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The Best Pirate Books For Kids And Adults

Best Pirate Books

“What are the best books about Pirates?” We looked at 327 of the top Pirate books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 19 titles, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Pirate” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 300+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 19 Pirate Books



19 .) Captain Blood written by Rafael Sabatini

 Captain Blood

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookbub
  • Nerd Much
  • Wikipedia

Peter Blood, an Irish physician and soldier in England in the 1680’s, is wrongly convicted of treason and sentenced to indentured slavery in the Caribbean. He escapes and becomes the most feared pirate captain on the Spanish Main, but all the glory of his adventures cannot help him, for the woman he loves cannot love a thief and pirate. Even when he destroys England’s enemies, even at his most triumphant…but wait! What’s that… Long Description: Peter Blood, an Irish physician and former soldier is happily settled, in the 1680’s, as the doctor in an English town, when the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth catches him by accident. He saves a man’s life, as a doctor must try to do, but the man is a rebel and the hanging Judge Jeffreys sentences him to ten years as an indentured slave in the Caribbean colonies. Once there, his knowledge as a physician is recognized, and thus he meets and falls in love with the daughter of the man who own his servitude; not likely to be a successful love story! A Spanish ship attacks the town, and while the Spaniards celebrate their victory he boldly steals their ship, and he and his fellow convicts sail off to become the boldest and most fearless of pirates among the islands and on the Spanish Main. But all the glory of his adventures cannot help him, for the woman he loves cannot love a thief and pirate. Even when he destroys England’s enemies, even at his most triumphant…but wait! Is that… The classic novel of adventure and romance, and one of Sabatini’s best.



18 .) Pirate Boy written by Eve Bunting

 Pirate Boy

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • Gift Of Curiosity
  • My Storytime Corner

After reading his favorite book about a pirate boy, Danny wonders what would happen if he sailed away on a pirate ship. Luckily, his mother reassures him that she would find him, even if she had to ride on a dolphin, battle sea monsters, and wield a bottle of magical pirateshrinking spray to do it! Young readers will love this adventurous and ultimately reassuring tale of a mother’s love.



17 .) Pirate Latitudes written by Michael Crichton

 Pirate Latitudes

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookbub
  • Nerd Much
  • Wikipedia

Jamaica in 1665 is a rough outpost of the English crown, a minor colony holding out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, Jamaica′s capital, a cut-throat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses, is devoid of London′s luxuries; life here can end swiftly with dysentery or a dagger in your back. But for Captain Charles Hunter it is a life that can also lead to riches, if he abides by the island′s code. In the name of His Majesty King Charles II of England, gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking. And law in the New World is made by those who take it into their hands. Word in port is that the Spanish treasure galleon El Trinidad, fresh from New Spain, is stalled in nearby Matanceros harbor awaiting repairs. Heavily fortified, the impregnable Spanish outpost is guarded by the blood-swiller Cazalla, a favorite commander of King Philip IV himself. With the governor′s backing, Hunter assembles a roughneck crew to infiltrate the enemy island and commandeer the galleon, along with its fortune in Spanish gold. The raid is as perilous as the bloody legends of Matanceros suggest, and Hunter will lose more than one man before he finds himself on the island′s shores, where dense jungle and the firepower of Spanish infantry are all that stand between him and the treasure. With the help of his cunning crew, Hunter hijacks El Trinidad and escapes the deadly clutches of Cazalla, leaving plenty of carnage in his wake. But his troubles have just begun. . . .



16 .) Pirate Pete’s Talk Like a Pirate written by Kim Kennedy

 Pirate Pete’s Talk Like a Pirate

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • Fun A Day
  • The Kindergarten Connection

Popular Pete is Perfect for Talk Like a Pirate Day! Following the success of Pirate Pete and Pirate Pete’s Giant Adventure comes a new book by the celebrated brother-and-sister team of Doug and Kim Kennedy. In this new adventure, Pete has a wonderful new ship, but no crew. But not just any crew will do. As Pete explains: Ye gots to be stubborn and mighty cranky, Ye gots to be dirty and awfully stanky! Ye gots to load a cannon and know how to fire it, But most of all, ye gots to talk like a pirate!? One by one Pete interviews his potential crew, and one by one they get the boot! Whoever will he find to help him sail the high seas? A hilarious and fun-to-read-aloud book that will have every child talking like a pirate. Praise for the Pirate Pete books Family Choice Award ?Arrr, matey, tis a fine book indeed.Kansas City Star ?Lots of fun for pint-size buccaneers.Booklist ?Should keep young mateys anchored to their seats.Kirkus ?Clever dialogue, funny illustrations and just the right amount of suspense . . . simply terrific.The Dallas Morning News Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/1/2007 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up



