Do your kids like thrilling adventures? Check out these spy books — there’s a good chance you’ll find LOTS of great book ideas. Enjoy!
Spy Books for Kids
Secret Agent, Jack Stalwart by Elizabeth Singer Hunt (ages 6 – 9)
In this action-packed new series, nine-year old secret agent Jack Stalwart travels the globe in search of his missing older brother Max while solving international crimes for the Global Protection Force.
Spy Camp series by Stuart Gibbs ADVENTURE (ages 8 – 12)
12-year old Ben accidentally is recruited for a secret spy school. Which he kind of loves. Even though people are trying to kill him. And even though he’s not an encryption wizard. This is a fantastic, fast-paced and hilarious adventure series.
H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute of Villainous Education) by Mark Walden (ages 8 – 12)
Otto is a prime candidate to become a super villain says the school H.I.V.E. that kidnaps him, enrolling him unwillingly in their island school for villains. Otto and his classmates plan a daring break-out. Plus they need to stop the mutant flesh-eating plant that’s attacking everyone in the school. A great adventure series!
When Max gets kicked out of another foster home, he’s sent to an Orphanage which is actually a training school for spies. Great action and plotting will hook you right away. I enjoyed this book and am glad the 2nd book is already out.
Crime Travelers by Paul Aertker (A Lucas Benes Novel) (ages 8 – 12)
This action packed adventure of teenage spies proves that kids are totally capable, smart, and able to handle anything — even brainwashing, crime, and a stolen baby. All in Paris!
Crossing the Line (The Raven Files) by Meghan Rogers (ages 8 – 12)
This is a captivating, action packed story about a former teenage North Korean spy and assassin, Jocelyn. Now she’s in the U.S. and is working with her parents previous spy agency. She’s supposed to feed North Korea intel but she’s giving them garbage because she’s loyal to the U.S. Life is complicated. No one trusts her. And there’s still the problem of her missing father. Cliff-hanger alert!
A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin ages 13+
Sent to the Stranje House for burning down her family’s barn after a failed invisible ink science experiment, Georgina soon learns it’s not really a reform school but a sanctuary for smart, female spies who can help the British government. It’s 1814 and the government is desperate for Georgina to succeed with her ink so they can successfully send messages across enemy lines. Entertaining and adventurous!
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