Ahoy, me hearties. It be International Talk Like a Pirate Day this comin' Friday. Don't be shy... tie on a bandana, find yerself an eye patch, and learn ye some Pirate lingo over on Mango. Mango be the language-learning database that's free to card-holdin' library patrons - landlubbers and pirates alike.
If ye be needing a few books for the week, I reckon there be a fine selection on our shelves:
How I became a pirate, by Melinda Long ; illustrated by David Shannon.
Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of pirate life. Aboard the vessel he listens to tales of buried treasure, sings sea chanteys, learns pirate talk. It's the pirate's life for him - until he discovers that pirates don't read bedtime stories....
Pirate, by Richard Platt; photographs by Tina Chambers.
A DK Eyewitness book - with facts about pirates from Avery to Blackbeard, their weapons, their plunders, and their mysteries. A hearty "Aaarrr!" rating for this bit of nonfiction. Also ye should be checking out 100 facts on pirates by Andrew Langley. It's full of projects, quizzes, fun facts, and cartoons - all pirate-related.
Everything I know about pirates : a collection of made-up facts, educated guesses, and silly pictures about bad guys of the high seas, by Tom Lichtenheld.
The title pretty much says it all.
Eloise's pirate adventure, by Lisa McClatchy; illustrated by Tammie Lyon. A book in which Eloise and Weenie dress up as pirates and search for treasure. And of course, don't forget the classics:Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie and Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson; illus. by N.C. Wyeth.