15 .) Pirates Don’t Change Diapers written by Melinda Long

 Pirates Don’t Change Diapers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • Fun A Day
  • Gift Of Curiosity

When the pirate crew turns up at Jeremy Jacob’s house and accidentally wakes his baby sister, that wee scallywag howls louder than a storm on the high seas. Sure, there’s buried treasure to be found, but nobody’s digging up anything until Bonney Anne quits her caterwauling. So, quicker than you can say “scurvy dog,” Braid Beard and his swashbuckling pirates become . . . babysitters? Blimey! This hilarious companion to How I Became a Pirate reveals that minding the nursery can be even more terrifying than walking the plank–especially if you’re a pirate.



14 .) Pirates! written by Celia Rees

 Pirates!

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookbub
  • Read Breathe Relax
  • The YA Shelf

Nancy Kington, daughter of a rich merchant, suddenly orphaned when her father dies, is sent to live on her family’s plantation in Jamaica. Disgusted by the treatment of the slaves and her brother’s willingness to marry her off, she and one of the slaves, Minerva, run away and join a band of pirates. For both girls the pirate life is their only chance for freedom in a society where both are treated like property, rather than individuals. Together they go in search of adventure, love, and a new life that breaks all restrictions of gender, race, and position. Told through Nancy’s writings, their adventures will appeal to readers across the spectrum and around the world.



13 .) Steel written by Carrie Vaughn

 Steel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes and Noble
  • Read Breathe Relax
  • The YA Shelf

It was a slender length of rusted steel, tapered to a point at one end and jagged at the other, as if it had broken. A thousand people would step over it and think it trash, but not her. This was the tip of a rapier. Sixteen-year-old Jill has fought in dozens of fencing tournaments, but she has never held a sharpened blade. When she finds a corroded sword piece on a Caribbean beach, she is instantly intrigued and pockets it as her own personal treasure. The broken tip holds secrets, though, and it transports Jill through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate’s life is bloody and brief, and as Jill learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get home—one that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain. Time travel, swordplay, and romance combine in an original high-seas adventure from New York Times bestseller Carrie Vaughn.



12 .) The Night Pirates written by Peter Harris

 The Night Pirates

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • My Storytime Corner
  • Pirates Quest

A perfectly pitched, irresistibly charming read-aloud picture book for the youngest pirate enthusiasts! “Down, down, down the dark, dark street they came. Up, up, up the dark, dark house they climbed. Stealthy as shadows, quiet as mice. Only the moon was watching when they arrived. Only the moon was watching when they left. Only the moon & one little boy.” Tom is awoken by a band of rough, tough little girl pirates, so what does he do? He joins their ranks! Together they set sail in search of treasure. But what will happen when they meet a crew of rough, tough grown-up pirates? Readers will be swept up in the spare, jaunty text, & quirky illustrations in this unexpected bedtime adventure.



11 .) The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd written by Richard Zacks

 The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Nerd Much
  • The Way Of The Pirates

A literary treasure, The Pirate Hunter is a masterpiece of historical detective work, and a rare, authentic pirate story for grown-ups. Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America’s most ruthless buccaneer, fabulously rich, burying dozens of treasure chests up and down the eastern seaboard. But it turns out that most everyone, even many respected scholars, have the story all wrong. Captain William Kidd was no career cut-throat; he was a tough, successful New York sea captain who was hired to chase pirates. His three-year odyssey aboard the aptly named Adventure galley pitted him against arrogant Royal Navy commanders, jealous East India Company captains, storms, starvation, angry natives, and, above all, flesh-and-blood pirates. Superbly written and impeccably researched, The Pirate Hunter is one ripping good yarn.



10 .) The Princess Bride written by William Goldman

 The Princess Bride

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes and Noble
  • Read Breathe Relax
  • Wikipedia

What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be…well…a lot less than the man of her dreams? As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad’s recitation, and only the “good parts” reached his ears. Now Goldman does Dad one better. He’s reconstructed the “Good Parts Version” to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere. What’s it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex. In short, it’s about everything.



