::Teen Book Nook::

Pirates & High-Seas Adventure
6th-9th Grades

The true confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Avi

As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious.

Peter & the Starcatchers

Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold but the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger.

Capt. Hook : the adventures of a notorious youth

J.V. Hart

Describes the youthful adventures of J.M. Barrie's classic character, Captain Hook, from his days at Eton to his voyages on the high sea.

Catherine and the pirate

Karen Hawkins

Catherine Markham falls in love with the pirate who escorts her on a dangerous voyage from Boston to Savannah.

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman

Brian Jacques

In 1620, a boy and his dog are rescued from the doomed ship, Flying Dutchman, by an angel who guides them in travelling the world, eternally helping those in great need.

The angel's command : a tale from the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman

Brian Jacques

Ben and Ned, a boy and dog gifted with eternal youth and the ability to communicate with one another nonverbally, encounter pirates on the high seas and rescue a kidnapped prince from a band of gypsy thieves.

Water Rat

Marnie Laird

In 1748, a 14-year-old orphan, Matt, runs away from a tyrannical tavern owner and goes to live with a doctor and his family on their Delaware farm. When a pirate ship arrives at the family's dock, Matt proves to be a hero and manages to save the doctor's children. Then, determined to stop the pirates, he finds their hiding place and leads a warship straight to them.

The smugglers

Iain Lawrence

In eighteenth-century England, after his father buys a schooner called the Dragon, sixteen-year-old John sets out to sail it from Kent to London and becomes involved in a dangerous smuggling scheme.

The buccaneers

Iain Lawrence

Sequel to The Smugglers. In the eighteenth century sixteen-year-old John Spencer sails from England in his schooner, the Dragon, to the Caribbean, where he and the crew encounter pirates, fierce storms, fever, and a strange man who some fear may be cursed.

Piratica : being a daring tale of a singular girl's adventure upon the high seas

Tanith Lee

A bump on the head restores Art's memories of her mother and the exciting life they led, so the sixteen-year-old leaves Angels Academy for Young Maidens, seeks out the pirates who were her family before her mother's death, and leads them back to adventure on the high seas.

The pirate's son

Geraldine McCaughrean

Left penniless in eighteenth century England, fourteen-year-old Nathan Gull and his mousy sister Maud accompany Tamo, the son of a notorious pirate, to his homeland of Madagascar where they are all changed by their encounter with Tamo's dangerous past.

Bloody Jack : being an account of the curious adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy

L.A. Meyer

Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates. First book in a series.

The 290

Scott O'Dell

A shipyard apprentice finds high adventure aboard the S.S. Alabama, a Confederate ship which sails the Atlantic destroying Union vessels.

Airborn

Kenneth Oppel

Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface. In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, author of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies.

Pirates! : the true and remarkable adventures of Minerva Sharpe and Nancy Kington, female pirates

Celia Rees

In 1722, after arriving with her brother at the family's Jamaican plantation where she is to be married off, sixteen-year-old Nancy Kington escapes with her slave friend, Minerva Sharpe, and together they become pirates traveling the world in search of treasure.

Vampirates : Demons of the ocean

Justin Somper

When twins Connor and Grace's ship is wrecked in a storm and Connor is rescued by pirates, he believes that Grace has been taken aboard the mythical Vampirate's ship, and he is determined to find her.

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.

Terry and the pirates

Julian F. Thompson

When sixteen-year-old Terry Talley stows away on a yacht, she doesn't expect to encounter another runaway and end up shipwrecked on a tiny island with a bunch of oddball pirates who are looking for some buried treasure.