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 Worst Day Ever

By Rudi - Aged 8

Ok, you noticed I am angry, but this time am so angry. I'll tell you the story. On my way to ballet I tripped. I thought my knee was broken but it was not. When I got to ballet my tights were tight and itchy. My ballet teacher said that I was disturbing her class so I got kicked out of class. When shopping with mum, I remember it was turn to pick the cereal. So I picked Rainbow Pops but mam said I have porridge and that it was a waste buying them.

The One Eyed Boy

By Rudi - Aged 8

Once upon a time there was a boy called Fergus. Now Fergus was not a normal boy. 

Fergus had one eye. He was born that way and everyone thought he was very weird looking with only one eye, but he was used to that.

When he reached the age of 10 he only started school because he was home schooled, "could you imaging that", he hardly made any friends.

Grace and The Trouble With Kittens

By Rudi - Age 8

Once upon a time there was a girl called grace. Grace loooooooved kittens. She even made a poem called: Kittens. Ok lets move on from her poem.

She love kittens so much she had kittens on every thing, clothes, pillows, curtains, and even wallpaper. But the trouble was that she had no kittens and what was the fun in that?

Everyone except her had at least one cute pet. Everyday after school she would go to the pet shop and see if they were selling any kittens. 

The Water Lily

By Zoe
For Ciara and Debbie with love

Chapter 1
The Discovery

One day a little girl called Ailsa was sitting by the lake with her friend, Sky, when there was a cool, strong breeze and Ailsa and Sky were swept off their feet. Suddenly Ailsa and Sky felt as if they were shrinking, tinier and tinier. 

 

The Boy Who Dreamed

By Karac, age 10 – Co. Dublin

This is the story of a boy called Aaron, who dreamed every night when he was in bed with his thick duvet over him and his cuddly toy Ted. 

Aaron dreamed of dragons and amazing things to see, like rainbow rivers and talking trees. 

In one of Aaron’s dreams, Ted learned how to talk. Ted could sing and dance and even go for a walk. 

Revenge on Cara

By Tom, age 7 - Dublin

Dan trudged around his room in a temper. He was bored.

Dan’s dog Frank had chewed up his comics, his friend Mason was at his grandad’s house learning how to be a spy, his rugby ball was punctured, his brother had hogged the TV and his sister had hogged the computer. She wouldn’t even let him have one go on Snake Master’s Revenge 2, his favourite game ever!!

Cara always hogged the computer, she said it was for her homework but really she used it to watch videos on YouTube.

Face Your Fears

By Rose, age 8 - Dublin

Once upon a time there live a dragon called Jack and jack wants to break a world record of making 100 peanut butter sandwiches in 1 hour. 

But Jack is afraid of peanut butter. And he doesn't know why. Jack's best friend is a handbag called Arianna. 

Arianna tried every thing to help jack over hs fear of peanut butter but nothing worked.

Maddy Cruelsome

Lucy, age 9 - Dublin

The Cruelsomes were moving to their new house.

“Do we have to move to a new house, Mummy?” asked Maddy.

“Darling we have to, it’s closer to your father’s new job,” said Maddy`s mother.

Peter and Plexus' Coffee Shop

Sean, age 6 (almost 7), County Wicklow

Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a crew of salty scary pirates on their ship, The Black Donkey.

Peter and Plexus were the top bananas. They’d met in Pirate School. Peter had a very little brother called Nugget. Boon was very booney, booting people off the ship when he felt like it. Furry had a hairy chest with a gold jewelled necklace. Claw had sharp fingernails. Double Duck Quack Quack was half duck.  He said “Quack quack” after every sentence.  Chef Dusty was the head chef. If he was angry, Chef Dusty would bang his meat cleaver - especially if anyone asked for seconds.

A Dog’s Way Home

Holly age 7 - Clonee, Dublin 

Once there was a dog called Louise and the owner was called James.  James was a happy boy.

One day, James and Louise were playing catch with a ball. James threw the ball very very far into the forest.  

Louise went into the forest to get the ball.

Violet the Ladybird with 700 Spots and Her Best Friend Zack the Caterpillar with 100 Zigzags

By Elsie, age 6 - Dublin

Violet the ladybird with 700 spots was on a lilypad in a pond, looking at clouds. She was looking at the shapes of all the clouds.

Then she got out of the pond to look for Zack her best friend - a caterpillar with 100 zigzags, to have a party. 

But he was not at his house!  She walked one hundred metres and then met Zack.

Space Mouse

By Josh, age 7

There was a mouse called Mouse.The mouse’s greatest wish was to fly into space.Her greatest fear was to crash. Her best friend was an astronaut called Alexander.

One day the mouse went up into space. Alexander and his friends showed Mouse how the spaceship worked.

Rise of the Vampire

Ryan is seven years old.
He lives in Dublin with his parents. 
This is his first book, entirely written and illustrated by himself during the school closure of March 2020. 
Graphic design by Daddy.

Chapter 1:
The Crazy Scientist

A long time ago there was a crazy Scientist who was always doing crazy experiments. One day he went home and was thinking about doing another experiment the next day ...

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Scoil Íosagain, Ballybunion, 5th & 6th Class Fighting Words Kerry

One morning Decu woke up and realised that Alan the Alien was gone. 

He went for a stroll in the forest to see if he could find him. 

He heard a strange noise. Spooked, he sprinted home and noticed a note on the table. 

Bad Harry

Kennedy Park National School Wexford, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wexford

One day Snappy the Dragon (he was a pink and purple dragon) was on his way to the library with his friend, the poisonous tree.

He had to get a leash to pull the tree. In the library, it was empty and hot.

Then they find a book shelf and they pull open a door behind it.

Bobberdingding and the Cats

St Francis SNS​, Priorswood, 5th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 12th March 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog named Bobberdingding. His best friend’s name was Garthur.

Bobberdingding played midfield for United and he was number six.  His friend Garthur cheered for him.

Bobberdingding’s second best friend was the ghost goalkeeper. His name was Babasunye.

Todd’s greatest adventure

St. Brigid’s GNS, 5th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 11th March 2020

It was a nice Monday morning when Todd, the Turtle, was singing in the shower.  