9 .) Tough Boris written by Mem Fox

 Tough Boris

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • Flashlight Worthy Books
  • My Storytime Corner

Boris von der Borch is a mean, greedy old pirate–tough as nails, through and through, like all pirates. Or is he? When a young boy sneaks onto Boris’s ship, he discovers that Boris and his mates aren’t quite what he expected.



8 .) Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates written by David Cordingly

 Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • History Lists
  • The Way Of The Pirates

For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England’s National Maritime Museum has combed original documents & records to produce a most authoritative & definitive account of piracy’s Golden Age. As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. walking the plank is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that is more complex & often bloodier.



7 .) Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers written by David Cordingly

 Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Csp Historical
  • Goodreads
  • Nerd Much
  • The Way Of The Pirates



6 .) The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down written by Colin Woodard

 The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down

Lists It Appears On:

  • Csp Historical
  • Goodreads
  • History Lists
  • The Way Of The Pirates

The inspiration for the NBC series Crossbones. In the early eighteenth century a number of the great pirate captains, including Edward “Blackbeard” Teach and “Black Sam” Bellamy, joined forces. This infamous “Flying Gang” was more than simply a thieving band of brothers. Many of its members had come to piracy as a revolt against conditions in the merchant fleet and in the cities and plantations in the Old and New Worlds. Inspired by notions of self-government, they established a crude but distinctive form of democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which indentured servants were released and leaders chosen or deposed by a vote. They were ultimately overcome by their archnemesis, Captain Woodes Rogers—a merchant fleet owner and former privateer—and the brief though glorious moment of the Republic of Pirates came to an end. In this unique and fascinating book, Colin Woodard brings to life this virtually unexplored chapter in the Golden Age of Piracy.



5 .) A General History of the Pyrates written by Daniel Defoe

 A General History of the Pyrates

Lists It Appears On:

  • Csp Historical
  • Goodreads
  • History Lists
  • The Way Of The Pirates
  • Wikipedia

Immensely readable history by the author of Robinson Crusoe incorporates the author’s celebrated flair for journalistic detail, and represents the major source of information about piracy in the early 18th century. Defoe recounts the daring and bloody deeds of such outlaws as Edward Teach (alias Blackbeard), Captain Kidd, Mary Read, Anne Bonny, many others.



4 .) Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC written by June Sobel

 Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • Fun A Day
  • Gift Of Curiosity
  • My Storytime Corner
  • The Kindergarten Connection

The captain of this brave and bumbling pirate crew has ordered them to capture the entire alphabet–and they’ll walk the plank if they’re missing a single letter! Now these swashbuckling mateys are embarking on an alphabet adventure unlike any other, and they won’t (ahem, can’t) rest until they’ve found an A, a Z, and everything in between. June Sobel’s hilarious text and Henry Cole’s adventurous animal pirates harmonize in an irresistible book for alphabet-learning, pirate-loving kids everywhere.



3 .) On Stranger Tides written by Tim Powers

 On Stranger Tides

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes and Noble
  • Bookbub
  • Nerd Much
  • Pirates Quest
  • The YA Shelf
  • Wikipedia

Aboard the Vociferous Carmichael, puppeteer John Chandagnac is sailing toward Jamaica to claim his stolen birthright from an unscrupulous uncle, when the vessel is captured . . . by pirates! Offered a choice by Captain Phil Davies to join their seafaring band or die, Chandagnac assumes the name John Shandy and a new life as a brigand. But more than swashbuckling sea battles and fabulous plunder await the novice buccaneer on the roiling Caribbean waters–for treachery and powerful vodun sorcery are coins of the realm in this dark new world. And for the love of beautiful, magically imperiled Beth Hurwood, Shandy will set sail on even stranger tides, following the savage, ghost-infested pirate king, Blackbeard, and a motley crew of the living and the dead to the cursed nightmare banks of the fabled Fountain of Youth.



2 .) Treasure Island written by Robert Louis Stevenson

 Treasure Island

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookbub
  • Cambridge Blog
  • Mommy Evolution
  • Pirates Quest
  • The YA Shelf
  • Wikipedia

For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure, Treasure Island has never been surpassed. From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle, the nevel creates scenes and characters that have firetd the imaginations of generations of readers. Written by a superb prose stylist, a master of both action and atmosphere, the story centers upon the conflict between good and evil – but in this case a particularly engaging form of evil. It is the villainy of that most ambiguous rogue Long John Silver that sets the tempo of this tale of treachery, greed, and daring. Designed to forever kindle a dream of high romance and distant horizons, Treasure Island is, in the words of G. K. Chesterton, ‘the realization of an ideal, that which is promised in its provocative and beckoning map; a vision not only of white skeletons but also green palm trees and sapphire seas.’ G. S. Fraser terms it ‘an utterly original book’ and goes on to write: ‘There will always be a place for stories like Treasure Island that can keep boys and old men happy.’



