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The Pirate Train http://www.thepiratetrain.com for buccaneers who love pirates and trains ... and for their moms Sat, 02 Apr 2016 17:25:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 http://www.thepiratetrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/cropped-grogblossomcolor-1-32x32.jpg The Pirate Train http://www.thepiratetrain.com 32 32 Boy scouts collect merit badges … http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/04/02/boy-scouts-collect-merit-badges/ http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/04/02/boy-scouts-collect-merit-badges/#respond Sat, 02 Apr 2016 17:23:58 +0000 http://www.thepiratetrain.com/?p=253 Continue reading ]]> and my son collects book award stickers. That’s what happens when you’re an English major’s spawn.

Four-and-a-half stars in the IndieReader Awards; Third place winner in The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards; Winner in the USA Regional Excellence Book Awards.

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Book reviews with Pirate Sis! The Mysterious Benedict Society http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/04/02/book-reviews-with-pirate-sis-the-mysterious-benedict-society/ http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/04/02/book-reviews-with-pirate-sis-the-mysterious-benedict-society/#respond Sat, 02 Apr 2016 15:40:40 +0000 http://www.thepiratetrain.com/?p=250 urlMy favorite lines: “I even learned Morse code from this book! My mom couldn’t believe it: I got out my school notebook, so that I could practice Morse code. Best use of a school notebook ever.”

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Thanks to Krystal (of Healthy Happy Thrifty Family) for the review! http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/02/20/thanks-to-krystal-of-healthy-happy-thrifty-family-for-the-review/ http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/02/20/thanks-to-krystal-of-healthy-happy-thrifty-family-for-the-review/#respond Sat, 20 Feb 2016 03:25:56 +0000 http://www.thepiratetrain.com/?p=243 Continue reading ]]> 20160125_135457-e1453762598897-169x300My favorite lines: “I love how one of the children in the story is a girl. My daughter loves pirates, and so many pirate books only focus on the boys!” — b/c, WORD. Also: feminism, ya’ll! xo

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Book reviews with Pirate Sis! Melody Pickle and the Enchanted Arch, Part 1 http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/02/19/book-reviews-with-pirate-sis-melody-pickle-and-the-enchanted-arch-part-1/ http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/02/19/book-reviews-with-pirate-sis-melody-pickle-and-the-enchanted-arch-part-1/#respond Fri, 19 Feb 2016 02:21:46 +0000 http://www.thepiratetrain.com/?p=239 517mE6mKNwL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_My favorite line: “I know the person who wrote this book, and I think he is so smart for creating it.”

Read the full review HERE.

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Book reviews with Pirate Sis! The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/02/19/book-reviews-with-pirate-sis-the-curious-world-of-calpurnia-tate/ http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/02/19/book-reviews-with-pirate-sis-the-curious-world-of-calpurnia-tate/#respond Fri, 19 Feb 2016 02:18:43 +0000 http://www.thepiratetrain.com/?p=236 61dzq6bvs1l-_sx334_bo1204203200__Fotor_CollageMy favorite line: “I told my Mom that I’m glad I don’t have to knit … she said that’s because she’s a feminist.”

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The Pirate Train and The Wishing Shelf Book Awards http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/02/18/the-pirate-train-and-the-wishing-shelf-book-awards/ http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/02/18/the-pirate-train-and-the-wishing-shelf-book-awards/#respond Thu, 18 Feb 2016 18:20:36 +0000 http://www.thepiratetrain.com/?p=233 Continue reading ]]> fisknp_order_front_coverFurther proof that the Fisk family *belongs* in the UK: students in eight different primary schools from across the pond have made The Pirate Train one of nine pre-school picture book finalists in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

^that^ … and they also have, like, zero gun violence.

Read more HERE.

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Thanks to Stacey (of the Soccer Mom Blog) for the review! http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/02/16/thanks-to-stacey-of-the-soccer-mom-blog-for-the-review/ http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/02/16/thanks-to-stacey-of-the-soccer-mom-blog-for-the-review/#respond Tue, 16 Feb 2016 13:37:22 +0000 http://www.thepiratetrain.com/?p=223 Continue reading ]]> 12718291_1676563122609447_1663399753948349585_nMy favorite line: “The sweet, rhyming story is the perfect length for reading together with both girls — it’s simple enough to hold a toddler’s interest, and engaging enough for older children too, to listen to or read themselves.”

Read the full review, and check out other fun pirate-toys, HERE.

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Thanks to John (of The JED Says) for the review! http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/02/16/thanks-to-john-of-the-jed-says-for-the-review/ http://www.thepiratetrain.com/2016/02/16/thanks-to-john-of-the-jed-says-for-the-review/#respond Tue, 16 Feb 2016 13:32:31 +0000 http://www.thepiratetrain.com/?p=221 Continue reading ]]> fisknp_order_front_coverMy favorite lines: “A whole family of pirates are out on the water when the littlest gets seasick. A seasick pirate? That’s not going to work. Unless you are this particular family who work together and find an unusual, but perfect solution.”

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