Top Spy Books

Adult Non-Fiction:

Nuking the Moon by Vince Houghton

The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War by Jonna Mendez

Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World’s Most Notorious Terrorists by Tracy Walder

The Scientist and the Spy: A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage by Mara Hvistendahl.

Adult Fiction:

Victor In The Rubble by Alex Finley

Three Ordinary Girls by Tim Brady

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

Munich by Robert Harris

Night Soldiers by Alan Furst

Forever and A Day by Anthony Horowitz

Young Adult:

Harry Potter and the Art of Spying by Peter Earnest

Code Girls: The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II - Liza Mundy

Spies: The Secret Showdown Between America and Russia by Marc Favreau

Spy Books for Kids:

Redcoats and Petticoats by Katherine Kirkpatrick

Olivia the Spy by Ian Falconer

Little People, Big Dreams: Alan Turing by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker’s Story by Joseph Bruchac

Upon Secrecy by Selene Castrovilla

Choose Your Own Adventure Series: Spies by Various Authors

The Code Busters Club Series by Penny Warner

One Dead Spy (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales) by Nathan Hale

Harry Potter and the Art of Spying: Young Agent Edition by Lynn Boughey and Peter Earnest

Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead

Spy School Series by Stuart Gibbs

The Mysterious Benedict Society Series by Treton Lee Stewart

Harriet The Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

3rd Grade to 6th Grade:

Anatolia Steppe Mystery Series by Kathy Dennis and Melissa Mahle

Junior Spies Series by Kathy Dennis and Melissa Mahle

The Books of Elsewhere Series by Jacqueline West

IQ Series by Roland Smith

Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution by Avi

Mrs. Smith’s Spy School For Girls Series by Beth McMullen 

City Spies by James Ponti

Shadow Warrior: Based On The True Story Of A Fearless Ninja And Her Network Of Female Spies By Tanya Lloyd Kyi

The Faithful Spy By John Hendrix

7th and 8th Grade:

The Alex Rider Series By Anthony Horowitz 

Gallagher Girls Series By Ally Carter 

Cherub Series By Robert Muchamore

Orphan Monster Spy By Matt Killeen

Finishing School Series By Gail Carriger

9th Grade and Above:

Harry Potter And The Art Of Spying By Lynn Boughey And Peter Earnest 

The Enigma Game And Rose Under Fire By Elizabeth Wein 

The Invisible Library Series By Genevieve Cogman

KidSpy Bibliography


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