Archive for the ‘Pirates’ Category

1001 Pirate Things to Spot by Rob Lloyd Jones

July 6, 2010 - 10:06 pm No Comments

My kids used to LOVE books like this! This book (and books like it) are great for teaching vocabulary and practicing counting. They are also great for trips!

The Pirate and the Penguin by Patricia Storms

July 6, 2010 - 12:34 am No Comments

Penguin has to knit himself a sweater because he thinks the South Pole is too cold. He is tired of being cold all the time and he is bored…he wants adventure and sunshine! Pirate is allergic to the sun, would rather find inner peace than treasure and just wants to relax. Penguin and Pirate end up switching places and find exactly what they have been looking for.

I Love My Pirate Papa by Laura Leuck

July 3, 2010 - 10:47 pm No Comments

The life of a pirate’s child…you get to walk the plank whenever you want, you learn the letter X from looking at all those treasure maps, you get to use a telescope to look for land, you get to have belching contests and you always get a little sack of gold whenever the other pirates on board find treasure. The best thing about being a pirate’s child, however, is when your pirate papa puts you to bed each night.

Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke

July 2, 2010 - 11:00 pm No Comments

Molly is out at sea trying to reach her grandma’s house when Captain Firebeard and his crew find her and bring her on board. They make her peel potatoes, clean boots, patch the sails and scrub the decks. They quickly learn, however, that you should never mess with a little girl named Molly, especially when her mom is Barbarous Bertha.

Pugwash Aloft by John Ryan

July 1, 2010 - 10:34 pm No Comments

Captain Pugwash decides to take the day off and spend the day teaching his crew to sing which was the perfect opportunity for Cut-throat Jake to jump on board with his crew and ruin singing practice. Things don’t go well for the Pugwash crew until the clever cabin boy comes up with a creative solution that leaves Cut-throat Jake and his crew all tied up.

How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

June 30, 2010 - 10:38 pm 1 Comment

Jeremy Jacob gets invited to be a pirate on the high seas with Braid Beard and his crew when the pirates see his sand castle on the beach and realize what a good digger he is. They have treasure to bury and he is just the person they need to help them dig the hole. Jeremy loves the pirate life…the sea chanteys, the lack of vegetables on board and that pirates don’t have to brush their teeth. All is going well until it’s bedtime and Jeremy realizes that pirates don’t read bedtime stories (they don’t have any books at all actually) and they don’t tuck kids in at night either. Jeremy does figure out a way to help them though and also figures out a way to get home in time for his soccer game, too.