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Best Pirate Books You Must Read

Here is a list of the best Pirate books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Goodnight Pirate: The Perfect Bedtime Book! (Goodnight Series) (2015)

 Best Pirate Books You Must ReadGetting ready for bedtime has never been so much fun! These colorful books are the perfect way to help tiny ones wind down on their way to dreamland. From a big digger truck to a pirate ship, tractor and horse-drawn carriage, each book helps little dreamers wish their favorite things a sweet goodnight. Fun rhyming words and joyful illustrations make these books perfect for parents and toddlers to read together. In Goodnight Pirate, kids can say goodnight to everything from parrots to spyglasses to crows nests, because it’s time for rest. (Ages 1+)…
Author(s): Michelle Robinson, Nick East

2. The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down (2008)

 Best Pirate Books You Must Read  In the early eighteenth century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates—former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves—this "Flying Gang" established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote. They cut off trade routes, sacked slave ships, and severed Europe from its New World empires,…
Author(s): Colin Woodard

3. Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator (2012)

 Best Pirate Books You Must ReadBased on Dave Burgess’s popular “Teach Like a PIRATE” seminars, this book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You’ll learn how to: • Tap into and dramatically increase your passion as a teacher • Develop outrageously engaging lessons that draw students in like a magnet • Establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom • Transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students This…
Author(s): Dave Burgess

4. Pirate Activity Book for Kids Ages 4-8: A Fun Kid Workbook Game For Learning, Adventure Coloring, Dot to Dot, Treasure Mazes, Word Search and More! (2018)

 Best Pirate Books You Must ReadFun! Fun! Fun! Let your kids creativity run wild!Original Artist Designs, High Resolution *Printed on one side of the paper *Incredibly Fun and Relaxing…
Author(s): Activity Slayer

5. The Berenstain Bears Pirate Adventure (2016)

 Best Pirate Books You Must ReadAhoy bear, matey!Join the Berenstain Bears in another exciting addition to the classic New York Times bestselling series as they embark on a high seas adventure full of cannonballs, scallywags, and—of course—treasure!X marks the spot for Captain Cub, Brown Bear the Pirate, and Honey Bones on the isle of their imagination.The Berenstain Bears books have been loved by generations, and with well-known characters and beautiful illustrations, this 8×8 picture book is perfect for little adventurers….
Author(s): Mike Berenstain

6. Pirate Boy (2012)

 Best Pirate Books You Must ReadAfter 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 swim on a dolphin, battle sea monsters, and wield a bottle of pirate-shrinking magic spray to do it! Young readers will love this adventurous and ultimately reassuring tale of a mother’s love….
Author(s): Eve Bunting, Julie Fortenberry

7. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History (2017)

 Best Pirate Books You Must ReadWhen Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute far beyond what the new country could afford.   Jefferson found it impossible to negotiate with the leaders of the Barbary states, who believed their religion justified the plunder and enslavement of non-Muslims. These rogue states would show no mercy, so President Jefferson decided to move beyond diplomacy. He…
Author(s): Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger

8. Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates (2019)

 Best Pirate Books You Must ReadWith surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters is “rumbustious enough for the adventure-hungry” (Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle). Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age” – spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s – when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. “Deftly blending scholarship and drama” (Richard Zacks), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin…
Author(s): Eric Jay Dolin

9. Pirate Latitudes (2010)

 Best Pirate Books You Must Read“Crichton’s ultimate adventure.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Pirates Latitudes has the loot: Gore, sex, action….A lusty, rollicking 17th century adventure.”—USA Today “Riveting….Great entertainment….The pages and minutes fly by.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer #1 New York Times bestselling author, the incomparable Michael Crichton (“One of the great storytellers of our age” —Newsday) takes to the high Caribbean seas for an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates, lost treasure, sword fights, duplicity, and hair-breadth escapes in the…
Author(s): Michael Crichton

10. Help! The Pirate Has Lost His Shipmates!: A Fun Where’s Wally Style Book for 2-5 Year Olds (2018)

 Best Pirate Books You Must ReadIn this fun, spot the pirate puzzle game, you’ll travel through a winter park, a harbour, a carnival, a cave, a sunny beach and many more locations in the search for some missing shipmates! See if you can find Harry Hook, Gribble and Lady Swashbuckle – and don’t forget Mr Scurvy along the way! A great book for 2-5 year olds. For the kids who like Where’s Wally/Waldo books but find the puzzles a little tricky. This book is printed by Amazon using 60-pound smooth bright offset white paper. While many children’s books are printed this way, some may be expecting a satin-style…
Author(s): Help! Books

Best Pirate Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some pirate books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates

Author(s): Pyle, Howard
ID: 2750538, Publisher: Dover Publications, Year: 2020;2010, Size: 292 Kb, Format: mobi

Pirates In The Navy: How Innovators Lead Transformation

Author(s): Tendayi Viki
ID: 2525974, Publisher: Unbound Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub

Digital Pirates: Policing Intellectual Property In Brazil

Author(s): Alexander Sebastian Dent
ID: 2631124, Publisher: Stanford University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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