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It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day on 19th September 2022 and to celebrate we have put together a list our favourite pirate books for all ages!

Whether you are looking for swashbuckling picture books or pirate stories, factual books about pirates and their history, or pirate novels for older kids and teens, we have something for you!

Don your bandana and eye patch and check out our favourite children's pirate books. Arrrrr....

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2022-08-31
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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Pirates Ahoy!

The detective dogs are back for a swashbuckling pirate adventure! Shifty and Sam have swapped their life of crime for a career in cupcakes. But when they're asked to bake for a pirate party, they find themselves caught up in the middle of a robbery. Uh-oh! Captain Sharpwhiskers and his criminal crew have stolen Captain Chucklebeard's treasure! Can Shifty and Sam catch those BAD pirates and bring back the loot? Find out in this hilarious, rhyming picture book adventure! Tracey Corderoy is a multi-award-winning author and has written over 70 books for children including collaborations with Rosalind Beardshaw and Sarah Massini. Steven Lenton has created many books with Tracey Corderoy and also illustrates books by David Baddiel, Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Peter Bently. His books have won awards such as the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and have been selected for the WHSmith Children's Book of the Year and Tom Fletcher Book Club. Read all the Shifty and Sam picture book adventures: Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Missing MasterpieceShifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Santa's Stolen Sleigh Have you read Shifty and Sam's two-colour early readers? Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Jingle Bells! Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away! Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Spooky School Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Aliens Are Coming!

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Pirate Stew: The show-stopping new picture book from Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

Meet LONG JOHN McRON, SHIP'S COOK . . . and the most unusual babysitter you've ever seen. Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and - for two intrepid children - he's about to transform a perfectly ordinary evening into a riotous adventure beneath a pirate moon. It's time to make some PIRATE STEW. Marvellously silly and gloriously entertaining, this tale of pirates, flying ships, donut feasts and some rather magical stew is perfect for all pirates, both young and old. With a deliciously rhyming text from master storyteller Neil Gaiman, and spellbinding illustrations by the supremely talented Chris Riddell, three-times-winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, this is the picture book of the year! Joyful, quirky and action-packed, it makes a spectacular and magical gift.

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The Story Shop: Anchors Away!

Looking for adventure?
Want to be a hero?
Step inside the Story Shop!


The Story Shop is packed full of plots, costumes and characters galore. And shopkeepers Wilbur and Fred are ready and waiting to find every customer their perfect adventure!

When famous explorer Pearl stumbles into the shop, she's certain she's done everything and been everywhere ... until Wilbur and Fred suggest a swashbuckling pirate adventure!

Join Captain Pearl as she embarks on a sneaky mission to steal the priceless Black Pearl, stirs up trouble in a treasure race and has a wail of a time on the hunt for a mysterious pirate ghost...

From the acclaimed author of SHIFTY MCGIFTY comes a fresh, funny and highly illustrated new series of chapter books, celebrating the power of imagination. Designed for emerging readers with three linked stories in each book, THE STORY SHOP is perfect for fans of HOTEL FLAMINGO and KITTY.

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Lucy and the Paper Pirates

Join Lucy and the colourful cast of rowdy, rude and funny 'cut-out' characters in this warm and funny adventure for young readers from the internationally bestselling author Pat Hutchins, illustrated by Jessica Meserve.

What does a Princess have in common with rabble of swashbuckling pirates? Or a Knight? Or even a fire-breathing Dragon? They've all been cut out from their stories!

And the Princess isn't happy about it. Not one little bit.

Now it's up to Lucy to help them resolve their squabbles and untangle the endings to their stories.

Written by the beloved Pat Hutchins, author of classics such as The Wind Blew, Rosie's Walk and Where oh Where is Rosie's Chick , and superbly illustrated by CILIP Carnegie Medal nominated illustrator, Jessica Meserve, this lively story with a colourful cast of characters is perfect for sharing and reading aloud.

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The Curse of the Smugglers' Treasure

The second hilarious and action-packed middle grade EDDIE ALBERT adventure from beloved comedian and bestselling author Paul O'Grady

Eddie Albert and the amazing animal gang are BACK!

Eddie and best friend Flo are spending the Easter holidays on the Romney Marshes with Aunt Budge and all Eddie's animals - Butch the dog, Bunty the hamster and pirate goldfish Dan and Jake.

When the terrible Rancid Twins arrive in town, set on uncovering the secret mystery of the smugglers' treasure, Eddie and Flo are drawn into a thrilling new adventure. Eddie must use his ability to speak to animals to enlist the help of two elegant alpaca, a friendly sheep called Doris and a famous film-star rabbit to save the day and reveal a treasure of epic proportions.

Action-packed and hilarious, Eddie Albert is a technicolour cinematic adventure full of friendship, animals . . . and, of course, a wicked sense of humour.

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