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

Barb: The Untold Story

​Glasnevin National School, 4th-6th Class, 16 December 2015 

Barb the Fisher was walking to Alaska. He was on his way to the Fishing Olympics in hopes of winning the Electric Fishing Rod, the best fishing rod in the world. 

On his way there, Barb bumped into Box Boy. Box Boy fell into the water and Barb had to fish him out. 

There were lots of rocks in the water, so Barb had to be careful when fishing him out. 

A Girl, A Book and a Chicken

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.

The Dangerous Disaster

St. Vincent de Paul Girls School, 2nd Class, 14th December 2015

Once there was a Yorkshire Terrier named Scruffy. 

His best friend was Joe who was secretly a dog-catcher, but Scruffy didn’t know that. 

One day, they were going outside and Spiky the Magic Tiger was waiting for them. 

Izzy and Rose

Sacred Heart Junior National School, Killinarden, 2nd Class, 10th December 2015

A long time ago in the west of Ireland, there lived a girl called Izzy. 

When she was young, Izzy was bitten by a snake. Since then, she had been afraid of snakes but this had also given her superpowers – to move objects with the power of her mind. Izzy was also afraid to lose her powers. 

Ben’s Great Adventure

St Columba’s National School, Glasnevin, 3rd Class, 9 December 2015 

Once there was a beagle named Ben the Beagle. He was the littlest in his family. Nobody would listen to him. 

Ben was having a bad time because a bully cockapoo was bullying him at school. He wanted to run away but he couldn’t because the bully cockapoo kept following him.

But then he found his best friend, Bob the Beagle.

After All These Years

Training and Development Group, Central Remedial Clinic, 7th December 2015

One morning Bob Brady was working in the police station sorting out his files. He got a phone call. It was a mysterious voice.

“You have 24 hours to solve this mystery and figure out who is calling or else...”

The phone suddenly cut off: beep beep beep beep beep. 

George the Pen

​Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire, Parnell Square, 4th Class, 7th December 2015

Once upon a time, there was a pen named George. 

He lived in a desk at a school with his best friend, Penny the Pencil, and a really mean stapler. 

One day, the stapler was guarding the desk so George couldn’t escape. 

Candy Catastrophe

St. Canice’s Girls National School, Finglas, 4th Class, 3rd December 2015

Once upon a time there was a unicorn girl called Candyfloss. She lived in Rainbowland with her best friend, Rainbow the Candyfloss Cloud. 

Candyfloss’ biggest fear was that vegetables would rule the world and they would destroy Candy Planet. 

Blah’s Magical Food Adventure

​Castleknock National School, 5th Class, 2nd December 2015

Blah, King of the Unitatos, went on a mission to find the marshmallow castle guarded by marshmallow dinosaurs. 

Blah was on his marshmallow dragon that could spit out hot caramel. While riding his dragon, he stopped to eat a s’more at a petrol station. 

When he came out of the petrol station, his dragon was gone, but he met his friend PJ the Pea.

The Lava Jewel

St Mary’s Primary School, Dorset Street, 3rd Class, 1st December 2015

Once upon a time in Japan there lived a ninja called Ellie. 

She trained for five years as a ninja and learned how to turn invisible. 

The next day she found a dog who was also trained as a ninja. His name was Jack.


​Scoil Bhride Cailiní, Blanchardstown, 5th Class, 30th November 2015

It was a bright, sunny day in Florida. I was practicing gymnastics in the gymnasium. 

As I finished my one hundredth push-up, I heard something crack. 

My coach had been counting my push-ups and heard the crack as well. 

Bobbalina and the Land of the Unidragons

​Scoil Íosa, Tallaght. 5th & 6th Class, 26th November 2015

Long, long ago in Unicorn Land there lived a six year old dinosaur called Bobbalina. Bobbalina hated unidragons. When she was a baby, a unidragon had bitten her. 

One day she was at the beach playing with her best friend, Jimineena the donkey.

They were swimming in the sea when, suddenly, Bobbalina was washed away by a wave to a strange island.

