Ahoy Matey! Do you have a little one who just loves pirate stories? Well, there are some excellent pirate children's picture books for pre-schoolers to 1st graders. Mary Quattlebaum has an excellent tale about Mean Mo, the mightiest girl pirate ever, and Bad Bart, the baddest boy pirate in the world, who meet to compete to see who is the greatest in Pirate vs Pirate. The two pirates meet only to find that they are equals and that they "like" each other. God forbid! A union of pirates, but that's for another tale.
Another tale equally appealing, is The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle. A beloved pirate family sail into a lazy seaside town to the amazement of its neighbors. "Who are they?" they wondered. The pirate family was certainly different, and they did things that nobody else did. The town soon learns that though they are different they are still lovely family.
The third tale is This Little Pirate by Philemon Sturges. A spin-off from the rhyme "This little piggy," this story takes place on a deserted island where two groups of piggy pirates discover a treasure chest. The battle that ensues batters both sides until a truce is called, and both sides open the chest to discover party supplies of food and musical instruments. A light-hearted tale, This Little Pirate is sure to delight your little one.
Pirate Mom by Deborah Underwood.
She wears an eye patch, red polka-dotted head scarf, and a parrot on her shoulder. She swishes her wooden spoon around like a sword and yells, “Arrr!” and “Give me your loot!” Pete’s mom thinks she’s a pirate. Ever since Pete and his mild-mannered mom went to go see the Amazing Marco’s magic show, she has been under Marco’s hypnotic spell. He put her in a trance and told her she would be a pirate when she woke up. It worked! At first it was fun to have a pirate for a mom, but now Pete is worried. He misses his mom and she’s kind of scaring the neighbors with all of her rough pirate ways. It’s up to Pete to find a way to help his swashbuckling mom. This fun story will tickle kid and parent alike.
Justin Somper has created a series of books that sails by night on the high seas. Twin siblings, Grace and Connor, are each on different ships after being lost at sea. Each have their own adventures, learning the ways of piracy, and discovering secrets about their own family. Sail along with them….if you dare.
These are listed as juvenile but are more appropriate for 5th grade and up.