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Last week while the girls were at their driver's training class, my son and I spent two mornings at the library. I began to organize our fall lesson plans and visited with a friend. He read, played, and visited my friend's son. With a little help, he found a small stack of pirate books. We also had a little discussion about card catalogs and the way things used to be. The Most Famous Pirates (Amazon link) was his favorite of the books that he found that day.
The Most Famous Pirates by Cindy Jenson-Elliott includes short biographies of more than ten pirates and historical facts about piracy "through the ages." Additional resources at the end of the book enhance further study. A glossary, list of related books, and internet links are included. Joseph read the short stories then shared with me about them. We are reviewing the audio book Under Drake's Flag which we received the night before that library trip and had just started listening to that morning. Joseph found Sir Francis Drake in that book. He also recognized Blackbeard and the Barbarossa Brothers.
Other pirate books that he found interesting included Real Pirates, A Year on a Pirate Ship (Time Goes By), Discovering Pirates (more Amazon links.) The Brinkman Adventures audio which we reviewed earlier this year also includes a pirate tale.
We are continuing to enjoy chalk art, both in hair and on paper. I thought my daughter's picture below tied in well with the overall theme.
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