Talk Like a Pirate

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What’s a pirate’s favorite thing to do? Rrrrreading, of course! And did you know that September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day? Be sure to sail down to the Terrebonne Parish Library to load up on great books about pirates.

While you are at it, did you know that you can use Mango Languages to learn how to speak a different language? They have over 70 different languages to choose from, including pirate! Get your library card handy and point your browser to Click on Mango Languages to get started.

In the meantime, check out one of these great pirate books. All three books and more are available through the Terrebonne Parish Library System, and you can reserve a copy today at




Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC 

Written by June Sobel

Illustrated by Henry Cole

The letter “R” is long enough for the captain of the pirate ship. He wants all the letters of the alphabet. So off they sail to collect letters across the wide sea to find all 26 letters. Readers will search along with the pirates as they visit a deserted island on their quest.





Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates

Written and Illustrated by Kevin O’Malley

Jurassica is under attack from space pirates. Shots have been fired, and they are being raided. The jewels have been stolen from the Imperial Palace. It is time now for Captain Raptor to save the day. He follows the pirates into space and leads a fast-paced, heart-pounding journey. As they chase each other across the galaxy will Captain Raptor be able rescue the jewels and prevent the pirates from coming back to Jurassica?


Lingtang and the Pirate Queen

Written by Tamara Moss

Lingtang can’t wait to sail the high seas and have incredible adventures. When she gets the opportunity to join Captain Shafira’s crew she jumps at the chance. Little did Lingtang know, her best friend Bayani had stowed away on the ship. Now Lingtang is faced with the impossible choice of having to choose between keeping her friend safe and losing her new job or betraying her friend and continuing her adventures. 


By Naomi Hurtienne Magola, Youth Services Librarian