Thank you to all the people who entered the giveaway for the Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate books! I hope you all had a great time with Children’s Book Week, and the rest of the stops on the hop, too. And thanks again to Renee of Mother Daughter Books and Katie of Youth Literature Reviews for coordinating the hop.
The winner of the giveaway, chosen by randomly generated number, is commenter #21, Charlotte of Charlotte’s Library, whose favorite pirates are those in Jupiter Pirates: the Hunt for the Hydra, a book I’ve really been wanting to read.
I was hoping to be able to announce a Pirate King, based on votes from the comments… but Captain Hook and Captain Jack Sparrow came out dead even at six votes each, with Blackbeard coming in a distant third with three votes. Other literary pirates that got votes, in case your pirate fans want more pirate books, were the pirates in the charming picture book Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by Melinda Long, illustrated by David Shannon; and the star of Cursed Pirate Girl by Jeremy Bastien, a graphic novel with appeal for kids through adults.
For those who prefer their pirates historical, readers recommend you steer towards Blackbeard, Calico Jack Rackham, Bartholomew Roberts, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, and Madam Ching.
In other news, it’s almost time for the 9th Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge, hosted again this year by Pam of Mother Reader, and focusing this year on diversity in children’s literature. Here’s my reading list so far – please feel free to chime in with suggestions!
Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda
The Great Green Heist by Varian Johnson
Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel
Tankborn by Karen Sandler
Menagerie by Tui Sutherland
Nightingale’s Nest by Nikki Loftin
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang
Avatar gns by Gene Luen Yang
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow