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Best Pirate Books for Kids

Updated on June 27, 2012
Pirate Books for Kids
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Pirate Books

There is something about pirates that kids seem to fall in love with. It could be the way that they speak, the adventures that they take, or searching for that buried treasure of gold. One of the best ways to encourage a child's imagination when it comes to pirates, is to read a book or two about them. So here are my kids' favorite pirate books. We have read them many times and continue to love them with each new read of the books.

How I Became A Pirate

This is one of my all time favorite pirate books. This fascinating book by Melinda Long tells the story of how one boy set out on an adventure with a gang of pirates. While building a sand castle at the beach, a pirate ship floats up and convinces the young boy,Jeremy, that he is needed to help them find their buried treasure. He takes the challenge and enjoys his life as a pirate. However, by the end, he is realizing that there are many things about his regular life that he misses. Like reading books and having someone tuck him in at night. It is a great story of fun and adventure but also helps to teach children that things are not always better somewhere else.

Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC

We all know that a pirate's favorite letter is 'R', but can you really survive without all of those other great letters of the alphabet? This ship of pirates quickly find out that the other letters are just as important as the letter R. This is a great book for teaching kids about the alphabet and how the letters work together to make words!

Pirate Pete's Giant Adventures

Kim Kennedy introduces us to Pirate Pete and his funny adventures in her first book, Pirate Pete. In her second book, Pirate Pete's Giant Adventures, Pirate Pete wishes for a pirate ship to sail the seas. When he gets a little help from a mermaid, he sets out to get his ship. Along the way he is captured by a giant and has to be clever to escape. This fun adventure is sure to have you cheering on Pirate Pete and looking forward to his next adventure on the high seas.

Pajama Pirates

Pajama Pirates is a sweet story about some young 'pirates' that want an adventure instead of heading off to bed. This delightful rhyming story takes you along as the pajama pirates defend their ship and defeat the enemy pirates. But as the enemy is defeated, so tolls the bell of bedtime. The pajama pirates sail into their pirate slumbers with visions of their next pirate adventures.

Edward and the Pirates

As a teacher, I am always looking for great books to inspire reading in my students. Santa's Book of Names is the story of Santa teaching Edward how to read. Edward and the Pirates is the sequel to this great story. In the second story, Edward is obsessed with reading. He reads anything and everything that he can get his hands on. One night he is interrupted by a gang of pirates wanting the book that he is reading. It just so happens to be a book about lost pirate treasure. The pirates wrestled the book from Edward only to admit that they did not know how to read. Read this wonderful pirate story to find out if the pirates were able to find out where the lost treasure is hiding!

More Pirate Fun!

Along with these great books, consider having some more fun with your little pirates by doing some of these activities.

Pirate Food: Get some plain sugar cookies and frost them a gold color to make some Gold Doubloons. Or use this great idea from ChaplinSpeaks to make a pirate boat sandwich and other great pirate food ideas.

Pirate Activities: If you are looking to create a fun water activity, why not try your hand at making a pirate raft? Alissaroberts give a great step by step video guide on how to make one. It will be sure to thrill any pirate lover!


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    • Rik Ravado profile image

      Rik Ravado 

      5 years ago from England

      Great start but Darkside has a point. No list of pirate book classics can fail to include 'Captain Banjo and his Merry Band of Marauding Pirate Goats'. (check it out on Amazon). Children love goats even more than they love pirates!

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      Glen 

      5 years ago from Australia

      Hopefully one day the pirate story I penned will take its place alongside these greats.

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      My kids really love pirates. Anything that is attached to some sort of adventure is right up their alley!

    • Danette Watt profile image

      Danette Watt 

      6 years ago from Illinois

      Pirates - what fun! These are the types of books my kids would have enjoyed when they were little.

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks Jenna, I'm glad that you enjoyed it and I appreciate your visit.

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      Jenna Kunc 

      6 years ago from Colorado

      What a great selection! Nice work.

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      My kids love to pretend to be pirates. I hope that others find this useful as well. Thanks for your visit teaches!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Your listed selections are good and the write-ups give people good reviews in order to make an informed purchase. What kid doesn't like to pretend they are a pirate once in awhile?

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks Finance Hub. I'm glad you found something you enjoyed while hub hopping. I appreciate your visit and votes up.

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for the visit and share Kelley. I hope that many other little pirates have fun with these books. :)

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      kelleyward 

      6 years ago

      What fun ideas for the pirate loving kid. Voted up and shared! Kelley

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks Longhunter! My son turns four on July 4th and he loves pirates too! So glad you found this useful and have fun reading them!

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      cardelean 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      They are great fun! Hope the boys enjoy them Leah!

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      Longhunter 

      6 years ago

      Excellent hub, cardelean. I have a 4 YO son who's very much into pirates and will love these books. THANKS!!!!

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      Leah Lefler 

      6 years ago from Western New York

      I really need to check out Santa's Book of Names and Edward and the Pirates. Matt (age 6) would love those! Pirate Pete's Giant Adventures looks great, too - my boys would love these books!

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