The Pirate Booklist : 32 Chapter Books about PIRATES!

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So with a hearty “Arrrggghhh Matey!” here is my nearly complete Pirate Booklist. If you have a pirate book you don’t see on this list please share it with me so we can add.

Pirate Booklist

Pirate Chapter Books

The Three Investigators-The Mystery of the Purple Pirate by William Arden

The Mystery of the Purple Pirate

Captain Grey by Avi

Captain Grey

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry

Peter and the Starcatchers

Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth by Eion Colfer

Captain Crow's Teeth

How to Be a Pirate by Cressida Cowell

How to be a Pirate

Mice of the Westing Wind by Tim Davis

The Mice of Westing Wind

The Secret of Pirate’s Hill by Franklin Dixon


Horrendo’s Curse by Anna Fienberg

Horendo's Curse

The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story by Sid Fleischman

The 13th Floor

The Ghost in the Noonday Sun By Sid Fleischman

The Ghost in the Noonday Sun

The Giant Rat of Sumatra: or Pirates Galore by Sid Fleischman

Pirates Galore

Violet and the Mean and Rotten Pirates by Richard Hamilton

Violet and The Mean & Rotten Pirates

Under the Black Flag by Erik Christian Haugaard

Under the Black Flag

Tom Cringle: The Pirate and the Patriot by Gerald Hausman


The Dark Frigate by Charles Boardman Hawes

The Dark Frigate

The Buccaneers by Iain Lawrence

The Buccaneers

Uncle Pirate by Douglas Rees

Uncle Pirate

The Pirate’s Son by Geraldine McCaughrean

The Pirate's Son

Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne

Pirates Past Noon

The Mystery of Hermit Dan by Peggy Parish

The Mystery of Hermit Dan

Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor by Mervyn Peake

Captain SlaughterBoard Drops Anchor

Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter by Richard Platt


The Twins, the Pirates, and the Battle of New Orleans by Harriette Robinete


The Not-So-Jolly Roger by Jon Scieszka

The Not-so-Jolly Roger

Camp Buccaneer by Pam Smallcomb

Camp Buccaneer

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Treasure Island

Shipwreck on the Pirate Island by Geronimo Stilton


Heart of Steele by Brad Strickland


Dragon’s Plunder by Brad Strickland


Mutiny! by Brad Strickland


The Barefoot Book of Pirates by Richard Walker

The Barefoot Book of Pirates

The Mystery of the Pirate’s Map by Gertrude Chandler Warner


See any favorites?

See any we missed?

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4 thoughts on “The Pirate Booklist : 32 Chapter Books about PIRATES!

  1. Wow, as I was looking through your list of books, I saw one I remember reading as a kid – The Mystery of Hermit Dan. I had completely forgotten about that book.

    1. Thanks for this Barbara. I will be sure and read it. Can never say no to a good pirate tale.

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