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

The Trouble with Being a Toaster

Mary Help of Christians GNS, Navan Road, 4th Class, 16th September 2019

Once upon a time there was  a toaster called Jonathan. Jonathan was on the counter, next to Fiona the fridge.

On a Tuesday morning after brunch, Fred the fork came along.

“Why do you always have to burn the toast?” he said. “The people always have to scrap the burnt bits off.”

The Russian Mission

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.

The Madhouse

St Mary’s National School, Fairview, 5th Class, 12th September 2019

Good morning, good afternoon, whatever. I couldn’t care less.

I’m stuck in this house with three naughty, chaotic children and I’m losing my mind.

Hi, my name is Cheryl and I live on the outskirts of Roscommon. 

The Colour of Winter

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.  

The Taken Boy

Skerries Educate Together National School, 5th Class, 11 September 2019

The Taken Boy looked around his room, wondering who he should take next. 

The Taken Boy took the souls of people from the living world into the ghost world.

The Taken Boy lived in a house in the middle of time and each window looked out at a different time period.

Ninja Adventures

Holywell Educate Together National School, Swords, 3rd Class, 10 September 2019

Once upon a time on an island far away, there lived Pigman.

Pigman loved chocolate but there was not a chocolate factory anywhere.

There was also a ninja penguin who wanted to find the ultimate ninja star.

A Quest for Curry

St Fiachra’s Senior National School, 6th Class, 9 September 2019

Babathundae and his friend the Barbecue Sauce were on a rollercoaster.  

Babathundae left the cap off his friend.

Eight years later, Babathundae opened a curry shop called Babathundae’s Curry.

Anthem and the Dark

Power of Words Literary Festival Abbeyleix Heritage Centre, 25 August2019

Once upon a time, Anthem the Phoenix was flying through the sky during the day when she saw her beautiful friend, Mabel the Hedgehog, and she said, “Are you lost?”

“No, I’m just looking for something to eat,” said Mabel.

Anthem invited Mabel over to her nest for dinner.

The World of Craziness

Edmund Rice Summer Camp, 9th August 2019    

On a dark night Joe was walking around a city. Then Joe saw a chicken nugget on top of the Avenger Tower.

He passed through the Cemetery for Ironthings (CI). Joe sees a bird flying around hitting people. 

The bird hit Joe the Giraffe. Henry the Hoover fell off the building and died. 

Rí-rá Breithlá

Gaelscoil Coláiste Mhuire, Cearnog Pharnell, BAC 1, Rang 4, 24ú Meitheamh 2019

Lá amhain, bhí bhreithlá Barnaby an rinea ann. 

Bhí a chara Jimmy an toirtís ag pleanáil cóisir gan fhios dó.

Bhí Jimmy ag siopadóireacht, nuair a bhuail sé le Lippo Hippo.

The Lost Diamond

St Marnock’s National School, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin, 3rd Class, 20 June 2019

It was Mia’s fourteenth birthday. Mia was an explorer and her birthday wish was to find the rarest diamond in the world.

Her pet hamster’s name was Johnny and he was her best friend.

Mia went to give Johnny some food but he wasn’t in his cage. Mia stared, confused, at the cage.

The Chronicles of Bob

Pope John Paul II National School, Malahide, Co. Dublin, 5th Class, 19 June 2019

A long time ago in a small village, there was a really thin man. The man was called Bob and his greatest wish was to live in a swamp with a troll.

Since he hadn’t gotten his wish, he began to stress eat. Bob often hung out with his best friend, a chicken called Rodney.

Once Bob started stress-eating, he tried to eat Rodney, but Rodney got away.

The Adventures of Chicken Nugget and Polly

Galway Educate Together National School, Thomas Hynes Road, Newcastle, Galway, 4th Class, 14 June 2019

Chicken Nugget goes to the bookstore and buys a diary, but he can’t write in it because he’s too fat to sit down.

Chicken Nugget has no arms, so he can’t pull up the chair. He tries to do it, but he falls to the ground. 

He rolls out the door, and keeps on rolling for a full half hour.

