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Here Be Monsters! The Ratbridge Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
By Alan Snow
(2006)
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Slaves of Socorro: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Crew fights slavers and pirates in solid seafaring sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Octonauts Game Poster Image
age 3+
Mild confusion of facts, fiction won't sink ocean adventure.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2014)
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Disney Story Central App Poster Image
age 3+
Favorite characters, badge rewards motivate kids to read.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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PlunderNauts App Poster Image
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age 11+
Space-themed saga pokes fun at pirates; cartoon violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Assassin's Creed Pirates App Poster Image
age 13+
Fun times on high seas; not as violent as console games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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The Glass Sentence: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
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Crossbones TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Pirate adventure has bloody violence, political intrigue.
Network: NBC
(2014)
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The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
By Christopher Healy
(2014)
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Blue Sea Burning: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
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The Pirate Fairy Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Amusing pirate-themed Tinker Bell adventure; some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Sky Raiders: Five Kingdoms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fast-paced adventure, slow storytelling in series opener.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
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Story Wheel App Poster Image
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age 6+
Fun shared storytelling can help with language skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Horrible Histories Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Edgy, goofy history site pushes product over past.
URL: http://horrible-histories.co.uk
(2014)
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Mumfie's Quest: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Dated animation, mild scariness but lots of wholesome fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Captain Phillips Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Nail-biting story of ship hijacking is fabulous but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Black Sails TV Poster Image
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age 18+
Pirate drama revels in sex, blood, and salty talk.
Network: Starz
(2014)
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The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra Book Poster Image
age 9+
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
By Jason Fry
(2013)
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Firebrand: Elemental, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
By Antony John
(2013)
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Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Jake's Never Land Rescue Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Fun-filled adventure is engaging for young pirate fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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