Art by Eve McDonnell

Dad said we can use his website to do The Story Thief Challenges, a 12 episode blog series about everything that happened to us last year, but said we have to give all readers a WARNING. 

It’s not a warning that reading episodes of the Story Thief Challenges will scare and excite kids, although they will!

It’s not a warning that this series helps kids write stories, because each episode has writing advice and writing activities for 8-12 year olds from Irish kids fiction authors. It features Nigel Quinlan, Sínead O’Hart, ER Murray, Caroline Busher, Kieran Crowley, Padraig Kenny, Lara Williamson, Erika McGann , and will soon feature Dave Rudden, Catherine Doyle and Celine Kiernan.

Nor is it a warning that some stuff on this website is dull for kids, but great for showing teachers, librarians and other educators how to use this series with kids 

It should be a warning to remind you get your kids’ work featured on our site!

And a warning to subscribe to the Story Thief in case you miss an episode and regret it forever. 

No, it’s a WARNING to never do what we did!

Never write a letter to the the Story Thief!

Never hide it between the covers of your favorite book!

And never, ever agree to do the Story Thief’s Challenges!