Kids love pirates, and there are a lot of pirate books out there, but the ones below are each special in a unique way.
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Kathryn Brown
A perfectly-told wordless story that shows the tender side of a very tough pirate.
by Melinda Long, illustrated by David Shannon
Jeremy sails off with pirates and has a great time, but also realizes the downsides with pirate life — told with humor and David Shannon's great illustrations.
by David McPhail
This story is not only about pirates, but also about the power of reading and imagination.
by John Burningham
Shirley has all kinds of (imagined?) pirate adventures while her parents issue boring warnings from the beach; the contrast is perfect.
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About Karen Kennedy
Karen lives on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her husband and two sons. She's a lawyer by vocation, a reader by avocation and she's spent years finding the best children's books on various topics with the help of her sons and the New York Public Library.
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