1 .) How I Became a Pirate written by Melinda Long

 How I Became a Pirate

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • Flashlight Worthy Books
  • Fun A Day
  • Gift Of Curiosity
  • My Storytime Corner
  • Read Brightly
  • The Kindergarten Connection

Pirates have green teeth—when they have any teeth at all. I know about pirates, because one day, when I was at the beach building a sand castle and minding my own business, a pirate ship sailed into view.So proclaims Jeremy Jacob, a boy who joins Captain Braid Beard and his crew in this witty look at the finer points of pirate life by the Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator David Shannon and the storyteller Melinda Long. Jeremy learns how to say “scurvy dog,” sing sea chanteys, and throw food . . . but he also learns that there are no books or good night kisses on board: “Pirates don’t tuck.” A swashbuckling adventure with fantastically silly, richly textured illustrations that suit the story to a T.




The 300+ Additional Best Books About Pirates



#BooksAuthorsLists
20Bloody Jack seriesL.A. Meyer
Read Breathe Relax
Wikipedia
21Cup of GoldJohn SteinbeckBookbub
Wikipedia
22Do Pirates Take Baths?Kathy TuckerFun A Day
The Kindergarten Connection
23Frenchman’s CreekDaphne du MaurierBookbub
Wikipedia
24How to Be A PirateCressida Cowell
Childhood 101
The YA Shelf
25In the Belly of the BloodhoundL.A. Meyer
The YA Shelf
Wikipedia
26Mad KestrelMisty Massey
Read Breathe Relax
The YA Shelf
27Peter and Wendy 
Pirates Quest
Wikipedia
28Peter Pan 
Barnes and Noble
Pirate Ship Vallarta
29Pirate Freedom 
Pirates Quest
Wikipedia
30Pirates Love UnderpantsClaire FreedmanFun A Day
Teach Wire
31Roger, the Jolly PirateBrett Helquist
Gift Of Curiosity
Read Brightly
32Ten Little Pirates 
Childhood 101
Teach Wire
33The Buccaneers of AmericaAlexandre Olivier ExquemelinGoodreads
History Lists
34The History of PiratesAngus KonstamGoodreads
History Lists
35The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of PiratesPeter T. LeesonFive Books
History Lists
36The IslandPeter BenchleyNerd Much
Wikipedia
37The Pirate Cruncher 
Childhood 101
Pirates Quest
38The Pirate QueenAlan GoldBookbub
The YA Shelf
39The Pirates Next Door 
Childhood 101
The Kindergarten Connection
40THE PYRATES 
Pirates Quest
Wikipedia
41The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and FoundMartin W. SandlerGoodreads
The Way Of The Pirates
42
There Was An Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish
 
Childhood 101
The Kindergarten Connection
43Vampirates 
Barnes and Noble
Wikipedia
44A Criminal History of MankindColin WilsonGoodreads
45A Gathering of Shadows 
Barnes and Noble
46A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious PiratesCharles JohnsonGoodreads
47A High Wind in Jamaica (novel) Wikipedia
48A Kiss in the Wind 
Cindy Vallar
49A Lady At Last 
Paperback Swap
50A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas 
The Kindergarten Connection
51A Wizard of Earthsea 
Barnes and Noble
52Air and AshAlex Lidell
The YA Shelf
53Alicia Deane Wikipedia
54Archie and the PiratesMarc Rosenthal
My Storytime Corner
55Armor Tor
56Arthur Ransome’s 
Pirate Ship Vallarta
57Babylon’s Ashes Tor
58Backbeard: Pirate for HireMatthew McEilligott
Gift Of Curiosity
59Barbary Legend: War, Trade, and Piracy in North Africa, 1415-1830Godfrey FisherFive Books
60Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea 
Cambridge Blog
61Bill Badger and the Pirates Wikipedia
62Birds of PreyWilbur SmithNerd Much
63Black Sails & Crossbones 
Cindy Vallar
64Blackbeard the PirateRobert Earl LeeGoodreads
65Blackbeard: America’s Most Notorious PirateAngus KonstamGoodreads
66BlackHeart’s LegacySally Copus
The YA Shelf
67Blackthorn Winter (Wilson novel) Wikipedia
68Blow Me Down 
Paperback Swap
69Bound by Decency 
Cindy Vallar
70Britain and Barbary, 1589-1689Nabil MatarFive Books
71
British Piracy in the Golden Age: History and Interpretation 1660-1730
 
