Beatrice Bly's Rules for Spies 1: The Missing Hamster (Hardcover)

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By Sue Fliess, Beth Mills (Illustrator)
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The perfect amount of mystery for a picture book reader brought to you by a smart little sleuth. 

— Molly


A young spy in training has to put her sneaky skills to the test when the class pet goes missing in this picture book series starter perfect for readers who love the excitement and intrigue of Tara Lazar's 7 Ate 9 and Josh Funk's Mission Defrostable.

Beatrice Bly isn't just a spy.

She's a super spy.

She knows all the rules.

She sneaks. She observes.

She follows the clues to find the culprit.

But when the class hamster, Edgar, goes missing, will Beatrice's spy training be enough to find out what happened?

Clever and determined, Beatrice Bly will win over young sleuths, teaching them problem solving and deduction skills as they scramble to figure out the case alongside her.

Named to the Delaware Diamonds Book List

About the Author

Sue Fliess is the author of over 35 children's books, including The Princess and the Petri Dish, Flash and Gleam, How to Find a Unicorn, Ninja Camp, numerous Little Golden Books, and more. As a kid, she occasionally spied on her parents, but was never as talented as Beatrice. Today she is sometimes known to sneak downstairs at night to eat the last piece of cake. Sue lives in Northern Virginia with her family and two dogs, and loves to travel, write, and read. Visit her website at

Beth Mills is an illustrator who also occasionally writes things. She is from Texas and says "y'all" and "howdy" unironically. She enjoys all kinds of art, reads voraciously, and spends as much time as possible creating or illustrating stories. Beth's favorite things to draw are quirky characters, animals in clothes, and monsters. Beth's favorite thing to write is funny fiction. Her least favorite thing to write is her bio. You can learn more about Beth at

Praise For…

"It’s a plot straight out of the school comedy files . . .  Mills’s (Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen) animation-styled illustrations, however, should pull in readers with their comic drama and jaunty spoofiness."—Publishers Weekly

"Expressive cartoon artwork depicts a contemporary school setting with a diverse population . . . Readers will be eager to see more of this spunky, confident, daring character."Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781645950288
ISBN-10: 164595028X
Publisher: Pixel+Ink
Publication Date: April 13th, 2021
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Beatrice Bly's Rules for Spies