He looked out the window and saw Donkey, the dinosaur, planting a flower bed.

At that exact moment, he realised his friend Donkey was using a plastic bag to carry the seeds.

The Legendary War

Powerstown Educate Together National School, Tyrrelstown, 4th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 11 March 2020

Emperor Peng and his penguins defeated Emperor Mo-Salad.  Then Mo-Salad went into a cave to hide from the penguins.

The penguins found out that Emperor Mo-Salad had a secret project - he created chickens dipped in mustard, who threw up candy.

Emperor Peng was very angry and created a cucumber army to join forces with his penguins. 

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Zaper's Water Attack

Carrigaline Educate Together​, 1st Class, Fighting Words Cork, 10 March 2020

One day Zaper was taking the electricity power and a person walked by and put some in him.

He saw the devil fighter walking down the street and said that his TV has run out of electricity.

The town had no electricity because Zaper liked it so much. 

The Shower Goes Boom Boom

Scoil Nioclais Douglas, 4th Class, Fighting Words Cork, 03 March 2020

This is Billy the farmer. He lives in West Cork on the farm with cows, pigs, ducks and elephants. 

One morning, he got up and there was an elephant and the cow singing in the shower. 

They were singing bla bla black sheep.

Bob's Greatest Dream

Brooklodge N.S.​ 4th Class County Cork, Fighting Words Cork, 11 February 2020

One day, Bob the Robot was at home. He lived on Mars. In his house, he was cooking fried flying horse and griffin. 

Then he heard a bell ring, Scampi the Fish was there for dinner. Scampi has to eat his food in a fish bowl. 

After dinner was finished, Bob made dessert, which was a cherry bomb.

The Robot Who no Longer wanted to be One

Brooklodge N.S. 4th Class, County Cork, Fighting Words Cork 04 February 2020

Zobert had been on this planet for way too long. He originally did not like his old planet, but strange things are happening and he did not know what.

He decided to go to the human world. He needs to find a new friend. But how is he going to do it? 

But in the middle of space, he got hit by a rock that was wrapped up in paper, that had a pyramid with a crystal on top of it, with a map that said ‘get the crystal and you will become a human.’

On an Adventure for the Mythical Honey

Scoil Mhuire Fatima, 5th Class, County Cork, Fighting Words Cork, 28 January 2020

Jolly B was lonely, he had no friends. He was flying through the park for ages. 

He lived under honeycomb under a tree. There was lots of baby BBQ’s inside the honeycomb. No one liked him because he had a human face and the body of a bee.

Finally, Jolly B looked at his watch and decided it was time for school. But he saw Jilly B getting bullied in Jolly School by Shmiley B and Waspy B. 

The Baby Takeover

Brookelodge NS Glanmire, 4th Class, County Cork, Fighting Words Cork, 21 January 2020

Baby Lulu was a cheat he never liked anybody. Baby Lulu was the worst he kept on biting people's fingers. 

But, Baby Lulu did not act like that on the outside. But, there is one thing he wants the most and he has a friend to help him. 

Baby Lulu is from Asia. He was born in South Korea. Baby Lulu has a plan in his head. 

The Old Man from Cork

Gaelscoil an Bhradáin Feasa​, County Meath, 4th class, 15ú Eanair 2020

JonJo was an old man from Cork.  A long time ago he had a girlfriend, but then they broke up.  

He was sad, so he thought he’d move to Spain.  

But then he had the idea to get a best friend but he was scared of meeting people, so he got a potato, who he called SuperTato!

The Dragon and the Princess

Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin, 1st Class, County Cork, 14 January 2020

Once there was a dragon that lived in the woods. This dragon flew in the sky. 

The dragon had lots of friends in the forest. The dragon was flying into God. 

God told the dragon that his best friend would be a princess. One day a princess came to the woods. 

The Dream

Scoil Iosagain, 3rd Class, County Cork December 2019

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Sparkle Girl. 

She had a huge fear of demon ducks and her best friend was Flower Girl. 

One day she met a demon duck but it was fluffy and cute. 

Panda Saves Chon

Scoil Iosagain, 3rd Class County Cork, 10 December 2019

Once upon a time there was a boy named Chon, and he wanted to find a pet panda. 

He got bitten by a radioactive snake in the rainforest and he screamed ‘Ouch’ and said ‘I got bit by a radioactive snake, help me’. 

A panda comes down from a tree and helps him. 

The Unexpected Clown Chase

Togher Girls NS, 6th Class, County Cork, 22 October 2019

One day at the park, on a spooky, scary Saturday, Jack was out with his friend James the silly boy.

He was riding his scooter and fell on his head. James then called Jacks mom.

 After a while, his mom got cranky. She told him off and confiscated his scooter. 

A true winner

Togher GNS 6th Class, County Cork 16 October 2019

16th / 10/ 2015

Dear diary,

I’m going to Ireland to see my best friend. My bags are packed and I’m ready to go. 

There is one problem though, I am scared of heights and I have to go on an aeroplane. 

Uncle Eliza

Scoil Athar Maitiú 6th Class, at Crawford Art Gallery, County Cork 27th of May 2019

 Mary couldn’t believe what she was hearing; her beloved Uncle John was gone. It was going to be a long voyage. Mary hugged her doll tightly.

‘Oh why is life so hard!’ said Mary thinking about her Uncle.

Her doll, Eliza, had extremely soft, black hair that almost seemed real, and although her frock had once been lovely and new it was now old. 

Aither’s Adventure

St Mary's NS Carrigaline, 3rd Class at Crawford Art Gallery, County Cork

Aither Astroid was a white fox with blue horns and black wings that lived in a painting in the Crawford Art Gallery. He sneaks out at night sometimes to get food.

Every day when the children come they touch and stroke the painting and he doesn’t like it! 

Every time they touch the painting he disappears into another picture.

The Attack of the Bananas

Scoil Chill Ruadhain Brooklodge N.S. 4th class at Crawford Art Gallery, County Cork

In the dangers of the jungle lived the orang-utan named Darwin and his trusty side-kick Turner the Turtle. 

