This list was compiled by Stephanie A. Squicciarini, Teen Services Librarian, Fairport Public Library.
November 2009

Artemis Fowl Series, Eoin Colfer
Book 1: Artemis Fowl: When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

The Squad Series, Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Book 1: Perfect Cover: As if it were not bad enough that sophomore computer hacker Toby Klein has to be a cheerleader to be part of the elite group of government operatives called the Squad, now she is part of the Homecoming court and has agreed to attend the dance with the most popular boy in school.

N.E.R.D.S. Series, 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.

Spy High Series, A.J. Butcher
Book 1: Mission 1: As students at a special high school that trains them to be secret agents, six teenagers struggle to complete the training exercises as a team before being sent out into the field to sink or swim.

Danger Zone Series, David Gilman
Book 1: Devil’s Breath: When fifteen-year-old Max Gordon’s environmentalist-adventurer father goes missing while working in Namibia and Max becomes the target of a would-be assassin at his school in England, he decides he must follow his father to Africa and find him before they both are killed.

The Specialists Series, Shannon Greenland
Book 1: Model Spy: Sixteen-year-old Kelly, a beautiful but socially awkward orphan with an IQ of 190, is recruited by a secret government spy agency to go undercover as a model and rescue the kidnapped father of the boy she has a huge crush on.

Rich and Jade Series, Jack Higgins
Book 1: Sure Fire: Resentful of having to go and live with their estranged father, fifteen-year-old twins, Rich and Jade, soon find they have more complicated problems when their father is kidnapped and their attempts to rescue him involve them in a dangerous international plot to control the world’s oil.

Young Bond Series, Charles Higson
Book 1: SilverFin: This prequel to the adventures of James Bond, 007, introduces us to the young James when he’s just started boarding school in England and is about to become involved in his first adventure.

Alex Rider Series, Anthony Horowitz
Book 1: Stormbreaker: After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle’s dangerous work for Britain’s intelligence agency, MI6.

Guild of Specialists Series, Joshua Mowll
Book 1: Operation Red Jericho: The posthumous papers of Rebecca MacKenzie document her adventures, along with her brother Doug, in 1920s China as the teenaged siblings are sent to live aboard their uncle’s ship where they become involved in the dangerous activities of a mysterious secret society called the Honorable Guild of Specialists.

Cherub Series: Robert Muchamore
Book 1: The Recruit: James is recruited into CHERUB, a secret division of MI5 which consists of teenage spies. He successfully completes his training and goes on his first mission.

The Boxer and the Spy: Robert Parker
Fifteen-year-old Terry, an aspiring boxer, uncovers the mystery behind the unexpected death of a classmate.

Fearless FBI Series, Francine Pascal
Book 1: Kill Game: Gaia faces new challenges as an FBI-trainee and learns the hard way that she will have to adjust to becoming a team player if she plans to have any success as an agent who hunts down serial killers.

Kingdom Keepers Series, Ridley Pearson
Finn Whitman, an Orlando teen, is hired to be hologramed as a Disney World park “guide” but soon finds himself being transported into the Magic Kingdom in the dead of night to help fight a group of Disney villains, led by Maleficent, who want to take over Disney World–and maybe more.

Simon Bloom Series, Michael Reisman
Book 1: The Gravity Keeper: Nerdy sixth-grader Simon Bloom finds a book that enables him to control the laws of physics, but when two thugs come after him, he needs the formulas in the book to save himself.

Spy Goddess Series, Michael P. Spradlin
Book 1: Live and Let Shop: Beverly Hills teenager Rachel Buchanan gets in trouble with the law and winds up at mysterious Blackthorn Academy in Pennsylvania, where she uncovers secrets about the school and becomes entangled in a case of international espionage.

H.I.V.E. Series, Mark Walden
Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto, a brilliant orphan, Wing, a sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the odds and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E.

Alfred Kropp Series, Rick Yancey
Book 1: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp: Through a series of dangerous and violent misadventures, teenage loser Alfred Kropp rescues King Arthur’s legendary sword Excalibur from the forces of evil.

STORM Series, E. L. Young
Book 1: The Infinity Code: In London, the teenaged geniuses of STORM, a secret organization dedicated to eliminating the world’s misery through science and technology, uncover plans for a deadly weapon and race to find and dismantle it, then confront the corrupt scientist behind the scheme.