Sunday, 10 February 2019

Children's Book Spotlight - Spy Danger by Justin Davis

Spy Danger by Justin Davis 
Published 20th November 2018 by Blue Falcon Publishing

I was gifted a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

Synopsis (from publishers website)

Spy Danger, the second book in the Baker Family Series.
Pacing the dark, deserted rooms of Castle Arden, the scarred man checks his plan for the hundredth time.
The plan he has worked on for months.
The plan he is about to put into action!
The Baker children can’t believe their luck when they find out they are staying at a castle for the weekend.
But when they uncover a plot to steal forgotten treasures, Millie, Jamie, Zach and their dog Harvey know they have to act.
Are they smart enough to outwit the thieves?
Can they decode the clues in time?
Or has their spying put them in too much danger?
My Thoughts
This was a really cute chapter book ideal for young readers aged 6-9 years old. The characters were delightful, the children had a lovely, fun nature and were always up for an adventure. I liked that the parents played a role in this story too as often they can be missing from children's books. There was even an adorable dog included in the line up. 
The story and writing were quite simple which makes it an ideal read for the above age group. However, if you find yourself reading it with a child then there's enough there to keep an adult entertained too. I found that I enjoyed reading on to find out what happened next. The plot was fun, the mystery aspect offered a lot of opportunities for discussion and, thinking as a teacher, I think this would a good book to promote reading comprehension. It does say that this is the second in a series but I think the story holds its own enough to be read on its own. 
Overall I found this to a really lovely adventure story suitable for young readers. A great one to read together or for them to read on their own. I'll be keeping hold of this one for my sons bookshelf. 


  1. I want to start reading more for this age group as I’m going to be a children’s librarian. I’ll keep this series in mind.

  2. I will pass on this recommendation for one of my grandsons.

  3. Awe I read this one recently too. It's a lovely kids book. Great review.

  4. I have recently started reading children's books and this sounds like a great add.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes