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Pirating Up a Good Read

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 Aye Matey’s, set sail by……


Pirateering A Good Read


Asch, Frank.  Pearl’s Pirates

Led by the plucky Pearl, a small band of mice sets sail in a model ship and braves the dangers of Frog Island in search of lost pirate treasure.


Brown, Margaret Wise. The Sailor Dog

Born at sea, Scuppers was a sailor dog. Travel with Scuppers as he is shipwrecked and must provide for himself.


Cowell, Cressidia.  How to Be a Pirate

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third continues his training with his father he adventures to the Isle of Skullions in search of a pirate’s treasure.


Dupasouier, Philippe.  Jack at Sea

Follow Jack’s adventure on the High Seas as he searches for his friend McCloud who was forced aboard a ship.  Jack is now a stowaway who finds himself facing battle at sea.


Gilman, Phoebe.  Grandma and the Pirates

Find out how Grandma and her parrot, Ollie, met up with pirates.  Melissa tries to rescue her Grandma but all three become captives of a nasty band of seafaring robbers and plunderers.


Hayes, Geoffrey.  The Treasure of the Lost Lagoon, The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost, and The Secret of Foghorn Island

Strange shipwrecks, bad-tempered seas, life at sea is getting dangerous as Otto and Uncle Tooth set sail to solve these mysteries.



Kellogg, Steven.  The Island of Skog

Jenny and her mouse friends decide it’s time for a change…..so they take to the seas in search of a better life.  On the island of their dreams, Skog, they find out they’re not alone.


Laurence, Daniel.  Captain and Matey Set Sail

Set sail with two of the silliest pirates.  With their faithful parrot, they search for adventures and, of course, buried treasure.


McFarland, Lyn Rossiter.  The Pirate’s Parrot

Captain Curl is in need of a new parrot and something to help his eyesight.  His crew is loyal, they scramble to find a “replacement” bird but all they find is a….

Teddy bear?


Osborne, Mary Pope.  Pirates Past Noon

Jack and Annie are whisked back into the days of deserted islands, secret maps, hidden gold and Pirates!


Osborne, Mary Pope.  Pirates

Dig up answers to questions about pirates, sunken treasure, and life at sea.


Scieszka, Jon.  The Not-So-Jolly Roger

Once again, three friends are sent back in time where they find themselves prisoners of the famous and evil Captain Blackbeard.


Strickland, Brad.  The Adventures of Wishbone, Salty Dog

There’s always a good reason to dig up adventure by looking for treasure.  Wishbone takes to the High Seas as Jim Hawkins who follows a map the Treasure Island.


Wick, Walter.  I Spy Treasure Hunt

I fought and I stole fine treasures of gold…..search and find pirate treasures in this delightful book of photos and objects.





Aye, we'r setting sail with chapter books.....


Avi. Captain Grey

An eleven –year-old boy becomes the captive of a ruthless man who wants to create his own “nation,” supported by piracy.


Avi.  The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

In 1832, Charlotte finds herself the only female on a sea voyage where she is caught between a murderous captain and a mutinous crew.


Barry, Dave.  Peter and the Starcatchers

An orphan named Peter finds himself on board a ship named the Never Land.

So you think you know the story of Peter Pan, not so.  All of the imagination of the original story of Peter is here, yet did you know how Peter found himself on the island?


Colfer, Eoin. Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth

When the sea glows at night, the pirate captain haunts the shore.  One night, Will hears a ghostly call of his name and his adventure begins.


Fleischman, Sid.  The Ghost in the Noonday Sun

Oliver tries to escape from pirates, what he finds is frightening, is it really the ghost of Gentleman Jack?  Where is the treasure, read and find out?


Fleischman, Sid. The Giant Rat of Sumatra

Shipwreck is plucked from the sea by a notorious pirate who discovers that a rescue can lead to an adventure he is only beginning.


Hart, Lenore.  The Treasure of Savage Island

A runaway slave, Rafe, befriends Molly and the two of them share an adventure involving spies, lost treasure, and of course pirates.


Hughes, Carol.  Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves

Falling from his father’s airship, Jack lands in between a feuding pirate ship and an ocean-going war machine. Treachery and danger is all he finds.  Does his father rescue him?


Jacques, Brian.  Castaways of the Flying Dutchman, and The Angel’s Command

These two novels tell a tale of life on the High Seas with a twist.  Pirates, kidnapping, thieves, what more could you want?


Jones, Elizabeth.  Mystery on Skull Island

In 1724, Rachel and her friend Sally discover a pirate’s hiding place.  Is it connected to the woman who will soon be Rachel’s stepmother?


Lawrence, Iain.  The Wreckers, and The Smugglers

Two novels where storm-tossed ships, harrowing shipwrecks, smuggler’s and nautical adventures keeps John Spencer seeking survival and a safe passage home.


Masefield, John.  Jim Davis: a High Sea Adventure

Jim, a twelve-year-old, takes a terrifying journey with bloodthirsty pirates.


Oppel, Kenneth.  Airborn

A cabin boy, Matt, is aboard an airship. With a fellow traveler, Kate, they find themselves caught up in an adventure sailing the skies. Who would have thought that the skies had pirates too!


Peck, Dale.  Drift House: the First Voyage

After being sent to stay at their uncle’s ship-house, Susan and her two younger Brothers find unexpected adventure with mermaids, pirates, and thieves who plan to stop time forever.


Platt, Richard.  Pirate Diary: the Journal of Jake Carpenter

In 1716, Jake sets off to become a sailor, but ends up being a pirate.  How does that happen?  Why does that happen?


Stevenson, Robert Louis.  Treasure Island

Jim Hawkins, an innkeeper’s son finds a treasure map.  This story launched the dangerous journey into pirateering adventures.  It’s a classic that stands the test of time, as well as any of the newer pirates.









American Heritage.  Clipper Ships and Captains

Bound, Mensun. Lost Ships

Eyewitness Series.  Pirate

Kingfisher.  The Best Book of Pirates

Roberts, Nancy.  Blackbeard and other Pirates of the Atlantic Coast


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