl.

I didn't have any friends that year. I realised that there was something wrong.

The cranky old man

​Scoil Cholmcille, 4th class, County Wicklow, 12th September 2017

Once there was a cranky old man called Billy and whenever a football went into his garden he would pop it. He hated kids.

The kids threw rocks at his windows, pie at his face and nick-knocked his door and then ran away.

One day Billy was cooking his dinner: a piece of cheese was lying on the table and came alive. 

Jeremy’s little adventure

St Mary’s Primary School, Dublin 7, 5th Class, 12th September 2017

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a turtle called Jeremy. 

He wasn’t an average kind of turtle, he was a special kind of turtle. 

Not only could he talk, but he also liked to be a bit bold sometimes. 

An Unexpected Friend

St Brigid’s Primary School, 6th Class, 11th September 2017

Ava would never forget the sound of rain on the orphanage’s roof. She was lying in bed thinking about her life.

“My greatest fear is being alone and right now I’m terrified”, said Ava to herself. 

She sneaked through the hallway like a mouse without making a sound. 

Revenge on Tea Turtle

​Scoil Assaim Boys National School, Raheny, 5th Class, 6 September 2017

“Another great day, living in a tree,” said Tree Turtle to himself as he looked out over his balcony while eating wet toast.

Just then, Tree Turtle spotted Vulchie the vulture flying around, scanning the area for enemies.

Vulchie tumbled into the balcony and fell straight into Tree turtle’s wet toast.

Someone Stole My Bacon

​Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire, Parnell Square, 4th Class, 5 September 2017

Once upon a time, there was an alien pig called Tim. 

Tim lived on a planet called Pigvilla, but crash landed on Earth when his fried-egg shaped spaceship ran out of magical mud fuel.

Tim’s first thought after landing was, “I need to find fuel so I can continue on my quest.”

Prisoner of Love

Sunbeam House, Bray, 29 August 2017

A tale of action and romance featuring Olly Murs and Ronan O’Gara

One morning in Cork, Sam got up. He brushed his teeth, got his breakfast, brushed his hair, and got dressed into his work clothes (a suit).

Sam got into his Audi and drove to Dublin. When he got out of his car, a stranger grabbed him and put a black bag over his head.

Lydia and the Snow Elves

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, 7 July 2017

Lydia was on her own in the Temple of Auriel. The temple was deserted. 

Lydia was waiting for her best friend Sammy the snow leopard to come back from the Elfswhere, in snow country.

As the snow fell from the sky onto Lydia’s hair, it didn’t make her cold. She was a snow elf.

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