OOOH! I almost missed it; today, September 19th, is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Ahoy, mates, Long John Silver’s restauraunts are promoting Talk Like a Pirate Day with special prices today and with this Pirate Name Generator.
Mine is “Cannonball Carrie the Mosquito”??????? Well, shiver me timbers!
Pirate Stories for Kids:
Obadiah the Bold by Brinton Turkle. Great picture book about a Quaker boy who wants to be a pirate.
Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash.
Treasure island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Classic story of the boy, Jim Hawkins, and the pirate, Long John Silver.
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Mystery in the Pirate Oak by Helen Fuller Orton. I used to read Ms. Orton’s mysteries when I was a kid of a girl. Good children’s mystery books.
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
The Ghost in the Noonday Sun by Sid Fleischman
Pirate Stories for Older Kids:
Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier
Captain Blood, His Odyssey by Rafael Sabatini
These are only the books and/or authors with which I’m familiar.
Here’s a much more exhaustive list.