15 Best Spy Books For Kids Update 05/2022

Spy Books For Kids

Spy Kids made me want to be a spy when I saw it in 2001. There were even fake sensors and invisible pens in one of those spy gear kits that I had. One of my childhood dreams was to become a spy. As a result, other movies about spies, like Spies in Disguise, have come out since then. They make kids want to go on secret missions and solve the world. If they’re like me, they’ll want to read, watch, and listen to all kinds of spy stories in the future. Even spy books for children have great stories that make our imaginations soar with action-packed scenes that save the world at the last minute.

In this list, we’ve put together some of the best spy books for kids. In that case, here are 15 of the best spy books for kids.

Great Spy Books for Kids

Brainiac’s Secret Agent Activity Book by Sarah Jane Prian

Brainiac’s Secret Agent Activity Book by Sarah Jane Prian

Kids will love this book. Is there a lot of information about famous spies? Yes, but it mostly focuses on exercises for kids to learn about codes, mysteries, and secret messages, among other things. It has a lot of fun things like an invisible pen and an ink pad for making fingerprints. These things will help young kids think outside the box. I bet they’ll play spies while they read this book. Recommended for ages 3–7.

The Read Spy’s Guide to Becoming a Spy by Peter Earnest and Suzanne Harper

This book is mostly about real spies. He wrote it, and he worked for the CIA, so it’s full of facts. Kids will learn a lot about what it’s like to be a real-life spy by reading these stories. For example, do spies go to school? If your child wants to be a spy or wants to work in the intelligence field, they’ll love this book. Recommended for ages 3–7.

I Was a Third Grade Spy by: Mary Jane Auch and Herm Auch

This is the first book in this list that isn’t about real people. It helps his owner, Josh, and his friends put on a show for a school talent show. Arful is a spy dog. Girls will put on a better show if they have Arful watch them, the boys tell her. How does this thing work? I mean, Arful can speak, but he still acts like a dog, doesn’t he? Children have to figure out how to get his help. There are some pictures to go with the story in this chapter book. It’s easy to read and has some pictures to go with it. This wacky spy story is best for grades 3–7.

Jada Sly, Artist & Spy by Sherri Winston

Finally, Jada comes back to New York after living all over the world for a long time! Artist: She’s also a spy. One who is learning how to be an agent. She thinks her mother was a spy, and that she’s alive and in New York. Because everyone thought she died in a plane crash years ago. So Jada goes on the biggest adventure of her life as she uses her spy skills to find out what happened to her mother. If you like spy stories, this one is for you. It has a lot of mystery and action, and when you add in Jada’s artsy personality it’s really fun. Recommended for ages 3–7.

Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) by Mac Barnett

Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) by Mac Barnett

The Queen of England is in need of help, and Mac B., a kid spy, can help her. So Mac has to go around the world to find them in time. This book is a great mix of history, adventure, and humor. In this book, it’s called “Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets James Bond.” You can imagine the thrilling and silly adventures that await Mac B. Be aware that there is a joke about Henry VIII cutting heads, so if you don’t want your child to read about that. It’s good for grades 2–5, and it’s the first in a series!

City Spies by James Ponti

Sara Martinez is one of the five City Spies who work for a secret MI6 agency. She is one of the five City Spies. During the time that she isn’t going to boarding school with her friends, she is going on secret missions. During an international youth summit in Paris, she must stay alive and figure out how to get along with her new friends. I think it’s a good book for a spy story because it has a lot of mystery and suspense. It also has a wide range of people with different backgrounds, which is always a good thing. I think it’s best for grades 3–7.

Spy Guy: The Not-So-Secret Agent by Jessica Young and Charles Santoso

Spy Guy isn’t the best spy. In place of being quiet and unnoticeable, he is loud and squeaky. He wants to know how to be a spy, but the Chief says that he has to figure it out on his own. I like this picture book because it’s sweet and fun. It’s about spies and a father and son. It’s possible that there is a spider in every picture. It’s good for kids who are between preschool and grade level 3.

