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Best Pirate Books
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Pirate Boy
Eve Bunting - Jun 01, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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A delightful story of steadfast love between a pirate boy and his brave mom.After reading his favorite book about a pirate boy, Danny wonders what would happen if he sailed away on a pirate ship. Luckily, his mother reassures him that she would find him, even if she had to swim on a dolphin, battle sea monsters, and wield a bottle of pirate-shrinki...
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How I Became a Pirate
Melinda Long - Sep 01, 2003
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Pirates have green teeth—when they have any teeth at all. I know about pirates, because one day, when I was at the beach building a sand castle and minding my own business, a pirate ship sailed into view.So proclaims Jeremy Jacob, a boy who joins Captain Braid Beard and his crew in this witty look at the finer points of pirate life by the Caldecott...
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Shiver Me Letters
A Pirate ABC
June Sobel - Sep 07, 2009 (first published in 2006)
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The captain of this brave and bumbling pirate crew has ordered them to capture the entire alphabet--and they'll walk the plank if they're missing a single letter! Now these swashbuckling mateys are embarking on an alphabet adventure unlike any other, and they won't (ahem, can't) rest until they've found an A, a Z, and everything in between.June Sob...
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Pirates Don't Change Diapers
Melinda Long - Mar 01, 2007
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When the pirate crew turns up at Jeremy Jacob's house and accidentally wakes his baby sister, that wee scallywag howls louder than a storm on the high seas. Sure, there's buried treasure to be found, but nobody's digging up anything until Bonney Anne quits her caterwauling. So, quicker than you can say "scurvy dog," Braid Beard and his swashbucklin...
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The Pirates Next Door
Jonny Duddle - Feb 28, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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The Jolley-Rogers have traded in the high seas for suburban life.Meet the Jolley-Rogers - a pirate family who is moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town, while they fix up their ship. This unusual family soon has the whole neighborhood gossiping. Defying the grown-ups, Matilda becomes friends with young pirate Jim Lad. When the JolleyRogers ret...
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The Pirate Hunter's Companion (Ologies)
Captain William Lubber - Jul 11, 2006
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Aar! Hoist the sails for a lavish new discovery filled with treasures — a magnificent resource for pirate lovers everywhere. The eagerly awaited new title in the best-selling ’Ology series — more than 5 million sold worldwide!Step lively, pirate foes and fanciers! Mysterious booty found inside a long-lost sea chest, hidden for hundreds of years off...
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Pirates Past Noon
Mary Pope Osborne - Mar 08, 1994 (first published in 1992)
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Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! It's a treasure trove of trouble!Jack and Annie are in for a high-seas adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of deserted islands, secret maps—and ruthless pirates! Will they discover a buried treasure? Or...
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Tough Boris
Mem Fox - Sep 01, 1998 (first published in 1994)
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Boris von der Borch is a mean, greedy old pirate--tough as nails, through and through, like all pirates. Or is he? When a young boy sneaks onto Boris's ship, he discovers that Boris and his mates aren't quite what he expected....
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Pirate Pete's Talk Like a Pirate
Kim Kennedy - Sep 01, 2007
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Pirate Pete is in search of a crew for his new ship. He needs one that not only acts like a pirate but talks like a pirate. He interviews several applicants only to find they don't talk right!...
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There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish
Jennifer Ward - Sep 18, 2012
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There was an old pirate . . . who swallowed a fish, a bird, a map, some gold, and even a whole pirate ship! Will the Old Pirate sink to the bottom of the deep, dark sea? Yo ho ho! Watch his belly grow! Jennifer Ward's take on the ?Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly? song is perfectly matched with Steve Gray's zany digital illustrations....
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A General History of the Pyrates
Pirate Captains, Crews, Ships, and Laws
Daniel Defoe - Apr 18, 2014 (first published in 1724)
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Immensely readable history by the author of Robinson Crusoe incorporates the author's celebrated flair for journalistic detail, and represents the major source of information about piracy in the early 18th century. Defoe recounts the daring and bloody deeds of such outlaws as Edward Teach (alias Blackbeard), Captain Kidd, Mary Read, Anne Bonny, man...
Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
How to Be a Pirate by Sue Fliess
Goodnight Pirate by Michelle Robinson
That's Not My Fiona Watt by Fiona Watt
Pirates Magnified by David Long
A Year on a Pirate Ship by Elizabeth Havercroft
Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson
Pirate by Richard Platt
The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle
The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard
Pirate's Lullaby by Marcie Wessels
On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers
The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zacks
Pirates! by Celia Rees
Under the Black Flag by David Cordingly
Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean by David Cordingly
Pirate Princess by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Ten Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow
Isle of Swords by Wayne Thomas Batson
Port Side Pirates by Oscar Seaworthy
Captain LaPlank by Flibber T Gibbet
Pirates by Anne Rooney
HOW TO BE A PIRATE by Cressida Cowell
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map by James Dean
Pirates by Mary Pope Osborne
Pirates in Pajamas by Caroline Crowe by
The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y'Barbo
Night Pirates by Peter Harris
Pirate Mom by Deborah Underwood
Small Saul by Ashley Spires
Magic of Blood and Sea by Cassandra Rose Clarke
The Whydah by Martin W. Sandler
A Stegosaurus Would NOT Make a Good Pirate by Thomas Kingsley Troupe
The Gingerbread Pirates Gift Edition by Kristin Kladstrup
Pirate Chicken by Brian Yanish
Captain Jack and the Pirates by Peter Bently