Top 5: Pirates (for Preschoolers)

Just because your preschooler is interested in pirates doesn’t mean you should be plugging in The Pirates of the Caribbean! (Unless they are fearless enough to really be a pirate.) Here are some terrific pirate movies and books for the younger set…


1. Peter Pan (1953) – 4+          (on amazon)

2. Muppet Treasure Island (1996) – 4+          (on amazon)

3. Return to Never Land (2002) – 4+          (on amazon)

4. Treasure Island (1950) – 5+          (on amazon)

5. Captain Blood (1935) – 6+          (on amazon)


1. Captain Pugwash, by John Ryan – 3+          (on amazon)

2. Come Away From the Water, Shirley, by John Burningham – 3+          (on amazon)

3. The Pirate and the Penguin, by Patricia Storms – 3+          (on amazon)

4. How I Became a Pirate, by Melinda Long – 4+          (on amazon)

5. Pirate Girl, by Cornelia Funke – 5+          (on amazon)

More on pirates to come. I’m collecting titles for a comprehensive Pirate Overview…


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