What Lives In Your Imagination - Stories About Animals by Young Authors!

In January 2021, we invited writers age 7-12 to tell us a story about an animal or creature - real or imagined. We received over 120 stories, poems and illustrations!

In this celebration of creativity, ALL the stories from young writers all over the island of Ireland are published here, organised by age.

Animated Tales!

Some of the stories were selected to be animated.

Click below to watch them all!

  1. Spy Hippo
  2. Aquatus and the Dark Sorcerer
  3. The Dragons' Treasure
  4. Red Dogs Can't Jump
  5. The Escape
  6. Scéal Rover
  7. The Fox Cub
  8. On A Moon Beam
  9. Percy and the Hedgehog
  10. Chameleon Capers
  11. Timmy the Frog
  12. Timmí an Frog

Special thanks to our team of volunteer animators and illustrators!

  • Sinéad Cameron
  • Imran Nasrudin
  • Helen Hoey
  • Aidan McAteer
  • Chris Meehan
  • Michelle Schenkenberg
  • Sammy Young
  • Anita Foley
  • Isadora Epstein
  • Mairéad Doyle
  • Emma Rowe
  • Barbara O'Meara
  • Kate Walsh
  • Tim Mudie
  • Romy McKeever
  • Fearghas MacLochlainn
  • Marie Stamp
  • Barbara Vasic
  • The 1st Year DSS Students at IADT

Copy Editors: Nicole Andrews and Eleanor Moloney
Editors: Sara Bennett and Bríd-Treasa Wyndham