Turner the Turtle was not slow he was super fast. Every year the banana wrangler Peely, came into the jungle to hunt all the animals. 

But of all the times he had come, he had only managed to hunt five animals. This year he is coming, but he won’t get anyone because a new superhero has arrived in the jungle.

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An Dá Jonathon

Scoil na hAirde Móire​, An Aird Mhór​, Carna​, Co. na Gaillimhe​, Fighting Words Chonamara, 6/3/2020

Lá amháin, bhí siorc mór bán ann darbh ainm Jonathon. 

Bhí sé i gcónaí ag iarraidh dul ag imirt gailf, ach bhí faitíos air roimh éisc beaga bídeacha agus bhíodar ina gcónaí ar an gcúrsa gailf.

Ní raibh an oiread sin cairde ag Jonathon mar bhí faitíos air rompu.

BOB AGUS STINKY OH OH

Scoil na bhForbacha​, Na Forbacha, Rang a 5, Co. na Gaillimhe​, Fighting Words Chonamara, 28/2/2020

Lá amhain bhí Bob agus Stinky Oh Oh (is moncaí gorm é Stinky Oh Oh le caipín le liathán air) i North Korea ag dul go dtí an ProAm. 

Gamer nua a bhí i mBob agus ní raibh sé ag ProAm cheana. 

Bhí faitíos ar roimh aer úr, mar sin bhí sé i mboilgeog mhór.

Liam agus Biwwy

Scoil Naomh Pádraig​, An Chloch Bhreac​, An Fhairce​, Co. na Gaillimhe​, Rang 3, 4, 5, 6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 13/2/2020

Uair amháin fadó sa gcoill dhraíochta, bhí leipreachán ina chónaí i dteach crainn. 

Liam an t-ainm a bhí air. Bhí draíocht aige. Bhí gruaig rua air agus bhí hata mór glas air a bhí rómhór dá cheann. 

Bhí culaith ghlas air agus bróga móra dubha le búclaí óir agus bhí siad casta suas ag a mbarr.

Rú Amú

Scoil na hAirde Thiar​, An Aird Thiar, Carna​, Rang 3,4,5,6, Co. na Gaillimhe​ Fighting Words Chonamara, 7/2/2020

Lá amháin, bhí an ghrian ag scoilteadh na gcloch. 

Bhí Toby ag spraoi le Rú an coinín. 

Tháinig Tintreach an gadhar agus thóg sé Rú.

Tiuc Tiuc, Peadar agus an Ribena Frusion

Scoil Naomh Ciarán, Cill Chiaráin​, Co. na Gaillimhe. Rang 3,5,6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 31/01/2020

Lá amháin bhí Rory amuigh ag traenáil ar an Astro i gCill Chiaráin. 

Theastaigh uaidh Craobh na hÉireann a bhuachaint le Gaillimh agus bhí sé ag traenáil chuile lá le cúpla seachtain anuas.

Bhuaigh Deaide Rory Craobh na hÉireann in aghaidh Chill Chainnigh sa mbliain 1972.

Peethur an Turtair

Rang a 4, Scoil Mhic Dara​, An Cheathrú Rua​, Co. na Gaillimhe​, Fighting Words Chonamara, 24/01/2020

‘Sé Peethur an Turtair méara St. Peethursburg. ‘Sé Johnny an madra an cara is fearr atá aige.

Bhí Peethur ag iarraidh dul ar laethanta saoire go Hawaii agus dul faoin uisce mar go bhfuil uisce deas te ann.

Is alsation é Johnny agus ní ligeann sé Peethur as a amharc.

Páidí agus na Pickles

Rang 3,5,6, Scoil Cholmáin, Muigh-Inis, Carna​, Co. na Gaillimhe, Fighting Words Chonamara, 21 Eanáir​ 2020.

Lá amháin, bhí Danny agus Páidí ag spraoi i gcistineach Danny. Bhí siad ag iarraidh ‘slime’ a dhéanamh. 

Chuir siad bainne isteach ann in áit gliú agus rinne siad praiseach den áit.

Chuala siad Mamaí ag teacht anuas an staighre. 

Troid faoi Eilifint

Rang a 6 Scoil Éinne​, An Spidéal​, Fighting Words Chonamara

Bhí Stanley an béar ina luí ar leaba ghréine i Jamaica, ag cuimhneamh ar Jessica an t-eilifint. Bhí sé ag iarraidh Jessica a ghoid ó Phat.

Ansin tháinig Pat isteach agus bhí sé trína chéile, mar bhí Daidí Jessica ag teacht le haghaidh an dinnéir.

Bhí Pat ag iarraidh ceist a chur ar athair Jessica an mbeadh cead aige Jessica a phósadh. Bhí sé trína chéile mar nach raibh a fhios aige cén chaoi le dinnéar ceart a dhéanamh.

Rasher Man agus an turas go Lanzarote

Rang a 3,4,5,6, Scoil Mhuire, Carna​, Fighting Words Chonamara, 16/01/2020

Maidin amháin chuaigh Rasher Man amach ag siúl. Bhí sé sásta mar go raibh an lá an-fhuar. 

Bhí sé le castáil lena chara Wedgie Man i Pascal’s le haghaidh bricfeasta. 

Nuair a bhí an bricfeasta ite acu, d’iarr Wedgie Man ar Rasher Man an raibh sé ag iarraidh dul go Lanzarote in éineacht leis ar laethanta saoire.

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. 

Fiachra agus Seáinín

Scoil Náisiúnta Bhriocáin, An Gort Mór, Ros Muc, Rang 3,4,5,6, Co. na Gaillimhe, 25 Deireadh Fómhair 2019

Tús an tséasúir cispheile a bhí ann. Bhí Fiachra agus Seánín Dána ag imirt cispheile i gclós na scoile. Dúirt Seánín le Fiachra, “Gabh isteach sa scoil ar fhaitíos go mbéarfaí orainn, níl cead againn a bheith anseo!”

Dúirt Fiachra, “Caithfidh mé imeacht, is gearr go mbeidh mo Mhama réidh ag siopadóireacht Tigh Mháille.”

