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, Conamara, Galway, Kerry, Mayo, NorthWest, Wicklow, and Wexford

Santa and the Elf

St Joseph’s Junior National School, Poppintree, 2nd Class, 5 December 2019

Once upon a time, Ben the elf was in his room at the North Pole Hotel for Elves. 

Ben’s job was to go to peoples’ houses and check if they had been good.

It was the day of the big meeting. Santa was going to choose which elves were going with him on Christmas Eve. 

Squiggle-Pops and Yohan

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.

Crystal and the Fire

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.

Five Days Before Christmas

St Francis Senior National School, Priorswood, 4th Class, 3 December 2019

Once upon a time there was a reindeer called Johnny the Long-Nosed Reindeer.

Johnny always wished to be friends with Larry the Crazy Christmas Tree. 

The problem was that every time Johnny wanted to ask Larry to be his friend, he was afraid that Larry would say no.

The Adventures of Bob the Banana

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.” 

The Fairy Chase

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. 

The Day of the Life of a Bald Egg

Scoil Mhuire Senior, Blakestown, 5th Class, 26th November 2019

One lovely morning, there was an egg called Mr Bald Egg. Mr Bald Egg stepped outside his house because he heard his neighbour calling him.

Mr Bald Egg’s neighbour was a possessed pig and he was calling Mr Bald Egg for breakfast.

The possessed pig’s name was Gerald.

Mitzey Faces Her Fear

St Peter’s National School, Dunboyne, Co Meath, 2nd & 3rd Class, 25th November 2019

It was Christmas Eve and Mitzey the kitten was asleep at home. She was dreaming about her wish to fly. 

She was dreaming too much. Mitzey dreamt that she actually was flying.

Mitzey’s best friend, Jeff the baby dragon woke her up by jumping on her.

At Uncle Barry's House

Fighting Words at The Jonathan Swift Festival, Creative Writing Workshop, City Assembly House, 23 November 2019

There was a scream, like someone in pain. 

Lydia and Charlotte were in what used to be called the drawing room but was now just used for storage.

“OMG what just happened!?” whispered Lydia, jumping out of her seat.

Llama Drama

Mercy School, St. John’s Road Wexford, Co. Wexford, 6th Class, 22th November 2019

Splish splash Gerry was starting to get bored of the ocean.

As the waves started to crash against the shore, Gerry started to think.

‘Is there more to this ocean life’? Gerry deeply stares at the sparkling sea shells.

 

Potato versus Aliens

Mercy School, St. John’s Road Wexford, Co. Wexford, 5th Class, November 2019

Once a potato time on a scary night the employees opened the supermarket in space, the supermarket was called Mars Bar.

It was in a spider cave.

A group of Aliens ran in armed with potato peelers.

Droch lá ag Mr Mc Conkey

Rang a 2, Scoil Mhic Dara, An Cheathrú Rua, 22/11/19

Uair amháin bhí fear ann a bhí an-an-an-an-chantalach agus ba Mr Mc Conkey an t-ainm a bhí air. 

Bhí sé ina chónaí i Poop Land lena chara Mr Broim. 

Bhí daoine ann ag canadh, “Fáilte go Poop Land, Poop Land, Poop Land!” Bhí madra beag acu agus an t-ainm a bhí air ná Cac Madra. 

Scott the Half Wizard

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. 

Timmy and The Mashed Potato

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.

Dragorio and the Bees

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. 

Philly and Barry

St Brendan’s Boys National School, Artane, 3rd Class, 19 November 2019

Once upon a time in St Brendan’s, there was a football called Philly.

One day, Philly got kicked over the wall and was lost in the bushes.

“I wish I had a human body, so I could hop over the wall -but I don’t,” said Philly sadly.

Elizabeth and the Missing Dog

St Fiachra’s Junior National School, Beaumount, 2nd Class, 18th November 2019

Elizabeth the Barbie Doll was playing on the slides in the park. 

After the slides, she brought her dog Jeff for a walk.

Elizabeth went to Centra to buy potatoes and dog food. She went to the till to pay. 

The Jammy Adventure

Dublin Book Festival, 16 November 2019

Once upon a time there was a villain, that was a pig wearing a tuxedo. His home was an evil lair in a barnyard, where everyone was evil – even the eggs.

Then Billy Bob the coffee cup was thrown away into a bin at the barnyard. 

Then Pig wearing a Tuxedo finds Billy Bob and jumps into the bin to get him.

Elizabeth and the Dragon

Kilmessan National School, Kilmessan, Co Meath, 3rd Class, 14 November 2019

Once upon a time there was a dragon rider called Elizabeth. She was very shy. 

She was also very adventurous.

Elizabeth was friends with Dinky the Doughnut. She was very hungry and tried to eat Dinky. 

Joseph and the technicolour mystery

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.

Loveheart and Froggy go home

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. 

Trisha and Her Donkey

St Malachy’s MNS, Finglas, Dublin 11, 6th Class, 12 November 2019

Once upon a time there was a girl called Trisha who worked as a vet in California.

Trisha was in A&E with Bridget the donkey. Bridget had fallen down the stairs.

Trisha’s mam came into the room and she fainted. Bridget the donkey licked her face and Trisha’s mam woke up.

Owen and The Cursed World

St Mary’s National School, St Mary’s Place, Dorset Street, Dublin 7, 4th & 5th Class, 11 November 2019

There was once a half human, half robot, half alien called Owen. He was trapped underground. Owen’s cellmate was Maya, the half dog-half robot.

An evil villian called Mr. McTonkey who had taken over the world. Owen was furious that Mr. McTonkey had taken over the world. He wanted to take it back.

“I have an idea!” shouted Maya.

Finn and Jake’s Big Adventure

Mercy School, St. John’s Road Wexford, Co. Wexford, 5th Class, 8th November 2019 

Once there lived a dragon called Finn and an orangutang called Jake.

They lived on dragon island.

They had never met a person before.

The reason they are on an island is because all the others dragons have been eradicated by people and Finn is the only dragon left.

Trarlee the Dinosaur

Scoil CholmcilleBallybrack, 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.

The Troubles of Jimmy and Timmy

Casa Caterina, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7, 7 November 2019

One day Jimmy and Timmy were having a fight over skateboards and roller skates. They went outside to demonstrate which was better and which was faster.

Outside there was a talking banana who decided to watch to see who would win.

Both children went over to the banana to ask his opinion about which is better -  skateboards or roller skates.

Rex and Lana

D13 Educate Together, Junior Infants, 5th November 2019

Rex is a brave dinosaur. Lana is also a brave dinosaur. They live beside a volcano. Lana is a different dinosaur to Rex, she can reach the leaves. When Lana is eating leaves, Rex is eating little dinosaurs.

One day, smoke and fire comes from the volcano. Rex and Lana are brave. They stamp on the fire to put it out.

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