St. Patrick’s National School, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 6th October 2020
One day, Mr. Mushroom the scientist was in his lab. Mr. Mushroom worked for Worm Man, his boss.
Mr. Mushroom was writing in his diary.
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St. Patrick’s National School, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 6th October 2020
One day, Mr. Mushroom the scientist was in his lab. Mr. Mushroom worked for Worm Man, his boss.
Mr. Mushroom was writing in his diary.
St. John the Baptist BNS, 2nd Class, 5th October 2020
Once upon a time there was a dragon called Kaomoji and his best friend was called Bob the Dog.
One day when he was looking for food, a human caught him.
The human brought him to an arena where he had to fight other animals.
Scoil Grainne, 5th class, 30th September 2020
Mr. McCorey lived in a mansion on top of a hill. He was sixty-two years old.
He lived with his sister. She lived in the bottom of the house and he lived on the top.
Mr. McCorey was cranky because his sister lived with him. If she ever went to his floor he gave out to her.
Central Model Senior School, 3rd class, 28th September 2020
Once upon a time Lola the Fairy Dog was wearing a coconut and she was playing video games.
She didn’t know she was a fairy dog.
She had turned into a fairy when Fury the Bear attacked the village.
St. Vincent’s Girls National School, Glasnevin, 4th Class, 25th September 2020
One day, Joe the prisoner found a loose brick under the toilet seat and managed to get out of prison.
After he got out, Joe went to get some money to get new clothes so the Gardaí wouldn’t know that he was a prisoner.
Then he went to the hairdresser to get a new haircut to hide his identity. After that, he bought some makeup to hide his tattoos.
St. Fiachra’s SNS, 6th class, 21st September 2020
One dark and stormy night, Pinky the Marshmallow was walking down the road.
Suddenly, someone randomly picked him up and put him in the bin.
“I never saw this strange fate coming,” thought Pinky.
Scoil Grainne, 5th class, 18th September 2020
My name is Eggo the White-Shelled Egg. I was born in a basket on Easter with other eggs.
All the other eggs hatched and went away but I was still there. My dream is to become human.
My friend Grum the Skeleton Dog is helping me to achieve my dream.
By Shonagh Purcell Tobin
once upon a time there was a dog called Chief. Chief was a lonely dog he had no friends.
So one day he decided to go out on his scooter and find some dog friends.
When chief was looking for some friends he spotted an ostrich and he thought that it was a bit strange to see an Ostrich just wandering around like that!
So Chief decided to go over to the ostrich and try and make friends with the ostrich.
Scoil Mhuire Agus Eoin 3rd Cork
Once there was a monkey all alone in the jungle and the monkey's name was Molly.
Then one day a giraffe came to the jumgle. His name was Gerry.
Gerry is really tall and his name is Gerry and he has lots of friends.
By Carter, age 7 - Co. Down.
There was a roller blades called Carter, they were green with fire logs on the side.
They could fly very high in the sky but they couldn't roller skate very fast.
Their greatest wish was to win an Olympic medal.
Backstage Young Curators Program, Longford, 10 June 2020
Once there lived a Tasmanian Devil called Tara. She was very evil.
Tara is hiding away in Africa, because all the animals in Tasmania kicked her out.
In Africa, all the animals and pets are outside because it’s so hot, so Tara is able to kill a few other animals.
By Noah, Age 8, Carlow
Once upon a time there was a puppy called Max.
He was five months old and was white with ginger spots. Max was a happy and friendly puppy but sometimes he was a bit silly.
His owner was a scientist.
By Ryan, age 9 – Co. Kildare
Hello, my name is Ryan and I think it is outrageous that diesel cars were ever made. They produce emissions, they use fossil fuels and they negatively affect the environment.
Firstly, diesel emissions contribute to the development of cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory health effects, the pollution of air, water and soil, reductions in visibility and global climate change.
By Kora, age 8 - Belfast
Sophia was picking flowers in a beautiful farm and singing to the animals on the farm. Her best friend was called Denny the sausage dog. She had a secret admirer who watched her from a distance as she sang to the animals. His name was Conor.
One day Conor was very brave and visited the farm to talk to the girl he had watched for so long. After a week or so of Conor visiting Sophia, they became very close. However, the evil Maritha was watching their love grow and became very jealous of the beautiful Sophia and her new friend.
By Kyle, Age 9 – Co. Meath
One day Stan was driving and he found a bird on the road whose wings were not working so Stan brought it back to his house.
He used an old box to make a home for the injured bird and put some bread and water in it.
After a few days, the bird got better and could now fly. The bird flew onto Stan’s head and flew away.
Mahi Panguluru, age 11, Co. Dublin
People say "you're good at art" you should be an artist someday
My brain starts thinking excessively and I don't know what to say
Right now, there's Coronavirus but how am I to know. What the future holds for me I don't know where to go
Conor, Rang a 2, Gaelscoil an Bhradáin Feasa, Co. Lú.
Le Kate Kennington, aois 7, Gaelscoil Osraí, Co. Chill Chainnigh
Scríofa ag Diarmuid, Rang 2
Roghnaigh and t-uachtarán Micheal D. Higgins mé le turas a thógáil chomh fada leis an bplainéad Mars. Bhí mé ag dul ar an turas le séisear spásaire eile. Bhí tús curtha leis an gcomhaireamh síos 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 éirí ó thalamh!!!
Bhí an cúrsa socraithe againn do Mars ach bhí mífheidhmiú ann. Chuireamar ár roicéad i dtír ar phláinéid aisteach agus an t-aon rud a bhí muid in ann a fheicéil ná muca.
ó Diarmuid, Aois 9, Co. Roscomáin
Fadó , fadó bhí frog beag bídeach ann darbh ainm Jim-Jim. Bhí Jim Jim ag iarraidh dul go dtí Hawaii. Bhí sé ag iarraidh dul ansin mar bhí an ghrian i gcónaí ag scoilteadh na gcloch i Hawaii de réir na scéalta a bhí cloiste aige. Bhí fadhb amháin ag Jim-Jim áfach. Níor thaitin sé leis a bheith ag eitilt ar eitleán.
Bhí cara amháin ag Jim-Jim. Seanfhear a bhí ann darbh ainm Frainc. Fear stuama a bhí ann. Lá amháin chuaigh Jim-Jim chuig Frainc agus chuir sé ceist air. “
By Siún, age 6 - Co. Phort Láirge
By Cillian Ó Tuathaigh, 12 Co. Phort Láirge
One day, Jason was sitting at his desk at school when the teacher made an announcement that would change his life.
“Class, I think you’ll want to hear this.” He was tuned in on the radio to a broadcast by Leo Varadkar.
“Today we will be shutting schools down for a period of time that could extend to beyond the school year due to Covid-19,” announced Leo, “We will advise people on staying at home and washing their hands frequently.”
