Great Pirate Books for Kids to Read

Great Pirate Books for Kids

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One of our top themes for the 2018 – 2019 Virtual Book Club for Kids was Pirates. We loved reading How I became a Pirate and sharing some fun activities for the week to do with your preschoolers and older toddlers. As requested we have searched and found some more Pirate Books for Kids that are perfect to go with these pirate activities. So go ahead and check out this fantastic selection of books that you and your kids will love themed around Pirates.

A great selection of Pirate Books that kids of all ages will love to read. From simple toddler touch and feel books to classic literature that the whole family will enjoy


Favourite Pirate Book for All Kids

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If we had to recommend one book that all age kids will love whether you read aloud to your toddler our your school-aged kid reads to themselves we recommend How I became a Pirate by Melinda Long.

Pirate Books for Toddlers

Fun pirate books that you and your toddler will love to read together

This section of books is ideal to read aloud to your youngest members of the family. Often coming in board book form fill up your book basket with these and share them throughout the day as well as leave them around for your toddlers to pick up when they want to read and explore a book.

Sheep on a Ship by Nancy Shaw

That’s Not My Pirate… by Fiona Watt

Pirate Nap a Book of Colors by Danna Smith

Bizzy Bear: Pirate Adventure by Nosy Crow

Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman

Pirate Books for Preschoolers

Pirate Books for Preschoolers that you can read for fun and to learn recommended by early childhood educators and parents

With preschoolers the books are a little longer, often combining elements of learning or longer stories. You will see that the Pirates Love Underpants book is featured here as well. This is a silly fun story that toddlers, preschoolers and older kids will love.

How to Be a Pirate (Little Golden Book) by Sue Fliess and Nikki Dyson

Goodnight Pirate: The Perfect Bedtime Book! by Michelle Robinson and Nick East

Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC by June Sobel and Henry Cole

Pirate Boy by Eve Bunting and Julie Fortenberry

Pirates Love Underpants (The Underpants Books) by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort

Join the Virtual Book Club for Kids

If you have enjoyed these Pirate Books for Kids then why not sign up for our Virtual Book Club for Kids and have fun reading, playing, learning and creating based around fun preschool themes and books. Click over to our Pirate Activities at the bottom for a taste of a fun week plan that we share.

Each week during “term time” you will receive a fun Activity Plan link straight to your inbox with 5 simple to do activities around a fun theme and featuring a picture book that we recommend.

It’s simple to join in this FREE BOOK CLUB ONLINE FOR KIDS just fill in the information below and confirm your email address when the first email arrives. You are then all set up to get more fun activities for you and your preschooler to do together throughout the year.

Weekly Virtual Book Club Plans

Get ideas for activities, crafts and recipes based on popular themes and featured books straight to your inbox each week to inspire you to connect and create with your children


Pirate Books for Kindergarten and Older

Pirate books for Kindergarten and older that you and they will enjoy reading. From silly tales to classic books there is a range of types and recommendations to read together.

When it comes to books once your child starts school there is such a range that we have included a few easy books that bridge the gap between none-reader and reader as well as some classics that you and your children can read aloud together.

The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle

The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle

Tough Boris by Mem Fox

Pirateology: The pirate hunter’s companion by Captain William Lubbe

Pirates Past Noon (The Magic Tree House) by Mary Pope Osbourne

The Jolley Rogers and the Ghostly Galeon by Jonny Duddle

Magic Marks the Spot: The Very Nearly Honourable League of Pirates by Caroline Carlson

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Peter Pan by J M Barrie 

Pirate Activities

Pirate Week Activity Plan for Preschoolers inspired by the book How I Became a Pirate. Featuring 5 simple play, learn and create activities for a fun week.

All of the books above will work fantastically with our Preschool Activities for a Pirate Theme and our How I Became a Pirate Activities

Also check out our Pirate Week Activities on Pinterest for even more inspiration for hands-on ideas that you can connect with these fun pirate books for kids.

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