“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.”
When I was small of my favorite rides at Disneyland was Pirates of the Caribbean. There is something about pirates that are so fun when you’re small. Maybe it’s the treasure? Or possibly the adventures? Or even the argh!
Here are some Petite Stag picks for pirates:
Pirates Go to School, by Corinne Demas (Orchard Books, 2001) is a really fun rhyming book that your petites will love. It is so silly thinking about pirates attending school and following rules. This story is sure to get some giggles.
No Pirates Allowed Said Library Lou, by Rhonda Growler Greene, (Sleeping Bear Press, 2013) is phenomenal, I have shared this story before here, the best part about this book is that the treasure lies within books – what an amazing message to send to petites.
How I Became a Pirate, by Melinda Long with illustrations by David Shannon (No David!), (Harcourt, 2003) is hilarious. The petites love this book, Jeremy Jacobs is indoctrinated into pirate life, and although it is terribly fun at first, there are no bedtime stories and no goodnight kisses. It is a great story that any petite swashbuckler will love.
Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by Melinda Long and David Shannon (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2007) have created a hilarious follow-up story to How I Became a Pirate, this time the main challenge is the care of Jeremy Jacob’s little sister.
Pajama Pirates by Andrew Kramer (Harper Collins, 2010) is one of our favorite nighttime books, the petites love how after putting on pajamas the adventure begins. That dreams can take you on the most wonderful adventures.
1001 Pirate Things to Spot – by Rob Lloyd Jones (Usborne, 2010) this really fun seek and find book will keep you little one searching for all the pirate items. Perfect for a plane or car ride.
If I a missing a great pirate book for petites let me know in the comments. We’re always looking to add to our collection.