Csp Historical
72Buccaneers of the CaribbeanJon LatimerFive Books
73Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party Teach Wire
74Captain Firebeard’s School for Pirates Teach Wire
75Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 
Childhood 101
76Captain in Calico Wikipedia
77Captain Jack and the Pirates 
Childhood 101
78Captain Kidd and the War against the Pirates, 
Csp Historical
79Captain Pugwash Wikipedia
80Captain Sabertooth Wikipedia
81Captain Singleton Wikipedia
82Captain Sinister’s Lady 
Cindy Vallar
83Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor Wikipedia
84Capture the Wind 
Cindy Vallar
85Charity’s Cross 
Cindy Vallar
86Cinnamon and GunpowderEli BrownBookbub
87Come Away From The Water, Shirley 
Flashlight Worthy Books
88Con Men and Cutpurses: Scenes from the Hogarthian UnderworldLucy MooreGoodreads
89Conflict (novel) Wikipedia
90Curse of the Blue Tattoo Wikipedia
91Daily Life of Pirates, 
Csp Historical
92Demons of the Ocean: Vampirates # 1Justin Somper
The YA Shelf
93dine McCaughrean 
The YA Shelf
94Echo in the Wind 
Cindy Vallar
95Edgar Allan Poe’s The Gold Bug 
Pirate Ship Vallarta
96Edward and the Pirates 
Flashlight Worthy Books
97Even Pirates Poo! (Potty Training Books) 
Mommy Evolution
98Everything I Know About Pirates 
Childhood 101
99Facing the Flag Wikipedia
100Fanny Campbell, the Female Pirate Captain Wikipedia
101Flint and SilverJohn DrakeBookbub
102Foreign Devil (Harris novel) Wikipedia
103Fortune’s Horizon 
Cindy Vallar
104Global Lives: Britain and the World 1550-1800 
Cambridge Blog
105Good Night Pirate Ship 
Mommy Evolution
106Goodnight Pirate 
Childhood 101
107Guardian Angel (Crown’s Spies, Bk 2) 
Paperback Swap
108Gulliver’s Travels Wikipedia
109Hamish X and the Cheese PiratesSean Cullen
The YA Shelf
110Hasko Wikipedia
111Heart of Steel 
Barnes and Noble
112Heart’s Safe Passage 
Cindy Vallar
113
HORRIBLE HISTORIES HANDBOOKS: PIRATES
 
Pirates Quest
114I Love My Pirate PapaLaura Leuck
Gift Of Curiosity
115If a Pirate I Must Be: The True Story of Black Bart, “King of the Caribbean Pirates”Richard SandersGoodreads
116Ill WindKaren Perkins
The YA Shelf
117Isle of Fire Wikipedia
118Isle of Swords Wikipedia
119Jack Plank Tells Tales Wikipedia
120Jamaica Inn (novel) Wikipedia
121Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean: How a Generation of Swashbuckling Jews Carved Out an Empire in the New World in Their Quest for Treasure, Religious Freedom–and RevengeEdward KritzlerGoodreads
122Jim Hawkins and the Curse of Treasure Island Wikipedia
123JM Barrie’s 
Pirate Ship Vallarta
124Kidd the Pirate Wikipedia
125
King of the Pirates: The Swashbuckling Life of Henry Every,
 
Csp Historical
126Let’s Be Pirates 
Childhood 101
127Magic of Blood and Sea 
Barnes and Noble
128Master of Desire (MacAllisters, Bk 1) 
Paperback Swap
129Master of Seduction (Sea Wolves, Bk 1) 
Paperback Swap
130Mississippi Jack Wikipedia
131Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl 
Childhood 101
132My Bonny Light Horseman Wikipedia
133My Granny is a Pirate Teach Wire
134My Lord Pirate (Winds of Fury, Bk 1) 
Paperback Swap
135
My Pirate Adventure (A “Peep-through-the-page” Board Book)
 
Mommy Evolution
136Neptune’s Brood Tor
137Never NeverBrianna Shrum
The YA Shelf
138Once a Scoundrel 
Cindy Vallar
139
Pacific Worlds: A History of Seas, Peoples, and Cultures
 