Rosy and The Dinosaur

Sacred Heart Junior National School, Killinarden. 2nd Class, 24th November 2015

Long long ago in a land far far away, there was a dinosaur called Spiny and he was all alone. 

He really wanted to go to the human world to make loads of friends.

The next day he found a puppy and he was about to eat her but the puppy said, “Don’t eat me!”

Flour or Fingers?

St.Fiachra’s Senior National School, Beaumont. 6th Class, 23rd November 2015

In a Rumpelsackel village, everyone was afraid of the Magic Finger King and his army of fingers and toes. 

The king wanted to take the Rumpelsackels out of their homes and use them to make pancakes every day for him and his army. 

One day, Rumpelia and her friend, Garfield the potato with hands, saw the army of fingers and toes coming towards the village. 

A Dog With a Secret

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.

Snookie's Magical Adventure

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. 

Ruining Christmas

Sutton Park School, 4th Class, 19th November 2015

Once there was an evil elf named Stonky who lived in a place where no one could find him. 

Stonky’s best friend was Billy Bob Jones, an evil pencil who could erase anything. 

They lived in a secret base and they were plotting an evil plan: to capture Santa and take over Christmas.

The Juicy Journey

St. John’s National School, Ballybrack, 3rd & 4th Class, 18th November 2015

Once upon a time, there was a magic book that mixed together a dog and a hot dog and created Meaty, The Sausage Dog! 

In a house there was a man. A portal opened up in the man’s bathroom. 

The man was sitting on the toilet and he went through the portal and it turned him into Toilet Man: half toilet, half man.

Lily The Shoe

Our Lady Immaculate JNS, Darndale, 2nd Class, 17 November 2015 

Once upon a time there was a shoe called Lily and she lived in Shoeville. 

It was Lily’s birthday and she got a doll. She opened the gift and dropped it.

She ran upstairs to her room, locked the windows and her door and went under the blankets. 


Oceana and the Missing Pearl Necklace

​Scoil Bhride Chailini, Blanchardstown. 5th Class, 16th November 2015

Deep down, under the sea, there lived a mermaid called Oceana who wanted a pearl necklace more than anything. 

The pearl necklace gave special powers to whoever wore it. At night, it gave you the ability to see through the dark sea. 

It had been her mother’s, but it got stolen by Marissa the mean mermaid. Then Marissa lost it, so now they were both looking for it. 

The Adventures of Larry Plotter

Dublin Book Festival, 14 November 2015 

Larry Plotter was sitting inside on a cold rainy day. He was playing with his imaginary friend Bob the Cow. 

They were playing Rodeo Unicorn. “Larry, you fell off the unicorn twice already,” said Bob. “Well I was very hot and tired. Plus I blame gravity.” 

Bob went home and Larry was so bored that he was about to eat his socks.

Chubby and Fur’s Adventure

St Canice’s Girls National School, Finglas, 4th Class, 12 November 2015

Once upon a time, there was a pink fluffy unicorn named Chubby. He had a best friend called Fur, the half-dog/half-bear. 

They both lived in Candyland, which was made entirely of candy. 

It was Fur’s birthday on Friday and Chubby wanted to organise a party for him.

Sir Countalot and His Friends

St.Declan’s Special National School, Ballsbridge, 11 November 2015

One day, Sir Countalot was on the top of the mountain library, looking for books to learn how to do magic. 

“Ahhhhh, this is a bad day!” he roared. “I don’t want to do this because I am afraid of heights, but I must if I want to learn magic!”

Sir Countalot found a book on where to find an ancient fire staff that would give him magic.

“Candy Chaos”

St.Colmcille’s Junior National School, Knocklyon. 2nd Class, 10th November 2015

There was once a dog named Billy Bob Joe and his best friend was Marshmallow Master. 

He was stuck living in a kennel because he ate his candy house. 

Marshmallow Master wanted to help Billy Bob Joe make a new candy house. 

