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A Spy School Book of Devious Word Searches, Clever Crosswords, Sly Sudoku, and Other Top Secret Puzzles!

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About The Book

Solve word searches, crack codes, and complete cryptic crosswords to show the CIA that you have what it takes to join Ben and the rest of the crew on their next covert mission with this Spy School companion puzzle book.

If you are reading this letter, it means that you are an extremely special person. You have been carefully vetted by a top team of psychologists, intelligence agents, and CIA recruiters who have covertly analyzed every aspect of your personality and determined that you are one of the few students on the planet who has the potential skills, brains, and gumption to become a student at the Academy of Espionage.

The following pages contain some of the most devious, challenging, complex puzzles ever created, devised to help us determine who are the cream of the crop and then recruit them to the academy. Good luck! You’ll need it.

About The Authors

Photograph by Dashiell Gibbs

Stuart Gibbs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Charlie Thorne series, FunJungle series, Moon Base Alpha series, Once Upon a Tim series, and Spy School series. He has written screenplays, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows, been a newspaper columnist, and researched capybaras (the world’s largest rodents). Stuart lives with his family in Los Angeles. You can learn more about what he’s up to at

Jeff Chen is a writer who also makes crossword puzzles for The New York Times and other major publications. He’s an avid rock climber and an inconceivably terrible bridge player and likes ideas, people, and things with nerd cred. Jeff lives in Seattle with his wife and two children. Visit him online at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 24, 2024)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665951364
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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