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BookYou Asked For It: Books about Pirates

Browse the list below for a selection of great books about pirates. Click the book cover or title to go to the book in the online catalog. Click the author's name to search for more books by that author.



Captain Flinn and the pirate dinosaurs Captain Flinn and the pirate dinosaurs
Andreae, Giles, 1966-
When Flinn enters the classroom art closet for supplies, his imagination sends him on a high-seas adventure filled with pirates, dinosaurs, mystery, and swordfights.



Fluffy, Scourge of the Sea Fluffy, Scourge of the Sea
Bateman, Teresa.



Pirate jam Pirate jam
Brown, Jo, 1964-
After Fredbeard and Little Jim fail their exams and are thrown out of pirate school, they finally find occupations that suit them.



Little Badger, terror of the seven seas Little Badger, terror of the seven seas
Bunting, Eve, 1928-
A young badger pretends to be a pirate until it's time for supper.



Come away from the water, Shirley Come away from the water, Shirley
Burningham, John.
Shirley's adventures at the beach are interspersed with familiar parental warnings.



Let the good times roll with Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe Let the good times roll with Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe
Cannon, A. E. (Ann Edwards)
Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe visit the Pirate Queen and have fun playing games and going to Disco Dan's House of Pins until it is bedtime and the Pirate Queen becomes just their mother once again.



Rabbit pirates : a tale of the Spinach Main Rabbit pirates : a tale of the Spinach Main
Cox, Judy.
Two old rabbit friends disagree about many things, including when and how to deal with the tricky fox who threatens to ruin the business at their restaurant in Provence region of France.



Henry and the Crazed Chicken Pirates Henry and the Crazed Chicken Pirates
Crimi, Carolyn.
When the Buccaneer Bunnies receive a note from an unknown enemy, Henry researches and writes a book called "Plan for Impending Danger from the Unknown Enemy Who Wrote the Scary Note," which helps him when the enemy finally arrives.



Pirate School Pirate School
Dubowski, Cathy East.
At Pirate School, Pete learns to act like a pirate and fight it out, but when he and a classmate find the treasure at the same time, pirate rules don't seem to work.



The pirate cruncher The pirate cruncher
Duddle, Jonny.
A mysterious old pirate lures a group of rowdy sailors to an island with buried treasure, but there is a surprise awaiting them when they get there.



Tough Boris Tough Boris
Fox, Mem, 1946-
Although he is a very tough pirate, Boris von der Borch cries when his parrots dies.



Pirate girl Pirate girl
Funke, Cornelia Caroline.
Ferocious pirate Captain Firebeard THINKS that he and the ruthless crew of the "Horrible Haddock" rule the high seas. But Firebeard and his band meet their match when they kidnap a small but feisty girl named Molly. Even after the pirates threaten Molly with sharks and make her scrub the deck, she is utterly defiant -- and will NOT tell Firebeard who her parents are. All the while, Molly is busy sending secret messages in bottles...but to whom? When her rescuers arrive, the pirates are in for a real surprise!



Papa is a pirate Papa is a pirate
Grossman-Hensel, Katharina.



Dirty Joe, the pirate : a true story Dirty Joe, the pirate : a true story
Harley, Bill, 1954-
Dirty Joe and his pirate crew terrorize the seven seas in their quest for dirty socks, but they meet their match in Stinky Annie, whose favorite loot is pilfered underwear.



The night pirates The night pirates
Harris, Peter, 1933-
Despite the fact that he is "only a boy," Tom convinces the band of rough, tough, little girl pirates who have come to steal the front of his house to let him join in their adventures.



The mystery of the pirate ghost The mystery of the pirate ghost
Hayes, Geoffrey.
Otto and his Uncle Tooth track down the pirate ghost terrorizing Boogle Bay.



Roger, the jolly pirate Roger, the jolly pirate
Helquist, Brett.
While his shipmates face their toughest enemy, Roger has a chance to prove himself in a most unlikely way after being banished, as usual, below decks during the fighting.



Sloop John B : a pirate's tale Sloop John B : a pirate's tale
Jardine, Alan.



Pirate Pete's talk like a pirate Pirate Pete's talk like a pirate
Kennedy, Kim.
In search of a crew, Pirate Pete and his parrot look for "stanky scallywags" who possess certain conversational skills.



The gingerbread pirates The gingerbread pirates
Kladstrup, Kristin.
When Jim's gingerbread pirate, Captain Cookie, comes alive, the tasty treat prepares to battle Santa Claus, who likes to eat cookies on Christmas Eve.



