Life on the High Seas: Tales of Pirates and Seafarers
Avi. Smuggler’s Island; 1994. (Y-P-AVI)
Living on an island in 1932, a young determines, despite his family’s bitter opposition, to identify and somehow bring to justice the liquer smugglers terrorizing the island
Avi. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle; 1990. (Y-Avi/Y-PRD-AVI)
Charlotte, the only passenger aboard a seedy ship on a transatlantic in 1832, becomes caught up in a feud between a murderous captain and his mutinous crew.
Barry, Dave & Ridley Pearson. Peter & the Starcatchers; 2004. (Y-Barry Fantasy)
Soon after Peter sails from England, he befriends and assists Molly, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the natives a remote island.
Barry, Dave & Ridley Pearson. Peter & the Shadow Thieves; 2006. (Y-Barry Fantasy)
Realizing the Starcatchers are in danger when Lord Ombra visits the island and controls people through shadows, Peter and Tinker Bell travel to England to save the stardust.
Barry, Dave & Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Secret of Rundoon; 2007. (Y-Barry
Fearing that the sinister Lord Ombra was not destroyed, Peter and Molly travel to the land of Rundoon, which is ruled by the evil King Zarboff.
Barry, Dave & Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Sword of Mercy; 2009. (Y-Barry Fantasy)
James, one of Peter’s Lost Boys, is working for Scotland Yard and suspects Prince Albert Edward, has become the tool of shadow creatures after the starstuff. Sequel to Peter and the Secret of Rundoon.
Batson, Wayne Thomas. Isle of Swords, 2007. (Y-Batson)
After awakening alone, seriously injured, and with no memory on an island, Cat is caught between two pirates battling for a legendary treasure reportedly hidden by monks.
Bunch, Chris. Corsair; 2001. (Y-P-BUN Fantasy)
Captain Radnor leads a war of revenge against the Linyati, who enslaved and murdered his family, but his battle against the takes on new dimensions as he learns about them.
Cabot, Meg. Victoria and the Rogue; 2003. (Y-P-CAB Romance)
On board a ship to London to meet her fiancé, Lord Malfrey, the ship’s captain falls in love with Victoria and interferes with her engagement.
Cadnum, Michael. Ship of Fire; 2003. (Y-Cadnum)
In 1587, Thomas Spyre finds that with the sudden death of his master, he must take over as ship’s surgeon and prove his skill as a fighter as well as a doctor.
Collison, Linda. Star-Crossed; 2006. (Y-Collison Historical.
Discovered as a stowaway on a trip to Barbados in 1760, Patricia Kelley struggles to survive by learning to be a ship’s doctor and by disguising herself as a man.
Dowswell, Paul. Powder Monkey: The Adventures of Sam Witchall; 2005. (Y-Dowswell
Thirteen-year-old Sam endures harsh conditions, battles, and a shipwreck after being pressed into service aboard the HMS Miranda during the Napoleonic Wars.
Dowswell, Paul. Prison Ship: Adventures of a Young Sailor; 2006. (Y-Dowswell
After being framed for cowardice in a sea battle, Sam and his friend Richard are sent to Australia, where they must fight for their lives in the Outback. Sequel to Powder Monkey.
Fleischman, Sid. The Giant Rat of Sumatra, or, Pirates Galore; 2005. (Y-Fleischman)
A cabin boy on a pirate ship finds himself in San Diego in 1846 as war breaks out between the United States and Mexico.
Goldman, William. The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure; 1973. (Y-Goldman)
A drunken swordsman and a gentle giant come to the aid of Westley, a handsome farm boy, and Buttercup, a princess in need of rescue from the evil schemers surrounding her.
Hesse, Karen. Stowaway; 2000. (Y-LPeD-Hesse)
A fictionalized journal relates the experiences of a young stowaway from 1768 to 1771 aboard the Endeavor, which sailed around the world under Captain James Cook.
