And, when you are getting ready to tuck your little matey into bed tonight, don't forget to finish off the day with a story to bring on the pirate dreams. Here are just a few that I would recommend that have been shared in our home and visited often . . .
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long & David Shannon
Beautiful intricate illustrations detailing one young boy's encounter with pirates, both the good and the bad.
1001 Pirate Things to Spot by Rob Lloyd Jones
A family favorite filled with amazing pirate pictures with 1001 hidden pirate objects. Great for quiet cuddle time!
On a Pirate Ship by Sarah Courtauld & Benji Davies
Imagine a day in the life of a pirate, this perfect read-aloud will get your listeners joining in the action of the story.
Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC by June Sobel
An alphabet story with a pirate loot twist. All you need is an "R" to get you started on a wild treasure hunt!
Pirate Pete by Kim Kennedy
My son loved Pirate Pete and the repetitive nature of the story. Even before you have a reader on your hands, your little one can help you read this one before the end.
If you are looking for more pirate ideas, be sure to check out these other great resources:
- Talk Like a Pirate Day Official Website
- Ideas for hosting your own pirate party can be found in an archived version of Literacy Lava.
- The Book Chook celebrates Talk Like a Pirate Day with LOTS of great ideas!
- I also share a few ideas from a couple of pirate parties I personally have thrown ... one of the birthday parties and another being a celebration of literacy.
Do you have any other resources or book recommendations for fellow pirate lovers? If so, share the loot!