ó Chormac, Aois 11, Co. Roscomáin
Fadó, fadó bhí liathróid ann. Bob an t-ainm a bhí ar an liathróid. Bhí sé ag iarraidh óir. Bhí sé beo bocht. Níor thaitin ceol ar chor ar bith leis. Aon am a chuala sé ceol ní raibh sé in ann bogadh. Lá amháin bhuail sé lena chara Mixie. Bhí Mixie ag bogadh chomh mall le sloth mar pheann luaidhe a bhí ann.
“Tá plean agam,” a scread Bob in ard a chinn is a ghutha, “plean chun a bheith chomh saibhir le rí”. “Cad é?” a cheistigh Mixie. “ Tá mé chun …..”
By Lauren Lalor, age 11 - Cork
I was lucky that I lived by the sea. It meant I could be a schoolgirl by day and a mermaid at night.
Nobody would believe me if I told them about my life under the water with the jellyfish, Dorky the seahorse, Jim the Shark, Rory the Crab. My whole gang were down there, my underwater family.
By Jake Murray, Donegal age 12
Once upon a time there was three brother quarks, Jake, Jamie and Luke.
They were going on a trip to their favourite place in the whole world, the Large Hadron Collider. They were entering a competition to be smashed there. They were all so excited but,none more so than Jake. He was so excited that he could be famous just like his hero Stephen Quirking.
So, when they arrived, Jake, Jamie and Luke unpacked their stuff at the hotel and went off.
For the past few days, no schoolwork has come through for my siblings. So my mum had this “genius” idea that I could actually “teach” my them.
At first I thought it was a good idea because I didn’t have anything better to do (except schoolwork) and my mum said she would pay me, so I was all set. But when it came to actually “teach” them, things turned out not the way I wanted it to.
By Michael Delaney
Chapter 1: A Dog's Dinner
Boom! There I was in the Smiley Faces care home with all the other orphans, scrubbing the master’s dishes. I was with my friends, Marvin and Patrick.
“Did you ever know your parents?” Patrick questioned.
“No, my only relatives live in South Africa…I wish I lived with them” I said wistfully
By Juliette Whitty age 9, County Kildare
One fine day a girl named Milly woke up in the basement of her house, because that was her room. It was cold, dark and damp with no lovely pictures on the walls or even have bright pretty curtains, as what would be the point of that without a window for them to be placed?
Milly’s parents were horrid to her, they made her home-school herself, not let her play with anyone or anything.
Based on the novel Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
By Ciara, age 12 – Co. Dublin
I remember the day I was minted like it was yesterday. The metal stamps crushed my nickel brass outer ring and my cupronickel middle together, while simultaneously marking my front with the 1 euro symbol and my back with the year 2010 and an Irish hunter horse and foal - a limited release commemorative design - and poof! I was formed.
By Darragh, age 8 - Dublin
1: Bully Attack
Once I was thinking of flying aircrafts, so I started building aircrafts.
But these kids started to bully me so I made a friend. That night I made a trap in the bush that they were always bullying us in.
By Maria, age 11 – Dublin
Waking up is difficult to do, especially when there’s a troubling task ahead. It’s a constant obstacle. So it was with trepidation that I awoke that morning. I got up, changed and entered the living room.
Mother was frying eggs as Sandy sat beside her. Mother turned and dropped an egg.
“Sylvia…” she muttered, tossing me sausages. Worry crossed her face.
By Hannah age 11, Dublin
“Oh no! The humans are coming to cuddle us!” I squeaked as Fluffy hid in the hidey hole.
“Come on, Fluffy,” said Tom, trying to coax her out.
“Come on, Sparkster!” Hannah cried.
By Hanna, age 11 – Co. Kilkenny
Once upon a time in a faraway land lived a boy named Zimbab.
Zimbab was only a young boy of the age of five when his dad died in a war in 1897. Since his dad’s passing, he had lived with his mam Maria.
They live in a small mud hut just outside a village in Gleaja.
Astrid, age 9 – Dublin
“Boom!” said Lilly, moving her piece on the board. “Audrey?! It’s your turn!”
By Roisin Hensman – age 9 – Co. Wexford
As these two dogs,
Each other’s friend,
Their friendship would never come to an end.
By Roisin, age 9 – Co. Wexford
The bees need the trees,
And the weeds need seeds,
Protect the bees,
By Roisin, age 9 – Co. Wexford
My dog’s ears blowing in the wind,
Many a time he had sinned,
Stealing my lunch,
By Darragh, age 8
We are on lockdown
It gives me a frown
It brings me down.
By Evie, age 10 – Co. Meath
It was Monday evening and Quinn was playing with her dog Sally in the back garden.
Quinn's mum came out and asked "Em, darling Quinn, would you mind doing your..." She hesitated. "....homework?"
"What did you ask me!?" Quinn replied in a very scared voice.
By Olivia, age 10 – Dublin
Hi, I am a polar bear. Today another icecap melted and destroyed my home.
I will now tell you how it happened: It was Friday afternoon. My mother told me and my brother to go and catch some fish for supper.
We went down to the Arctic Ocean to catch some salmon or - if we were lucky - a seal or walrus (they are my favourites).
Culture Night County Cork 21 September 2018
One stormy night. Cold was the night. In a small little village, in a small little street in a small little orphanage, in a small little kid there was a big imagination and a big dream.
Suddenly there was a big earthquake. He was having a dream. The earthquake was happening outside of his body and it sent him into his nightmare.
The first thing that came to his sight was a cat. A talking cat. An evil cat.
North Monastery Primary, 5th Class, County Cork, September 14th 2018
This story is set in Canada. A pen was being shipped from India to Canada.
Jim Boston went to a library in Canada and finds a book that tells him what the magic pen can do.
Then he turned to the next page and found a pen. He also finds a map that helps him find the magic pen.
St Vincent's, 4th Class, County Cork, 07 September 2018
Once upon a time there was a Panda-bear called Hugs.
Her best friend was a Yorkie called Cocoa. She lived in a big back garden with her owner.
They were on holidays and she got lost in the woods.
West Cork Literary Festival & Fighting Words
Once there was a cat, he was a ghost cat!
As he prowled through the shadows he thought of his ambition.
“I want a ghost mouse!” yelled the ghost cat.
Gaelscoil an Teaghlaigh Naofa, Rang a 2, County Cork, 1st June 2018
Lá amháin bhí Dickie sa pháirc agus bhí sé ag rith ó seangáin.
Ansin chonaic sé Waddles an Nugget Sicín agus bhí sé ag caint léi.
“An bhfuil cead agam tú a phósadh?” arsa Dickie.
St Michael's National School, Ballyduff Upper, 5th Class, County Cork
Jimmy was on his way home from after-school study with Freddie, when he was ambushed by bullies.
His best friend Freddie fell, so he had to run back to get a plaster for him, but it wouldn't really stick, because he couldn't find a solid part of his body – he had no bones.
Jimmy started talking to Freddie and the bullies were wondering who he was talking to.
