‘X’ Marks the Spot: Treasure Books for Children

Treasures abound in children’s books. Some books have nuggets of wisdom or pearls of fortune, and sometimes just good ‘ole treasure. Here are a few selections: an on-line story with audio, a link to a hard copy book for older children, and an on-line interactive story with map pop ups.

treasureHere’s a free on-line book, complete with audio:
PIRATE’S TREASURE: By Carol Moore, illustrated by Aura Moser
“Ten steps from the porch and twenty steps from the rose bushes,” growled Bluebeard in Jimmy’s dream one night. “There be treasure there! Aawrgh.”

Here’s another book with treasure stories for the older ones (8 and up)
Have you ever dreamed of finding an old map and following it to a spot where a pirate buried a chest full of glittering gold? This book will tell you about many hidden treasures even more valuable than pirates’ gold. And you will learn treasure-tracking tips that will guide you on adventures that are fun and perhaps money-making. You’ll learn five important clues to look for, some dangerous treasure traps to avoid, what to do when you make a discovery, how to follow a treasure trail and what the six types of treasure are. Originally published in hardcover by Houghton Mifflin, this book is now out of print, though used copies are still available on Amazon. For ages 8 and up.

Here’s an interactive map pop-up with a treasure story:
treasure! Buried treasure!” “Wow a treasure map! Let’s follow it.” “Maybe it’s gold!” ”Or silver?” “Or jewels?”

Happy Treasure Hunting!


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