Ahoy, Matey! Here Be the Best Pirate Books for Kids

by Tom Burns

Did you know that September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? If you already knew that, chances are, you either a) have a co-worker who is WAY too pleased with their Jack Sparrow impression or b) have a kid, because kids LOVE pirates. If you want to spend the 19th chatting with your young ones about “bilge rats” and “pieces of eight,” here are some arrgh-mazing picture books that will have your whole family talking like a pirate in no time.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2022.