Trick ARRR Treat

A Pirate Halloween

Charlotte Blue-Tongue, Peg-Leg Pete, Glass-Eyed Gabby, and their friends swashbuckle through the streets demanding loot and treasure from their neighbors in this Halloween pirate tale. As their world transforms from neighborhood to pirate’s lagoon, they shout, “We be pirates. TRICK ARRR TREAT!” But what’s lurking in the shadows? Are the pirates brave enough to defend their treasure?

  • 32 Pages
  • 10.75" x 8.5"
  • 9780807580615
  • September 2015

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  • 32 Pages
  • 10.75" x 8.5"
  • 9780807580660
  • September 2017

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  • 9780807580622
  • September 2015

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  • The story is…full of action as a diverse group of boys and girls eagerly sets off to get as much sweet loot as they can.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Lit with sunset shades of pink and purple, Monlongo’s illustrations conjure a cinematic sense of theatricality while capturing the visceral excitement of fully escaping into character on Halloween.

    - Publishers Weekly, starred review

  • With its kid-friendly rhymes and abundance of pirate lingo, this appealing mash-up of Halloween and pirate themes captures the lighthearted fun of the holiday. Nothing can deter a band of pirates…as long as those pirates are home before dark.

    - The Horn Book Magazine

  • The illustrations are a delightful combination of bright colors and expressive characters who look like they have sprung from a Disney Junior show…Short sentences and a narrator’s commitment to a decent pirate accent will make this a Halloween storytime favorite.

    - Booklist

  • A first-choice purchase for a different spin in Halloween-themed storytimes.

    - School Library Journal


Common Core

RL.2.1,2,4,5,6,7,10 W.2.3,5,8 SL.2.1,1a,1b,1c,2,4,5,6 RF.2.3,3b,3c,3e,3f,4,4a,4b,4c L.2.1,1a,1f,2,2c,3,3a,4,5,5b


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 2.5