Pajama pirates Pajama pirates
Kramer, Andrew.
When night falls, pajama-clad pirates set out in search of treasure but soon find themselves surrounded by foes.



Bubble bath pirates Bubble bath pirates
Krosoczka, Jarrett.
When pirate mommy announces bath time, it is yo ho ho and to the bath we go for her little pirates.



Pirate treasure Pirate treasure
Krupinski, Loretta.
When pirates Captain Oliver and Rosie decide to try farming near the town of Mousam they learn that the sayings about weather that they used while at sea are equally useful on land.



Pirate Bob Pirate Bob
Lasky, Kathryn.
Describes the life of a pirate, named simply Bob, whose job is to cut the steering cables and cripple the ships he and his shipmates will loot.



Captain and Matey set sail Captain and Matey set sail
Laurence, Daniel.
Despite their frequent disagreements, two pirates share many adventures .



I love my pirate papa I love my pirate papa
Leuck, Laura.
A pirate's son shares the things he loves about his father, including climbing the mast together to yell "Land ho" and sharing the booty when they find buried treasure.



How I became a pirate How I became a pirate
Long, Melinda.
Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of their life.



Pirates don't change diapers Pirates don't change diapers
Long, Melinda.
Braid Beard and his pirate crew return to retrieve the treasure they buried in Jeremy Jacob's backyard, but first they must help calm his baby sister, Bonney Anne, whom they awoke from her nap.



Don't mention pirates Don't mention pirates
McConnell, Sarah.
Scarlet Silver wants to be a pirate just like her grandmother however, her family refuses to even mention the word until Scarlet discovers something that looks very much like real gold.



Backbeard and the birthday suit Backbeard and the birthday suit
McElligott, Matthew.
Backbeard is a rough, tough, and very hairy pirate who decides to get a new suit for his birthday, only to find that pirate fashions are all out of style.



Edward and the pirates Edward and the pirates
McPhail, David, 1940-
Once Edward has learned to read, books and his vivid imagination provide him with great adventures.



Pirates past noon Pirates past noon
Osborne, Mary Pope.
The magic treehouse whisks Jack and Annie back to the days of deserted islands, secret maps, hidden gold, and nasty pirates.



A pirate's guide to first grade A pirate's guide to first grade
Preller, James.
A young pirate and his crew embark on a grand adventure when they board the bus for the first day of first grade.



The old pirate of Central Park The old pirate of Central Park
Priest, Robert, 1951-
A retired pirate and a retired queen engage in a thunderous battle to gain control of the Central Park sailboat pond.



You can do anything, Daddy! You can do anything, Daddy!
Rex, Michael.
After receiving assurances that his father would save him from increasingly dangerous and scary pirates, a boy reassures his father in return.



Archie and the pirates Archie and the pirates
Rosenthal, Marc, 1949-
When Archie the monkey finds himself on a strange island, he makes a multitude of new friends who help him defend their home from intruding pirates.



The not-so-jolly-Roger The not-so-jolly-Roger
Scieszka, Jon.
Once again, three friends are sent back in time by a magic book and they find themselves prisoners of the evil pirate Blackbeard.



Shiver me letters : a pirate ABC Shiver me letters : a pirate ABC
Sobel, June.
Having decided that R is not enough for them, a bumbling band of pirates sets sail on a quest to capture the rest of the alphabet.



The pirate and the penguin The pirate and the penguin
Storms, Patricia.
"Penguin was off to find sunshine and adventure. Instead, he found Pirate"--P. [4] of cover.



This little pirate This little pirate
Sturges, Philemon.
Two bands of pirates fight over a box, but when they raise the white flag and open the box together, they find a treasure to share.



Pirate Pup Pirate Pup
Stutson, Caroline.
Captain Pup and his canine pirate crew must outwit a shipload of cats and return home with the treasure.



A pirate's night before Christmas A pirate's night before Christmas
Yates, Philip, 1956-
On a ship of mischievous brigands--who have visions of treasure chests dancing in their heads--Sir Peggedy, with his peg leg and hook arm, pays a visit to the child-friendly pirates along with his eight giant seahorses: Salty, Scurvy, Sinbad, Mollie, Cutthroat, Cross-Eyes, Roger, and Jolly.



The ballad of the pirate queens The ballad of the pirate queens
Yolen, Jane.
Two women who sailed with Calico Jack Rackham and his pirates in the early 1700s do their best to defend their ship while the men on board are busy drinking.



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