Have you ever wondered what the Children's Librarians like to read? Recently, they were asked what their favorite pirate books are. I have listed their responses below.
A hilarious picture book debut has a scurvy crew setting off for an island of gold, where an unexpected development awaits under the final flap. I was sailing along and what did I see? An island of gold in the scurvy sea! But there's one small thing I forgot to share, there's also a monster waiting there. A mysterious old pirate tells a tavern of salty seadogs about an island bursting with hidden treasure. But once they set sail, he also mentions that it is guarded by the terrible Pirate Cruncher. When the pirates' greed gets the better of their fear, there's a big surprise in store!
Pirate Piggywiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox
Yo-ho-ho! The appealing little pig and his friends are swashbuckling through the seven seas! Piggywiggy, whos always exploring new career paths, now adds pirate to his adventures fighting fires and exploring outer space. He and his friends, including his beloved Teddy, don kerchiefs and eye patches, hoist the skull and crossbones, and set sail to a desert island, on the lookout for buried treasure. Will they find it? Of course they will, but young readers may have to redefine buried treasure!
Bubble Bath Pirates! by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
"BATH TIME!" calls out the pirate mommy. "ARGHHH!" answer her little pirates. It's time to walk the plank for these two pirate pretenders. To the refrain of "Yo ho, yo ho, it's off to the bath we go!" the pirates and their mommy make their way to a bath full of ships and suds and even a pirate rubber ducky. After all hands on deck have been soaped and swabbed, it's time for a little pirate treasure of ice cream before bedtime! Whether bath-lovers or bath-haters, children are sure to get caught up in this spirited adventure on the high seas of the bathtub.
I Love My Pirate Papa by Laura Leuck
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.
A Pirate's Guide to First Grade  by James Preller
Arr! It's the first day of first grade, and it's all hands on deck for a young pirate and his crew. How much trouble can they get into? What will they do at recess? And, most important, what treasure awaits them at school?
The Night Pirates  by Peter Harris
A perfectly pitched, irresistibly charming read-aloud picture book for the youngest pirate enthusiasts! "Down, down, down the dark, dark street they came. Up, up, up the dark, dark house they climbed. Stealthy as shadows, quiet as mice. Only the moon was watching when they arrived. Only the moon was watching when they left. Only the moon & one little boy." Tom is awoken by a band of rough, tough little girl pirates, so what does he do? He joins their ranks! Together they set sail in search of treasure. But what will happen when they meet a crew of rough, tough grown-up pirates? Readers will be swept up in the spare, jaunty text, & quirky illustrations in this unexpected bedtime adventure.
The Pirate of Kindergarten by George Ella Lyon
Ginny's eyes play tricks on her, making her see everything double, but when she goes to vision screening at school and discovers that not everyone sees this way, she learns that her double vision can be cured.
Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken  by Kate DiCamillo
She longed for adventure. So she left her home and ventured out into the wide world. The pleasures and perils she met proved plentiful: marauding pirates on the majestic seas, a ferocious lion under the bright lights of the big top, a mysterious stranger in an exotic and bustling bazaar. Yet in the face of such daunting danger, our heroine . . . She was brave. She was fearless. She was feathered. She was a chicken. A not-so-chicken chicken. Her name?
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.
Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by Melinda Long
Braid Beard and his pirate crew return to retrieve the treasure they buried in Jeremy Jacob's backyard, but first they must help calm his baby sister, Bonney Anne, whom they awoke from her nap.
Edward and the Pirates  by David McPhail
Reading everything he can after learning how to read, young Edward finds his imagination soaring and particularly enjoys adventure stories, and one day he wakes up to find himself surrounded by pirates.
Class Three at Sea  by Julia Jarman
The teacher and students of Class Three are so absorbed by the marine life they see while sailing on the ocean that they do not notice that they are being pursued by pirates.
This Little Pirate by Philomen Sturges
Two bands of pirates fight over a box, but when they raise the white flag and open the box together, they find a treasure to share.
Pirates of the Sea! by Brandon Dorman
Cap'n Bones and his crew face sharks, a sea serpent, and more as they follow a map toward a real treasure.
The Pirates of Plagiarism by Lisa Downey and Kathleen Fox
An attempt by Captain Bumbo and his crew of pirates to steal a treasure chest from the Clearview Elementary School library serves as a lesson on plagiarism and its pitfalls.
Pirateria: The Wonderful Plunderful Pirate Emporium by Calef Brown
Visit this one-stop pirate shop for all your swashbuckling needs. Are you a Privateer? A Mutineer? Or a happy-go-lucky Buccaneer? Do you need top quality pirate gear? Well never fear, Pirateria is here! Welcome to Pirateria, the most glorious pirate emporium on the seven seas! When pirates need superior wares for life at sea, they head on down to Pirateria, where they can find treasure chests (the very best), peg legs, planks, eye patches, head rags, vests, pantaloons, and even satchels and pouches for gems and doubloons, all at prices that can't be beat. Creativity runs amok in this energetic, rhyming text full of beards and barnacles and plenty of pirate fun. Arrrr ya looking for a good price on big-buckle shoes and a rollicking read-aloud about practical pirates? Look no further!
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaur by Giles Andreae
SHIVER ME TIMBERS! The treasure of pirate Rufus Rumblebelly has disappeared form the museum! Luckily, captain Flinn eagerly takes the helm and heads to Bag o' Bones Island. . .only to be met by a rogue gang of pirate dinosaurs with swords at the ready! Flinn and his friends may be able to triumph, but are they prepared to face the fierce, frightening, and most terrifying-looking pirate GIGANOTOSAURUS? Climb aboard for this rambunctious follow-up to the successful Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs !