Books about spies for younger children

My Mum is a Spy

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! Here are some brilliant books for younger children starring all sorts of spies – super, slick and just plain silly. Shhh!

Books about spies for children aged 8+

  • Spy Toys

    Author: Mark Powers Illustrator: Tim Wesson

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Spy Toys

    Author: Mark Powers Illustrator: Tim Wesson

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 9+

    A group of super-intelligent, computerised toys are destined for the crusher because they have faults that make them unsuitable fo…

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  • Agent Moose

    Author: Mo O’Hara Illustrator: Jess Bradley

    Interest level: 7-9

    Reading age: 7-9

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  • Agent Moose

    Author: Mo O’Hara Illustrator: Jess Bradley

    Interest level: 7-9

    Reading age: 7-9

    Special Agent Moose (‘Anonymoose’) is probably the best (worst) secret agent out there. He’s an excellent master of disguise with …

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  • Mickey and the Animal Spies

    Author: Anne Miller Illustrator: Becka Moor

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Mickey and the Animal Spies

    Author: Anne Miller Illustrator: Becka Moor

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 6+

    Top codebreaker Mickey joins COBRA - a secret organisation protecting animals, currently investigating a spate of diamond robberie…

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  • Spynosaur

    Author: Guy Bass Illustrator: Lee Robinson

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Spynosaur

    Author: Guy Bass Illustrator: Lee Robinson

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 8+

    Spynosaur is a dazzlingly dapper dinosaur, with one mission: to make crime extinct. This action-packed adventure features comic-st…

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  • Llama on a Mission

    Author: Annabelle Sami Illustrator: Allen Fatimaharan

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Llama on a Mission

    Author: Annabelle Sami Illustrator: Allen Fatimaharan

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 8+

    After seven years of refusing to speak a word, ten-year-old Yasmin must now learn how to use her voice effectively, helped by a se…

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  • The Pigeon Spy

    Author: Terry Deary Illustrator: James de la Rue

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • The Pigeon Spy

    Author: Terry Deary Illustrator: James de la Rue

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 7+

    Terry Deary retells the true story of the heroic pigeon Cher Ami and his 16 year-old handler Joe in an easily accessible format.

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  • My Mum is a Spy!

    Author: Andy McNab & Jess French Illustrator: Nathan Reed

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 7+

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  • My Mum is a Spy!

    Author: Andy McNab & Jess French Illustrator: Nathan Reed

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 7+

    Can Idris and Lucía help find the zoo’s missing pangolins? A fun spy adventure with themes of conservation and endangered species.…

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