St Mary’s National School, COBH, 6th Class, County Cork, 18th May 2018
I woke up and couldn't remember anything since I landed here, facing the moon.
The first thing I could smell was a strong smell of smoke and the first thing I could see was what I thought was fog.
Suddenly I caught a glimpse of the daunting, scary trees which reminded me of the setting of my father's death.
Christian Brother's College Primary, 4th Class County Cork
Hi! This is Obby.
I am a shape shifting Obeleck. Curry and I want revenge and power.
Curry is made out of curry and I brought him to life using experimental potions.
Dingle - Feile Na Bealtaine, Scoil Ignaid Rís AND Bunscoil an Chlochair 6th Class
One day Brittany went to the garage with her dad. They saw a red Nissan Micra and it was 70 years old and it have chrome printing saying ‘Betsy’ on the side.
They looked in the boot and Larry the Lover was in there.
After a while they went to the man at the counter and said “How much for the car?”
Cloghroe National School, 4th Class, County Cork, 20th April 2018
Once upon a time there was a talking dog called Lucy, Lucy says, “Give me a sausage” to a butcher.
The butcher panicked and called 999.
Lucy can only talk because when she was a puppy she ate a poisonous flower.
Our Lady of Lourdes, 5th Class, County Cork 16 April 2018
It was a Friday evening when Christopher the Cheese first came to the big fridge, he was bought from the shop by the evil Mr. Loaf.
Mr. Loaf was very indecisive about what cheese to buy.
Christopher the Cheese was quite distressed on the way home as he was being squished by Mairead the Milk and the sausages in the bag.
Sunday's Well NS, County Cork, 13th April 2018
Once there was a little pug called Chico. He was cuddly, sporty, playful, and a tiny bit lazy. He was the size of a pin.
His dream was to be rich and get a Lamborghini. He had a best friend whose name was Paddy and he was an Irish dog that did Irish dancing.
But there was one things that always got in his way: KITTENS!
Chico always talked to Paddy about his dream. “I wish I had a Lamborghini.
Padre Pio, County Cork, 23 March 2018
There once was a turtle and he had no friends. His name was Jimmy the Talking Turtle.
One day he went to McDonalds and he got some chicken nuggets.
He particularly picked out one chicken nugget from the box. That chicken nugget randomly started talking!
Cloghroe National School, 4th Class, County Cork, 16th March 2018
Once upon a time there was a penguin named Flipper. He lived in the South Pole.
He really wanted to be able to swim properly. Flipper was a very lonely penguin.
He wanted a friend more than anything. Then one day, he met Fin the Dolphin.
St Joseph's National School 2nd Class, County Cork, 12 March 2018
One day in the imaginary land there was a guy called Gary and his best friend was Pugba.
Gary was a person who was very skinny and he was bald and he had the letter B on his head.
He follows Liverpool in the real world and Pugba follows Manchester United.
North Monastery School, 5th class, County Cork 12 March 2018
Jim the cheetah was born in 1902. When he was 5 years old he was bullied in school and he met Daly the lion.
At the school made of bamboo they learned how to be faster than other animals, they learned how to survive in the wild and they learned how to hunt.
Jim wasn't very good at those things, so everyday Daly helped him get better.
Cork Educate Together, 6th Class, County Cork, 9th March 2018
Wan Chong Chang didn't know what to do. Jim the Talking Sandwich was staring at him.
The Talking Toilet had warned Chang that Jim was dangerous.
Unaware of what Jim was capable of, Chang screamed helplessly;
North Presentation Primary school, 3rd Class, County Cork, 02 February 2018
Sparkles was a unicorn. He was in a lovely forest, called the Meatball Forest, with Diamond, the baby rabbit.
Sparkles was watching Diamond's dreams.
Sparkles couldn't do magic and he wanted to be a Dream Watcher.
St Colman's Cloyne at the Crawford Art Gallery, County Cork, 15th January 2018
Once upon a time there was a little boy named Timmy and his best, friend was his dog named Adam.
His brother had a friend called Bethany and he was friends with her as well.
He was 9 years old and he had two wishes.
Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers, Rang Cúig, County Cork, 19 January 2018
Uair amháin bhí buachaill ann agus an t-ainm a bhí air ná Joe.
Is breá leis Mars bars agus caithfidh sé dul go dtí an leithreas i gcónaí.
Tá Joe an-sceitimíneach agus an cara is fearr leis ná Néné an Cube.
St Colman's Cloyne, 3rd Class, County Cork, 15 January 2018
In 1666, there was a boy called Felix and he hated school and all the homework they gave. But most of all he hated his parents!
More than ever he really wanted a friend. So he decided to make a plan to break out of boarding school.
So he said to himself maybe he'll walk around to calm himself down so that after he had calmed down he would be able to think of a plan.
Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn, dé hAoine, 8 Nollaig.
Rith a deartháir Trevor isteach sa seomra agus sheas sé ar an bhféileacháin oíche – an cara is fearr léi.
Nuair a chonaic Elena thosaigh sí ag rith timpeall an seomra ag iarraidh an deartháir a mharú.
``Tar ar ais anseo!'' arsa Elena. Ansin rith Trevor amach sa ghairdín.
Carrigaline National School, County Cork, 01 December 2017
Once upon a time in Antartica, there was a poor dog, called Frosty.
His best friend was Joe the Pig. They were on a mission to find the perfect owner for Frosty.
Joe the Pig had escaped once from a farm, and he bought a plane and flew to Antartica.
North Monastery’s 5th Class, County Wicklow, 24 November 2017
Once upon a time there was a dinosaur named Duck who was really small and had a best friend named Danny, the Actual Duck.
His biggest fear was a furious dinosaur named Fred.
Scoil Chill Ruadhain, 4th Class, County Cork, 17 November 2017
My name is Ben and welcome to my life. I just moved to a new town, Manchester, and it's very hard for me.
I haven't got a lot of friends. The only friend I've got is my dog Jimmy.
The only thing that keeps me going is playing football.
St Vincents Primary School, County Cork, 27 October 2017
Once upon a time there was a demon called Kelly. Her best friend's name was a little dragon called Clumsy.
Clumsy would always hide in Kelly's back-pack when she went to school.
Kelly's family is evil, but she doesn't want to be like them. She doesn't really like school because she gets bullied.
Blarney Street Boys, County Cork, 20th October 2017
Once upon a time, there was a tiny baby sausage, at an ordinary shop named Tesco.
His family's greatest fear was the giant sausage – dragon that was guarding the meat-aisle.
He woke up from his package-bed. Then he went for an adventure walk and found a baby taco walking around.
Blarney St Boys School 5th Class at the Crawford Gallery, County Cork, 13 October 2017
Christopher is a young 14 year old skateboarder who has a dream of winning a skateboard contest, but he realises Big Bob the Bully is signing up as well!
The competition he is entering is called the X-games - one of the world's most prestigious and impossible contests.