Zero and Jimmy’s Journey

Scoil Chaitríona Senior, Ballyloughane Strand, Renmore, 3rd - 6th Class, Galway City, Fighting Words Galway

Zero the Shape-shifting Snake lived alone in the forest. He was lonely until he met Jimmy the Dancing Monkey and they became best friends.

A man came to the forest to try to capture all the animals. 

The man had been starving for 2 weeks and he found a kid with a small pet dog called Cookie and he thought about eating the dog.

Gone Nuts!

Knocknacarra Educate Together, An Cimín Mór, Cappagh Rd, Knocknacarra, 4th Class, Galway City, Fighting Words Galway

One day Nutty the Chestnut fell down from the Chestnut Tree. He fell into Mr Burton’s bag and was taken back to his house.

There he met Almond the Milky Bar who was in a bowl. He unwrapped Almond and they became friends.

Next day they jumped into Mr Burton’s bag and went to work with him at the chocolate factory. 

Candy land

Claregalway Educate Together NS, Lakeview, Claregalway, 1st Class, Co. Galway, Fighting Words Galway

Henry the marshmallow was a very special marshmallow, because he always helped out other marshmallows that had problems!

One day Henry was flying around and he fell into a cup of hot chocolate by accident. 

He figured out that the hot chocolate’s name was Billy. He couldn’t fly out because the hot chocolate was sticky!

The Extraordinary Adventures of Oliver the Olive

St. Nicholas’ Parochial School, 5th & 6th Class, County Galway

In an olive farm in France Oliver the Olive meets Gary the Grape. Ricardo the bodybuilder finds them in the kitchen and is about to eat them. 

Just as he’s about to pop them in his mouth Ricardo remembers he’s late for a flight to Galway. 

He drops Oliver the Olive and Gary the Grape and races off to catch his flight from France to Galway where he’s going to do some break-dancing.

Steve & Bob's Adventure

Scoil Iognáid, 2nd Class, County Galway                                        

Once upon a time Steve the Secret Banana and Bob the Pineapple were walking to the pet shop and they met Rosie the Duck.

Rosie told them about how dangerous humans were with their Smoothie Makers. They ran away from the Smoothie Makers and looked for a guard dog to protect them. 

They found one called Tankie.

Searching for The Crystal

Scoil Iognáid​, 2nd Class, County Galway

This story is about Taco El Matcho the cutie monster. He was an awesome guy who liked random stuff. 

His teacher was always giving out to him because he was usually late to school. 

Taco carried taco guns which he shot tacos out of to feed everyone.

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. 

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.

The Good, The Squishy and The Ugly

Galway Educate Together National School, Newcastle, Galway City, 5th Class                                     

One day, Baguette Boi and his best friend Spread, the Lump of Butter, were at a cafe. 

Spread had to be careful about heat, so they were sitting outside. 

This was the fanciest cafe in town. There was a TV in the cafe and on the TV, the news reporter was talking  about sightings of Blippys in the city.

Cookie Gang

Galway Educate Together National School, Newcastle Road, Galway City, 5th Class

Oscar the Oreo lives in the “Reduced To Clear” section in Pesco. His friend Patricia the Pie lives on the shelf opposite him. 

They meet up in a bar underneath the shelves. Obese Owen lives underneath the Oreo shelf.

Patricia and Oscar argue about who tastes better. Oskar says, “I’m nicer because I’m a cookie.”

Toilet Trip

Kilcroan National School, Williamstown, via Castlerea​, Co.Galway, 5th & 6th class, 3 May 2019

Tom the toilet wakes up in the bathroom in his house. He lives in the Pesident’s house. It’s a  clean and shiny bathroom.

However, when Tom wakes up, he sees that his best friend Pam the plunger isn’t there! He gets up and starts walking around looking for her.

He shouts out Pam’s name in distress.  “Pam, where are you!?”

A Crazy Day

Scoil Chaitriona, Renmore, Galway, 3th – 5th Class, 3 May 2019

Billy the elephant was sitting down drinking water when Cody the robot dog came into the room. “There is a bat in the hall!” he cried.

Billy ran away and nobody saw him for two days. While Billy was gone, lots of rats came into the house.

Cody said,“Im going to eat them all!”

Oslo’s Greatest Escape

St Patrick’s Primary School, Lombard Street, Galway, 5th Class, 5 April 2019

Oslo the horse, the quick healer, is in her barn. It’s 4 o’clock in the afternoon. She is eating -  but not a lot of food. She doesn’t get much food from her owners.

Fred the 4 year old, Oslo’s best friend, sneaks through a hole in the barn, carrying some of the dinner that he just had.

Oslo neighs at Fred. Oslo and Fred have a telepathic connection. They can talk to each other in their heads.

The Story of Bob the Fly

Mercy Primary School, St Francis Street, Galway, 5th and 6th class, 5 April 2019

Bob the fly is in an old dusty attic. He is walking around talking to his friend Billy the bee.

Bob wants to get out of the attic but he can’t fly out.

He asks Billy, “ Can you lift me out?”

Gisha’s Wish

Brierhill National School, Co. Galway, 4th Class

Gisha the cross-eyed pig lives in a big mansion. She is very popular at school and everybody knows her.

One day, Gisha’s best friend Millie the chubby pug went to the mansion. 

Gisha came to the door and said to Millie, “Wipe your dirty paws!” They walked into the mansion.

Bye Bye Billy!

Scoil Padraig Naofa, Cregmore, Claregalway, Co. Galway, 5th and 6th class

Shane is playing in a match. He’s just about to score the winning goal.

The crowd is silent. Shane swings his hammer and the ball goes into the back of the net. 

The crowd roars and Shane’s team rush over and pick him up.

A Really Ruuuffff Day

Scoil Pádraig Naofa, Cregmore, Claregalway, Co. Galway, 5th & 6th Class, 1 March 2019

It was a Thursday and Kyle Patoski and Ponnie the one-eyed girl were eating sausages at the table.

Kyle the dog was in a high chair. They were both enjoying their food.

Suddenly Kyle looked down and noticed that Ponnie was not wearing any socks

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Scoil Íosagain, Ballybunion, 5th & 6th Class Fighting Words Kerry

One morning Decu woke up and realised that Alan the Alien was gone. 

