Pirates

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel, Y FIction Oppel or Y Books on CD Oppel
Matt Cruse has the life he has always dreamed of as a cabin boy on the Aurora, a luxury passenger airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean. Then one night he meets a dying balloonist who speaks of beautiful creatures drifting through the skies who are completely real and utterly mysterious.

The Angel's Command: a tale from the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques, Y Fiction Jacques
Ben and his black labrador, castaways from the legendary ghost ship Flying Dutchman, swore never to go to sea again. But fate casts them adrift once more on a French pirate ship, with two villainous sea captains--and a ghost--in pursuit.

Bloody Jack: being an account of the curious adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L.A. Meyer, Y Fiction Meyer or Y Books on CD 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.

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques, Y Fiction 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.

Peril on the Sea by Michael Cadnum, Y Fiction Cadnum
In the tense summer of 1588, eighteen-year-old Sherwin Morris, after nearly perishing in a shipwreck, finds himself aboard the privateer Vixen, captained by the notorious and enigmatic Brandon Fletcher who offers him adventure and riches if Sherwin would write and disseminate a flattering account of the captain's exploits.

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Y Fiction Barry
Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island.

Pirate Curse by Kai Meyer , Y Fiction Meyer
In a place similar to the 1706 Caribbean, two fourteen-year-old "polliwogs"--humans who can walk on water--rely on a mysterious figure known as the Ghost Trader and a band of pirates to help them escape from the evil that is chasing them.

Pirate's Son by Geraldine McCaughrean, Y Fiction 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.

Pirates! The True and Remarkable Adventures of Minerva Sharpe and Nancy Kingston, female Pirates by Celia Rees, Y Fiction Rees or Y Books on CD 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.

Pirates of the Retail Wasteland by Adam Selzer, Y Fiction Selzer
When eighth-grader Leon decides what to do for his project in the gifted program, it involves coffee houses, pirates, and filmmaking.

Piratica: being a daring tale of a singular girl's adventure upon the high seas presented most handsomely by the notorious Tanith Lee, Y Fiction 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.

Piratica II : return to Parrot Island : being the return of a most intrepid heroine to sea and secrets presented most handsomely by the notorious Tanith Lee, Y Fiction Lee
Art Blastside is bored with life ashore, so she jumps at the chance to return to sea.

Rhiannon by Vicki Grove, Y Fiction Grove
Fourteen-year-old Rhiannon lives high on the bluff of Clodaghcombe with her healer Mom and grandmother. She helps them tend to the sick and wounded from the town belowa town swirling with controversy ever since the arrival of the Norman gentry and the tragic shipwreck that killed the kings only son and heir to the throne. Rhiannon finds herself transfixed imagining the horrid disaster that took so many youths near her own age. Then tragedy strikes closer to home with the discovery of a strangers body near their bluff and accusations of murder leveled at one of their residents. Rhiannon knows she has to do something even though it means standing up to the aristocracy. But with help from a young monk and a mysterious pirate from France Rhiannon hatches a dangerous plan to discover the true murderers identity and sets off on a course that could have stunning consequences and perhaps even reveal an astounding secret that could change history.

Seeker by William Nicholson, Y Fiction Nicholson
Having been rejected by the Nomana--the revered warrior-monk order they long to join--sixteen-year-olds Seeker and Morning Star, along with a curious pirate named Wildman, attempt to prove that they are worthy of joining the community, after all.

Terry and the Pirates by Julian F. Thompson, Y FIction Thompson
"You mean she isn't going to walk the plank?" As soon as Terry's mom mentions sending her to boarding school to "spread her wings," Terry takes matters into her own hands and catches a ride out of town on the yacht belonging to a super-rich adventurer. It turns out someone else had the same plan, and Terry finds herself in the company of the billionaire's bizarre son. It's a strange series of fortunes and misfortunes, but hurricanes, modern-day pirates, olden-day buried treasure, split personalities, and blossoming love combine ridiculously and hilariously in this rip-roaring new book by Julian F. Thompson.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Y Fiction 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 to a pirate fortune as well as great danger.

Voyage of Plunder by Michele Torrey, Y Fiction Torrey
Fourteen-year-old Daniel's life is turned upside down when his father's merchant ship is plundered by pirates in 1696 and Daniel is forced to stay aboard the pirate ship as a hostage.

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