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In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th, check out these great books and DVD’s about Pirates:

Pirate Pete’s Talk Like a Pirate by Kim Kennedy

In search of a crew, Pirate Pete and his parrot look for “stanky scallywags” who possess certain conversational skills.

Arrr, Mustache Baby! by Bridget Heos

Mustache Baby and his first mate, Beard Baby, set out to be heroes on the high seas, but soon the lure of pirate treasure takes hold.

Pirate, Viking & Scientist by Jared Chapman

“A pirate and a Viking fight to become the very best friend of a kid scientist, who meanwhile devises the perfect formula for all three friends to play happily together”– Provided by publisher.

Prince and Pirate by Charlotte Gunnufson

“When a pirate fish and a prince fish are dropped into the same fishtank, it doesn’t seem like they’ll ever get along–until the arrival of a third fish inspires them to cooperate”– Provided by publisher.

The Treasure of Pirate Frank by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham 

A boy and his dog set sail in search of treasure, braving stormy seas, snowy mountains, and other challenging obstacles, before finally reaching the end of their quest: the treasure of Pirate Frank.

The Pirates of Scurvy Sands by Jonny Duddle

This summer, Matilda is going on vacation with her friends, the Jolley-Rogers. Their destination is the island of Scurvy Sands, a favorite destination for pirates. When Matilda arrives, the swashbuckling residents are none too impressed with her. She has clean clothes and doesn’t smell like she’s been at sea for six months — it’s clear she’s no pirate. But when Matilda discovers the secret of the legendary treasure of Scurvy Sands, the pirates decide that maybe some landlubbers aren’t so bad after all!

Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten! by Lisa Robinson 

Emma the pirate does not want to start kindergarten, so she returns to her preschool classroom to stir up a mutiny against kindergarten

How to Be a Pirate by Isaac Fitzgerald 

Told by the neighborhood boys that she cannot be a pirate, Cece seeks reassurance from her grandfather who knows about boats and has tattoos.

Peg + Cat: The Pirate Problem by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson

“When Peg and Cat encounter hungry pirates by the seashore, they’ve got to think fast. Pirates get cranky when they’re hungry, and when pirates are cranky, they sing — really badly! To spare their ears, Peg and Cat must make sure each pirate gets his fair share of fruit — the same amount for everyone. And when a sneaky monkey steals a few peaches, Peg and Cat have to divide the fruit up all over again. Will they be able to give everyone an equal share and keep those pirates from singing really badly?”–Publisher.

Pirate School by Melanie Hamm 

Develops reading and vocabulary skills through a fictional story about a retired pirate who teaches children how to be pirates at Pirate School.

Pirate Adventure by Adam Hargreaves

When they are taken aboard a pirate ship, Mr. Happy and his friends must perform various jobs, including finding a sunken ship and its buried treasure.

Go, Go, Pirate Boat by Katrina Charman

Sing along to the tune of “Row, row, row your boat” with an adventure perfect for little pirates!

Wild Kratts: The Briny Blue Sea DVD

It’s time for a swim with the Wild Kratts! Join Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt as they take Jimmy to his own personal swimming tutor – a sea otter named Coach! Then, catch Chris and Martin in other exciting adventures where they embark on a pirate adventure in the Indian Ocean, search the ocean to find Jimmy’s lost keys, and try to find their way back together after getting separated in the ocean.

Octonauts: Reef Rescue DVD

The Octonauts are a team of adventurers who explore the world’s oceans, rescue aquatic creatures and protect their habitats, from the bustling eco-system along the Amazon River to the deepest depths of the Mariana Trench. Deploying a set of aquatic vehicles, Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate, Kwazii, medic Peso and the rest of the crew embark on missions around the globe before returning safely to their home base, the Octopod.

PAW Patrol: The Great Pirate Rescue! DVD

The pups need all paws on deck as they uncover a secret pirate cave and emBARK on a tremendous treasure hunt with Cap’n Turbot! Then, it₂s ruff seas ahead as the PAW Patrol works together to stop a ghostly guest from ruining the pirate ship parrty! Plus, fix a broken water tower, save a PAWsome puppy pool day, and more! Y’arrr in for a good time!

Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken: Troublems With Frenemies by Ray Friesen

A collection of short adventures of Pirate Penguin and Ninja Chicken, who are both best friends and best enemies

Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas by Sam Maggs

“Anne Bonny had it all–her own ship, a pirate crew, and a fearsome reputation–but a new enemy has her on the run and it’ll take all of Anne’s courage to stay afloat. The night before a major heist, Anne has an unsettling dream, and come morning, the robbery is thwarted by Woodes Rogers, a zealot who has sworn to eliminate piracy. With no plan to escape, Anne must persuade her crew to seek the meaning of her dream–or perish. A graphic novel about belonging, belief, and how far we’re willing to go to protect the ones we love.”–Publisher’s website.

Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean by Steve Sheinkin 

When Abigail Adams decides there’s more to life than doing chores in the White House, she joins a crew of Caribbean pirates!

Second Star to the Fright by Vera Strange 

Eleven-year-old Barrie finds a creepy hook in an old pirate ship exhibit. An accompanying note says that whoever possesses the hook will never grow old.

The Pirateology Handbook: A Course in Pirate Hunting

Working through the ranks from cabin boy to able seaman to bo’sun, readers aspire to the title of well-feared captain of their own ship. The workbook features charts, maps, stickers, lessons, and cautionary tales of pirates through history. Companion to Pirateology.

The Ultimate Pirate Handbook by Libby Hamilton 

Explores the real life of a pirate, revealing how they are recruited and what they eat while at sea, naming the parts of the ship, and introducing some of the world’s most famous pirates.

How to Live Like a Caribbean Pirate by John Farndon

Describes what life was like in the age of pirates, including life onboard a pirate ship, swordfighting, pillaging, and pirate punishments.

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