He went for a stroll in the forest to see if he could find him. 

He heard a strange noise. Spooked, he sprinted home and noticed a note on the table. 

The Jail Break

Scoìl Chriost  Rì, Causeway, 3rd to 6th Class, Fighting Words Kerry

In an abandoned warehouse in an unknown location Lily the dog and Snowy the rabbit are busy planning to break their friend, Peter out of Jail.  

They think the evil pigeons are responsible for framing them and landing them in jail.  

They have a meeting in the office and know they have to come up with a clever plan as they know the pigeons are cunning and are good at racing and carrying messages. 

The Battle of Bonard

Scoil Iosagain, Ballybunion, 4th Class, Fighting Words Kerry

There once was a good wizard called Bob, who lived happily in a magic castle in the middle of a dark, damp swamp. 

His one and only enemy was an evil troll called Leonard. 

Leonard was sick and tired of living at the edge of the swamp, and wanted to take over Bob’s castle. 

The Siege of Bananio

The Spa NS, 5th Class, County Kerry

One day Maniac the Monkey was walking along the street when he bumped into Straight Banana who was his best friend. Unfortunately, he knocked Straight Banana down the hill and Straight Banana got angry and decided to gather an army of banana friends to destroy the monkey race.    

They hold a secret meeting in the middle of the banana tree but they didn’t realise that there was a spy at the meeting who was dressed as a banana. 

Jeff is a Lunatic

Coolard NS 4th Class, County Kerry

Jeff was a mad scientist who owned a lab that was situated on an island in the middle of the sea.   

He was always concocting strange potions but one day he was surprised when he was on holiday on the mainland and a little girl called Tiny came out of one of the potions.

Tiny was always trying to find out where she came from and decided to make her way back to the island but there were sharks in the sea around the lab protecting it.  

The Golden Sliotar

Ardfert National School, 4th Class County Kerry, November 2018

One morning Jimmy dreamed of being a hurler as he lay in his bed in Portumna. 

He had just moved from Ardfert to Portumna. 

He missed his friends in Ardfert and felt quite lonely.

The Explorer Johnny Bean

Listowel, Co. Kerry 16 November 2018

Once there was a great explorer named Johnny Bean who lived in a strange and wonderful planet called the Kingdom of Bananas.

Johnny loved exploring, especially to other planets. 

During one of his many trips, he became great friends with Millie the Alien who lived on Mars.

My Father is a WHAT?!

St. Theresa’s National School, Kilflynn, Co. Kerry, 6th Class

It was a dangerous day in the city.

Superhero, Annabelle’s father, wanted to destroy the city.

Annabelle was unaware that the villain was her father and rang him, but there was no answer.

The Depressing Life of a Pickle

St. Brendan’s National School, Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry, 6th class & Gap of Dunloe National School Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry, 3rd to 6th class

There was a war between pickles and potatoes in Kerry. 

All the way down South Kerry, Rick the Pickle and Paddy the Potato were talking about how they were going to be free of the war. 

Rick and Paddy’s families were friends who hated the war. “Come on, let’s leave,” said Rick the Pickle. 

Milk

Scoil Cuanneal​, Co. Mayo, 3rd and 4th Class, Fighting Words Mayo

“Run!” screamed Timmy the Turtle. “Sammy is coming.”

“I’m going to get you,’ hissed Sammy the Snake. “Run as fast as your little panda legs can carry you! I’ll get you someday.”

“I wish I could fly. I would be so much quicker,” mumbled Peter the Panda.

The Hamburger and Seamus

Cuilmore National School, Swinford, Co. Mayo, 1st – 6th Class, Fighting Words Mayo

Bob the cow cried as he was in the prison cell. 

They had to escape out of prison, or else the prison warden threatened that he’d turn Bob into a hamburger.

Bob cried so much he almost flooded the place. 

Sausage Quest

Breaffy National School, 5th Class, County Mayo, 11 December 2018

Have you ever seen a talking sausage?

Well, I’m going to tell you a legendary story about a talking sausage named Digeridoo.

It was a lovely day in Chef Jeff’s kitchen.

The Spoon

Breaffy National School, 5th Class, Count Mayo, 11 December 2018

Over the horizon walked a little girl with a bag of gummy drops.

RIIIIIIP!

The bag tears!

A gummy drop falls out into the searing heat of the Wild West.

The Big Cat League

Breaffy National School, Breaghwy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 20 November 2018

Chocolate the Cat was not like any other cat.  He was an extremely large cat.

Chocolate was phenomenal at soccer, but he didn’t believe in himself.

Smokey the Thin Cat, who was Chocolate’s best friend, had true faith in his abilities.

Bertha and the Pea

Fighting Words at Westport Arts Festival, Gaelscoil na Cruaiche​, 24 October 2018

Bertha was having a dream about going to space.

Dingdong! Dingdong! Dingdong!

Bertha was startled awake from her dream. She rushed to the door to see who was there.

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.

Shella Bella’s Revenge

St Joseph’s National School Derrywash, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 4th, 5th & 6th Class

One snowy weekend, Shella Bella the Sheep went to visit Mindy the Collie at her home.

Pom-Pom the Poodle was also there, which put Mindy at ease.

Suddenly, Shella Bella burst through the door.

Snowy’s Big Break

​Cornanool National School, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Cock-a-doodle-doo!

It was a nice sunny morning and Snowy the Lamb sprang from her straw bed.

Sarah the Farmer came to give the animals some food.

“Good morning Snowy,” said Sarah the Farmer. “What are you going to do today?”

Bob’s Dream

​Lecanvey National School Westport, Co. Mayo, 3rd-6th Class, 24 April 2018

Once upon a time there lived a butler called Bob. He lived with his wife, Maiden the Maid.

Bob dreamed about one day driving a diamond encrusted Bentley.

There was one problem! He was scared of driving.

Gilbert’s Adventures

Bullsmouth National School, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, 2nd-6th Class, 24 April 2018

Boom! Gilbert fell out of the tree.

Gilbert the giraffe had just fallen out of the only tree in the oasis.

“Are you okay?” asked Hammy the pig as he helped Gilbert up.

