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Potatoes for Pirate Pearl Prizepack Giveaway


Take young readers on a voyage filled with friendship and farming in Potatoes for Pirate Pearl by Jennifer Concepcion and illustrated by Chloe Burgett, an engaging picture book from Feeding Minds Press (a project of the American Farm Bureau) — on shelves today!

Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day with Pirate Pearl and her parrot, Petunia, as they grow tired of their hardtack biscuits and abandon ship in search of new vittles. Their treasure map leads them to an unlikely place: Farmer Fay’s potato farm. Farmer Fay shares her grub and her knowledge with Pearl, teaching the pirate everything she needs to know about growing and caring for a potato harvest. The unlikely friendship between the landlubber and the seafarer teaches children that friends are even more valuable than treasure. 

Just like potatoes are packed with nutrients every pirate needs, Potatoes for Pirate Pearl is full of potato facts to help farmers and pirates alike plant, harvest, and cook their tasty vittles. The back matter includes instructions for readers to grow their own potatoes, as well as recipes they can try at home.

About the Author: Jennifer Concepcion was born in Haiti, raised in northern British Columbia and now lives in Costa Rica with her three children. She holds a Bachelor's degree in International Studies, and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. Jennifer teaches bilingual Kindergarten and writes for kids of all ages. In her spare time she can be found building pirate forts at the beach or hammock-swinging under the mango tree, lost in a good book. Learn more about Jennifer at

About the Illustrator: Chloe Burgett draws pirates, tea parties, and mysterious animals from her home in Nebraska alongside her pet cat, Pencil. She is the illustrator of several picture books, including Big Bold Beautiful Me by Jane Yolen and Maddison Stemple-Piatte and Cooler than Lemonade by Harshita Jerath. When not illustrating, Chloe is sailing the seven seas looking for potatoes! Learn more about Chloe at

About the Publisher: Feeding Minds Press is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The mission of the Foundation is to build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education. The goal of Feeding Minds Press is to publish accurate and engaging books about agriculture that connect readers to where their food comes from and who grows it. Learn more at

Publication Information: September 19, 2023; Hardcover $18.99; ISBN: 978-1-948-89815-7; Ages 4-8; 40 pages.

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The illustrator has also created a free, downloadable activity kit to accompany the book!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

- 1 winner will receive a pirate's chest goodie bag with a reversible cape, eye patch, treasure map, drawstring coin bag with coins, hook, sword, silky Caribbean hat, pirate hat, 2 bags of Pirate's Booty, floating ship craft kit, either a compass or a pirate water jug, and a copy of Potatoes for Pirate Pearl
US only
- Sponsor will ship directly to  winner
ARV $35.49
This giveaway ends on 10/15/23.


  1. My mom's mashed potatoes are the absolute best. They have just enough butter and sour cream and are delicious.

  2. I love homefries. So yummy with eggs

  3. I like mashed potatoes with garlic and a little bit of gravy.

  4. If there are potatoes it is my favorite ..... mashed. fried, baked, potatoes cakes (leftovers) so many more

  5. Mashed potatoes are my favorite!

  6. My favorite potato dish is cheesy scalloped potatoes!


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