A carving of a pirate's face with an eyepatch

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

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Ahoy, mateys! Get ready to celebrate the 20th anniversary of International Talk like a Pirate Day on Sept. 19. Created by best friends John Baur and Mark Summers, aka Ol’ Chumbucket and Cap’n Slappy, the day began as an inside joke between the two. Since its creation, International Talk like a Pirate Day has been adopted by libraries, schools and more to celebrate this jolly day! You can brush up on your pirate terms by checking out Pirate Pete’s Talk Like a Pirate by Kim Kennedy.

Of course, becoming a pirate is no easy feat. Luckily, Cressida Cowell can teach you

How to be a Pirate. One easy step ye can take is learning to dress the part. Traditional pirates can often be found wearing tri-corner hats and walking with peg legs. Some even have hooks for hands! Pirate-wear can be tricky; to see some examples try Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman.

If you’re looking for some great pirate books to read on your computer, tablet or phone, use your library card to try out TumbleBooks or Overdrive. These kid-friendly pages offer tons of pirate content plus thousands of other books, games and activities!

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