Hobbs, Will. Leaving Protection; 2004. (Y-P-HOB)
Robbie, happy to get a job aboard a fishing troller, discovers danger and a mysterious captain is searching for long-buried Russian plaques laying claim to Alaska.
Hughes, Richard Arthur Warren. A High Wind in Jamaica; 1929. (Y-PRD-HUG)
A group of children on their way to England are captured by a band of pirates involved in mutiny, murder, and a trial in which the amorality of the children is disclosed.
Jacques, Brian. Castaways of the Flying Dutchman; 2001. (Y-P-JAC Fantasy)
In 1620, a boy and his dog are rescued from the doomed ship, Flying Dutchman, by an
angel who guides them in traveling the world, eternally helping those in great need.
Jacques, Brian. The Angel’s Command; 2003. (Y-P-JAC Fantasy)
Ben and Ned, a boy and dog gifted with the ability to communicate with each other nonverbally, encounter pirates on the high seas and rescue a kidnapped prince from a band of gypsy thieves. Sequen to Castaways of the Flying Dutchman.
Lawrence, Iain. The Wreckers; 1998. (Y-LPeD-Lawrence)
Shipwrecked after a vicious storm, John Spence attempts to save his father and himself while also dealing with a secret about the English coastal town where they are stranded.
Lawrence, Iain. The Smugglers; 1999. (Y-LPeD-Lawrence)
th century England, after his father buys a schooner called the Dragon, John sails In 18
from Kent to London and becomes involved in a smuggling scheme. Sequel to The Wreckers.
Lawrence, Iain. The Buccaneers; 2001. (Y-LPeD-Lawrence) thIn the 18 century, John Spence sails from England in his schooner, the Dragon, to the
Caribbean, where he and the crew encounter pirates, storms, fever and a strange man who might be cursed. Sequel to The Smugglers.
Lawrence, Iain. The Castawasy; 2007. (Y-Lawrence Historical)
Bad luck continues to follow Tom as he finds himself aboard an abandoned ship, is taught to be a sailor by castaways, and sail to the Caribbean where he makes new friends and enemies. Sequel to The Buccaneers.
Lee, Tanith. Piratica: Being a Daring Tale of a Singular Girl’s Adventure Upon the High Seas; 2004. (Y-Lee)
Artemesia finally escapes the prim and proper world of finishing school and sets out to win her mother’s title as pirate queen until she meets her mate in Goldie Girl
Lee, Tanith. Piratica II: Return to Parret Island – Being the Return of a Most Intrepid
Heroine to Sea and Secrets; 2006. (Y-Lee)
Art Blastside is bored with life ashore so he jumps at the first chance at see, which lands him in high adventure with Artemesia. Sequel to Piratica.
Lewin, Waldtraut. Freedome Beyond the Sea; 2001. (Y-P-LEW)
To escape the Inquisition, Esther Marchadi, the daughter of a murdered Jewish rabbi, disguises herself as a boy and joins the crew of Christopher Columbus’ Santa Maria.
McCoy, Chris. Scurvy Goonda; 2009. (Y-McCoy)
Ted is eager to replace his imaginary friend, a pirate, with real friends, but is soon led from Cape Cod into a world of discarded “abstract companions”intent on wreaking vengeance on the human race.
Meyer, Kai. Pirate Curse; 2006. (Y-Meyer)
In a place like the Caribbean, two polliwogs, humans who can walk on water, rely on a mysterious figure known as the Ghost Trade and a band of pirates to escape from evil.
Meyer, Kai. Pirate Emperor; 2007. (Y-Meyer)
Jolly and Munk start training with Forefather when they discover that their special abilities as polliwogs may be the only way to save the city Aelenium from the Maelstrom. Sequel to Pirate Curse.
Meyer, L. A. Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky”
Faber, Ships boy; 2002. (Y-Meyer)
Reduced to begging and thievery on the streets of London, a Mary disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship destined for high sea adventure.
