The barefoot book of pirates

Walker, Richard.
Call Number: x 398 W1834-1

A collection of seven pirate tales from all over the world compiled for the early reader. Each story is reminiscent of the fairy tale genre, with swashbuckling pirates as the main characters.


The dark frigate; wherein is told the story of Philip Marsham who lived in the time of King Charles and was bred a sailor but came home to England after many hazards by sea and land and fought for the

Hawes, Charles Boardman, 1889-1923.
Call Number: x Ed.a

A young man dares not return to England after his ship is taken over by pirates and he becomes a member of their crew. This book is the 1924 Newbery Winner.


The Jolly Regina

LaReau, Kara,
Call Number: x

Meet Jaundice and Kale Bland, two sisters who avoid excitement at any cost. One day, the Bland sisters are kidnapped by an all-female band of pirates. They're unwillingly swept into a high-seas romp that might just lead to solving the mystery of what happened to their missing parents. Beginning of a new series.


The Odyssey

Cross, Gillian.
Call Number: x 883 H72Cr

Odysseus faces storm and shipwreck, terrifying monsters and the fury of the sea god Poseidon, as he makes his epic ten-year journey home from the Trojan War. This is Homer’s classic story retelling.


Peter and the Starcatchers

Barry, Dave.
Call Number: xy

Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island. This book is first of a series.



Lock, Deborah.
Call Number: x 910.4 L813

Discusses pirates of the past, their ships, their battles, their spectacular treasures, and how piracy continues today. Although detailed, this book is a simpler read that’s great for younger readers.


The pirate pig

Funke, Cornelia, 1958-
Call Number: x

On Butterfly Island, sailor Stout Sam and his deckhand Pip must rescue their treasure-sniffing pig from nasty pirate Barracuda Bill.  Adorable illustrated chapter book perfect for young readers.



Steer, Dugald.
Call Number: x 910.4 S8145 folio

Part of the ‘ology’ series, this pirate themed factual folio is a fantastic read. Kids will have fun searching through the several small books that are set into the pages, turning over the flip pages, and untying envelopes, all with additional text.  



Niehaus, Alisha.
Call Number: x 910.4 N666

A collection of illustrated facts and lore describing the history of pirates, life on board a pirate ship, notable pirates, pirates from other parts of the world, modern-day pirates, and classic pirate literature. The book separates the pirates by countries from all over the world, and includes illustrations and super cool ‘Wanted’ pirate posters.


Robinson Crusoe

Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.
Call Number: x

In 1659, after becoming the sole survivor of a shipwreck, Englishman Robinson Crusoe lives on a deserted island for more than twenty-eight years. Classic book that’s great for older readers.


The secret of the unicorn

Herge, 1907-1983.
Call Number: x GN

A clue hidden in a toy ship leads Tintin on a dangerous treasure hunt is this graphic novel. The story continues in the sequel - Red Rackham’s Treasure (BID: 5041889) Determined to find the treasure of notorious pirate Red Rackham, Tintin and Captain Haddock set sail aboard the Sirius to find the shipwreck of the Unicorn.


Shivers! : the pirate who's afraid of everything

Bondor-Stone, Annabeth,
Call Number: x

Shivers, the pirate who's afraid of everything, battles a giant squid, discovers hidden treasures, and gets pooped on by a pigeon to save his parents from the clutches of evil. This title is the first of an illustrated chapter book series.


The smugglers' mine

Mould, Chris.
Call Number: x

Stanley has trouble discerning between friend and foe when retired pirate MacDowell--claiming to be a friend of Stanley's great-uncle Bart--assists Stanley on a treasure hunt which leads them to the basement of the Darkling family home. This title is fifth in this adventure series of six.



Adams, Simon, 1955-
Call Number: x 910.4 A217 2009

Detailed descriptions of the Titanic, including its accommodations, and a retelling of its sinking in the North Atlantic in April, 1912.  CD with images included.


Treasure Island

Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.
Call Number: x

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, Jim Hawkins and his innkeeper mother find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune. Classic book that’s great for older readers.