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, Kerry, Mayo, NorthWest, and Wicklow

The French Bean & The Dragon

​Brittas Bay National School, Ballinacarrig, Co. Wicklow, 2nd class, 18 June 2018

Once upon a time there was a dragon called Danny who lived in the village of SquiddyMac.

There was a villain in the village called Finny who didn’t like dragons with fins.

Danny’s best friend Mr Fassio the French bean, was out on a walk with him.

Billy and Dave

​Kilmessan National School, Kilmessan, Co. Meath, 5th Class, 18 June 2018

On a normal day, Dave the block of cheese was in the fridge. On this day, however, the human had left the fridge door open.

This had never happened before. This was to be the first time Dave could live his dreams. Dave was going to escape from the fridge.

Dave jumped out of the fridge. He looked back to see his best friend, Billy the Low-Fat Milk, firing peas out of the door. 

The Orphan Samurai

St Patrick’s National School,, Castleknock, 5th Class, 14 June 2018

In 1992, Samuel the Samurai was found on the streets of Tokyo and brought to an orphanage. He was only two months old.

While he was being brought to the orphanage, the lady carrying him picked up a chicken bucket with “Bing Bong” written on it. 

They were raised like brothers and trained together all their lives.

The Great Escape

​Carrakennedy National School, Liscarney, Westport, Co. Mayo, 3rd-6th Class

Geoff the Giraffe is trudging through the lush tropical jungle.

He is feeling blue because he is trapped in North Korea.

Suddenly, Geoff catches a glimpse of a petite and peculiar blue creature waving at him from a little plane in the sky.

The Magical Lamp

Our Lady of Victories Girls National School, Ballymun Road, Dublin 9, 4th Class, 13 June 2018

One day in a village, a lamp was delivered from Amazon into a house.

The lamp was put next to a window, where she could see amazing sights, like tall buildings and a pizza shop.

The lamp’s name was Mrs Lamp and her dream was to work in this pizza shop.

Podgy’s Big Adventure

St Kevin’s Girls National School, Kilnamanagh, Dublin 24, 4th class, 12 June 2018

Once upon a time, in a magical forest, there lived a squirrel called Podgy.

He called his friend Squiggle the worm one morning to talk about his greatest wish.

“Hello!” said Podgy. “I just wanted to tell you about my greatest wish because it’s my birthday soon.

The Sunday Roast

St Patrick’s Boys National School, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, 4th Class, 12 June 2018

One morning, Benny the chicken was walking along the windowsill of the farmhouse when he saw the news was on the television inside.

The news report said that some randomer had got stuck in a barbeque in New York.

Benny decided to fly down the chimney to get a better look at the news.

The Lost Lights

Academic Bridge Creative Writing Group

Steve was in his house on a quiet winter night.

It was raining a lot. Earlier that day, he had quit his job in an office and the bank was about to take his house.

Steve didn't mind that much because he didn't have many things left.

Globby and Bob

​Scoil Naomh Iosaf, Lathaleere, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow, 5th Class

Once upon a time in a Galaxy Far Far Away©, there lived a worm called Globgoglabglab that could somehow speak.

One day he met a Pepper called Piper.

“Hi,” said Piper.

The Two Best Friends

​Donoughmore National School, Donard, Co. Wicklow, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Class, 11 June 2018

 One lonely Monday morning, Shep and Chuck were swimming in a river under a bridge. 

Suddenly something grabbed Chuck’s foot, just as he was getting out of the river. 

It turned out it was Shep the dog biting his foot.

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The Boy Wonder

​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. 

 

Kelly's Story

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. 

The Summer X- Games MMXVII

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.

The Adventures of Doggo and Chick

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.”

The Adventures of Fluffy and Picklebob

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!”

What If?

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!

Monty's Crazy Day

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. 

Excuse Me Where's My Child!?

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.

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Revenge

​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. 

Waffle Kaboom!

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.

Gerry and Daryl’s Great Escape

​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. 

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Strange Day In Lollipop Land

​Snugboro NS – 6th Class, County Mayo, 28th February 2017

It was a warm day in Lollipop Land. 

Syrup the pancake and his friend Frankie the French Toast were ready to go to school.

On their way they met Tom and Jack, the strawberry chocolate flavoured melting marshmallows. 

Mud-phobia

​Bekan Primary School, 5th & 6th,  County Mayo, 28th February 2017

One day, Robert the talking pig was running around the farm to get fit. 

He slipped and fell into the mud.

He started shouting for help. “Micky! Micky, Help – I am in mud!”

The Ghost Hunting Adventure

St Joseph’s Primary School​, Ballinrobe 4th Class, Castlebar, Mayo, 24th January 2017

Its late at night, Philip the farting potatoe is walking in Crispy Grass Park, playing with is yoyo.  

