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Pirates

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Every child wants to be a pirate. Or at least they should, and after reading any of these books with your toddler or younger child they'll be ready for some swashbuckling adventure.

  • The Night Pirates

    Author: Peter Harris Illustrator: Deborah Allwright

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Night Pirates

    Author: Peter Harris Illustrator: Deborah Allwright

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    A band of rough, tough, girl pirates steal the front of Tom's house for disguise and agree to take him off on an adventure. The yo…

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  • I Wish I Were a Pirate

    Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls Illustrator: Sarah Ward

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • I Wish I Were a Pirate

    Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls Illustrator: Sarah Ward

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

    A wonderfully chunky, rhyming board book about pirates, with exciting things to spot on every page, thanks to the colourful and jo…

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  • The Troll

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: David Roberts

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Troll

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: David Roberts

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    This fun and unusual picture book brings together two classic tales with a modern twist

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  • This Little Pirate

    Author: Lucy Lyes

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • This Little Pirate

    Author: Lucy Lyes

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

    Toddlers and young children will love interacting with the friendly touch-and-feel pirates in this sturdy board book

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  • Maisy’s Pirate Ship

    Author: Lucy Cousins

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Maisy’s Pirate Ship

    Author: Lucy Cousins

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Set sail for a pirate adventure with Captain Maisy and her crew in this colourful pop-up-and-play book, which will inspire hours o…

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  • Maisy's Treasure Hunt

    Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins

    Interest level: 2-5

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Maisy's Treasure Hunt

    Author: Lucy Cousins Illustrator: Lucy Cousins

    Interest level: 2-5

    Reading age: 5+

    Maisy and her friends jump all aboard in search of treasure. They’ve got a ship and a map. All they need to find are three k…

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  • The Skeleton Pirate

    Author: David Lucas

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Skeleton Pirate

    Author: David Lucas

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    A fun swashbuckling adventure featuring a beautiful mermaid, a golden ship packed with treasure, and a whale with a very bad tummy…

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  • Sunk!

    Author: Rob Biddulph

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • Sunk!

    Author: Rob Biddulph

    Interest level: 2-5

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    Penguin Blue is back and in search of treasure in this absolutely gorgeous book about pirates (and friendship) from award-winning …

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  • Cats Ahoy!

    Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Jim Field

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Cats Ahoy!

    Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Jim Field

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Cats’ favourite thing in the world is fish. So when Alfonso the cat overhears a two old men discussing the imminent arrival …

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  • Salty Dogs

    Author: Matty Long

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Salty Dogs

    Author: Matty Long

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

    Matty Long’s cartoon-style illustration, funny signage and pirate puns will keep kids entertained for ages. You’re in for fast-mov…

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  • Here be Monsters

    Author: Jonathan Emmett Illustrator: Poly Bernatene

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Here be Monsters

    Author: Jonathan Emmett Illustrator: Poly Bernatene

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 6+

    This brilliantly funny story uses rhyming text and very entertaining and colourful illustrations to keep young readers amused (and…

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  • You Can’t Scare a Princess

    Author: Gillian Rogerson Illustrator: Sarah McIntyre

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

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  • You Can’t Scare a Princess

    Author: Gillian Rogerson Illustrator: Sarah McIntyre

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

    Princess Spaghetti is trying to teach her dad, the King, to rollerskate, when pirates sail into the Royal Moat. The second book in…

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