Gilbert’s Adventures

​Carnacon National School Ballyglass, Co. Mayo, 3rd – 6th Class, 24 April 2018

Boom! Gilbert fell out of the tree.

Gilbert the giraffe had just fallen out of the only tree in the oasis.

“Are you okay?” asked Hammy the pig as he helped Gilbert up.

Chicky’s Adventure

St Patrick’s National School, Castlebar County Mayo, 6th Class, 20 February 2018

A long time ago in Eggland, Chicky the Chicken was hatched.

Unfortunately Felix the Fox was nearby, living in a hole in the forest.

Felix the Fox and his foxy family were on the hunt looking for a juicy chicken.

Talking Carrots

St. Patrick’s National School Town, 6th Class, County Mayo, 20 February 2018

One dark evening, Jimmy the Farmer was buying cattle food at the mart.

After buying the food he walked to the grocery store to buy carrot seeds.

Jimmy drove home in his tractor, Johnny the John Deere, and planted the seeds.

Billy Banana’s Great Adventure

​Breaffy National School, Breaghwy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 3rd Class 05 December 2017

Billy the crazy banana was wandering through the rainforest. He was very unhappy because he was getting very, very soggy with all the rain.

All of a sudden, a hungry monkey jumped down and ate him. 

But then the monkey spat him out in disgust because Billy was all soggy.

Lizzie and Uni

​Breaffy National School, Breaghwy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 3rd Class, 5 December 2017

Lizzie woke up and started to scream frantically. She started to panic because she realised that she was in the attic.

A light was coming from one of the walls. She touched it and it turned into a door. 

She walked through the door, slammed it behind her and realised she’s in a long dark tunnel.

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Stinky and Bob

St Mary's National School, County Donegal, Fighting Words North West

The main character of this story is Stinky the Skunk. Stinky was born in 1989 on May 25th.

Stinky's biggest dream was to get faster Internet.

Stinky heard that a circus was coming into town, and Stinky was afraid of clowns. 

The Uni-Potato

Gleneely National School, County Donegal, Fighting Words Northwest

Once upon a time there was a unicorn called Rainbow who lived in a place called Cuckoo Land.

One day she was outside playing with her best friend Pat the Potato. 

It was very sunny and the sun was very bright, but she was sad because Pat couldn't walk. 

Keep swimming Nana Regine!

Creevy National School, Donegal, 19 November 2018

There once was a boy called Steve. His greatest wish was that Nana Regine would come back from Australia.

He was worried that she would drown., because she didn't want to pay for an airline ticket and she was swimming.

Steve loved playing with Da Ginga Ninja. 

Fruit's Got Talent!

St Macartan's NS, 5th Class, county Donegal, 29 January 2018

Bob was originally a human. But he became a banana by eating too many bananas.

So did his friend Patricia, by eating too many pears.

Bob's dream since he was a child to become a movie star. He tried desperately to come up with new ideas for a cure so he could become a movie star. 

Joe's Jeans Dreams

Scoil Padre Pio,  5th Class,County Cork, Fighting Words Cork, 22 February 2020

One day on Jack’s Farm, early in the morning, Jack went out to feed the animals. 

As Jack was feeding all the animals, he realised Joe the Chicken wasn’t there.

Jack went to look for Joe the Chicken, who was trying to get into the house

Bad Harry

Kennedy Park National School Wexford, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wexford

One day Snappy the Dragon (he was a pink and purple dragon) was on his way to the library with his friend, the poisonous tree.

He had to get a leash to pull the tree. In the library, it was empty and hot.

Then they find a book shelf and they pull open a door behind it.

A Chef’s Mystery

Kennedy Park National School Whitemill Road, Whitemill South, Wexford, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wexford, 14th February 2020

One day there was an Indian chef called Joel.

His best friend was his nan Charli.

He had a dream that Gordon Jamsay walked into a door in Dublin.

Ed and Eddies Big Adventure

Kennedy Park National School Whitemill Road, Whitemill South, Wexford, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wexford, 7th February 2020

Ed and Eddie were dancing outside at the door of the concert but the body- guard wouldn’t let them in.

Suddenly the sky turned dark and in a second a three eyed monster said “If you let me talk to Cornelius I will give you money”.

It starts to rain and the monster disappears.

The Taco Hunt

Kilrane National School Kilrane, Wexford, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wexford

Once upon a time, flying above a swamp, there was a parrot named Tacko, and his best friend was called Daddy.

He was getting hungry, so he really wanted to eat a mosquito.

He nearly ate Daddy the mosquito. Daddy went over and yelled, “Stop! Stop! Its me, Daddy!”

The Adventures of Grumpy and Moody

Castletown National School, Castletown, Gorey, Co. Wexford, 1st and 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wexford

Grumpy the Brussel Sprout and Moody the Potato were in Croke Park at the all Ireland final.

Grumpy hoped that the yellow bellies would win the all Ireland final but was afraid that Kilkenny would win the Sam McGuire.

Suddenly Grumpy and Moody were teleported to Liverpool for a match between Liverpool and Man United.

Madness in the Market

Mayglass National School, Courtlands West, Mayglass​, Wexford, Co. Wexford, 5th and 6th Class, Fighting Words Wexford

A long time ago in a far far away land called Tunisia Tim the apple and his best friend Barry the banana were rolling down the aisle to see Spuds Two in the cinema.

Paddy the parsnip was waiting outside for them with a candy cane, he knew they were going to come.

He clipped the button on the candy cane and a load of shopping trolleys started chasing them.

Imogen the Wizard

Barntown National School, Barntown​, Wexford, 2nd and 3rd Class, Co. Wexford, Fighting Words Wexford

Once upon a spooky morning in space there was a wizard named Imogen in a spooky castle on the moon in a weird dimension.

She was feeding her dog - Cloud - then a poisonous bubble appeared.

A giant banana barged in to the castle with a bubble gun and Imogen screamed so loud that it raised the roof of the castle.

Turty the Turtles Adventure

Kilrane National School, Kilrane​, Wexford, Co. Wexford, 3rd and 4th Class, Fighting Words Wexford

Turty the turtle is a turtle and his best friend is Crabby the crab.

