International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day! In celebration, we’re sharing some of our favorite seafaring characters.

 

Captain Hook & Smee

We love a dynamic duo (are you really so surprised?), so these two are a must in our book. Captain Hook may have the cunning, the looks, and the feathery hat, but where would he be without Smee?

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Long John

As I was waiting, a man came out of a side room, and at a glance I was sure he must be Long John. His left leg was cut off close by the hip, and under the left shoulder he carried a crutch, which he managed with wonderful dexterity, hopping about upon it like a bird. He was very tall and strong, with a face as big as a ham—plain and pale, but intelligent and smiling. Indeed, he seemed in the most cheerful spirits, whistling as he moved about among the tables, with a merry word or a slap on the shoulder for the more favoured of his guests.

Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
Stevenson, Robert Louis - Treasure Island

#amreading Adventures with Pirates

Finding Serendipity – Tuesday discovers a way into the world of writers and faces off against the villain of her mother’s creation.
How to Train Your Dragon 2: How to Be a Pirate – Hiccup’s lessons in piracy come to a halt when the class comes upon a stranger searching for his stolen treasure.
Baker’s Magic – Bee’s magical gift places her in the position to help an orphaned princess escape from her cruel guardian.

What are you reading?

#MGCarousel – September 2018

Middle Grade Carousel is a series of monthly challenges for lovers and readers of middle grade books. Our theme for September is…

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Arrrr is for Reading

Ahoy, bookish landlubbers! Are ye prepared for adventure on the seven seas? Chasing down maritime monsters? Hunting for buried treasure? Then come aboard!

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