Christopher has one week to prepare for the X-games.
Blarney Street Boys School Primary School, County Cork, 06 October 2017
Once upon a time there was a dog named Doggo the Dog and he was making tea in his cottage.
His best friend Chick Norris rang the door bell and said “Can I have tea with you, and here is your delivery.”
Doggo said, “Woof Woof, of course you can.”
Crawford Gallery, St. Vincent's, 4th Class, County Cork, 29 September 2017
'Every picture tells a story'
There once was a unicorn who had a best friend named Picklebob. The unicorn's name was Fluffy. She was super silly.
One day, she decided that she wanted to fart out rainbows. That morning when she went to unicorn school, Mr McDonkey the teacher was mad at her for being late. She was late because she had been trying to fart all the way to school. Mr McDonkey said angrily, “you're late again, Fluffy!”
Culture Night, County Cork, 22nd September 8-10 Years
It was the first day of my new school. I woke up and my mom said I had to go downstairs fast.
When I went to school, I was at my locker and someone said “You must be new here. I’m Tonia”. Just then the bell rang and we had to go to class.
I didn’t know my mom had booked me in for swimming lessons, and I was walking along the edge of the swimming pool and I fell in!
St. Vincent’s Convent Primary School, St. Mary’s Rd, Cork, 3rd Class 15th September 2017
Once upon a time there was a puppy named Monty that lived in America.
He had a best friend which was a baby unicorn called Gabby.
Monty the puppy was a German Shepard who was three years old.
Cork Midsummer Festival, 24 June 2017
Miss Sparkles lived on top of Mt Everest. It was shaded by woods that many of villagers were surprised were growing.
She was bad....very, very bad. She had giant zipline going down to the bottom. Everyone in the village was afraid of her.
They were afraid of her because she kidnapped children.
Gaelscoil an Teaghaigh Naofa, Rang a 3, County Cork, 09 June 2017
Fadó fadó bhí buachaill darb ainm Bob. Bhí cumhachtaí draíochta ag Bob.
Lá amháin chuaigh Bob go dtí an pháirc agus fuair sé uachtar reoite.
Bhí bullies ann, agus bhrúigh siad é agus thóg siad an uachtar reoite. Thit sé agus fuair sé gearradh ar a cheann.
Ballintemple NS, 4th Class, County Cork, 02 June 2017
Ruddy the Rapping Rat was getting ready for his exciting trip to the British Royal Family with his best friend, Freddy McMuffin.
But the one thing he didn't know was that the Royal Family were actually mice!
Ruddy had bought a lot of Lotto tickets and won!
Scoil Mhuire Banrion, Mayfield, 6th Class, County Cork, 26 May 2017
Once upon a time there lived Jessica, the Dolphin. But she wasn't any ordinary dolphin, she was a rare dolphin, who was pink and had a heart of gold.
At the age of one she got abandoned by her parents and a group of turtles raised her.
She went to an Under The Sea party and met Timmy the DJ Turtle. He was very kind and they became friends quickly.
Scoil Padre Pio, 4th Class, County Cork, 19 May 2017
Dark Wing the Dragon heard a sound behind his back.
It was a girl whose clothes were all ripped and she was cold.
Her name was No Heart. She had black hair and she was the Dragon's best friend.
Home School Group, County Cork, 12th May 2017
I came home from school and I got a surprise.
It had been my first day at school and I hadn't known anybody.
My mum, who was in hospital, had been allowed home for one night.
Scoil Oilibhéir, 4th Class, County Cork, 05 April 2017
Hi my name is Melvin — I'm a nerd. I want to be a unicorn, it's my greatest ambition. My greatest fear is Scar the Baddie and Gary the Bully.
My best friend is Sammy because she's a nerd. She wants to be a squirrel and that's a bit scary.
St. Fin Barres NS, 1st | 2nd | 3rd, County Cork, 7 April, 2017
Once there was a Magic Oil Tree called Ben. And his best friend was called Rose.
She grew there next to the Oil Tree. They lived in the Haunted Forest where strange things always happened like other trees were alive and could walk.
But each tree every single night disappeared. All except for the Magic Oil Tree.
Tirellan National School, 5th Class, County Galway, 10 November 2017
Chiniqua the gorilla was in the Mexican jungle looking for her friend, Herbert the whale.
“Herbert, come on! I have a cookie for you!” she called.
“But I’m stuck,” said Herbert.
KETNS. 6th Class, County Galway, 27 October 2017
Jill the unicorn was flying really fast and she landed beside Jeff.
He said ‘WOAH! I should give you a speeding ticket’.
‘Hi I’m Jeff and I’m a policeman!’ said Jeff.
Tirellan National School, County Galway, 3rd and 4th Class, 13 October 2017
Spike the skeleton ninja is in his haunted castle.
He’s with his pet skeleton dog Michelle.
Spike asks the dog, “Are you hungry?”
Tirellan National School, County Galway, 3rd and 4th Class, 13 October 2017
There was a robot called Jeff who lived in a raspberry bush in New York.
One day, Jeff was talking to his best friend, Raz the raspberry, about how her weekend went.
“We went to Ohio but I wish we had gone to play rugby with my friends instead,” said Raz.
Kilcolgan Educate Together NS, 5th Class, Kilcornan, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway, 29th September 2017
There was a boy called Jeff. He lived in an apartment in the city and worked in a dump.
One day, Jeff heard a noise in the dump and he found a microwave.
Jeff brought it home and turned it on and it started to talk to him.
Kilcolgan Educate Together National School, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway, 3rd Class, 29 September 2017
Mr Squawk was in his hen house. He wandered out and into the kitchen where he met Jake the Toaster.
He walked by the toaster and said, “Hey dude, can you make me some toast?”
“Dah! What do I look like, a toilet or something?” Jake replied.
Claregalway Educate Together National School, County Galway, 3rd and 4th Class, 26 May 2017
Once upon a time there was a flying cow called Timmy.
Timmy was flying above the trees when he spotted someone who needs help. He flew down.
Timmy saw a fox about to eat a rabbit. Timmy flicked the fox away with his horns.
Killeeneen National School, 4th Class, County Galway, 28 April 2017
Miss Rainbow Glitter Sparkles was in her garden picking flowers.
Jeff Senile, the spy, sent her a Snapchat on his spychat phone telling her: “Stay put.”
He knew something was going to happen.
Boston National School, Boston, Co. Clare, 4th Class, 28 April 2017
Jefferson is in school alone and he’s day-dreaming. He’s supposed to be cleaning out a cupboard because he was late for school. He comes across a book in the cupboard.
It’s a big heavy book. When he picks it up, he sees it’s a very old book, so he’s curious to know what it’s about. But there’s nothing in it, so he asks his teacher can he take it home.
When he gets home, he opens the book. The book tells him: “Go to page 196”.
