Shiver Me Timbers…

19 Sep

It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day!  And with that being said, here’s my (condensed) list of must-read pirate books!  I could have gone on forever, but I’ll hold back and list only ten.

  1. Dirty Joe the Pirate: A Tue Story by Bill HarleyDirty Joe
    You can’t go wrong when it comes to pirates and underwear, kids can’t help but giggle!
  2. Roger, the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist
    I love Brett Helquist’s illustrations!
  3. How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
    If you want to learn about a pirate’s life, this is the book for you!
  4. Shiver Me Letters: a Pirate ABC by June Sobel
    Pirate vocabulary abounds in this awesome ABC adventure!
  5. Jolly-Roger-cover-scanHow to Be a Pirate by Cressida Cowell
    By the same author as How to Train Your Dragon learn how to become a pirate!
  6. The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt by Megan McDonald
    Don’t miss as Judy Moody and her brother Stink search for hidden treasure!
  7. You Wouldn’t Want to Explore with Sir Francis Drake!: a Pirate You’d Rather Not Know by David Stewart
    An informational text that is entertaining and fun to read!
  8. Bloody Jack: Being the Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy by L.A. pirateMeyer
    Jacky is an orphan surviving on the streets of London until she decides to dress like a boy and go on an adventure of a lifetime, as long as no one finds out she’s a girl!
  9. Pirates!: The True and Remarkable Adventures of Minerva Sharpe and Nancy Kington, Female Pirates by Celia Rees
    Nancy and her slave friend Minerva escape the confines of society in 1722 and set sail on a pirate ship in search of the freedom they will never have on land.
  10. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    61PA1BYCA0LAn oldie, but goody, a story that needs no introduction, a must read classic!



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