Topic Books about Pirates for Children EYFS

For more go to



A New Home for a Pirate 

by Ronda Armitage

Pirate Jed is not happy ...imagine a pirate who feels seasick all the time. After a series of adventures with new friends in need of help, Jed finally meets Farmer Ted, who is fed up with life on dry land – so he and Jed decide to swap! A gentle adventure about friendship and finding your place.

The Pirates Next Door

by Jonny Duddle

The Jolley-Rogers stop to fix up their ship in Dull-On-Sea. The unusual family get the whole neighbourhood spreading rumours. When the Jolley-Rogers leave, the town discovers they were wrong to assume the worst - the pirate clan have buried treasure in everyone's gardens! 


The Night Pirates by Peter Harris 

One night, Tom peeps out of the window and what should he see but PIRATES. And stranger still – they’re GIRL PIRATES! Tom joins their adventure to an island where some rather lazy grown-up pirates are guarding their treasure. Tom and the pirates make a surprise attack and are soon off on the seas once more with the treasure!

Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke 

Ferocious Captain Firebeard may think that he rules the high seas - but he hasn't reckoned on a small, daring girl called Molly. And he certainly should never have kidnapped her! Molly soon proves to be sharper and quicker than any of the pirate gang's cutlasses. And before long, Firebeard must face his comeuppance - the fury of her fearsome mum!

61B0B31WJqL._SY443_BO1,204,203,200_ (1).

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinsoaurs by Giles Andreae

Flinn is at school looking for some coloured pens when he stumbles upon a real live Pirate Captain! He tells Flinn that his ship has been stolen and that he needs Flinn to help him. Can Flinn help the pirates save their boat before his teacher notices he is missing?

The Troll by Julia Donaldson

The Troll longs for a goat - but has to make do with fish for supper instead. Meanwhile, Hank Chief and his pirate crew are digging for treasure - but it seems they've sailed to the wrong island. Again. Watch the fun unfold as these two worlds collide in this richly inventive, gloriously funny tale.

download (37).jpeg

The Jolley-Rogers and the Monster Gold by Jonny Duddle

When Matilda discovers a treasure map inside an old bottle, she shows it to the Jolley-Rogers and they all set sail to find the mysterious island on the map. Unfortunately, they end up in the belly of the dastardly Pirate Cruncher! Can Matilda and the rest of the Jolly-Rogers rescue themselves before it is too late? 

Pirates Love Underpants

by Claire Freedman

"These pirates SO love underpants, they're on a special quest. To find the fabled Pants of Gold, for the Captain's Treasure chest". This hilarious title in the Underpants series is full of pirates, sharks and treasure. You'll be yo-ho-ho-ing for days!


Mabel and the Sock Pirates 

by Elwyn Tate 

Mabel is a cat who lives on a farm by the sea. On Mabel's farm there are some very special trees...trees unlike you have ever seen before. One day some pirates sail by and decide to plunder and steal from the farm and Mabel must defend her precious trees and there unusual fruit.

Knock Knock Pirate

by Caryl Hart

A visit from a pirate might sound like fun . . . but when the Captain's whole crew turn up too - causing mayhem and chaos - it's time for this little girl to panic. What is Dad going to say when he gets home?!


Find Out: Pirates 

by DK

This book takes kids back in time to discover the truth behind the myth of pirates. With beautiful photography and lively illustrations, this book will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more!


by Rob Biddulph

ARRRRR! Sailing the seven seas in search of treasure, Captain Blue and his friends are unexpectedly SUNK! But with a shipwreck to explore and a mysterious stranger on a desert island to meet, they might still find some treasure after all…


Captain McGrew Wants You in his Crew! by Mark Sperring

Can you sploosh down the poop deck? Get up that rig? Find X marks the spot and get ready to dig?

Could this be the job for you?

A rollicking tale of some kids who just might find that being a pirate isn't quite as fun as they think!

Pirates Magnified

by David Long  

Ahoy shipmate! Grab your magnifying glass and explore the lives of 10 real pirates. Learn about life on the high seas, whilst using the free magnifying glass to spot more than 200 pirate-themed items in each eye-boggling illustration.

61VPM5bpRxL._SX410_BO1,204,203,200_ (1).

Pirate Pete and his Smelly Feet by Lucy Rowland

This spick and span crew of pirates have had enough of Pete's pongy feet! So he's been ordered to walk the plank. But it turns out that hungry sharks didn't like the smell either! Have fun sticking the cheesy scratch and sniff stickers to the pirates in this riotous, rhyming romp!


Pirate Pete by Nick Sharratt

Pirate Pete is about to set sail on an adventure. What will he see in the sky and in the sea? And what's in the treasure chest? The reader decides! On each double page spread there are six cut-outs to choose from. Slot them into the picture to create a new story time and time again.

  • Facebook
  • Grey Pinterest Icon