Scoil Mhuire, Monivea, Co. Galway, 4th and 5th Class, 31 March 2017
Happy the Clown lived in America with The Twinz in a rickety old house.
Every day, Happy and The Twinz ate slugs and snails for breakfast and broccoli for lunch.
Happy was afraid to work in the circus because of the children.
St Joseph’s National School, Kinvara, Co. Galway, 2nd Class, 31 March 2017
Bob-the-Waffle-Genie lived in a waffle, sitting around playing video games, waiting for someone to say the magic word and call on him.
(‘Time for Breakfast’ is the magic word.)
Pussums the cat jumped in the window after he smelled lovely fresh waffles.
Maree NS 3rd Class, County Galway, 03 March 2017
Nicky Licky the chicken lived on a farm in Donegal.
One day, Nicky Licky was in her pen when Alice the Astronaut came and opened it.
Alice was coming in to collect the eggs when Nicky came over to stop her.
Kilcornan Educate Together National School, County Galway, 6th Class, 27 January 2017
Gerry lives in a flat in Manchester and he is scared of going down the stairs.
He is an inventor, so he has made little sticky paws for Daryl the Super Rat.
This was so Daryl can go to the shop to get Gerry food and supplies.
Fahy National School, Castlebar, Mayo, 17th May 2016
It was midnight.
Barry the Banana was homeless as he had neglected to pay his landlord Tiny Tim the Apple.
Tim’s evil Apple Army had evicted Barry.
St Angela’s National School, 5th Class, Castlebar, 23 February 2016
Fred the dinosaur was browsing in Claire’s in the Dundrum Shopping Centre. He was looking for at tiaras for his friend Molly the mouse.
It was Molly’s 12th birthday on Thursday, the 25th of February.
Fred was very, very excited because he had planned a surprise party.
Ballyhaunis National School, 3rd Class, 23 February 2016
One spring morning, Billy the bus driver was collecting the children to take them to school.
After he dropped them at the school gates, he went back to the bus depot.
He then jumped into his BMW, drove home and got Johnny his springer spaniel.
St. Patrick’s National School, Mayo, Castlebar, 4th Class, 26th January 2016
King Chubski the Great was seated at the great table eating a giant turkey, all by himself.
His personal assistant, Tobias Quain, came in to tell him some bad news.
Breaffy National School, Mayo, 3rd Class, 26th January 2016
Super Pig the pig was planning a plot in his secret underground base in Foodtown with his friend Quack the duck.
The two friends were planning a way to defeat their archrival, Corn on the Cob.
Knock National School, 1st Class, Castlebar, Mayo, 12th January 2016
One sunny day David the talking football was at Croke Park watching a world cup final between Ireland and England.
There were loads of people, some of them were cheering, waving flags, some were eating hot dogs, drinking Sprite, Coke, Fanta and chewing Mentos.
Squishy the marshmallow monster was sitting on a fudge log. She was lost in the middle of the candy forest when suddenly she spotted a long chocolate river.
The river reminded her of happier days and memories of swimming on Chocolannagh Lake near her home.
Fighting Words at the Museum of Country Life, Knock National School, 2nd and 3rd Class, 15th December 2015
Ploppy, the toilet seat in an Arsenal jumper, is rushing to the Emirates Stadium in north London.
His team, Arsenal, are playing their arch-enemies Tottenham Spurs. Ploppy flings himself onto the roof of a passing taxi.
Fighting Words at the Museum of Country Life, Balla National School, 5th and 6th Class, 15th December 2015
As the sun rose, Alison filled a red bucket with grain and skipped into the yard. She threw a handful of grain to the chickens.
As the chickens looked up, she noticed a new one with fluffy feathers and black specks covering its neck.
She chased the unusual- looking chicken out of the yard.
Fighting Words Mayo, Craggagh National School, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class.November 19th 2015
Billy the stray dog is crawling along the pavement on a cold, rainy day.
The streets are very busy and there is lots of cars and noise and lots of people are walking into him.
Billy has lovely black and brown fur but it is very muddy and dried up.
Fighting Words Mayo, St. Peter’s N. S. Snugboro, Castlebar, 5th Class, November 19th, 2015
Snookie the Chihuahua is sitting on Santa’s large red bag, biting his black boot laces in the sleigh at The North Pole.
It’s just 27 days until Christmas Eve, and the reindeer are all training hard for the big day in hopes they will be picked for the final squad.
Rudolph was lifting weights, and suddenly a 100 kg weight dropped on his toe.
Fighting Words Mayo, Cornanool National School, and Glenisland National School, 5th and 6th Class, 1st October 2015
Mr. Fluffybottom was in the playground playing soccer with Inflatable Frog. Bruce and Brunch, the bullies, suddenly appeared from nowhere and kicked the ball away and started shouting.
“Hey, Fluffybottom, you’re no good at football!” shouted Bruce.
“Why are you in goal when you can’t even catch a cold?” said Brunch.
Fighting Words Mayo, Cornanool National School, 3rd and 4th Class, 1st October 2015
Miss Emily Campbell walks into the classroom in the haunted mansion.
She looks around and there are no students at the desks.
The students have all turned into ghosts.
Our Lady of the Wayside NS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 5th December 2019
Octardo was a half-human, half-octopus who was really lonely.
One day he went to Supervalu where he met a lovely man called Bateson.
“Hello young man, today I woke up and sneezed three times,” moaned Octardo.
Our Lady of the Wayside NS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 4th December 2019
One Friday, Squiggle Pops was in McDonalds. He was getting a McFlurry, a big Mac meal with a latte and chicken nuggets.
When he got his meal he first went for the nuggets and then he found one burnt one.
So he kept it and called it Yohan because he liked it.
St. Thomas’ JNS, Jobstown, 2nd and 3rd Class, December 2019
Once upon a time there was a Superhero called Crystal, she was the best Superhero ever.
But one day she realised that the city, called Unicorn World had caught fire.
Her best friend was Fury the Ice Wolf.
St. Mary’s National School, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 27th November 2019
Bob the Banana loved superheroes, but in his book of superheroes, which was called ‘Frankie’, the main superhero got eaten, and now Bob’s greatest fear is being eaten.
Bob loved reading about superhero history. His friend Psychopath, who was a hash brown, gave him the book.
One day, Bob was in the fruit bowl reading his history book, when Psychopath whispered to him, “There’s a monster on the loose.”
St Thomas's JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 26th November 2019
Once upon a time there was a dog called Tutu the Killer Dog. Tutu is a killer cake-maker. But he also kills cats and fish to eat.
Banani the Banana was Spider Killer Cat’s best friend.
They met in a haunted house earlier today at twelve o’ clock.
St. Kieran’s School, Bray, 3rd/4th class, County Wicklow, 21st November 2019
One day there was a boy called Scott the half wizard.
He was camping on an island when he fell into some deep water, nearly drowning. It was a full moon.
Selena the powerful witch had turned him into a merman.
