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Codename: Zero
by Chris Rylander
When a desperate man in a nondescript black suit asks thirteen-year-old Carson Fender to deliver a mysterious package for him, the middle schooler discovers there's something going on in his sleepy North Dakota hometown he had never expected--something involving the CIA.
Liar & Spy
by Rebecca Stead
Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.
Mission Unstoppable
by Dan Gutman
On a cross-country vacation with their parents, twins Coke and Pepsi, soon to be thirteen, fend off strange assassins as they try to come to terms with their being part of a top-secret government organization known as The Genius Files.
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The Genius Files
NERDS : National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society
by Michael Buckley
While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.
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Playing With Fire
by Bruce Hale
Reluctant orphan-turned-spy Max Segredo discovers intrigue at the Merry Sunshine Orphanage and must confront an international group bent on world domination, while uncovering mysteries from his past.
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity
by Mac Barnett
When twelve-year-old Steve Brixton, a fan of Bailey Brothers detective novels, is mistaken for a real detective, he must elude librarians, police, and the mysterious Mr. E as he seeks a missing quilt containing coded information.
The Family Hitchcock
by Mark Levin
When they agree to a summertime house swap with an unknown family in Paris, the four members of the Hitchcock family inadvertently get mixed up in a ring of international espionage.
The Secret of the Skeleton Key
by Penny Warner
Using their code-breaking skills, four middle-schoolers solve the mystery of the eccentric man who draws stick figures on his second-floor bedroom window.
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Code buster club
Zeke Bartholomew: Superspy
by Jason Pinter
When average kid Zeke Bartholomew is kidnapped and mistaken for a spy, he finds himself in the middle of a dangerous mission to stop the evil mastermind Le Carré from turning the children of the world into mindless zombies.
Updated 04/18/2014
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