September 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day

Celebrate this fun holiday with some seriously fun audiobooks from Lit2Go.

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Read like a Pirate

Here are two of our favorite audiobooks with pirates. Read (or listen!) to them to improve your pirate vocabulary. Arrrrrrr!

Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson

Listen to Treasure Island, an adventure tale of “buccaneers and buried gold” available from the free Lit2Go audiobook collection. Reading level: 7.0. Word count: 74,101.

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

Listen to Peter Pan, the story of a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily, and the pirate Captain Hook. Available from the free Lit2Go audiobook collection. Reading level: 7.5. Word count: 50,959.

Dress like a Pirate

Here are some pirate illustrations if you want to dress like a pirate, too. Building your own pirate ship is optional.

Tripolitan Pirate

A Tripolitan pirate from the War with Tripoli. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.

Black Dog and Jim

The stranger, Black Dog hiding himself and Jim from Bill, the captain in Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.

Pirate Sitting on a Barrel

An illustration of a pirate sitting on a barrel eating a slice of pie from the ClipArt ETC website.

Pirate Carving a Tree

Pirate carving name into a tree trunk from the ClipArt ETC website.

Pirates on Beach

A small band of pirates on the beach from the ClipArt ETC website.

Pirates and Cave

Pirates of the eighteenth century at their cave from the ClipArt ETC website.

Pirates Taking Over Ship

An illustration of a group of male pirates forcing a man off a ship from the ClipArt ETC website.

Pirates Looking into the Horizon

An illustration of a group of pirates looking off into the horizon from the ClipArt ETC website.

Pirate Ship Attack

The attack of the pirate ship in The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe from the ClipArt ETC website.

Capture of an Algerine Corsair

Naval battle between an American ship and an Algerine corsair from the ClipArt ETC website.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine

Rupert, commonly called Prince Rupert of the Rhine. He was appointed commander of the Royalist cavalry during the English Civil War. He surrendered after the Battle of Naseby and was banished from the British Isles. He then became a buccaneer in the Caribbean. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.

Barbary Pirate Ship

A pirate ship of the Barbary Coast in North Africa. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.

Make Maps like a Pirate

Start with one of our nice, fake “pirate” maps of Florida or Florida counties and add your own buried treasure and other landmarks. Be sure to include a map key to the symbols you use so others can read your map!

"Pirate" Map of Florida

A “pirate” map of Florida with burnt edges from the Florida Maps website. The website also has individual “pirate” style maps for each of Florida’s 67 counties.

"Pirate" Map of Monroe County, Florida

Map of Monroe County from the Florida Maps website. Maps of the other 66 counties are also available.

"Pirate" Map of Miami-Date County, Florida

Miami-Date County from the Florida Maps website. Maps of the other 66 counties are also available.

"Pirate" Map of Hillsborough County, Florida

Map of Hillsborough County from the Florida Maps website. Maps of the other 66 counties are also available.