Community Read

A community read event is an effort to get the whole community reading a related topic at the same time.

This year, we're going to be reading and learning all about pirates, piracy and privateering! Throughout history, legends of pirates created fantastical stories and have inspired numerous characters and works of fiction. The lure of treasure and bounty helped create pirate lore.  We've put together a list of pirate-themed books for all ages to enjoy, both fiction and non-fiction. We'll be reading throughout the months of January, February and March, which gives you plenty of time to walk the plank, dive in and read!  

Click the jewel below to get to our online form to tell us which pirate books you've read. You can use this form more than once so add to your checklist as you go! Which titles will win the most popular for Children's, YA and Adult? It's up to you, NP!

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Peter Pan. Disney. E Dis

Eat Pete. Rex, Michael.  E Rex

Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates. Prince, April Jones. E Pri

Robinson. Sis, Peter.  E Sis

The Pirate Jamboree. Teague, Mark.  E Tea

Captain Jack and the Pirates.  Bently, Peter.  E Ben

The Word Pirates.  Cooper, Susan.  E Coo

We’re Going on a Treasure Hunt.  DiPucchio, Kelly.  E Dip

Pirate Bob.  Lasky, Kathryn.  E Las

Pirates, ho!  Thomson, Sarah L.  E Tho


The Pirate Captain’s Daughter. Bunting, Eve.  JUV FIC Bun

Emily Winsnap and the Pirate Prince.  Kessler, Liz.  JUV FIC Kes

Swap! Light, Steve. JUV FIC Lig

Gasparilla’s Gold. Markle, Sandra. JUV FIC Mar

Amelia Bedelia Digs In. Parish, Herman.  JUV FIC Par

Vampirates (series) Somper, Justin.  JUV FIC Som

Treasure Island. Stevenson, Robert Louis. JUV FIC Ste


The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon: & 101 Other Things for Young Mariners to Build, Try & Do on the Water. Seidman, David  JUV 797.083 Sei

A Pirate’s Life for She: Swashbuckling Women Through the Ages.  Duncombe, Laura Sook.  JUV 910.4 Dun

Shiver Me Timbers: Pirate Poems and Paintings. Florian, Douglas  JUV 910.45 Flo

Pirate. Lock, Deborah.  JUV 910.45 Loc

The Barbarossa Brothers and Pirates of the Mediterranean. Malam, John. JUV 910.45 Mal

Pirates.  Matthews, John.  JUV 910.45 Mat

Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World. Yolen, Jane.  JUV 910.45 Yol

The Tripolitan War, 1801-1805: America Meets the Menace of the Barbary Pirates. Castor, Henry.  JUV 973.47 Cas


Beauty Queens. Bray, Libba. YA FIC Bra

The Pirates of Turtle Rock. Jennings, Richard W.  YA FIC Jen

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Lee, Mackenzi.  YA FIC Lee

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. Lee, Mackenzi.  YA FIC Lee

The Assassin’s Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas. Maas, Sarah J.  YA FIC Maa

Cybelle’s Secret. Marillier, Juliet. YA FIC Mar

Seeker. Nicholson, William.  YA FIC Nic

Captain Blood. Sabatini, Rafael.  YA FIC Sab

TimeRiders: The Pirate Kings. Scarrow, Alex.  YA FIC Sca

Pacifica. Simmons, Kristen. YA Fic Sim

The Soul Keepers. Taylor, Devon.  YA FIC Tay

The Ghost Seekers, Taylor, Devon.  YA FIC Tay


The Sea Rovers: Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers. Marrin, Albert.  YA 920 Mar

Women of the Renaissance. Thomson, Melissa.  YA 940.21 Tho

Pirate Adult Reading      ADULT FICTION TITLES

Hawke. Bell, Ted. FIC Bel

The Jefferson Key. Berry, Steve.  FIC Ber

Cinnamon and Gunpowder. Brown, Eli. FIC Bro

Pirate Latitudes. Crichton, Michael. FIC Cri

Dark Watch. Cussler, Clive. FIC Cus

Hazardous Duty. Griffin, W.E.B.  FIC Gri

The Tenth Gift. Johnson, Jane.  FIC Joh

Djibouti. Leonard, Elmore. FIC Leo

Captive of My Desires. Lindsey, Johanna. FIC Lin

Love Over Scotland. McCall Smith, Alexander. FIC Mcca

The Midwife of Venice. Rich, Roberta.  FIC Ric

Riptide. Rimington, Stella. FIC Rim

Those in Peril. Smith, Wilbur. FIC Smi

The Confusion. Stephenson, Neal. FIC Ste


The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast. Moore, Michael Scott.  364.15 Moo

The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier. Urbina, Ian. 639.2 Urb (on new shelf)

The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World. Bahadur, Jay.  910.45 Bah

The Pirates’ Pact: The Secret Alliances Between History’s Most Notorious Buccaneers...  Burgess, Douglas. 910.45 Bur

Seized : a Sea Captain's Adventures Battling Scoundrels and Pirates. Hardberger, Max 910.45 Har

Terror on the Seas : True Tales of Modern-Day Pirates. Sekulich, Daniel. 910.45 Sek

Pirate Hunters : Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship. Kurson, Robert. 910.9163 Kur

Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan’s Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and... Talty, Stephan.  972.904 Tal

Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution. Patton, Robert H. 973.35 Pat

Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests, and Captivity in the Seventeenth-century Mediterranean. Tinniswood, Adrian 973.45 Tin

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates : the Forgotten War that Changed American History. Kilmeade, Brian.  973.46092 Kil

The Barbary Wars : American Independence in the Atlantic World. Lambert, Frank. 973.47 Lam

Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans. Groom, Winston.  973.523 Gro

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