There be Pirates!
Swashbucklers & Rogues of the Atlantic
by Joann Hamilton-Barry
Nimbus Publishing, 2018
$15.95, 88 pp, ages 7 – 10
There be Pirates! is a full colour, non-fiction book written in chapters for the middle elementary school age group—an audience sure to be interested in this topic. It is full of information about the life of a typical pirate and includes profiles of famous pirates of the Golden Age of Piracy in the 17th and 18th centuries. The concluding chapter discusses piracy today and why people are still fascinated by these notorious adventurers.
Classroom Connections: This would be great addition to your classroom collection of non-fiction books for its general interest and for its suitability for teaching how to read non-fiction text. It includes a table of contents, a glossary of words that are highlighted in the text, sidebars, captioned colour illustrations and historical photographs, and an index. There are also detailed instructions for activities related to the pirate theme and a Recommended Reading list.
Review by Diana Mumford.
This review is from Canadian Teacher Magazine’s Fall 2018 issue.