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The Pirate Mums

By Jodie Lancet-Grant

Illustrated by Lydia Corry

Oh, what a wonderful picture book this is! A swashbuckling, riot-rollicking, deliciously joyful adventure featuring two fiercely, lovable female pirates who remind you that being different is makes you special. This is 5-star storytelling - powerful and bold in all its storytelling simplicity.

Love, acceptance, pirate banter and sea shanties sparkle off every heartfelt, rapturous page, and the celebration of family and embracing your uniqueness resonates like a warm, well-timed hug.

Lydia Corry's illustrations are bright, expressive and full of warmth, beautifully echoing the importance of openness and inclusivity.

A truly charming book that deserves pride of place on any bookshelf. I really hope this isn't the last we'll see of Billy and his extraordinary pirate family.


For more rainbow filled recommendations check out my pride kids booklist here!


Jodie Lancet-Grant is an award-winning publishing professional and children's author. She was moved to write for children after she searched for picture books featuring LGBT+ families, to read to her twin daughters, wanting to see their family reflected back at them.

Follow Jodie on Twitter @jodiemullish and on Instagram @jodielancetgrant

Lydia Corry is a British illustrator based in Brighton who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2009. Since graduating she has followed in the footsteps of her mother Sally Gardner and devoted herself to children's books. The Pirate Mums is her debut picture book.

Follow Lydia on Instagram @lydiacorryillustration

A massive thank you to Liz Scott and OUP for inviting me to be a part of this gorgeous blog tour to celebrate such a special book. Be sure to follow along for plenty of pirate and pride content.


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