Cambridge Blog
140
Peek-a-Boo Pirates (Charles Reasoner Peek-a-Boo Books)
 
Mommy Evolution
141Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map 
Childhood 101
142Peter and the Starcatchers 
Barnes and Noble
143Pieces of JadeLani Woodland
The YA Shelf
144Pig Kahuna Pirates! 
Mommy Evolution
145Piracy in the Graeco-Roman World 
Cambridge Blog
146Pirate (Baby Face) 
Mommy Evolution
147Pirate Alley: A NovelStephen CoontsNerd Much
148Pirate Attack!Deborah Lock
My Storytime Corner
149Pirate CurseKai Meyer
The YA Shelf
150Pirate Diary Wikipedia
151Pirate from DK Publishing Fun A Day
152Pirate Girl 
Read Brightly
153Pirate Heiress 
Cindy Vallar
154Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate ShipRobert Kurson
History Lists
155Pirate MomDeborah UnderwoodFun A Day
156Pirate Pete 
Childhood 101
157Pirate Pete’s Potty 
Mommy Evolution
158Pirate Potty 
Mommy Evolution
159Pirate PrincessSudipta Bardhan-QuallenFun A Day
160Pirate SpiritJeffery WilliamsNerd Much
161Pirate Utopias: Moorish Corsairs & European RenegadoesPeter Lamborn WilsonGoodreads
162Pirate vs. Pirate: The Terrific Tale of a Big, Blustery Maritime MatchMary Quattlebaum
Gift Of Curiosity
163Pirate’s Prize 
Cindy Vallar
164Pirate’s Perfect Pet 
Childhood 101
165PIRATEOLOGY 
Pirates Quest
166Pirateology: A Pirate Hunter’s Companion Wikipedia
167
Pirateria: The Wonderful Plunderful Pirate Emporium
 
Read Brightly
168PiratesSuzan Boshouwers
Gift Of Curiosity
169PiratesGreg Nickles and Bobbie Kalman
Gift Of Curiosity
170PiratesPhilip Steele
Gift Of Curiosity
171PiratesCatriona Clarke
My Storytime Corner
172Pirates and PrivateersCharlotte MontagueGoodreads
173Pirates Don’t Drive Diggers 
Childhood 101
174Pirates Don’t Take Baths 
Mommy Evolution
175Pirates Go to School 
The Kindergarten Connection
176Pirates in Oz Wikipedia
177Pirates in Their Own Words 
Csp Historical
178Pirates Lullaby: Mutiny at Bedtime 
Childhood 101
179Pirates of Desire 
Cindy Vallar
180Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow Wikipedia
181
Pirates of the Caribbean: Legends of the Brethren Court
 Wikipedia
182
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of Freedom
 Wikipedia
183Pirates of the North AtlanticWilliam CrookerGoodreads
184
Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slaves: Colonial America and the Indo-Atlantic World,
 
Csp Historical
185Pirates: An Illustrated HistoryNigel CawthorneGoodreads
186Pirates: Predators of the Sea: An Illustrated HistoryAngus KonstamGoodreads
187Pirates: Scourge of the SeasJohn Reeve CarpenterGoodreads
188Pirates: Terror on the High Seas, from the Caribbean to the South China SeaDavid CordinglyGoodreads
189PiraticaTanith Lee
The YA Shelf
190Playbook Pirates 
Mommy Evolution
191Polly Parrot Picks a Pirate Teach Wire
192Prisoner of Desire 
Cindy Vallar
193Quest for a Throne Wikipedia
194Raiders And Rebels: The Golden Age Of PiracyFrank SherryGoodreads
195Rapture of the Deep (novel) Wikipedia
196Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate ShipKenneth J. KinkorGoodreads
197Red Rackham’s Treasure Wikipedia
198Red Seas Under Red Skies 
Barnes and Noble
199Redeeming the Pirate 
Cindy Vallar
200RM Ballantyne’s The Coral Island 
Pirate Ship Vallarta
201Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island 
Pirate Ship Vallarta
202Robinson Crusoe Wikipedia
203Sam Hawkins, Pirate Detective Wikipedia
204Sandokan Wikipedia
205Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta 
Read Brightly
206SeaflameValerie VayleGoodreads
207Sebastian Darke: Prince of PiratesPhilip Caveney
The YA Shelf
208Seizure (Reichs novel) Wikipedia
209Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe Wikipedia
210
Sewer, Gas, and Electric: The Public Works Trilogy
 
