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Books for Kids

The Real Spy's Guide to Becoming a Spy

Created by the founding executive director of the International Spy Museum, who is also a former operative in the CIA's Clandestine Service, The Real Spy's Guide to Becoming a Spy is the official handbook for kids who dream of one day becoming spies or working in the intelligence field.

Have you ever wondered what spies really do? What kind of training is involved? Do you have to go to a special school or take a polygraph test? How do you live your "cover"? How does your work life affect your relationships with your friends and family? Is there danger involved?

This fascinating, fact-filled book answers these questions and more while providing a historical timeline, definitions of key terms, suggestions for further reading, an index, quizzes, and exercises to see if you have the right spy stuff.

2015 SPY Summer Reading List

Still looking for that SPYtastic book to complete your summer reading list? The Museum's educators have compiled some of their favorite "spy" books (both fiction and nonfiction) for all grades and reading levels, Happy reading!

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