The Get Away

​Inchicore National School, 5th Class, 9th November 2015

Once upon a time in Liverpool, Sparky Sparky Boom Boom the dragon had an idea to dig to China. 

Sparky Sparky Boom Boom had this idea because there was a new player on his football team from China. 

The new player was a book, called Mr Smarty Pants. 

Barry and the Cheeky Nando’s

St.Fiachra’s Senior National School, Beaumont. 6th Class, 5th November 2015

Once upon a time, Barry was in the middle of a recital and he started to think about Nando’s.

“I wish I had Nando’s. Why isn’t there Nando’s in America?” he thought. 

He ran home and tried to book a flight to Ireland.

Declan and Jeff’s Adventure

The Harold School, Glasthule, 2nd Class, 3 November 2015 

Once there was a duck named Declan who lived in a pond. He had twenty one brothers and sisters. 

Declan was scared of grass and had an injured wing, so he lived in the water and never left the pond. 

One day he saw Jeff the chicken and asked him to be friends. 

The Evil Spider

Sacred Heart Junior National School, Killinarden, 2nd Class, 2nd November 2015

Once upon a time there lived a snow monster named Cold. He had a best friend named Snowy. 

One day Cold was over at Snowy’s house. They decided to go and play outside. 

When they got out of the house they saw a spider. 

The Burger Man

Rialto Youth Project, 27th October 2015

Once upon a time there lived a Burger Bean in Tokyo, Japan. Burger Bean’s best friend was Rex the half pizza, half human. 

Many years ago they met at a restaurant and became best friends. 

Burger Bean was a super big burger and he wanted to get healthy becuase he couldn’t see his toes.

Jeff’s Halloween

Laura Lynn Siblings, Tuesday 27th October 2015

It was Halloween and Jeff the Octopus was ready to go trick-or-treating. Jeff was an unusual octopus. He lived on land. 

Jeff was really hoping that Fred the Fly wouldn’t fly around him again.The last time Fred was around, he went up Jeff’s nose. 

Jeff thought, “I wish the whole world would turn into sweets.”

The Adventures of Bob the Super Peanut and Billy the Pencil in Peanut and Pencil Land

St.Laurence O’Tooles CBS. Seville Place, 2nd & 3rd Class, 22nd October 2015

Once upon a time there was a boy and his name was Bob the Super Peanut. 

He lived in a chocolate house on Peanut Street in Peanut Land.

When he was walking down the street he met Billy the Pencil on the crossroads of Peanut Land and Pencil Land. 


​Delgany National School Co.Wicklow, 5th Class, 21st October 2015

Once upon a time in the land of Butter, there was a lonely, young boy called Gravito. 

Gravito wanted to steal all the superheroes’ powers. He was a villain from the dark side.

When he was eleven, Gravito found out he could control gravity and since then he always wanted to be evil.

The Trip of a Lifetime

Fighting Words at Museum of Country Life, Scoil Raifteirí, 6th Class, 20 October 2015

Allison McClee is in the park with her best friend, Jack O’Sullivan, chatting about her dearest ambition.  

Peter Parsnip pulls up in his Range Rover Discovery and he says boldly, “Is anyone interested in entering a competition?” 

Allison says, “Hello Peter Parsnip.  I like the pink on your all-terrain 4x4 wheels. 

The Marshmallow Conundrum

​Belcarra National School, Castlebar, 6th Class, 20th October 2015

Mr. Peanuthead is riding a unicorn across Marshmallow Lake in Hawaii.  

Suddenly he sees Finbar III riding a giant block of cheese, pulled by Ernie the Mouse.  

The block of cheese transforms into a HUGE monstrous cheese bubble.

Duke and the Rollercoaster

Our Lady Immaculate Junior National School, Darndale, 2nd Class, 20 October 2015 

Duke the Shark was playing in his garden. He was with his friend Foamy the Swordfish. 

They were playing chasing, and then Figeo the Clownfish came along, swimming and jumping. 

Figeo said, “I went to the Amazing Underwater Sea Creature Carnival and saw a big rollercoaster.”