{Recently the Chicks were sent a variety of books from Gibbs-Smith, one of our awesome sponsors, so we will be posting about them over the next few months.}

I was sent The Big Book of Spy Stuff to review, and there’s no kidding around. This book is BIG, 304 and pages big–and jam packed full with everything you could ever want to know about being a spy!

Here’s the description: “From chaos to counter-intelligence, and secret messages to gadgets, The Big Book of Spy Stuff opens top-secret files on sabotage and espionage with humor and amazement.

With King’s entertaining book as a guide, you can pull the cloak of mystery away from history’s sneakiest sneaks … and can work on your own spy activities! But before you’re granted a security clearance, take a good look around. Somebody might be watching you right now!”

The author, Bart King, has a fun writing style that you don’t want to put down. It was too advanced for our 5 year old (recommend age is 9-12), but my husband and I enjoyed reading parts of it before handing it off to our nephews. The 11 year old absolutely LOVED this book and read every single page before handing it off to his cousin.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book as a gift for the hard to buy for and very curious middle schoolers in your life!

Disclosure: We were given some books to try out from Gibbs-Smith. All opinions, as always, are our own!


  1. CUTE! Just added it to my son’s Christmas list.
    I always like to get them each a few books..and this looks right up his alley!

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