September 19 is National Talk Like a Pirate Day! That means it's completely acceptable to talk like a pirate all day!
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Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides (Fiction DVD or Blu-Ray) by Rob Marshall
A tale of truth, betrayal, youth, demise, and mermaids! When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past, he's not sure if it's love, or if she's a ruthless con artist using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. Forced aboard the ship of the most feared pirate ever, Jack doesn't know who to fear more, Blackbeard or the woman from his past. Rated PG-13.
Pirate Mom by Deborah Underwood
Yo ho ho! Pete loves pirates, but his mom thinks they are rude and messy. Then Pete and his mom go to see the Amazing Marco, and Marco hypnotizes Pete's mom into thinking she's a pirate! Now Pete's mom won't behave. She chases the neighbors. She steals underwear off other people's clotheslines. She's even flying the Jolly Roger over the house. Pete has to find the Amazing Marco. He wants his real mom back!
Blackbeard: Terror at Sea (Non Fiction DVD) by National Geographic
Experience the dramatic true story of history's most famous and fearsome pirate whose exploits terrorized America's offshore waters in the early 18th century in this dramatization of the life of Edward Teach.
The Pirates Next Door: Starring the Jolly Rogers by Jonny Duddle
Meet the Jolley-Rogers - a pirate family who is moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town, while they fix up their ship. This unusual family soon has the whole neighborhood gossiping. Good fences make good neighbors, but pirates? Not so much.
Historical Fiction Adventures: Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution by Bonnie Pryor
After her parents and brother are killed by Loyalists, fourteen-year-old Hannah leaves their farm and eventually, disguised as a boy, joins a pirate ship that preys on other ships to get supplies for the American Revolution. Part of the Series "Historical Fiction Adventures".
Shipwrecks by Adrian Vigliano
This book introduces readers to shipwrecks by explaining how they happen and sharing examples of famous or mysterious shipwrecks.
Lilly and the Pirates by Phyllis Root
A sighting of the rare frangipani fruit fly sends Lilly's scientist parents off in search of the fabled Shipwreck Islands. Lilly awaits their return at the home of her great-uncle Ernest, the chief librarian of Mundelaine, a town that seems to have more than its share of piratical-looking characters lurking about. When news comes that her parents' ship has wrecked, she must overcome her fear of the sea, find the hidden island, and outsmart a bunch of treasure-hungry pirates to save the day.
The Ballad of the Pirate Queens by Jane Yolen
Storyteller Jane Yolen celebrates the true story of Anne Bonney and Mary Reade, the most famous female pirates in history. In 1720 everyone in Port Maria Bay had heard of the Vanity's pirating ways, but no one knew there were two brave women among the elusive pirate ship's crew.