Ten Pirate Books to Enjoy with Your ChildrenDIANNA KENNEDY
Argh, matey! Are you searching the very best pirate books for read aloud time? If you’re studying the oceans, tales of the high seas are the perfect partner. These are my very favorite pirate themed books to enjoy together as a family during read aloud time. File these away in your treasure chest today! Links are affiliate links.
What sort of adventures can a young pirate and his crew discover at school? You’ll need to bring out your best pirate voice for this story.
(Preschool to 2nd Grade)
This one is perfect for dads to read aloud at bedtime. The rhyming text will keep even the youngest scallywags engaged!
What would a mom do if her little boy sailed away on a pirate ship? Of course, she’d sail after him – riding on dolphins and fighting sea creatures along the way.
We found this beautiful picture book at a local library discard shelf. This treasure, about a pirate who loses his glass eye, is one of our family’s favorites.
Work on letter recognition and have fun with your young sailors. If you miss a letter, you might have to walk the plank. Perfect for preschool pirates.
Want to get your kids in the kitchen? Don’t miss these ideas for kid chefs — all the recipes are ocean related. This would be perfect if you were planning a pirate party or ocean unit study.
There’s only one thing that terrify pirates: BABIES! In this hysterical story, pirates take on the role of babysitters to sweet Bonney Anne.
Young Jeremy finds that there are things that he misses dearly when he joins Captain Beard. Another beauty illustrated by David Shannon. This is a perfect companion to Pirates Don’t Change Diapers.
What happens when pirates snatch Grandma and her noodle pudding? Don’t miss the story! (Currently out of print; check with your local library.)
If you’re weary of making your own pirate voices, choose this classic from Robert Louis Stevenson and listen while the kids are eating lunch. With an audio book, parents can relax and listen or multi-task while taking care of the laundry.
Did I miss a pirate book that your family loves? Leave your best ideas in the comments. I’d love to find some new favorites.