St Kevin’s NS, Tarahill, 5th class, County Wicklow, 20th November 2019
Sienna’s Greatest Wish: Use Nanny’s mashed potato to smother the stick!
Sienna was walking through the park and Timmy the Stick killed her.
She became a ghost and was petrified by Timmy ever since.
St Thomas’ JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 19th November 2019
Once upon a time there was a dragon named Dragorio.
He ate too many sausages so he was fat, so fat that he couldn’t fly.
He couldn’t even lick his toenails. But one day there came bees and they made fun of him because he was fat and couldn’t fly.
All Saints, Blackrock, 4th, 5th and 6th class, 13th November 2019
Joseph opened his eyes to find Billy the cat lying on top of him, licking his face. Joseph groaned because he was tired.
He quickly threw Billy off his chest to check the clock. It was 8 o’clock and he was already late for detective school, again!
He poured himself a bowl of dry cereal. There was nothing he hated more than milk.
St. Thomas’ Junior NS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 12 November 2019
Once upon a time in the jungle there was a little puppy called Loveheart who was trying to find his way home.
In the lake he saw his friend Froggy the Frog.
He saw that Barry the crocodile was in the water as well so Loveheart tried to save Froggy.
Scoil Cholmcille, Ballybrack, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 7 November 2019
Once upon a time there was a dinosaur and his name was Trarlee.
He wished to be human. His greatest fear was Fred the Ant who would crawl on him when he was evolving and prevent him from becoming human.
When Trarlee felt sad he would go to the little hole next door where Flapper lived.
St. Fergal's NS, Bray, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 06 November 2019
Once upon a time there was a flying Chicken Nugget called Skinny.
He was flying down the street when he saw a human. He rushed onto a roof of a McDonalds because he was scared.
That was where he found his friend, Freddy the French Fry.
St. Thomas’ Junior NS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 05 November 2019
Once upon a time there was a little girl called Alison.
She woke up one day in a castle. The evil Queen Jessica came and took over the castle.
Ballala the orange came in to save Alison. “Who are you?” Alison shouted “There is a lot going on!”
Powerscourt national school 3rd and 4th class, County Wicklow 24/10/2019
Cubeboy was on a boat being driven by Pilot cucumber towards Antarctica.
However, on route in the Atlantic ocean the ship makes a mysteries turn to a canyon filled with hot fudge sauce.
Cubeboy is getting very suspicious because he’s going somewhere he had not intended: the dessert desert.
St Fergal’s, 5th class County Wicklow, 23 October 2019
One day there was a turtle who was looking for his parents on the beach.
Sheldon was his name. Nearby was a shoe. It was red with white laces, very old and broken down and smelly.
“Why are you on the beach?” the shoe asked “and what are you looking for?” “I’m looking for my mum and dad.”
St Attracta’s National School. 2nd Class, county Wicklow, 22 October 2019
Once upon a time there was a unicorn called Furball and his best friend Guts the Zombie Pumpkin.
They were going Trick-or-Treating. One of the houses that they passed was so scary that their eyes nearly popped out of their heads.
They walked up to the house and a strange creature popped up.
ST ATRACTAS 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 17 October 2019
Once upon a DJ, Jeff the DJ is born. When Jeff was 2 he wanted to be a DJ. His first fear of devils started when he was 1.
He went to DJ school and he met his best friend there called Joely.
Jeff asked Joely ‘whats his name and what does he like to do. Joely said he wanted to be a football player
Scoil Colmcille, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 16 October 2019
DJ the alien bought a house in Hollywood. His friend, Misty, the scary teacher missed him so she moved in with him.
DJ bought a Zantoro car. However, DJ didn’t like his house because there was a haunted house in front of his house.
DJ, being a wealthy alien, decided to move to the moon where he found what he had always wanted, a peacock called Jimmy.
St Fergal’s NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 15th October 2019
One day Svonsatron the alien crash landed on Earth. He landed in Area51 where people caught and trapped him. He was afraid they were going to kill him.
He said: “Gaba-laba-loo-loo?” This meant “where am I?” in Guferas language.
All the scientists were really shocked and wanted to investigate this alien. They put him in to a crate where Junior the dog was asleep.
St Attractas Junior School, 2nd Class, County Wicklow 10 October 2019
Mini Mini the dwarf dinosaur was swimming in the sea.
She met Lightening Bolt the cheetah there.
He was also swimming. After swimming they went to the forest to hunt.
St. Colmcille’s National School, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 09 October 2019
One Wednesday, Billy Bob Joe, the dog, met a genie.
He asked the genie if he could go to the bar to get a free bottle of Guinness.
The genie went to the bar and gave the bottle of Guinness to Billy Bob Joe.
Sacred Heart Senior National School, Tallaght, 5th Class 08 October 2019
Once upon a time there was squirrel called John-Joe.
One afternoon he was getting baptised down in the Killinarden River when he felt something nibbling on his toe.
He looked down and saw a used nappy biting on his toe.
St. Joseph’s NS, Arklow, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 03 October 2019
One horrendous day Rocky the Rock Monster went to school.
He met Lexie at the door. “Would you like to come over to my beautiful cave later?” he asked anxiously.
“Of course I’d like to, I’d love to” she exclaimed.
St Colmcilles JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 2nd October 2019
Rover the Dog is a dog with super-powers. He lives in a house (a mansion) that is underground.
He is an unusual dog. Harry the Hamster is unusual as well.
He lived in a house with his owner Sophia.
St Patrick’s NS, Glencullen, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 01 October 2019
One dark and stormy night Super Potato is in his house in the land of potatoes.
He looked out the window and he saw his arch nemesis Super Rotten Potato.
He phoned his friend from Mexico, Super Taco. “We need your help” said Super Potato, then Super Taco replied “I will come as fast as I can”.
St. Joseph’s NS, Arklow, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 26th September 2019
Gertrude the turtle and Pelly the pufferfish were in the Marianas Trench.
They were doing their daily litter check when they heard a big fart noise in the ocean.
The whole ocean shook. It turned out that it was an underwater volcano that started shooting out plastic straws, other plastic rubbish and cans.
St. Colmcille’s JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 25th September 2019
Once upon a time there was a dohnut called sprinkles. His biggest fear was to be eaten by a giant called Barry.
One day sprinkles the dohnut was walking outside with his best friend choco the chocolate bar when barry came along.
When barry walked down the streets the roads cracked in half.
Donoughmore NS, 3rd,4th,5th and 6th class, County Wicklow, 24 September 2019
One day Jimmy was doing the silage, and his friend Bobby came over and started jumping in it.
Jimmy jumps out of the tractor and says “Get back into the digger and stop jumping on the silage”.
Loads of Townies from Baltinglass came over and said “Let’s blow all our silage away with our leaf blowers”.
St. Joseph’s NS, Arklow, 5th class, County Wicklow, 19th September 2019
My name is Sacky the Blob. I am very slimy and sticky. I want a chocolate-filled doughnut.
