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The Bulletin Dozen is a monthly theme-based list of titles available only on-line. Since we're awfully fond of bakers here at the Bulletin, we thought we'd adopt their philosophy of generosity and throw in an extra one or two when we have them to offer--so don't expect an even dozen. Please feel free to copy, download, or link to these lists. We ask only that you cite the source. See the archive for lists from previous months.

Avast! It's a Pirate Dozen
selected by Jeannette Hulick and Melanie Kimball

A few of us at the Bulletin have a particular liking for books about pirates, and we aren't alone. Even before Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island, pirates captured the imagination of children and grownups alike. Adventure, romance, colorful language (and clothing), and the lure of hidden treasure make an irresistible combination for readers. Whether fiction or non-fiction, how-to or poetry, here are a dozen plus books to whet the appetite of buccaneer-loving kids of all ages. Aaarrgh!

--Melanie Kimball, Research Assistant

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