Picture Book Puzzler: Pirates!

September 19th, 2011 by Eliza Eliza

Ahoy, mateys! It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day (really, I didn’t make it up…) and there certainly is no lack of picture books about pirates! I’ve put together a few favorites for you today. So put your guesses in the comments below…or walk the plank. I’ve made it multiple choice this week to make it a wee bit easier. Arrr!

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Need a hint? Here are the multiple choice options, but beware! There are some titles listed that aren’t pictured, just to throw you off!

How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long, illustrated by David Shannon
Edward and the Pirates by David McPhail
The Pirate of Kindergarten by George Ella Lyon, illustrated by Lynne Avril
Meanwhile by Jules Feiffer
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by N.C. Wyeth
Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Kerstin Meyer
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Christine Joy Pratt
Tough Boris by Mem Fox, illustrated by Kathryn Brown
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, illustrated by Michael Hague
The Ballad of the Pirate Queens by Jane Yolen, illustrated by David Shannon
Bubble Bath Pirates! by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Looking for more pirate fun? Check out this funny video of different children’s book authors trying on their best pirate accents while reciting a piratical alphabet. Hysterical! Thanks to Fuse #8 for the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0JOsW0rUMQ&feature=related

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2 Responses to “Picture Book Puzzler: Pirates!”

  1. Mermaids LOVE Pirates!! Arrrr…..

  2. Eliza says:

    Here are the answers:
    1. Edward and the Pirates by David McPhail
    2. Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Kerstin Meyer
    3. A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade by James Preller, illustrated by Greg Ruth
    4. How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long, illustrated by David Shannon
    5. Bubble Bath Pirates by Jarrett Krosoczka
    6. Tough Boris by Mem Fox, illustrated by Kathryn Brown
    7. Meanwhile by Jules Feiffer
    8. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by N.C. Wyeth
    9. The Ballad of the Pirate Queens by Jane Yolen, illustrated by David Shannon
    10. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, illustrated by Michael Hague

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