Espionage for Kids
- What: Spy School Books
- When: 8 to 12 years
- Why: Funny, entertaining, affordable
- Where: Amazon
Ever dreamed of ditching middle school for a glamorous job? Want to study with the most elite students on topics like infiltration and self-preservation? If James Bond is your ultimate hero, pick up a copy of Spy School by Stuart Gibbs.
It turns out even spies don’t live the high life. In this ten book series, middle schooler Ben Ripley gets recruited by the CIA to attend their elite Academy of Espionage. Unbeknownst to him, he’s a pawn in a much bigger scheme. From older classmates trying to convince him to hack into computers to fellow students befriending him, these books have all the hallmarks of the trials of adolescence set to a background of training to be a world class spy at age 12.
With ten books in the series, kids can stay enthralled from beginning to end. You can buy books individually and see where Ben’s adventures take him, from skiing to the sea. With lots of thrills and surprises, these chapters books will keep kids entertained from cover to cover. Not quite ready for the full adventure? The first book also comes in a graphic novel option for an action-packed adventure fueled with plenty of illustrations.
No matter which version you choose, kids will love reading all about it in this fun series about a young spy in training.