Lizard’s Tale by Weng Wai Chan

Lizard took a box that had a Japanese code book in it. A lot of people are going to fight soon. He lives in Singapore in the 1940s and lives there now. When he stole the box, he didn’t know that it would put him in the dangerous world of wartime espionage. A world where he doesn’t know who to trust. Even his friend Lili, who has a lot of secrets and can kick some ass, is a good friend. It’s a great story for kids that shows how dangerous it is to be a spy during a war. Recommended for ages 4–6.

Secret Agent Man Goes Shopping for Shoes by Tim Wynne-Jones and Brian Won

Secret Agent Man Goes Shopping for Shoes by Tim Wynne-Jones and Brian Won

There is a mission that Secret Agent Man (S.A.M.) and his partner K are on! Their job is dangerous, so they need to buy new shoes for S.A.M.! He could get a new superpower with these shoes, and he might even learn how to tie his laces. The stakes are high. On the surface, this picture book looks like a child’s imagination as he goes on a journey to tie his shoes. But it’s also a great mother-son story full of love and laughter. When we’re in SAM’s spy world, the style changes, which makes it easy to tell them apart. Children in preschool and up to grade level 3 should use it.

Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls by Beth McMullen

Abigail learns two shocking things. No one knows for sure who her mother is, but she is a top agent who has gone missing with important information. Her boarding school is a cover for an elite spy circle that also trains new recruits. Before time runs out, Abigail must learn how to be a spy quickly and find her mother. If you like stories about spies, Spy School for Girls is for you. Mind that it’s for people who are a little older, from grade levels 4–8.

Ranger in Time #10: Night of Soldiers and Spies by Kate Messner and Kelley McMorris

Ranger is a Golden Retriever who can travel back in time and help people all over the world. In this part, he goes to Colonial America. Isaac Pope is there. As a spy for George Washington, Isaac has been chosen to go into enemy territory with the help of Ranger. If he doesn’t, they could lose the battle and their lives! If you like stories about dogs, this one is for you. It’s filled with historical facts and a thrilling spy story about a brave dog and his best friend. Recommended for ages 2–5.

Phoebe the Spy by Judith Griffin and Margot Tomes

This book tells the story of a spy who worked for the British during the Revolutionary War. She is Phoebe Fraunces, a Black woman who works for George Washington at home. As a spy, she wants to help him. There are people who are plotting to kill Washington. Her job is figure out who they are and stop them before it’s too late. Phoebe the Spy is a short, interesting history book for kids to read. Recommended for ages 3–7.

Key Hunters #2: The Spy’s Secret by Eric Luper

Key Hunters #2 The Spy’s Secret by Eric Luper

Cleo and Evan open books that lead them on dangerous journeys. In this episode of the series, they are in a classic super-spy story. It is up to them to save one of their own and stop the supervillain mastermind called Viper from doing what he wants by getting into his underwater lair. If they finish their task, they can get out of the book and get the key to their next adventure. It’s a fun and exciting book with a lot of gadgets and bad guys in their wacky lairs. The best spy story a child could ask for. Recommended for ages 2–5.

The League of Unexceptional Children: Get Smart-ish by Gitty Daneshvari

There are two spies from the League of Unexceptional Children who can help the Prime Minister. They are Jonathan and Shelley. Only these two kids can stop the villain and save the world again (the first time might have been a mistake). There are two books in the series. This one is on this list because it has a more traditional spy story in it. The first book is called The League of Unexceptional Children. It’s also pretty good. Recommended for ages 3–7.

Charlotte Spies for Justice A Civil War Survival Story by Nikki Shannon Smith

Charlotte lives on a plantation in Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War in the United States, where she meets other people. It’s bad for her because all around her, Confederate soldiers are fighting for slavery, and she finds herself surrounded by people who don’t like her because she wants to get rid of slavery. One day, she finds out that the owner of the plantation is a spy for the Union. So, she decides to help her win the war and become a spy herself to help her. Notes about the time period are found at the end of this book, so kids can learn more. It’s a short story that might as well be real. It will make kids think about the dangers and need for spies at this time in history. Recommended for ages 3–7.

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