Love Jack Sparrow or Captain Hock? These books about pirates are for you!
Yo-ho, yo-ho, the pirate life for me, especially if it includes treasure maps and books about pirates and the high sea!
Pirates are the bad guys that everyone loves! I love doing pirate talk with the kids, as they are so tickled and get into the pirate lingo and swagger very quickly!
So adjust your eye patch and sharpen your wits, as here are my top three story books about pirates which you can enjoy, with or without rum!
This is my favourite pirate book as its read in rhyme (you know I’m a sucker for these)!
Have you ever wondered whether pirates wear pyjamas when it’s time to say goodnight? Well, all aboard the Leaky Parrot ship to find out! Captain Grotbeard and his crew love bubble baths, jim-jams and pillow fights. Being a pirate now doesn’t need a patch or sword – just grab your best pyjamas and climb into bed!
The illustrations are worth pouring over as each pirate is up to his own shenanigans on each page. Pay special attention to the bathtub part, where the pirates have a blast with their shampoo styling!
Pirates in Pyjamas is a great prelude to bedtime as your little one can snuggle in with this funny band of sea bandits!
Hands up if you are looking for a book to encourage your child to clean up!
This story on the sea is about how a quick-witted shrimp saves his friends from the pirates’ cooking pot in this undersea caper about friendship, tolerance… and CLEANING!
Scrubadub the Shrimp lovessss to clean. He polishes the crabs, trims the reeds, shampoos the fish and grooms the frogs, until all his friends are fed up with his OCD scrubbing ways. However, when his seafood friends are scooped from the sea by hungry pirates, only Scrubadub can save them from the stew pot… using his super cleaning powers!
Pirate Stew is funny and engaging and will likely encourage even the messiest children to tidy up!
This series of books are apt for bookworms like me as Henry, the studious and diligent pirate rabbit, is the one who usually saves the day!
Led by Captain Barnacle Black Ear, this band of Buccaneer Bunnies are always busy with pirate matters – shooting one another out of cannons, swinging from the masts of their ship, sleeping whilst on duty… These hare-brained scallywags are usually too preoccupied to listen, even when Henry finds a threatening message in a bottle.
Henry works frantically on his book to map out a plan, whsilt being bellowed at for wasting his time. When the Crazed Chicken Pirates attack the unsuspecting Bunnies though, will Henry and his book save the day?
You’ve to read Henry & the Crazed Chicken Pirates to find out!
Tadaaa! My top three favourite children’s books about pirates and their misadventures!
I’ve got a few more books which interestingly feature female pirates. Would these be of interest to you?
Let me know if you are, and I’ll plan for that in the upcoming book lists!
Featured books are suitable for children from 6 years and up.
All books featured are available in Singapore’s public libraries and in the bookshops linked.
Want to have your own pirate adventures? Learn how to make your own pirate treasure chest here! This is the perfect activity to follow with, after you’ve read these books about pirates with your child!