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Grün, blau, rot - wir bauen ein Piratenboot!Shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19 – are you ready?

For your littlest pirate, check out “Grün, blau, rot – wir bauen ein Piratenboot!“. A mischievous little raven, Socke, convinces his animal friends to build a pirate ship. They learn colors while gathering items for their ship, including rote Kiste and gelbes Tischtuch.

Is your pirate learning to read? “Lesestart mit der Maus – Indianer und Indianer und PiratenPiraten” is a fun workbook with 4 short stories about Indians and Pirates. Learn fun facts and improve reading fluency while enjoying the stories and puzzles.

Kapten KnitterbartFor a great read-aloud or easy reader level, Cornelia Funke’s “Käpten Knitterbart” is rollicking good fun. In the first story, Käpten Knitterbart and his band of pirates are outwitted by Molly, a feisty girl they kidnapped…just wait until her Mama comes to get her!

Auf der Jagd nach dem goldene SchlüsselFor pirates of all ages, “Auf der Jagd nach dem goldene Schlüssel” CD brings your favorite Playmobil figures to life, including Captain Barbarossa. Playmobil issued this CD to celebrate 40 years of Playmobil fun, and highlights several Playmobil themes like the Wild West and Knight”s Castles .

tiptoi Entdecke die PiratenExpand your tiptoi library with the book “Entdecke die Piraten”, available by special ordered. Detailed illustrations and fun facts make this an extra exciting book to explore with your tiptoi, check out the Leseprobe and you’ll be sold on this great book.

Want to talk like a German pirate? Check out the vocabulary listed in  “How to Talk like a German Pirate” from the pirates who help found International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

To learn more about the most famous German pirate, Klaus Störtebeker, visit Planet-Wissen for a good overview. Much of his life is shrouded in myth and mystery.

Sea shanties would add the right atmosphere for your pirate adventure, so we recommend listening to Santiano on YouTube. “Frei wie der Wind” has a lovely video set on a wooden sailing ship. Amazingly they competed to be the  Germany’s 2014 artist for Eurovision Song Fest – who knew sea shanties were so popular?! They made it to the second round of nationwide voting with “Wir werden niemals untergehen“,  before eventually losing to Unheilig and Elaiza. Elaiza went on to represent Germany with her song, “Is it Right“.  Santiano sings an interesting mix of songs in German and English.

Once everything is shipshape, and your library is ready, sail on! Ahoi mateys!

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