He lives on an island which means he cant get to a McDonalds.

He is looking for McDonalds because he wants a Big Mac.

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.

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.

The Sharks Way Back

St. Iberius National School, Davitt Road, Wexford, 2nd Class/3rd Class

Once upon a time there was a Great White Shark named Scuba.

He had a sidekick called Searock. Searock was an Atlantic monster.

They were in the Atlantic Ocean and they met hunters.

Animal Wars

St. Iberius National School Davitt Road, 5th Class/6th Class, County Wexford 

You’re probably wondering how I got into this situation, but that begins all the way back here.

It will all come together when I tell you the story of how I lost in rock, paper, scissors with a chicken.

Makin’ Bacon

Educate Together, Whitemill North,  6th Class, County Wexford

One day Humphrey was hungry.

Humphrey really liked stone bacon.

Then Gunther’s mother comes in and gets assassinated by the butcher.

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Todd’s greatest adventure

St. Brigid’s GNS, 5th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 11th March 2020

It was a nice Monday morning when Todd, the Turtle, was singing in the shower.  

He looked out the window and saw Donkey, the dinosaur, planting a flower bed.

At that exact moment, he realised his friend Donkey was using a plastic bag to carry the seeds.

Milkman Murder

St. Patrick’s NS, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 10th March 2020

Mr Cookie’s greatest wish is to have an eater. His greatest fear is being dipped in milk.  His best friend is Mr Pizza.

Mr Cookie and Mr Pizza were having a great time in the park together. Mr Cookie was a very fat cookie. 

When he saw someone holding milk and tried to run away, he was very, very slow.

John’s Quest

St Joseph’s NS, Clinstown, Co. Kilkenny, 5th and 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 4th March 2020

John was walking through a library one morning when he bumped into a man called King Edward.

They were best friends.

King Edward was holding an Oreo flavoured milk-shake called Tatiana.

He’s coming…

Kilcoole Primary School, 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 3rd March 2020

One day M. C. Chum Techno was getting ready to meet his friend Broski. 

That’s when it came and he blacked out. 

He forgot his strawberry mint chewing gum and realised he was going to have shtanky breath … again!

Don’t Bully Me

Castaheany NS, Ongar​, 1st class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 27th February 2020

One day there was a Cheetah called Spot. He met a spider called Toilet. 

Spot looked for Eleanor and brought her to meet the spider. 

They found Eleanor at school and Toilet the spider started bullying her. 

Dragon Dark and Jewell

St. Philip’s JNS, Mountview, 1st class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 26th February 2020

Once upon a time there was a dragon called Dragon Dark. 

He had a girlfriend called Jewell. They liked to play together.

His girlfriend had wings but Dragon Dark did not. 

Dougie’s Adventures

Gaelscoil na Fuinseoige​, 1st class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 25th February 2020

Dougie is my name.

EVD the Pancake is my best friend. One day the Gods of the Death came to earth on my birthday.

This all happened when we were at McDonalds. 

Marshman and Mr. Hot Chocolate

St. Philip’s JNS, 1st class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 13th February 2020

Once upon a time a marshmallow wanted to own a marshmallow castle. 

He lived in an old castle on an old hill that had no other houses. 

He was lonely. One afternoon he went to the store and he saw a cute cup of chocolate.

The Adventure of the Red Jumper

St. Declan’s NS, Ashbourne​, 3rd class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 12th February 2020

Once upon a time there was a red jumper called Greg.  

One day he got a message from his friend Jeff who was also a jumper, a green jumper, saying “Let’s go on an adventure”

It turned out that Jeff had Nutella on him and all he wanted was for Greg to scrape it off.

Demi and Sparkles Adventure

St. Mary’s JNS, Rowlagh, 2nd class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 11th February 2020

Demi, the baby giraffe met her best friend Sparkles the unicorn, in a zoo in California. 

They kissed and hugged to say hello.

“I’m really afraid of being locked away and never being loved”, said Demi.

Edward's Rumble

Scoil Treasa, Firhouse, 3rd class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 6th February 2020

One day Edward the giraffe found a pig. Edward took the pig for a walk but he was too afraid to talk to him.

Then they met Sven the donkey. They got lost in the desert where they found Daniel the donkey.

Edward and Daniel start talking together and forget about the pig and Sven. 

Turtle Wars

St Pius X BNS, 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 5th February 2020

Doris Bonson, the Turtle was tired of his next door neighbour Christopher the Sea Pickle.

“Why do you want to Texit from Atlantis?” Christopher queried in the House of Bubbles, Atlantis’s parliament at No. 10 Drowning Street.

Just then, Ronald Mump, Doris’s best friend, suggested “We should build a wall of coral and kelp between the Seven Seas!!

King Jeff and the Power Gem

Catholic University School, 2nd and 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 4th February 2020

Once upon a time there was a king called Jeff. He lived in a galaxy far far away. 

Jeff had a baby air dragon called Snowy.

He wanted to get the power gem which would allow him to rule the world. 

Bob’s Adventures

Kiltale, County Meath, 3rd and 4th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 30th January 2020

Bob the snowman wishes he could go on holidays to Italy.

His greatest fear is a chicken called Mike.

His best friend is Timmy the slug.

The Buttering

St Pius X BNS, 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 29th January 2020

Welcome to Jamaica!  And welcome to the best kitchen in the whole world!  I’m Bartholomew and my side kick is Toasty.  I’m a pound of butter and Toasty is a slice of toast.

I’m in a bit of a predicament now as some knives buttered me on to Toasty!  

But since I have super powers I can turn back into a solid pound of butter…. but for the time being I’m staying on Toasty.

The Destroyed City

St. Philip’s Junior National School, 1st Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 28 January 2020

Once upon a time there was a tiger called Stripes. 

He lived with his best friend Speedy Sly the fox.

One day they went for a walk and Stripes saw his enemy Alex the muscley lion.

Pancake Tuesday

Scoil Áine, Clondalkin, 6th Class. Fighting Words Wicklow, 23 January 2020

‘OW’ shouted Diana when she fell surprisingly harder than usual. 

She had fallen out of the Tree house again. Poppy climbed down as fast as she could, but she was too late. 

