Manchester, Connecticut

Pirates

  • Kennedy, Kim. Pirate Pete's Giant Adventure. (Make Believe JJ Kennedy)
    • When the a sea fairy promises him a new ship in return for retrieving a stolen magic sapphire, Pirate Pete discovers that the gem is guarded by a fierce, yet dimwitted, giant.
  • Krosoczka, Jarrett. Bubble Bath Pirates. (Make Believe JJ Krosoczka)
    • When pirate mommy announces bathtime, it is yo ho ho and to the bath we go for her little pirates.
  • Krupinski, Loretta. Pirate Treasure. (Make Believe JJ Krupinski)
    • When pirates Captain Oliver and Rosie decide to try farming near the town of Mousam they learn that the sayings about weather that they used while at sea are equally useful on land.
  • Long, Melinda. Pirates Don't Change Diapers. (Make Believe JJ Long)
    • Braid Beard and his pirate crew return to retrieve the treasure they buried in Jeremy Jacob's backyard, but first they must help calm his baby sister, Bonney Anne, whom they awoke from her nap.
  • McElligott, Matthew. Blackbeard and the Birthday Suit. (Make Believe JJ McElligott)
    • A humorous story of a rough, tough, and hairy pirate who gets some new clothes.
  • McPhail, David. Edward and the Pirates. (Make Believe JJ McPhail)
    • Once Edward has learned to read, books and his vivid imagination provide him with great adventures.
  • Sobel, June. Shiver Me Letters: a Pirate ABC. (Concepts JJ Sobel)
    • Having decided that R is not enough for them, a bumbling band of pirates sets sail on a quest to capture the rest of the alphabet.


Beginnning Readers (JJE)

  • Dubowski, Cathy. Pirate School. (JJE Dubowski)
    • At Pirate School, Pete learns to act like a pirate and fight it out, but when he and a classmate find a treasure at the same time, pirate rules don't seem to work.
  • Underwood, Deborah. Pirate Mom. (JJE Underwood)
    • When a hypnotist convinces Pete's mother that she is a pirate, Pete tries to find a way to turn her back into a regular parent.


Beginning Chapter Books (JE)

  • Cannon. A. E. Way Out West With Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe. (JE Cannon)
    • Two silly pirates go on a search for their Wild West cousins and end up at a surprise birthday party.
  • Morgan, Christopher. Pirates Eat Porridge. (JE Morgan)
    • While Mom and Dad are away, a pirate takes Billy and his sister Heidi on a wild adventure.


Junior Fiction (J)

  • Babbitt, Natalie. Jack Plank Tells Tales. (J Babbitt)
    • Pirate Jack is unable to get a job and he spends his evenings telling stories to the other boarders at Mrs. DelFresno's boarding house.
  • Barry, Dave. Peter and the Starcatchers. (J Barry)
    • When young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff, they set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold, but the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger.
  • Colfer, Eoin. Eoin Colfer's Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth. (J Colfer)
    • Will and Marty Woodman travel with their family to a small seaside town famous for its resident ghost, pirate Captain Augustine Crow, who haunts the seashore.
  • Fleischman, Sid. The Giant Rat of Sumatra: or Pirates Galore. (J Fleischman)
    • A cabin boy on a pirate ship finds himself in San Diego in 1846 as war breaks out between the United States and Mexico.
  • Fleischman, Sid. The Ghost in the Noonday Sun. (J Fleischman)
    • 12-year old Oliver tries to escape from pirates who take him to a haunted island.
  • Rossell, Judith. Jack Jones and the Pirate Curse. (J Rossell)
    • With the death of his Great-Uncle Mungo, Jack learns to his dismay that, as the tenth-generation descendant of the Caribbean pirate Blackstrap Morgan, he is next in line to inherit the Pirate Curse and is fated to spend his life running from a vengeful band of pirates--unless he finds a way to outsmart them.
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. (J Stevenson)
    • While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.


Non-Fiction

  • Hamilton, Hohn. Pirate Ships and Weapons. (J 910.45 Hamilton)
    • Armed and dangerous -- Blades -- Firearms -- Tooth and nail -- Pirate ships -- Jolly Roger -- Cannons -- Battle tactics.
  • Lassieur, Allison. History of Pirates: from Privateers to Outlaws. (J 910.4 Lassieur)
    • Describes the history of pirates, including the reasons people became pirates and why the Golden Age of Piracy ended.
  • Lewman, David. Yo-ho-ha-ha-ha!: A Pirate Joke Book (J 808.87 Lewman)
    • Based on the TV series SpongeBob Squarepants created by Stephen Hillenburg as seen on Nickelodeon.
  • Lichtenheld, Tom. Everything I Know About Pirates. (J 910.45 Lichtenheld)
    • A collection of made-up facts, educated guesses, and silly pictures about pirates.
  • Matthews, John. Pirates. (J 910.4 Matthews)
    • An introduction to the world of pirates, including the history of pirating, the ships and flags, life on board, pirate attacks and treasure, as well as profiling some of the most notorious pirates, discussing their lives on land, their capture and trials, and punishment. Includes a look at pirate fiction, a time line, and numerous pull-out maps, letters, and other movable parts.
  • Niehaus, Alisha. Piratepedia. (J 910.4 Niehaus)
    • Ancient pirates -- Corsairs -- Privateers -- Buccaneers and the golden age of piracy -- Asian pirates -- Modern-day pirates -- Classic pirate literature.
  • O'Donnell, Liam. Pirate Ships Sailing the High Seas. (J 910.4 O'Donnell)
    • Presents different types of pirate ships and their features, how they were obtained, their uses and care, and some of the famous pirates who used them.
  • Robins, Deri. Great Pirate Activity Book. (J 790.1Robins)
    • Make your own pirate ship, treasure chest, and pirate outfit. Learn new games and much, much more.
  • Tessaro, Chuck. Big Book of Pirates. (J 910.45 Tessaro)
    • Gives descriptions of pirate lifestyles and codes of conduct, maps and ship diagrams, and accounts of notorious pirates.
  • Yolen, Jane. Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World. (J 910.45 Yolen)
    • Brief biographies of women pirates from around the world.


Biography (JB)

  • Hamilton, Sue. Captain Kidd. (JB Kidd, William)
  • Hamilton, Sue. Henry Morgan. (JB Morgan, Henry)