Barnes and Noble
211Sheep on a Ship board book 
Mommy Evolution
212Ship BreakerPaolo Bacigalupi
Read Breathe Relax
213Siren 
Cindy Vallar
214Son of the Red Corsair Wikipedia
215Summon the Queen 
Cindy Vallar
216Surrender the Dawn 
Cindy Vallar
217Swallows and Amazons 
Pirate Ship Vallarta
218Tales of a Traveller Wikipedia
219Terra Vonnel and the Skulls of AriesDC Akers
The YA Shelf
220
That’s Not My Pirate…(Usborne Touchy-Feely Books)
 
Mommy Evolution
221The Abyss Surrounds Us Wikipedia
222The Assassin and the Pirate LordSarah J. Maas
The YA Shelf
223The Assassin’s CurseCassandra Rose Clark
The YA Shelf
224The Atrocities of the PiratesAaron SmithGoodreads
225The Bastard 
Cindy Vallar
226The Black Corsair Wikipedia
227The Black Stranger Wikipedia
228The Book Depository 
Childhood 101
229The Bride and the Buccaneer 
Cindy Vallar
230The Brotherhood of PiratesWilliam Gilkerson
The YA Shelf
231The Care & Feeding of Pirates 
Cindy Vallar
232The Child Thief 
Barnes and Noble
233The Conquest of the Ocean: An Illustrated History of SeafaringBrian LaveryGoodreads
234The Coral Island Wikipedia
235The Count of Monte Cristo Wikipedia
236The Dark Frigate Wikipedia
237The Devil Made Me Do It!: Crime and Punishment in Early New EnglandJuliet Haines MoffordGoodreads
238The Dust of 100 DogsA.S. King
The YA Shelf
239The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Wikipedia
240The Flying Dutch 
Barnes and Noble
241The Freebooter of the Baltic Wikipedia
242The Ghost Pirates Wikipedia
243The Gingerbread PiratesKristin KladstrupFun A Day
244The Girl From EverywhereHeidi Heilig
The YA Shelf
245The Gold-Bug Wikipedia
246The History of PiracyPhilip GosseGoodreads
247The King of Pirates Wikipedia
248The King of the Sea Wikipedia
249
The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate: Within Every Legend Lies a Grain of Truth (Fourth Edition),
 
Csp Historical
250The Last Pirates Wikipedia
251The Legend of the Gypsy Hawk 
Cindy Vallar
252The Liberty Bride 
Cindy Vallar
253The Lighthouse at the End of the World Wikipedia
254The Master of Ballantrae Wikipedia
255The Most Evil Pirates in HistoryShelley KleinGoodreads
256The Mysterious Island Wikipedia
257The Mystery of the Black Jungle Wikipedia
258The Nature of a Pirate 
Barnes and Noble
259The Pirate (novel) Wikipedia
260The Pirate and the Puritan 
Cindy Vallar
261The Pirate Bride 
Cindy Vallar
262The Pirate Captain’s DaughterEve Bunting
The YA Shelf
263The Pirate City: An Algerine Tale Wikipedia
264The Pirate Lord (Lord Trilogy, No 1) 
Paperback Swap
265The Pirate Next Door 
Cindy Vallar
266The Pirate Of The Roanoke A Tale Of The AtlanticBenjamin BarkerGoodreads
267The Pirate Queen: Queen Elizabeth I, Her Pirate Adventurers, and the Dawn of EmpireSusan RonaldGoodreads
268The Pirate Wars, 
Csp Historical
269The Pirate’s Debt 
Cindy Vallar
270The Pirate’s Duty 
Cindy Vallar
271The Pirate’s Prize 
Cindy Vallar
272The Pirate’s Secret Baby 
Cindy Vallar
273The Pirate’s SonGeral
The YA Shelf
274The PiratesMatthew WestGoodreads
275The Pirates of Malaysia Wikipedia
276The Pirates of PensacolaKeith Thom
The YA Shelf
277The Pirates! Wikipedia
278The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists Wikipedia
279The Piratica Series Wikipedia
280The Prize (de Warenne Dynasty, Bk 6) 
Paperback Swap
281The Queen of the Caribbean Wikipedia
282The Ransom 
Cindy Vallar
283The Rebel PirateDonna ThorlandBookbub
284The Reckoning 
Cindy Vallar
285The Redemption 
Cindy Vallar
286The Reliance 
Cindy Vallar
287The Rogue’s Surrender 
Cindy Vallar
288The Scar 
Barnes and Noble
289The Sea Hawk Wikipedia
290
The Sea Rover’s Practice: Pirate Tactics and Techniques, 1630-1730,
 