Yesterday I went on Sinder to find a girlfriend.
St. Colmcille NS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 18th September 2019
Once upon a time there was a girl called Goth girl who lived in the woods. Her house was all black and she didn’t have any electricity or internet.
One day she went out into the woods and found a fairy who didn’t like goodness either.
“Please can I have a black gem?” asked Goth girl.
Our Lady of the Wayside,1st and 3rd class, County Wicklow, 17 September 2019
One night a wolf called Scar was crowded out of his cave by Pengy the penguin.
“Your food looks disgusting, so horrible I’m going to have to kick you out.” He said. “It’s my cave, you get out.” Growled scar.
Scar followed to chase him but saw the red moon and got distracted howling at it.
St Roses Reading School, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 12 September 2019
One day Mr O’ Brien was walking in Bob’s park.
He was thinking about making memes when he saw a kid.
He ran away screaming. He ran so fast that he got to Russia without realising how far he had travelled.
Delgany National School, 5th class, County Wicklow, 11th September, 2019
One early scary Saturday morning, I, Winter, the white wolf, was alone in the white snow.
I was sad because I felt whiter than ever and no-one could see me in the snow.
Little Chungus, was lying there beside me, asleep.
Greystones CNS 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 10 September 2019
This is the story of Banano the ninja banana,who was very very clumsy.
His best friend was Mr. Applepie.
His worst enemy was a human called Mr. Dumdum.
Bray Library Workshop
One day, Pizza the llama was in his giant gold stable.
He wished he had a mansion made of money because his greatest wish was to be a billionaire.
All the plumbing would be made of hot and cold money.
St. Saviours NS, 5th and 6th class, County Wicklow, 12 June, 2019
One day Mr. Banana Man woke up with Paul the Rock sitting on his mushy face. Paul the Rock was shaving his legs!
Suddenly, Mr. Banana Man’s mum broke the door open and screamed, “IT’S TIME TO GET UP FOR FRUIT SCHOOL!”
Mr. Banana Man got a fright, and ripened, as he said to Paul, “Scoochamooch!”
Bray School Project National School, Bray, Co. Wicklow, 3rd Class, 12 June 2019
One day there was a square named Larry and he was playing a game with his best friend, Billy the Circle.
Billy asked Larry, “Why are you so afraid of glitter?”
Larry looked shocked. “I was in a dark place and I saw a glowing thing covered in glitter.
St. Kevin’s NS, Greystones, 4th class, County Wicklow, 11 June 2019
It was a cold Saturday morning and there were doughnuts for breakfast, but Stacey didn’t want any.
When she was in a doughnut shop in Notre Dame two months ago, her parents had been parentnapped by a giant doughnut with a moustache and a top hat.
He had been disguised as a statue so he could strike at any moment.
St. Kevin’s National School, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 5th June, 2019
Deep in the forest, Neville the flying green pig who wears a snorkel is eating tree bark, when suddenly the entire forest explodes!!!
He knows his best friend Elvis is there, because he can smell bacon.
Neville takes a piece of crispy bacon off himself and eats it so that he doesn’t eat his best friend.
Bray School Project, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 4th June 2019
One day Johnny the Ice-Cream was in a magical ice-cream shop.
His best friend Jeffy the Ketchup Guy was frozen in the ice-cream freezer.
Johnny was there to get a new sprinkle cut.
Welcome to the Fighting Words Un-School Club!
All the work on this page has been produced by children aged 6 to 12 from all over Ireland.
We will be updating this page regularly during the school closure period, so check back for more cool stuff!
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Listen To The Stories!
We have invited our fantastic team of volunteer tutors to read some of the primary school stories. The stories were written by children from schools all over Ireland at Fighting Words workshops.
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Read the stories submitted by young authors. Click on the title of each story below to read it!
By Éanna - Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
The Origin of Police Officer Hot Dog
One normal day in November 2009, there was a fast food restaurant named Rade-x. They sold hot dogs and chips and stuff like that.
A boy named Tom went there every week to get a hot dog. Tom had a sister who was really into science and equations. Tom had to bring her to the fast food shop as well because she was too young to stay at home on her own. Every time they went, she would get chips. It was always the same. This time it was different.
By Olivia, age 10 - Dublin
Tom sat patiently in the back seat of his little blue Hyundai.
Tom was going to the beach with his family.
He absolutely adored the beach, not because of the sand but because of the sea creatures - he thought they were fascinating.
By Harry, age 7 – Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Once a Chocolate Bar named Brunche went down a toilet. He found a cat. But Brunche didn't know that the cat was evil.
Then the cat said, “I am an evil cat.”
Milly, age 10 - Dublin
A young girl was skipping down an empty, narrow street.
A huge black board covered up one of the shop windows.
Coloured chalk dust coated the ground and pieces of chalk were dotted across the ground.
By Daire, age 7 - Dublin
Once upon a time there was a little girl called Mary. One day she went to a haunted house. The house was called The Spooky House.
The house was known to be cursed and inside was a ghost named Creepy. He used to be a boy, but he went into the house one night, even though he was told not to.
He didn't listen. He did not leave before sunrise, so he got turned into a ghost.
By Holly aged 7 - Dublin
At night, Olivia was sleepwalking and then she found herself in the forest. She felt something on her back.
She looked and there was no one there. She was on the news because she was lost and her parents were worried.
She was scared, then Olivia was more scared. “Why do you ask?” because there was a……bear.
By Macy Nolan
It was the evening when Beth was helping her Grandad Joe close the garage. He owned it. She saw a stranger walking by. The mysterious person, dressed head to toe in black, ran into the factory, three seconds later, it burst into flames.
Beth gasped and ran inside the garage
By Corin, age 8 - Cork
Once there was a dog. His name was Ruff. He wanted to travel the WORLD but he had an owner so he couldn't. That made him sad.
One day, Ruff woke up (after dreaming about travelling the world). Then he went outside. A boy threw a ball and Ruff ran and ran and ran.
Ruff kept on running and running. Eventually, the ball stopped and Ruff looked around. He was in a town but he wasn't in his own town - it was different.
One day Annabelle the Space hedgehog was floating through space as usual when she bumped into her friend, the Moon.
“Hi, Moon,” shouted Annabelle (she had to shout because sound doesn’t travel very well in space).
“Hi Annabelle, I haven’t seen you in a while, is everything okay?”
By Isibéal age 10 from Dublin
A few days ago I was speaking to my Aunty Irma over the telephone. We were chatting about Olivia and when she was due. That's when it all began. I arrived at Irwa's, a cottage in the countryside, it was so familiar for me. I loved to help out, I was fascinated about the visit. "I couldn't be more happier that a pig in mud", I kept saying.
I was talking about Olivia. During the night there was some strange noises coming from the pigsty enclosure outside.
By Faye, age 9 – Rathfarnham, Dublin
“Right, I am off to Dublin,” said Ms Dainty. “I am not buying any presents for any children in the orphanage this time.”
