Books about spies for children 8+

Spy for the Queen of Scots

Spies are fascinating – their gadgets, their disguises, their bravery in the face of villainy… Someone you know could be a spy and you would probably never find out! We’ve chosen a selection of thrilling books starring some super-slick spies.

Books about spies for younger children

  • Liar and Spy

    Author: Rebecca Stead

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Liar and Spy

    Author: Rebecca Stead

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

    Georges is having a miserable time at school and at home - until eccentric neighbour Safer recruits him to join his Spy Club and h…

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  • The Secrets Act

    Author: Alison Weatherby

    Interest level: 12-16

    Reading age: 12+

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  • The Secrets Act

    Author: Alison Weatherby

    Interest level: 12-16

    Reading age: 12+

    Recruited to work at Bletchley Park, Ellen and Pearl are working hard to crack codes - but when a driver is killed, they have a br…

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  • SilverFin

    Author: Charlie Higson

    Interest level: 9-14

    Reading age: 9+

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  • SilverFin

    Author: Charlie Higson

    Interest level: 9-14

    Reading age: 9+

    Meet Bond. James Bond. But not as you will have seen him before... James is a recently orphaned boy starting his first term at Eto…

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  • The Apothecary

    Author: Maile Meloy Illustrator: Ian Schoenherr

    Interest level: 9-10

    Reading age: 11+

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  • The Apothecary

    Author: Maile Meloy Illustrator: Ian Schoenherr

    Interest level: 9-10

    Reading age: 11+

    Shifting between spy thriller and enchanting fantasy, The Apothecary is a skilful blend of the magical with the very real nuclear …

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  • Peril in Paris

    Author: Katherine Woodfine Illustrator: Karl J Mountford

    Interest level: 9-12

    Reading age: 9-12

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  • Peril in Paris

    Author: Katherine Woodfine Illustrator: Karl J Mountford

    Interest level: 9-12

    Reading age: 9-12

    This first in a new detective series that delves into the world of spycraft in the early 1900s. Sophie and Lil are a great pair of…

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  • CHERUB: The Recruit

    Author: Robert Muchamore

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • CHERUB: The Recruit

    Author: Robert Muchamore

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

    In the first book in Robert Muchamore's spectacular series, James is recruited into the ranks of CHERUB - a secret organisation wh…

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  • Amber Undercover

    Author: Em Norry

    Interest level: 11-13

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Amber Undercover

    Author: Em Norry

    Interest level: 11-13

    Reading age: 9+

    Shy, cool-headed Amber has just been chosen to be a spy by a mysterious agency - and before long she's sent to foil an evil cyberc…

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