How I Became a Pirate
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How I Became a Pirate
By: Melinda Long
Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of their life.
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.
The Pirate’s Eye
By: Robert Priest
When Captain Black the pirate loses his glass eye, a pauper finds it and creates a book from images of the captain's experiences that he sees within it, resulting in a change in both their lives.
By: David Harrison
Glamorous, swashbuckling, daring adventurers? Pirates have had good publicity for a long time. But they were really a bunch of misfits, thugs, and ne'er-do-wells who spent most of their time bored, waiting for a few moments of excitement and rich booty that could very well get them wounded or killed, or captured and executed. Still, a pirate's life was chosen by many, and this poetry collection describes the highs and lows and everything in between for those who swore the oath of the Brotherhood.
By: Douglas Rees
Wilson is one of the most bullied fourth-graders at the chaotic Very Elementary School until his long-lost uncle, Desperate Evil Wicked Bob--a pirate--and his talking penguin arrive and begin making everything ship-shape, one classroom at a time.
The Giant Rat of Sumatra: Or, Pirates Galore
By: Sid Fleischman
A cabin boy on a pirate ship finds himself in San Diego in 1846 as war breaks out between the United States and Mexico.
By: Celia Rees
In 1722, after arriving with her brother at the family's Jamaican plantation where she is to be married off, sixteen-year-old Nancy Kington escapes with her slave friend, Minerva Sharpe, and together they become pirates traveling the world in search of treasure.
Pirates: A Nonfiction Companion to Pirates Past Noon
By: Will Osborne & Mary Pope Osborne
What were pirates really like? How did people become pirates? Where did pirates bury their treasure? Dig up the answers to these questions and more. Includes information on pirate flags, pirate treasure, real-life pirates, walking the plank, and much more!
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World
By: Jane Yolen
Throughout the ages, women from all classes and walks of life turned to pirating out of necessity, desperation, or greed. Acclaimed author Jane Yolen examines the contradictions of these bold women's lives and times. Meet Artemisia, the admiral-queen of Persia in 500 BC; Grania O'Malley, the Irish "pirate queen" who challenged Queen Elizabeth I's British ships; Madame Ching, who sailed the South China Sea in the early 1800s; and then other female pirates on their ships, in battle, and in disguise.
How to be a Pirate
By: John Malam
The year is 1680, and once you sign on to the ship, there’s no turning back. You’ll need to learn new skills, like tying knots, rowing, and sword fighting. You’ll be taught how to pump out the bilge and repair torn sails. But most of all, you’ll want to capture ships and seize their treasure. Be ready to answer questions during your job interview at the end of the book. Answer most of them right, and you’ll get the job!
By: Alisha Niehaus
Designed as a hip time-travel journal into the pirate past, this compendium of the sea scoundrel's world includes all the detail of classic DK reference as well as excerpts from favorite piratical fiction, making Piratepedia a swashbuckling volume kids won't want to walk the plank without!
A Year on a Pirate Ship
By: Elizabeth Havercroft
Ahoy, mates! Would you like to know what life is like on a pirate ship? Then come live on board for the next twelve months. Check out these eight action-packed scenes for a bird's-eye view of the life and work of pirates on the open seas. See how the pirates attack a ship, deal with a whale, and handle a storm. Keep your eye on the calendar too. By spending a whole year with the pirate crew, you can watch events unfold as the seasons change.
Pippi Longstocking: Pippi in the South Seas
DVD j Lindgren
This time Pippi's adventures take her to the exciting South Seas. Among other things, she must deal with a band of pirates.
Scooby Doo and the Pirates
DVD j Scooby-doo and the pirates
Splash into action with seafaring sleuths Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang as they collide with a mystery ship and try to uncover clues from a vanished crew in Hassle in the Castle! Shaggy and Scooby-Doo are then captured by Redbeard the Pirate in Go Away Ghost Ship. Zoinks! If the case isn't solved soon, somebody's going to walk the plank!