Bloopy and the Beast

Galway Educate Together National School, Thomas Hynes Road, Newcastle, Galway, 4th Class, 14 June 2019

Bloopy was made in a factory and he was a shape shifter. He was dreaming about his imaginary friend.

Bloopy lived in little hut in the forest. The people in the factory had gone for wood and they had accidentally lost him there.

Left alone in the forest, Bloopy turned his hut into a high tech zone. 

BHJ v Single Pringle

Catherine McAuley National School Baggot Street, 4th Class, 14th June 2019

One day a boy called Jaws lived on a hill. 

He had a big head but a body like a stickman. 

Everyday when he went to the shops to get milk for his breakfast, he had to go down the hill. 

The Evil Doctor Billy Story

Casa Caterina​, 13th June 2019

Chapter One:

One day Billy Bob decided to go to Taco Bell.  He went alone on his motorbike. 

At Taco Bell, he ordered a really spicy taco with black beans, pepper, jalapenos, ghost peppers and everything spicy.

Evil Doctor Billy Rob broke into the chef’s kitchen and added an experimental nuclear pepper.

Defeating Mrs. Pomegranate

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!”

 

Killer Glitter

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. 

Doughnut Attack!

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.

The Mission of the Golden Cape

Bayside Senior School, Bayside, 4th Class, 11th June 2019

Once upon a time there was a turtle named Bob, who was going on a secret mission to get the Golden Cape.

The Golden Cape would make Bob a super villain. But the cape was heavily guarded by his mam. 

Bob’s best friend Flappy Joe went on the mission with him.

Aunt Winfred Did It!

Scoil Fhursa​, Nile Lodge, Galway, 6th Class

Mercedes the Ford wakes up in the junk yard. There are  cars being crushed around Mercedes.

“Oh no! I'd better go because there are cars being crushed around me,” he cries.

But Mercedes discovers that he has no fuel in the tank. He looks up and sees a man walking around the junkyard.

Jake and Cob Cob’s Big Journey

Gaelscoil Caitlín Maude, Tallaght​, 3rd Class, 10th June 2019

Jake the Giraffe was getting experimented on and turned red, black and evil. 

Jake was getting ready to turn a piece of corn into a proper Cob Cob that could talk.

Jake and Cob Cob both turned into evil people. They changed bodies and they started their journey.

The Biggest Fattest Boxer Alive

Hollypark NS, 3rd Class, 6th June 2019

Once upon a time there was a guy called Bod(e). 

He was walking down the street bumping people into oblivion with his belly, while thinking about beating Jim-John the greatest boxer in the world. 

He went home and started sunbathing. Then Jim-john came along and hit him on the belly with a baseball bat. 

Goldie’s Adventure

Pope John Paul II National School​, Malahide​, 2nd Class, 6 June 2019

One day Goldie the goldfish was wondering, “What would it be like to be able to swim? 

Seeing as I can’t swim, my fear would be that some girls could come around and catch me.”

Goldie lived in a lake in a forest. She looked around and said, “I wish Fergus was here.”

Wake Up and Smell the Bacon

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.

Prom Dream

St Brigid’s Girls National School, Glasnevin, 6th Class, 5th June 2019

Priscilla the popular girl and Felicia her best friend were in school. 

Priscilla said, “Joey looked at me today and it’s only our first day.” Felicia said, “Oh, that’s nice.” In her head she was thinking stay back, he’s mine.

Priscilla says,” Let’s go to the bathroom to top up our makeup. 

Ice-Cream Meltdown

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.

Bruce the Grape

Sacred Heart BNS, Glasnevin​, 2nd Class, 4th of June 2019

Once upon a time, there was a baby grape called Bruce the grape. 

Twenty four years later he grew a moustache. 

He bumped his head which made him afraid of blueberries and his moustache fall off.

Purple the mermaid

Junior Infants, Virgin Mary Girls’ National School, Ballymun, 30 May 2019

Purple the mermaid lived in the sea. She can swim, she’s really good at swimming.

She likes to play mermaid tag, mermaid hide-and-seek, and mermaid ball. 

She’s best friends with a fish called Goldie. Goldie is orange. 

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