Yarr, it be Talk Like a Pirate Day, matey!

Raise the Jolly Roger! September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Here arrrrrr some of our favorite piratical picks.

Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates: This TV series by Disney is about Captain Jake and his friends who compete with Captain Hook and Mr. Smee for treasure.

The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: A book series for tweens about Hilary Westfield’s quest to become a pirate even though girls aren’t allowed to be pirates. Book One is Magic Marks the Spot and is available in print and as an audiobook.


There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish: This picture book based on the “old lady who swallowed a fly” song turned into a pirate song is one of Nicole’s favorites.

Pirate’s Perfect Pet: An easy reader book about Captain Crave’s quest to find the perfect pet.

Baseball’s Greatest Stars – Andrew McCutchen: Learn about our very own Pittsburgh Pirates baseball star! (Sure he isn’t a seafaring pirate, but we couldn’t help ourselves.)

Honorable Mention: The Monkey Island series by LucasArts are considered classics of the adventure game genre. While not available at our libraries, the writing is very funny and worth a look.

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