Pirate Books For Kids To Read

Introducing your kiddo to the world of pirates and their adventures? There’s no better way to do that than getting your hands on some fun pirate books for kids. And to help you out with that, here are not just one or two but 20 coolest pirate themed books to pick from. Talk about being spoilt for choice!

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Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map by James Dean

Time to get your kiddo on a fun filled adventure with this book. It packs in over 30 fun stickers and an interesting story about a cat that embarks on an adventure to find buried gold!


The Berenstain Bears Pirate Adventure by Mike Berenstain
And here’s an excellent addition to your kid’s Berenstain Bear’s collection- a pirate adventure themed book that’s packed with cannons and treasure!

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Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by Melinda Long

Looking for a pirate book for your kiddo that has a bit of a funny side? This one can be a great pick. It also has some hilarious illustrations that will keep your kiddo hooked for sure!

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Who Was Blackbeard? by James Buckley Jr.

There’s no better way to introduce the legend of Blackbeard than with this book! It packs in so much fun and interesting information and is another great pirate book for kids to get your hands on.


Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman

Here’s another fun and wacky pirate themed book that has colourful illustrations and a funny rhyme that might just make it your kiddo’s next favourite.


Pirate Boy by Eve Bunting

A delightful book about a pirate boy and his love for his brave mom, Pirate Boy is another must add to your kid’s book collection.


How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

How I Became a Pirate is a fun and adventure packed book with an amazing storyline and some beautiful illustrations- perfect for growing toddlers!

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Goodnight Pirate by Michelle Robinson

If you’re on the hunt for a fun bedtime book for your kiddo, Goodnight Pirate is the perfect one. Packed with colourful and cute illustrations, your toddler will be drifting away into dreamland in no time.

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Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten! by Lisa Robinson

Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten is another excellent pick if you’re looking for some good pirate books for kids, especially for preschoolers!

pirate books for kids


Dinosaur Pirates by Penny Dale

The perfect combination of dinosaurs and pirates is here! This book is great for little learners who are just discovering more about both of them!


There was an Old Pirate who Swallowed a Fish by Jennifer Ward

And here’s an excellent rhyme that goes along perfectly with the ‘Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly’ song- great if you’re introducing your kiddo to pirates for the first time.

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Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle

What happens when a family of pirates decide to leave the high seas and settle down in a suburban life? This fun filled book is just that and more.


How to be a Pirate by Sue Fliess

From getting to learn different pirate lingo to learning the rules of becoming a pirate, this book has a lot to offer to your kiddo.


Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle

And here’s another hilarious picture book you should definitely get your hands on. It is all about pirates, treasure and the ways of the seas.


Pirate of Kindergarten by George Ella Lyon

Packed with vibrant illustrations, this book is a story of Ginny, a little girl in kindergarten who finds a rather cool solution to the problem she’s facing- an eye patch that makes her look like a pirate!


On a Pirate Ship by Sarah Courtauld

On a Pirate Ship is another must have for your kid’s book collection. It is a simple story that teaches your child about a pirate and his life on the seas.


Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel

Perfect if you’re looking for a good book to teach your kid about alphabets, Shiver Me Letters offers an excellent pirate and language learning experience.


Pirate Pete’s Talk Like a Pirate by Kim Kennedy

Pirate Pete’s Talk Like a Pirate is yet another story centred around pirates, but this time, it is also about a brother sister duo who sail the high seas.


The Night Pirates by Peter Harris

The Night Pirates is a fantastic story of a little boy named Tom, who embarks on an adventurous journey into the seas after he is, one day, awoken by some noises outside his home.


Pirate Princess by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Looking to instil a little girl power in your little girl? Pirate Princess is just the right book to get your hands on.

About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.

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