Csp Historical
291The Shape of Things to Come Wikipedia
292The Silver Oar 
Paperback Swap
293The Siren’s Song 
Cindy Vallar
294The Skeleton Pirate 
Read Brightly
295The Stolen VillageDes EkinFive Books
296The Story of Doctor Dolittle Wikipedia
297The Story of the Barbary PiratesR. Conrad SteinGoodreads
298The Tides of AvariceJohn Dahlgren
The YA Shelf
299The Tigers of Mompracem Wikipedia
300The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson: The Story of the Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland in 1627Ólafur EgilssonGoodreads
301The Treasure of Pirate Frank 
Childhood 101
302The True Confessions of Charlotte DoyleAviBookbub
303The Voyage of the Arctic Tern Wikipedia
304The Wake of the Lorelei Lee Wikipedia
305The Warrior’s Apprentice Tor
306Tiny Travelers: Let’s Be… Pirates 
Mommy Evolution
307To Catch A PirateJade Parker
The YA Shelf
308To Tame the Wind 
Cindy Vallar
309Travel Scholarships Wikipedia
310
Treasure Neverland: Real and Imaginary Pirates,
 
Csp Historical
311Trick Arrr TreatLeslie Kimmelman
My Storytime Corner
312Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Wikipedia
313Under the Black Ensign Wikipedia
314Under the Jolly Roger Wikipedia
315Vampirates: Black Heart Wikipedia
316Vampirates: Blood Captain Wikipedia
317Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean Wikipedia
318Vampirates: Empire of Night Wikipedia
319Vampirates: Tide of Terror Wikipedia
320
Villains of all Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age,
 
Csp Historical
321Warchild Tor
322Waters of Salt & SinAlisha Klapheke
The YA Shelf
323Westward Ho! (novel) Wikipedia
324When You’re a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate PoemsEric Ode
My Storytime Corner
325Wind Raven 
Cindy Vallar
326
Women and English Piracy, 1540-1720: Partners and Victims of Crime,
 
Csp Historical
327Yolanda, the Black Corsair’s Daughter Wikipedia



26 Best Pirate Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Barnes and Noble High Seas Adventure: 15 Essential Pirate Fantasy Novels
Bookbub 12 Gripping Books About Pirates – BookBub
Cambridge Blog 5 essential books for swashbuckling pirates | fifteeneightyfour …
Childhood 101 25 Perfect Pirate Books for Kids. Our Pick of the Best Pirate Picture …
Cindy Vallar Pirates and Privateers – Books for Adults – Fiction – Cindy Vallar
Csp Historical Recommend Books on Pirate History | Colonies, Ships, and Pirates
Five Books The Best Books on Pirates | Five Books
Flashlight Worthy Books The Best Picture Books about Pirates! – a “Best Book List”
Fun A Day 10+ Books About Pirates the Kids are Sure to Love – Fun-A-Day!
Gift Of Curiosity Books about pirates for kids – Gift of Curiosity
Goodreads Pirates Books – Goodreads
History Lists 7 Popular Books about the History of Pirates – History Lists
Mommy Evolution Pirate Board Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers | Mommy Evolution
My Storytime Corner The 10 Books Your Little Pirates Will Love – My Storytime Corner
Nerd Much Top 9 Best Pirate Books To Read That Aren’t ‘Treasure Island’
Paperback Swap List of 51 Pirate Romance Books – Paperback Swap
Pirate Ship Vallarta Greatest Pirate Books – Pirate Ship Vallarta – Blog
Pirates Quest Top Ten Favourite Pirate Books! – Pirates Quest
Read Breathe Relax Awesome YA Pirate Books You May Not Know Exist | Read. Breathe …
Read Brightly Ahoy, Matey! Here Be the Best Pirate Books for Kids | Brightly
Teach Wire 6 Perfect Pirate Books For Early Years – Teachwire
The Kindergarten Connection Pirate Books for Kids – The Kindergarten Connection
The Way Of The Pirates Pirate Books – Guide for Popular Books about Pirates
The YA Shelf The Best YA/Teen Fiction Books With Pirates – The YA Shelf
Tor Five Books About Running Away From One’s Problems to Join a …
Wikipedia Category:Pirate books – Wikipedia

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