How to be a Pirate, by Cressida Cowell
AR Level: 5.0
Themes: Dragons, pirates, underdogs
What a fun book! I enjoyed listening to “How to Train Your Dragon” on CD so much that I was thrilled to discover Hiccup’s other adventures. In this second book in the series, Hiccup, against his better judgment, fights dragons and Outcasts to find the treasure of his ancestor Grimbeard the Ghastly, and to be declared the true heir of Grimbeard. These books are a hoot, and are sure to be enjoyed by those, like myself, with a slightly nutty sense of humor.