Welcome to our Library of Stories. Please click on the story title to read Chapter 1.
These are collaborative story openings created by school groups and community groups.
Each participant writes their own Chapter 2.

The Amazing Adventure of Frosty and Sam

Laurelhill Community College, Y8
29th June 2023

Frosty the Penguin lived in the Lisburn Aquarium. One day, he was fishing out of a helicopter over the Titanic when he accidentally caught a shark. Once Frosty the Penguin caught the shark, he fell into the sea and the shark brought him to safety.

‘Thank you for saving my life!’ said Frosty in a very tired voice, full of disbelief. ‘But I need to get back up to my helicopter, because I nearly dropped my box of macarons!’...

100 Years in the Past

Holy Trinity Primary School, P5
21st June 2023

Gemstone said, “It’s time I get a new friend, it’s kind of boring here.”

Gemstone felt like his mum was pressuring him into being friends with Gerard the Giraffe who was just a baby. Gerard the Giraffe always threw a tantrum when he didn't get what he wants. 

All of a sudden there is a loud and unexpected earthquake. A huge black hole appears and it sucks Gemstone in.  Gemstone is vacuumed into the past and is spat out into a scorching, isolated desert. 

The Old Cap

Bunscoil an tSléibhe Dhuibh, R6 
20th June 2023


Smack and snap went the mouth of the crocodile. 

The swamp was dirty, covered in plastic and green. A man named Patrick lived near the swamp and he was fishing and he saw the cap floating in the swamp and he called his friend, Michael over. 

“Do you think I could fish this cap out?” 

Patrick fished it out but something was tugging on the other end of the cap, something green and heavy. He saw two small eyes poking out of the water...

I'm Gonna Make It!

Christ the Redeemer Primary School, P5
13th June 2023


Once there was a girl called Carla who liked to play football. Carla had brown hair and blue eyes. Carla’s best friend was a medium sized German Shepherd dog called Bruno who barked but Carla could understand him. 

Every night Carla would say to Bruno, “I wish I had other friends and I wish I could win the World Cup as well.”

I wish I could do that as well, barked Bruno. “Bark bark bark bark.”  

When Blue Turned Green

Knockbreda Primary School, P6
8th June 2023 - Empathy Day with Libraries NI

It was summertime in the forest and the sun shone through the trees. The trees and the grass were blue except for a special blade of grass, blazing green, called Paul. The sky was pink and the sun was falling out

of the sky.

The Poisoned Strawberry Ice-cream

Killowen Primary School, P4
8th June 2023

Stinky Bob and his brother are going for a walk. An enemy is coming behind them to kidnap the both of them, but Cutesy the dog rescues them and they continue on their walk to get cheese to build the cheese house. Billy Joe the half dinosaur half man comes to help build the cheese house. 

Then it’s built and then the magical mermaid Sky knocks it down and steals all the cheese but then once she gets it into the ocean it goes all mouldy and bad...