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Pirates for kids

The third Pirates of the Caribbean movie opens at theaters tomorrow. Although I am looking forward to seeing what Captain Jack Sparrow is up to, this is not a movie for children of all ages. Disney’s marketing for the film, however, may lead you to believe it is appropriate entertainment for every age.

Kids are definitely fascinated by pirates. My boys have been since they were three. Learning about pirates leads them into all kinds of exciting adventures. Here at Kidoinfo, we are posting a series of fun, safe, and creative ways for kids to experience the world of pirates. Our first post was about Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, and the many spin-offs from his original tale. Today we have a great list of pirate books. Look for more things pirate in the future at Kidoinfo.

Pirate books for kids of all ages. My boys’ preschool teachers at Child’s Play compiled most of this list. It was definitely the year of the pirates in their classroom.

Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC by June Sobel. Illustrated by Henry Cole. (Ages 2 – 5)
The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate by Margaret Mahy. (Ages 2 – 5)
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long. Illustrated by David Shannon. (Ages 3 – 7)
Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by Melinda Long. Illustrated by David Shannon. (Ages 3 – 7)
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs by Giles Andreae. Illustrated by Russell Ayto. (Ages 4 -8)
Tough Boris by Mem Fox. (Ages 4 -8)
The Old Pirate of Central Park by Robert Priest. (Ages 4 -8)
Pirate Pete by Kim Kennedy. (Ages 4 -8)
Pirate Pete`s Giant Adventure by Kim Kennedy. (Ages 4 -8)
Pirate Mom (Step Into Reading: A Step 3 Book) by Deborah Underwood
Grandma and the Pirates by Phoebe Gilman. (Ages 4 -8)
The Night Pirates by Peter Harris. Illustrated by Deborah Allwright. (Ages 4 -8)
Edward and The Pirates by David McPhail. (Ages 4 -8)
The Pirates of Bedford Street by Rachel Isadora. (Ages 4 -8)
Do Pirates Take Baths by Kathy Tucker. (Ages 4 -8)
One-Eyed Jake by Pat Hutchins. (Ages 4 -8)
Everything I Know About Pirates by Tom Lichtenheld. (Ages 4 -10)
The Pirate’s Eye by Robert Priest. (Ages 5 -8)

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