The Pirate Train Book Review and Giveaway

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Arrr! We seem to have an obsession with pirates in our family. We dressed as pirates for Halloween a couple years ago. And, we even have pirate costumes for our Disney cruises.


Needless to say, my kids love playing pirates and reading pirate stories. Add that to my daughter’s love of trains, and the Pirate Train book fits right in with our love of pirates!


I’m so excited to share it with you!


This story is about a pirate family, which includes a mom, dad, brother sister, and, of course, a parrot! 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!

Things are going great for this pirate family until someone gets SEASICK! Yes, pirates can get seasick too! They have to take their whole operation to land, and their solution is a pirate train! They make the most of their new home and even welcome a new family member. If your kids love pirates, they are sure to love this book!

The Pirate Train book

But, you don’t have to take my word about how awesome this story is. You can hear it being read:

Here’s some pictures and a short instagram video of my little pirates enjoying the Pirate Train book:





Reading The Pirate Train!

A video posted by Krystal Miller (@krystalraemiller) on

And, you have a chance to win your very own copy! Enter my giveaway below! The giveaway closes on 3/4/16. One lucky winner will be selected at random via Raffle copter. Entrants must reside in the US and be 18+. This contest is sponsored by Healthy Happy Thrifty Family and will be fulfilled by the author.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here’s the description of the book from the author:
The Pirate Train tells the story of the Yo-Ho-Matey family whose youngest son upsets their pirating plans (he gets seasick), and they have to re-imagine their life as a result. In the first book, the Yo-Ho-Matey family buys their train and travels to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas to dig for treasure, but each book features a new adventure that further develops the characters and highlights fun destinations for treasure-seekers.”

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Do your kids like pirate stories?

Krystal Miller
Krystal is a mom to three wonderful kids, and she works part-time as a college instructor. Her spare time is filled with writing, gardening and chasing backyard chickens.

28 Responses to “The Pirate Train Book Review and Giveaway

  • Laura Unger
    2 years ago

    My 4 year old son absolutely loves pirates!

  • This book looks adorable! I absolutely love children’s picture books. They’re almost like works of art! My kiddo would love this one, too, I’m sure!

  • My little pirate princess would love this book!

  • Too cute, my son would love this.

  • This looks so cute. My kiddo is a huge fan of pirates!

  • My daughter loves pirates AND trains – she’d love this!

  • My 3 daughters love pirates!

  • My almost three year old grandson would enjoy his grandma reading this book to him. He loves his books-

  • My nephew would love this! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

  • My grandchild is a book lover and this one sounds like it is just what he would like.

  • Darlene Cruz
    2 years ago

    My grandson would absolutely love it he’said definitely a pirate fan.

  • Angela Saver
    2 years ago

    My two nephews would love this book!

  • My son would love to read this awesome book!
    Thank You for the chance

  • My oldest is 4 and she will love it!

  • My son would love this book

  • Linda Bradshaw
    2 years ago

    My grandson would love to have this. He loves pirates.

  • My son would love this book

  • Angelica Dimeo
    2 years ago

    My son would love this Pirate book

  • I love that the kids dressed up for reading!!

  • Both my 3 and 6 year olds love pirates! My little one especially would love this book!

  • 7i would love to win this book for my son

  • My son would love this book, his name is Adrian. I think my little princess may enjoy the book as well! Hmm.. could possibly be something they’d share and get along for? 🙂

  • On talk like a pirate day it will be read at the library pirate gathering and then donated to the library.

  • My son would love this book, we had a pirate theme birthday party for Jack and the Neverland Pirates. He enjoys anything pirates, it would be great to add this book to his book collection. Thanks for the chance!

  • ColleenMarie
    2 years ago

    I think my 3 year old son would enjoy this book

  • Stephanie o'day
    2 years ago

    My Godson is obsessed with Pirates! He would love it!

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