Picture Books: Pirates

See also books in the Non-Fiction section – Call # 910.4 and 910.45

Picture Books

Andreae, Giles. Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs J PIC AND
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.

Brown, Calef. Pirateria: The Wonderful Plunderful Pirate Emporium J PIC BRO
Illustrations and rhyming text invite the reader to explore a store that provides everything a privateer, mutineer, or buccaneer might want in the way of high-quality pirate gear, from clothing to classes in smuggling molasses.

Funke, Cornelia. Pirate Girl (can be found in A Princess, A Pirate, and One Wild Brother J PIC FUN)
Find out what happens when Captain Firebeard and his band kidnap a small but feisty girl named Molly. The pirates are in for a real surprise!

Grossman-Hensel, Katharina. Papa Is a Pirate J PIC GRO
Papa claims he doesn't really go to an office every day; he's actually a pirate. Is his more and more incredible story a tall tale?

Harley, Bill. Dirty Joe, the Pirate: A True Story J PIC HAR
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.

Helquist, Brett. Roger, the Jolly Pirate J PIC HEL
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.

Jones, Rob Lloyd. 1001 Pirate Things to Spot J PIC USB
This swashbuckling puzzle book is packed with things to find and count. Search pirate ports, stormy seas, and sunken ships to see if you can spot all the hidden treasure. Just look out for the sea monsters!

Kennedy, Kim. Pirate Pete's Talk Like a Pirate J PIC KEN (see also Pirate Pete J PIC KEN and Pirate Pete's Giant Adventure, J PIC KEN)
In search of a crew, Pirate Pete and his parrot look for "stanky scallywags" who possess certain conversational skills.

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

Lasky, Kathryn. Pirate Bob J PIC LAS
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.

Leuck, Laura. I Love My Pirate Papa J PIC LEU
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.

Long, Melinda. How I Became a Pirate J PIC LON (see also Pirates Don't Change Diapers J PIC LON)
Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of their life.

Lucas, David. The Skeleton Pirate J PIC LUC
Defeated by an unruly bunch of pirates who throw him overboard, a once-fearsome pirate is rescued by a mermaid only to be swallowed by a whale who suffers from indigestion.

McPhail, David. Edward and the Pirates J PIC MCP
Once Edward has learned to read, books and his imagination provide him with great adventures.

Quattlebaum, Mary. Pirate vs. Pirate: The Terrific Tale of Big Blustery Maritime Match J PIC QUA
A male pirate from the Atlantic Ocean and a female pirate from the Pacific Ocean meet and have a contest to see who is the best pirate in the world.

Seaworthy, Oscar. Port Side Pirates
Sing along to this jaunty pirate song. Includes information on different types of pirate ships--including a labeled galleon--and some famous pirates.

Smith, Danna. Pirate Nap: A Book of Colors J PIC CONCEPT SMI
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.

Spires, Ashley. Small Saul J PIC SPI
Small Saul is not your typical pirate and his shipmates don't appreciate him—at first.


Florian, Douglas. Shiver me Timbers: Pirate Poems and Paintings J 811.54 FLO
Learn about pirate life through these humorous poems, full of wonderful language and fun to read aloud.

Gilpin, Rebecca. Pirate Things to Make and Do J 745.5 GIL
An activity book for kids who love pirates.

Gunderson, Jessica. Your Life as a Cabin Boy on a Pirate Ship J 910.45 GUN
The un-sugarcoated truth about what it was really like to be a cabin boy.

Havercroft, Elizabeth. A Year on a Pirate Ship J 910.45 HAV
There's lots to find in these illustrations depicting an eventful year in the life of one pirate ship.

Hanson, Anders and Hengel, Katherine. Biggest, Baddest Book of Pirates J 910.45 HAN
Learn about pirate life--from the pirate code to food to weapons to pirate jokes.

Riggs, Kate. Pirates J 910.45 RIG
A simple introduction to the roving warriors known as pirates, including their history, lifestyle, weapons, and how they remain a part of today's culture by their continued existence.

Rissman, Rebecca. Pirates J 910.45 RIS
A very basic introduction to pirates.

Shirley, Rebekah Joy. I Want to Be a Pirate J 745.592 SHI
Step-by-step instructions for making all the parts of a pirate's costume, including the parrot!