Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CJ's Top Ten Pirate-Themed Books for Toddlers

We absolutely love pirates in our house. CJ's nursery has been nautical and pirate-themed since before he was even born. The very first book I bought him was How I Became a Pirate in French. We've since added a bunch of pirate-themed books to our collection.  The slideshow has tons more pirate books, but I thought I would highlight just a few of our favorites. Check them and hopefully find a couple new books for your little one.

Pirate Potty - We just got this book from CJ's older cousin and it is our new bedtime favorite. It is an adorable potty-themed book for your potty training toddler. If you buy it new it comes with a reward chart and stickers, but ours didn't.
Pirates!  - This is a cute little introduction to pirates for your little one. It is a board book so your baby can chew on it and it will be no worse for the wear.
Pirates Go to School - Did you know pirates and parrots have to go to school? You and your kid can explore all the ways that pirates learn math and science and how they celebrate recess.
That's Not My Pirate - This was one of my favorites from when CJ was a baby. It is one of those touchy-feely books with the different textures for your baby to feel. CJ used to love it and chew on it.
Pirate Pete's Talk Like a Pirate - Pirate Pete is interviewing a new crew, and everyone gets the boot! Will he ever find anyone to help him crew his pirate ship? This hilarious rhyming story will crack your kiddo up. It is a sequel, but I haven't read the first one, Pirate Pete.
Do Pirates Take Baths? - An adorable look into the private lives of pirates. Do they take baths? Turns out that when they get especially stinky, the just jump right into the sea. You can get your kid to the same next time you go to the beach.
Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC - A pirate crew has to pillage the entire alphabet or else they'll have to walk the plank. I love this addition to our ABC books. All the pirates are different animals and the illustrations are adorable.
How I Became a Pirate & Pirates Don't Change Diapers & Pirates Activity Book - I love these ones. How I Became a Pirate was the first pirate book we bought for CJ. We have it in English and French. It is adorable and hilarious. It is all about a pirate who joins a gang of pirates while his mom is busy with the baby. I love the illustrations.
The Great Pirate Activity Book - We just got this one so we haven't explored it completely, but it has some adorable piratical activities to do with your little ones. Some of the reviews say it is geared more towards older kids, so you might want to check it out at the library before you buy it.
The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues - This one isn't for kids, but it is a must-have for any moms and dads who are raising their own swashbuckling renegade.
Port Side Pirates - I got this one from Barefoot Books and CJ looooves it. It comes with a musical CD of the Portside Pirates song. You can watch the video here. Once you watch it, your kiddo will demand you play it for them over and over again. You'll never be able to read the book without singing it. It also has some of the most beautiful and child-like illustrations that I've ever seen a kid's book. This is probably my personal pirate favorite.

Does your little one have a favorite pirate book? Which one? 

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  1. Love pirate books! Wait... I actually just love children books! Thanks for this great list.

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    Thanks for the book suggestions


  3. Oh boy, would my little guy LOVE these! thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks for the list!! My boys love pirates and these would be great!! We already have "How I Became a Pirate" and we all love it! :D



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