Monday, July 27, 2015

Our Top Ten Pirate Books for Preschoolers

There has to be some magic in those pirate books. They are always so engaging and an excellent base for learning manners and some history! Today we are sharing our top six pirate books, and several more our 3-4 year olds liked to listen to this year.


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Maisy's Pirate Treasure Hunt by Lucy Cousins. My daughter loves lift-the-flap books; and this one is her very favorite. It really encourages to learn how to use maps (in the simplified way) to find 3 keys and a treasure chest. We had to travel through this book and hunt for treasures many times - it never gets old!

That's Not My Pirate (Usborne Touchy Feely) by Fiona Watt. Kids would literally drop everything exciting they were doing to come and touch, and retell this book. I like how books from this series teach little ones to use adjectives.

Peppa Pig and the Treasure Hunt by Candlewick Press. It's time for a treasure hunt on the backyard!

There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish by Jennifer Ward. The silly books from this series are our kids' favorites with the pirate's book being one of the best. It introduces the new vocabulary using the most funny illustrations!

How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long. This story book is so fun to read together! We found out all the pros and cons of being a pirate as stated by a little boy Jeremy Jacob.

Port Side Pirates (A Barefoot Singalong) by Oscar Seaworthy. There are short reviews of historical pirates, pirates around the world, the music for the song, and a nice chart naming the parts of a ship - a real treasure! The fun rhymes and music are accompanied by wonderful illustrations!



Pirate Pete by Kim Kennedy. The pirate and his parrot are after the Queen's treasure map.

 Pirate Pete's Talk Like a Pirate by Kim Kennedy. Pete needs to choose his crew. At the job interview, the main requirement is to talk like a pirate!

Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC by June Sobel. The crew is on the mission: they have to capture all the letters, or else...

Pirate Pat (Usborne Very First Reading) by Mairi Mackinnon. This book is first in a series of Usborne Very First Reading books: parents and kids take turns to read a story followed by some fun little games at the end of each book. We love them!

What are your favorite pirate books?


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