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The Sea Rovers                                     J364.164                             
by Albert Marrin                                           
Discusses Drake, Morgan, Blackbeard, and other pirates and privateers, both men and women, who have roamed the sea since 1500. 

Pirate                            J364.164                                      
by Richard Platt                                       
From Avery to Blackbeard, discover pirates, their weapons, their plunders, & their mysteries. 

Pirate Ship Adventure Crafts                          J745.5
by Anna Llimos                                         
Provides step-by-step instructions on how to make eleven simple pirate-themed crafts, such as a ship, pirate crew, treasure chest, and more, and it includes a story for kids to tell with their crafts. 

Pirates: Facts, Things to Make, Activities                 J745.5
by Rachel Wright                                         
Explores the world of historical and contemporary pirates. Includes step-by-step instructions for creating related crafts such as a treasure island or ship figurehead. 

Can You See What I See?  Treasure Ship                    J793.73                                                      
by Walter Wick                                           
Presents a search-and-find sequence of elaborately illustrated puzzles that takes readers on a journey through time to imagine the travels of a coin from the hull of an 18th-century pirate ship to the shore of a present-day beach. 

Shiver Me Timbers: Pirate Poems and Paintings                   J811.54                                          
by Douglas Florian                                        
An illustrated collection of poems for children about pirates. 

Pirates:  Poems                              J811.54         
by David L. Harrison                                  
There are famous pirates, and then there are the rest of the pirates. All were a bunch of misfits, thugs, and ne'er-do-wells who spent most of their time bored, waiting for a few moments of excitement and rich booty that could very well get them wounded or killed, or captured and executed. But to most of those who swore the oath of the Brotherhood, it was just a job. 

What if You Met a Pirate?                J910.45           
by Jan Adkins                                                   
Describes what piracy was like, concentrating on the period of 1500 to 1750, with a timeline extending from 78 BC to the present day.

Pirates                      J910.45                                       
by Dina Anastasio                                     
Describes the life of a pirate, the codes by which pirate crews lived and how they operated and mentions famous pirates and their lost treasures. 

Pirates: Robbers of the High Seas               J910.45 
by Gail Gibbons                                         
Describes, in simple text and illustrations, the lives of pirates, the ships they sailed, and the type of treasure they stole. 

The Best Book of Pirates                   J910.45                 
by Barnaby Harward                                      
An introduction to pirates discusses life aboard a pirate ship, examines the tools of the trade, and portrays famous pirates. 

The Pirate’s Handbook             J910.45                       
by Margarette Lincoln                               
Presents facts about the lives of real pirates and provides ideas for how to become one with instructions for making pirate shoe buckles, a treasure map, pirate flag, and pieces of eight. 

Pirates Most Wanted              J910.45                           
by John Matthews                                       
Presents information on the most ruthless pirates, including Henry Morgan, William Kidd, and Blackbeard.      

Pirates and Treasure               J910.45                         
by Saviour Pirotta                                            
Examines the history of pirates and their treasures, from the Phoenician sailors that terrorized the Mediterranean as early as 2000 B.C. to the marauding pirates in nineteenth-century Asia. 

Sir Francis Drake:  Navigator and Pirate                   J942.055 D761
by Earle Rice, Jr.                                       
A biography of the sixteenth-century English explorer who became a national hero for sailing around the world.         

The Book of Pirates:  A Guide to Plundering, Pillaging and Other Pursuits            J910.45   
by Jamaica Rose and Michael MacLeod                                                    
Briefly introduces pirates throughout history, and discusses notable individuals, pirate ships and tactics, piracy in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and Asia, and pirates as they appear in popular culture. 

Daring Pirate Women                         J910.45                         
by Anne W. Sharp                                        
Profiles pirates throughout history, especially women pirates of Europe, America, and Asia, such as Princess Alvilda, Ingean Ruadh, Grany Imallye, Elizabeth Killigrew, Anne Bonny, and Lai Cho San. 

Pirateology                                        J910.45                   
by Dugald Steer                                             
Aar! Hoist the sails for a lavish new discovery filled with treasures — a magnificent resource for pirate lovers everywhere. 

 

Picture Books are shelved alphabetically by the author's last name. 

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs
by Giles Andreae                                           
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.

Henry and the Crazed Chicken Pirates         
by Carolyn Crimi                                          
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.

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

Pirate Girl                                                               
by Cornelia Funke                                                 
Ferocious Captain Firebeard thinks that he and his band of ruthless pirates rule the high seas, but Firebeard's crew meet their match when they kidnap a girl named Molly.

Papa is a Pirate                                           
by Katharina Grossmann-Hensel              
Questions what fathers do all day & how they compare to pirates, from having prickly growth on their chins to sometimes smelling like the sea.

Roger the Jolly Pirate    
by  Brett Helquist  
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.

Class Three at Sea                                                
by Julia Jarman                                              
The teacher and students of Class Three are so absorbed by the marine life they see while sailing on the ocean that they do not notice that they are being pursued by pirates.

Gulliver Snip                           
by Julia Kay                                                           
A little boy has grand, swashbuckling   adventures at bath time in his clipper ship--the bathtub. 

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

Pirates Don’t Change Diapers                       
by Melinda Long                                                   
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.

Captain Barnacle’s Aquarium                          
by Edward Miller                                            
Captain Barnacle tells visitors how he sailed the seas, escaped from ruthless pirates, and eventually used his loot to open an aquarium. Includes facts about ocean animals and a pirate glossary.

Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates   
by Kevin O’Malley & Patrick O’Brien  
Captain Raptor and the crew of the Megatooth are called back into action to save the planet Jurassica from rogue space pirates.

The Old Pirate of Central Park                          
by Robert Priest                                                     
A retired pirate and a retired queen engage in a thunderous battle to gain control of the Central Park sailboat pond.

The Pirate’s Eye        
by Robert Priest                                               
When Captain Black the pirate loses his glass eye, a pauper finds it and creates a book from images of the captain's experiences that he sees within it, resulting in a change in both their lives.

Archie and the Pirates                                         
by Marc Rosenthal                                          
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. 

Pirate Nap: A Book of Colors                                
by Danna Smith                                                 
Two brothers use their imaginations to turn their surroundings--from a white bandana and yellow coins to a red blanket and even their baby sister-- into a colorful pirate adventure before naptime.

Shiver Me Letters:  A Pirate ABC                          
by June Sobel                                                   
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.

This Little Pirate                                                      
by Philemon Sturges                                            
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.

Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime!                         
by Myra Wolfe                                                     
From the day Charlotte Jane was born on a pirate ship she has had "formidable oomph," but when she succeeds in conquering sleep by staying up all night, her oomph seems to weigh anchor. 

The Ballad of the Pirate Queens                 
by Jane Yolen                                                      
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.