‘Ill never get used to this said Poppy as she rolled her eyes. Diana and Poppy met five years ago in another jungle tree.  

The Pink Giraffe Incident

Gaelscoil an Bhradain Feasa​, 4th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 22nd January 2020

There once lived an eyebrow called Paul.  He really wanted to get a job in an office in Dublin Zoo.

On his way to the interview he got really nervous.  He fell over and his eyebrow suddenly got very bushy.  

Suddenly, out of the blue, an eyelash arrived, her name was Billie Eyelash!

The Avocado Cat and the Disaster

Presentation Girls School, 4th Class, Maynooth, Fighting Words Wicklow, 21st January 2020

Once upon a time Alan the Avocado cat was walking through his Avocado stockroom. 

That day his house had been flooded with water. The toilet water had a lot of gross things in it.

Suddenly the avocado stockroom locked down: there was another flood! 

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  • We love to see written stories, illustrations, comics, poems… any way you like to tell a story is good! 

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Do you need some help getting started? You will find the Fighting Words Story-Starter here!


The Worst Day Ever

By Rudi - Aged 8

Ok, you noticed I am angry, but this time am so angry. I'll tell you the story. On my way to ballet I tripped. I thought my knee was broken but it was not. When I got to ballet my tights were tight and itchy. My ballet teacher said that I was disturbing her class so I got kicked out of class. When shopping with mum, I remember it was turn to pick the cereal. So I picked Rainbow Pops but mam said I have porridge and that it was a waste buying them.

The One Eyed Boy

By Rudi - Aged 8

Once upon a time there was a boy called Fergus. Now Fergus was not a normal boy. 

Fergus had one eye. He was born that way and everyone thought he was very weird looking with only one eye, but he was used to that.

When he reached the age of 10 he only started school because he was home schooled, "could you imaging that", he hardly made any friends.

Grace and The Trouble With Kittens

By Rudi - Age 8

Once upon a time there was a girl called grace. Grace loooooooved kittens. She even made a poem called: Kittens. Ok lets move on from her poem.

She love kittens so much she had kittens on every thing, clothes, pillows, curtains, and even wallpaper. But the trouble was that she had no kittens and what was the fun in that?

Everyone except her had at least one cute pet. Everyday after school she would go to the pet shop and see if they were selling any kittens. 

The Water Lily

By Zoe
For Ciara and Debbie with love

Chapter 1
The Discovery

One day a little girl called Ailsa was sitting by the lake with her friend, Sky, when there was a cool, strong breeze and Ailsa and Sky were swept off their feet. Suddenly Ailsa and Sky felt as if they were shrinking, tinier and tinier. 

 

The Boy Who Dreamed

By Karac, age 10 – Co. Dublin

This is the story of a boy called Aaron, who dreamed every night when he was in bed with his thick duvet over him and his cuddly toy Ted. 

Aaron dreamed of dragons and amazing things to see, like rainbow rivers and talking trees. 

In one of Aaron’s dreams, Ted learned how to talk. Ted could sing and dance and even go for a walk. 

Revenge on Cara

By Tom, age 7 - Dublin

Dan trudged around his room in a temper. He was bored.

Dan’s dog Frank had chewed up his comics, his friend Mason was at his grandad’s house learning how to be a spy, his rugby ball was punctured, his brother had hogged the TV and his sister had hogged the computer. She wouldn’t even let him have one go on Snake Master’s Revenge 2, his favourite game ever!!

Cara always hogged the computer, she said it was for her homework but really she used it to watch videos on YouTube.

Face Your Fears

By Rose, age 8 - Dublin

Once upon a time there live a dragon called Jack and jack wants to break a world record of making 100 peanut butter sandwiches in 1 hour. 

But Jack is afraid of peanut butter. And he doesn't know why. Jack's best friend is a handbag called Arianna. 

Arianna tried every thing to help jack over hs fear of peanut butter but nothing worked.

Maddy Cruelsome

Lucy, age 9 - Dublin

The Cruelsomes were moving to their new house.

“Do we have to move to a new house, Mummy?” asked Maddy.

“Darling we have to, it’s closer to your father’s new job,” said Maddy`s mother.

Peter and Plexus' Coffee Shop

Sean, age 6 (almost 7), County Wicklow

Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a crew of salty scary pirates on their ship, The Black Donkey.

Peter and Plexus were the top bananas. They’d met in Pirate School. Peter had a very little brother called Nugget. Boon was very booney, booting people off the ship when he felt like it. Furry had a hairy chest with a gold jewelled necklace. Claw had sharp fingernails. Double Duck Quack Quack was half duck.  He said “Quack quack” after every sentence.  Chef Dusty was the head chef. If he was angry, Chef Dusty would bang his meat cleaver - especially if anyone asked for seconds.

A Dog’s Way Home

Holly age 7 - Clonee, Dublin 

Once there was a dog called Louise and the owner was called James.  James was a happy boy.

One day, James and Louise were playing catch with a ball. James threw the ball very very far into the forest.  

Louise went into the forest to get the ball.

Violet the Ladybird with 700 Spots and Her Best Friend Zack the Caterpillar with 100 Zigzags

By Elsie, age 6 - Dublin

Violet the ladybird with 700 spots was on a lilypad in a pond, looking at clouds. She was looking at the shapes of all the clouds.

Then she got out of the pond to look for Zack her best friend - a caterpillar with 100 zigzags, to have a party. 

But he was not at his house!  She walked one hundred metres and then met Zack.

Space Mouse

By Josh, age 7

There was a mouse called Mouse.The mouse’s greatest wish was to fly into space.Her greatest fear was to crash. Her best friend was an astronaut called Alexander.

One day the mouse went up into space. Alexander and his friends showed Mouse how the spaceship worked.

Rise of the Vampire

Ryan is seven years old.
He lives in Dublin with his parents. 
This is his first book, entirely written and illustrated by himself during the school closure of March 2020. 
Graphic design by Daddy.

Chapter 1:
The Crazy Scientist

A long time ago there was a crazy Scientist who was always doing crazy experiments. One day he went home and was thinking about doing another experiment the next day ...