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Piratical Reads     View List as Printable PDF

Great reads for the pirate lover! Compiled by Sara Czarnecki.

— Powder Monkey: for level one pirate lovers —

Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth

Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth
by Helquist, Brett
J FICTION
Describes the youthful adventures of J. M. Barrie's classic character, Captain Hook, from his days at Eton to his voyages on the high sea.


Demons of the Ocean

Demons of the Ocean
Series Title: Vampirates
by Somper, Justin
J FICTION
For those who take their Twilight with some Arrrr...twins Connor and Grace's ship is wrecked in a storm and Connor is rescued by vampire...pirates?


Peter and the Starcatchers

Peter and the Starcatchers
Series Title: Peter and the Starcatchers
by Barry, Dave and Pearson, Ridley
J FICTION
The raw beginnings of beloved Peter Pan, and the start of a vicious feud with Captain Jas. Hook.


Pirate Curse

Pirate Curse
Series Title: Wave Walkers
by Meyer, Kai
J FICTION
A supernaturally gifted pirate finds she is one of two who can save the Caribbean.


Powder Monkey

Powder Monkey
by Dowswell, Paul
YOUNG ADULT FICTION DOW
Thirteen-year-old Sam endures harsh conditions, battles, and a shipwreck after being pressed into service aboard the HMS Miranda during the Napoleonic Wars.


Treasure Island

Treasure Island
by Stevenson, Robert Louis
J FICTION STE
The epic and classic tale of young Jim Hawkins' adventures after falling into a treasure map, and a dangerous crew.


TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE

TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE
by Avi
J FICTION
As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte is led into a mutinous mess by a deceptively docile crew.


 

— Quartermaster: Level two pirate lovers who know some lingo —

BLOODY JACK

BLOODY JACK
Series Title: Bloody Jack Adventure
by Meyer, L.A.
YA FICTION MEY
Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a 13-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.


PIRATES!

PIRATES!
by Rees, Celia
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
In 1722, after arriving with her brother at the family's Jamaican plantation where she is to be married off, 16-year-old Nancy Kington escapes with her slave friend, Minerva Sharpe, and together they become pirates traveling the world in search of treasure.


Piratica

Piratica
Series Title: Piratica
by Lee, Tanith
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
The daughter of the Pirate Queen regains her memory after 6 years of amnesia, and escapes boarding school to a life of adventure!


Starcrossed

Starcrossed
by Collison, Linda
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
A girl runs away to a ship from boarding school after her father's death, finding herself caught in piratical adventures.


The Witch from the Sea

The Witch from the Sea
by Jenson, Lisa
FICTION
A native-American girl boarding school escapee finds herself successfully disguised on a merchant vessel, until being captured by pirates.


 

— Captain: Level Three pirate connoissers: you know a frigate from a brigantine —

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
Series Title: Horatio Hornblower
by Forester, C.S.
FICTION
The well known chronicles of the formidable and quite honest adventures of the midshipman in the British Navy.


Ramage

Ramage
Series Title: Lord Ramage
by Pope, Dudley
FICTION
The adventures of an unconventional and witty Navy commander.


The Empire of Blue Water

The Empire of Blue Water
by Talty, Stephan
972.904 TAL
A non-fiction recount of privateer Henry Morgan's rampages against the Spanish in the Indies. This is the real Pirate's of the Caribbean.


The Republic Of Pirates

The Republic Of Pirates
by Woodard, Colin
910.45 WOO
An entertaining non-fiction recount of privateer Henry Morgan's rampages against the Spanish in the Indies.