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Whether you’re gearing up for Talk Like a Pirate Day or your preschoolers want to read about them, these pirate books for kids are perfect!
Talk Like a Pirate Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re gearing up to celebrate the holiday with your preschoolers or you’ve got a preschooler who loves pirates, these picture books are perfect for young readers.
Fill your book basket with a stack of pirate books for kids, and your preschoolers can go on a reading adventure!
Pirate Books for Kids
Fill your book basket with these fun pirate books for preschoolers! Most of these books can be found at your library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order the books from Amazon by clicking the images or links below.
Pirate Pete’s Talk Like a Pirate | Pete has a wonderful new ship, but no crew. But not just any crew will do. One by one Pete interviews his potential crew, and one by one they get the boot! Whoever will he find to help him sail the high seas? A hilarious and fun-to-read-aloud book that will have every child talking like a pirate.
Pirate Pete | As Pirate Pete and his trusty parrot sail the seas in search of gold and booty, they have a hard time tracking down the jackpot when he goes ashore at Candy Island, Clover Island, Sleepy Island, and Dragon Island.
Do Pirates Take Baths? | Humorous rhyming answers to thirteen questions about the life of pirates
Pirate Princess | Princess Bea isn’t like other princesses—she prefers pirate ships above tea parties, the salty sea over silly dolls. But what’s a landlocked princess to do?
A Year on a Pirate Ship | 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.
The Berenstain Bears Pirate Adventure | X marks the spot for Captain Cub, Brown Bear the Pirate, and Honey Bones on the isle of their imagination.
Pirate’s Perfect Pet | Ahoy! Pirates, pets, and puns run amok as a swaggering, softhearted captain takes off on a mad search for the perfect animal sidekick.
Pirate’s Lullaby | Yo, ho, ho! It’s bedtime! But this little swashbuckler will do anything to avoid going to sleep. Read along as he stalls for time—searching for peg-legged Captain Teddy, stowing his toys in the ship’s treasure chest, and even playing a game of walk-the-plank! Snuggle up with your own little pirate for a fun and delightful high-seas adventure as you wind down your exciting day together.
The Gingerbread Pirates |
A funny and magical Christmas story about a gingerbread pirate, Captain Cookie, and his daring adventure on Christmas eve to rescue his crew from a mysterious cannibal named Santa Claus…
Pirates Go to School | A funny rhyming story about the silly things pirates do when they go to school.
The Pirate Games | Captain Hook tries to take Jake’s trumpet in this fun story based on the hit Disney Junior preschool series Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
Pirate Treasure Hunt! | When Rusty finds an old pirate map, he’s convinced it will lead to buried treasure. But as the clues get stranger and stranger, Rusty and his friend Ruby discover more than just riches and jewels where X marks the spot!
Let’s Be…Pirates | Let’s go on an adventure with Tiny Travelers Jack, Ella, Noah, Izzy, and their cat, Lucky, as they set sail on the high seas to find the buried treasure!
Pirate Mom| Join Pete, whose mom has been hypnotized to believe she’s actually a pirate, on his adventure to get his mom to remember who she really is!
Count with the Pirates | How many swords are on the beach? Are there more pirate ships or boats?
You’ll soon discover in this fun game, Count With The Pirates!
The Pirate-Cruncher | 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.
Night of the Ghost Pirate | A coloring book with shiny stickers starring Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol! Ryder and the pups become ghost hunters when they attend a costume party on an old pirate ship.
Everything I Know About Pirates | Thoroughly researched using educated guesses and made-up facts, the book reveals everything you’d ever want to know about those notorious bad guys of the high seas.
Pirates Love Underpants | Grab your peg leg and your parrot—and don’t forget the underpants! This wacky picture book pairs pirates and underwear in an uproarious adventure.
Pirates Don’t Change Diapers | When the pirate crew turns up at Jeremy Jacob’s house and accidentally wakes his baby sister, that wee scallywag howls louder than a storm on the high seas. Sure, there’s buried treasure to be found, but nobody’s digging up anything until Bonney Anne quits her caterwauling. So, quicker than you can say “scurvy dog,” Braid Beard and his swashbuckling pirates become . . . babysitters? Blimey!
Pirate Pups! | Set sail with the rescue pups from Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol as they search for lost pirate treasure!
Goodnight Pirate | In Goodnight Pirate, kids can say goodnight to everything from parrots to spyglasses to crow’s nests, because it’s time for rest.
There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Map! | There was an old pirate who swallowed a map. I don’t know why she swallowed a map–ARGH!–but it wasn’t a trap!
Pirates in Pajamas | Pirates just LOVE pajamas! Frilly ones and spotted ones, woolly ones and dotted ones. Leap aboard the Leaky Parrot for the funniest pirate pajama party EVER!
How I Became a Pirate | Pirates have green teeth—when they have any teeth at all. I know about pirates, because one day, when I was at the beach building a sand castle and minding my own business, a pirate ship sailed into view…
The Pirates Next Door | The Jolley-Rogers have traded in the high seas for suburban life.
There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish | There was an old pirate . . . who swallowed a fish, a bird, a map, some gold, and even a whole pirate ship! Will the Old Pirate sink to the bottom of the deep, dark sea? Yo ho ho! Watch his belly grow!
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map | When Captain Pete discovers a treasure map, he and his crew are ready to set out and sail the seas to find the buried gold and jewels. But they weren’t expecting to find a giant sea monster along the way!
How to Be a Pirate | Little landlubbers get to earn their sea legs on a pirate ship amidst the goofiest pirates ever. There’s lingo to learn (Gangway! Blimey! Yo-ho-ho!), a pirate look to choose (Pick a parrot for your arm. Every pirate’s lucky charm!), and most importantly, pirate rules to learn (No more toothpaste! Farewell, bath! Once ye choose the pirate path!).
Pirate Boy | “What if I want to be a pirate and sail away on a pirate ship?” Danny asks his mom. She will be sad; but if Danny doesn’t like it and wants to go home, she will come to the rescue, even if she has to ride on a dolphin, battle sea monsters, and wield a bottle of pirate-shrinking spray to do it!
Which of these pirate books will you read first?