Monday, November 16, 2015

ISO: Pirate book recommendations for an almost five year old

A neighbor passed on this wooden pirate ship her children had outgrown, which I am planning to give my older son (almost 5) for Christmas. I'd like to give him some pirate or nautical books to go along with the ship, but would love any recommendations. The Little Fisherman by Margaret Wise Brown and The Maggie B by Irene Haas are favorites at out house; I checked out the Little Tim adventures from the library, but found them a but past his comprehension level. What are some books in this vein that have been enjoyed by your family?

Image source: The Salvation of Peter, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


Dianna said...

(a long time reader, but I've never commented - but I have a great love for Naval Fiction and a five year old boy of my own)

For a read-aloud: Swallows and Amazons, the first of many books by Arthur Ransome. Could probably be read by a 7-8 year old, but my son (who's also 5 going on 6) isn't quite up for it yet. :

And, an excellent book on Fighting Sail era naval life: Stephen Bietsys' Cross Sections Man of War

Lucy said...

Thanks, Dianna! -Lucy