Meyer, L.A. Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady; 2004. (Y-Meyer)
After being exposed as a girl, Jacky finds herself attending school in Boston, where, instead of learning to be a lady, she battles snobbish classmates and roams the city. Sequel to Bloody Jack.
Meyer, L.A. Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical
Adventures of Jacky Faber; 2005. (Y-Meyer)
In 1804, Jacky heads back out to sea, where she gains control of a British warship and eventually becomes a privateer. Sequel to Curse of the Blue Tattoo.
Meyer, L.A. In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber; 2006. (Y-Meyer Historical)
Jacky and her former classmates are kidnapped while on a school outing and transported to the hold of a slave ship bound for the slave markets of North Africa. Sequel to Under the Jolly Roger.
Meyer, L.A. Mississippi Jack: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and the Lily of the West; 2007. (Y-Meyer
In 1806, Jacky heads west to avoid capture by the British and discovers adventure aboard a keelboat on the mighty Mississippi River. Sequel to In the Belly of the Bloodhound.
Meyer, L.A. Rapture of the Deep: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Soldier, Sailor, Mermaid, Spy; 2009. (Y-Meyer Historical)
In 1806, jacky and Jaimy are kidnapped by British Naval Intelligence and forced to embark on yet another dearing mission – this time to search for sunken Spanish gold off
the Florida coast. Sequel to Mississippi Jack.
Moore, Robin. The Man With the Silver Oar; 2002. (Y-Moore)
Daniel leave his guardian uncle’s household to stowaway on a ship in pursuit of a pirate
captain bent on raiding the North American coast before returning to Hispaniola.
Oppel, Kenneth. Airborn; 2004. (Y-Oppel SciFi/Y-LPeD-Oppel SciFi)
Matt, a young cabin boy aboard and air ship, and Kate, a wealthy girl, team up to search for mysterious winged creatures reported living high in the sky.
Oppel, Kenneth. Skybreaker; 2006. (Y-Oppel SciFi)
Matt, a student at the Airship Academy, and Kate, an heiress, team up with a gypsy and a daring captain to find a long-lost airship, rumored to carry treasure beyond imagination. Sequel to Airborn.
Pierce, Tamora. Tris’s Book; 1998. (Y-P-PIE Fantasy)
With the defenses of the Winding Circle Temple weakened by earthquake, Tris and her friends try to join the powers to protect the community from a pirate attack. Sequel to Sandry’s Book.
Plum-Ucci, Carol. The She; 2003. (Y-Plum-Ucci)
After his parents are lost at sea, Evan and his brother leave their home to escape bad memories. Other questions emerge when he helps a student deal with a similar tragedy.
Rees, Celia. Pirates!: the True and Remarkable Adventures of Minerva Sharpe and Nancy Kington, Female Pirates; 2003. (Y-Rees/Y-LPeD-Rees)
At the dawn of the eighteenth century, Nancy Kington and Minerva Sharpe set sail from Jamaica on a pirate vessel, hoping to escape from an arranged marriage and slavery.
Somper, Justin. Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean; 2006. (Y-Somper)
When twins Connor and Grace’s ship is wrecked in a storm and Connor is rescued, he searches for Grace, wh he thinks has been taken aboard the mythical Vampirate’s ship.
Somper, Justin. Vampirates: Tide of Terror; 2007. (Y-Somper)
Connor must learn the pirate way aboard the Diablo or face dangerous consequences
while Grace senses that something is very wrong on the vampirate ship she left behind. Sequel to Demons of the Ocean.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island; 1881. (Y-PRD-STE)
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the in and her son find a treasure map leading them to a pirate’s fortune.
Tullson, Diane. Red Sea; 2005. (Y-P-TUL)
When Libby, her mom, and her step-dad set out on a year-long sailing adventure, she believes missing her friends is the worst that can happen until they are attacked by pirates.
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; 1876. (Y-Twain/Y-PRD-TWA) thA boy growing up in a 19 century Mississippi River town plays hooky on an island,
witnesses a crime, hunts for the pirates’ treasure, and becomes lost in a cave.