When suddenly he spots a big scary old ancient house in the distance.  

He hasn’t noticed this house before, so he is curious and he walks towards it. 

Dog’s Life

​Cuilmore National School, Castlebar, Mayo, 2nd - 6th Class, 13th December 2016 

Terrified of being eaten by a T-Rex, Pog the dog lives on a farm in the middle of no where with a few chickens, a sheep and a goat. 

Paulie the Puppy goes to Pog the dog looking very worried and says “I can’t find Popcorn the Poptart cat”. 

Football Phobia

Parke National School, Castlebar, Mayo, 5th and 6th Class, 22 November 2016

Jason the duck was in Duck Park training fields, once again trying to overcome his fear of footballs with his friend Percy Pegasus.

When Jason was four years old, he had fallen over a football and fractured his leg, which was very painful and left him bedridden for three months. 

It happened during the hottest summer ever recorded in Duckton Town.

Revenge Of The Killer Clowns

St Peter’s National School, Snugboro, County Mayo, 5th Class, 25 October 2016

Voluptuous Jack and his best friend Trytineous Graham were in the middle of nowhere. 

Trytineous Graham said he needed to go to the toilet. 

On his way to the toilet, through the bushes, he heard a stick snap. 

When Stuff Goes A Bit Too Far

St Peter’s NS, Snugboro, County Mayo, 3rd Class, 25 October 2016

Franklyn the Funny Man was walking down the street heading for Sweetland Circus in San Francisco. 

He collected his car from the garage, got behind the wheel, started the engine.

All the people on the street ran for their lives.

Sparkles’ Adventures

​Scoil Padraigh, Westport, 4th Class, 14th June 2016

Sparkles the unicorn woke up in her marshmallow house on a dark and cloudy morning.  

She ate her usual breakfast of rainbow drops and saw that it was raining bubbles outside.  

Sparkles felt frightened because she was very afraid of bubbles.

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Bunkle's Jail Break

Bray School Project, County Wicklow, 10th May 2018

One morning at 3 a.m. Chippy the chip man felt very sick. He was doing the marshmallow 3 a.m. challenge.

Bunkle the donkey was flying by when he saw Chippy getting sick through the window.

He tried to go in the window to help him but got stuck because he was so big.

Season 4

Sacred Heart SNS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 3rd May 2018

“Why did you get me into trouble and push me into that bookshelf?” Derek said.

“Cos I hate you and you’re a disgrace!” 

Outside the window there were asteroids falling and night time was coming very quick.

Attack of the Cheese Grater

Gorey ETNS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 2nd May 2018

In the restaurant of the L.A. Aquarium, Dairy the Cheesewheel man was sitting having his lunch.

On his way out he bumped into a dolphin.  They apologised to each other:

“Sorry, how’s it going, I’m the Cheesewheel man”

Odd adventures

Wicklow ETNS, 3rd class, 1st May 2018

Once upon a time, Jeff the unichick fish went for lunch in McDonalds.

The waiter in McDonalds was a flying llama named Mrs Percy. 

When Jeff was eating his chips he got a glimpse of some ice cream.

Booboo and his big-butterd Christmas

St Patrick’s NS, Greystones, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 30th April 2018

Once upon a time, at Christmas, Booboo Butt the Hippo wished he had a big-butted Christmas

He was standing in a big zoo cage. He really liked the cage but he wished that his best friend, Gilbert Smeg-Phart, a wrinkly old egg could be there too.

The one thing he didn’t like about his cage was the person who cleaned it, Derek the old man.

Oswald and the Giant Fat Tabby Cat

Wicklow Montessori, 1st, 2nd and 3rd class, 25th April 2018

Once upon a time there was a mouse called Oswald.  He lived in an alley in a small hole inside a sculpture.  

It was a sculpture of the Eiffel Tower!  The alley way was very clean because Oswald kept it clean by eating all the crumbs.

Oswald had a friend, a girlfriend.  She was called Milly.

The Flying Snake

​Scoil Cholmcille, 5th class, County Wicklow, 24th April 2018

It was a really dark day in Bermuda but Noodle, the dancing snake, didn’t know a storm was coming. 

She saw her friend in a house in the distance. 

Her friend, Bob, was getting ready to go out.

Mr Moustache’s CRAZY Holiday

​Scoil naomh iosaf,Baltinglass Library, 4th class, County wicklow, 20th April 2018

One day there was a moustache that lived with his best friend in a pizza house his name was Mr. Moustache.

His best friend was called Butt the Beard. Butt had no more relatives, because they had all been shaved by the crazy moustache shaver.

One day Mr Moustache and Butt went in a campervan to San Francisco, but on the way the campervan broke down.

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