“Quick Daniel! This is your chance to follow your dreams, to get out of the orphanage,'' said Beth.
“All right!” said Daniel.
By Maggie, age 12 – Co. Kerry
Charlie lay motionless at her feet. She had done it. A million thoughts raced through Angelina’s mind but she had one question, “Where to hide the body?”
A pang of guilt hung over her, but there was no time to be emotional. Though he was three years older than her, Angelina managed to heave her brother into a bush and started to make her way home. The knife still bloody in her pocket. The others would collect him tomorrow and she would get her payment.
By Rowan aged 9 ¾ - Co. Dublin
You might ask who is Devil and Stretch Man? Well I’m about to tell YOU!!!!!!!!
Sam and Dan were working in a nuclear power plant in Dublin. They didn’t really like their jobs there but they had a roof over their heads so they weren’t too unhappy.
One day, Sam was just working when he found something out of place, but what was it? Dan’s birthday? No, that was yesterday.
By Emma - age 8
Once upon a time 6 girls were at superhero school !! They were best friends. They met a fairy called the night time fairy. She was nice and kind. The friends never been to fairyland, but they wanted to go there. Just then the news came on."Girls look at this"cried Emma. K. The girls came over and looked at the news. The news presenter said "a fairy came over to the garda station and is giving nightmares to children". Oh,no cried Emma H." That's the nightmare fairy who's saying the nighttime fairy is having nightmares to children" cried Niamh.
By Anna, age 9 - Leitrim
Braydon Bear woke up early and looked around the forest. The sun shone through the leaves, the air was damp. He yawned and looked for his mum and dad, Billy and Becky, but couldn’t see them. He checked behind some other trees but no luck. He went to the lake and washed himself and decided to go in search of them. Braydon’s best friend Jennifer Giraffe was preening nearby.
“Jennifer, can you help me search for mum and dad? They’re nowhere to be found.”
By Ella, Age 7 – Co. Galway
There was an elephant called Aiden. His greatest wish was to go to the moon. His greatest fear was sharks and mice. His best friend was a unicorn called Hudson.
Aiden and Hudson were the best of friends. This friendship started the day the zookeeper left the gate open for the elephant enclosure. So all of the elephants were able to run free! Every elephant went a different way. Some went south, some north, some east and even west! But Aiden ran up the rainbow!
By Rudi - Aged 8
Ok, you noticed I am angry, but this time am so angry. I'll tell you the story. On my way to ballet I tripped. I thought my knee was broken but it was not. When I got to ballet my tights were tight and itchy. My ballet teacher said that I was disturbing her class so I got kicked out of class. When shopping with mum, I remember it was turn to pick the cereal. So I picked Rainbow Pops but mam said I have porridge and that it was a waste buying them.
By Rudi - Aged 8
Once upon a time there was a boy called Fergus. Now Fergus was not a normal boy.
Fergus had one eye. He was born that way and everyone thought he was very weird looking with only one eye, but he was used to that.
When he reached the age of 10 he only started school because he was home schooled, "could you imaging that", he hardly made any friends.
By Rudi - Age 8
Once upon a time there was a girl called grace. Grace loooooooved kittens. She even made a poem called: Kittens. Ok lets move on from her poem.
She love kittens so much she had kittens on every thing, clothes, pillows, curtains, and even wallpaper. But the trouble was that she had no kittens and what was the fun in that?
Everyone except her had at least one cute pet. Everyday after school she would go to the pet shop and see if they were selling any kittens.
For Ciara and Debbie with love
One day a little girl called Ailsa was sitting by the lake with her friend, Sky, when there was a cool, strong breeze and Ailsa and Sky were swept off their feet. Suddenly Ailsa and Sky felt as if they were shrinking, tinier and tinier.
By Karac, age 10 – Co. Dublin
This is the story of a boy called Aaron, who dreamed every night when he was in bed with his thick duvet over him and his cuddly toy Ted.
Aaron dreamed of dragons and amazing things to see, like rainbow rivers and talking trees.
In one of Aaron’s dreams, Ted learned how to talk. Ted could sing and dance and even go for a walk.
By Tom, age 7 - Dublin
Dan trudged around his room in a temper. He was bored.
Dan’s dog Frank had chewed up his comics, his friend Mason was at his grandad’s house learning how to be a spy, his rugby ball was punctured, his brother had hogged the TV and his sister had hogged the computer. She wouldn’t even let him have one go on Snake Master’s Revenge 2, his favourite game ever!!
Cara always hogged the computer, she said it was for her homework but really she used it to watch videos on YouTube.
By Rose, age 8 - Dublin
Once upon a time there live a dragon called Jack and jack wants to break a world record of making 100 peanut butter sandwiches in 1 hour.
But Jack is afraid of peanut butter. And he doesn't know why. Jack's best friend is a handbag called Arianna.
Arianna tried every thing to help jack over hs fear of peanut butter but nothing worked.
Lucy, age 9 - Dublin
The Cruelsomes were moving to their new house.
“Do we have to move to a new house, Mummy?” asked Maddy.
“Darling we have to, it’s closer to your father’s new job,” said Maddy`s mother.
Sean, age 6 (almost 7), County Wicklow
Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a crew of salty scary pirates on their ship, The Black Donkey.
Peter and Plexus were the top bananas. They’d met in Pirate School. Peter had a very little brother called Nugget. Boon was very booney, booting people off the ship when he felt like it. Furry had a hairy chest with a gold jewelled necklace. Claw had sharp fingernails. Double Duck Quack Quack was half duck. He said “Quack quack” after every sentence. Chef Dusty was the head chef. If he was angry, Chef Dusty would bang his meat cleaver - especially if anyone asked for seconds.
Holly age 7 - Clonee, Dublin
Once there was a dog called Louise and the owner was called James. James was a happy boy.
One day, James and Louise were playing catch with a ball. James threw the ball very very far into the forest.
Louise went into the forest to get the ball.
By Elsie, age 6 - Dublin
Violet the ladybird with 700 spots was on a lilypad in a pond, looking at clouds. She was looking at the shapes of all the clouds.
Then she got out of the pond to look for Zack her best friend - a caterpillar with 100 zigzags, to have a party.
But he was not at his house! She walked one hundred metres and then met Zack.
By Josh, age 7
There was a mouse called Mouse.The mouse’s greatest wish was to fly into space.Her greatest fear was to crash. Her best friend was an astronaut called Alexander.
One day the mouse went up into space. Alexander and his friends showed Mouse how the spaceship worked.
One morning Max ate trash by mistake...
Ryan is seven years old.
He lives in Dublin with his parents.
This is his first book, entirely written and illustrated by himself during the school closure of March 2020.
Graphic design by Daddy.
The Crazy Scientist
A long time ago there was a crazy Scientist who was always doing crazy experiments. One day he went home and was thinking about doing another experiment the next day ...