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Juniper Kai: Super Spy

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Juniper Kai was born to be a spy. And while spies sometimes work alone, Juniper has always been able to count on her mom and dad to fill in as spy partners. Until now. Suddenly, Juniper’s parents are too busy and too tired to play with her. And when they start whispering behind Juniper’s back and making secret plans, she knows something really big is going on. So Juniper s ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by Two Lions
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Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
Juniper Kai is a great spy. She has all the tools, spy-o-scopes, fingerprint powder, and wigs. She loves playing spy with her mom and dad, but lately, they have been a bit preoccupied. Juniper is the only kid on her street, so she has to find a way to spy on her own.

It seems mom and dad are being more and more secretive and Juniper decides to use her best spy-tactics to get to the bottom of what is so secret. When she is finally able to put all the clues together, she realizes it may just be the
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love the way this author shows the young main character finding out what is going on in the family from clues she finds around the house and shed. And the clever ways she has to find out what her parents are not ready to tell her yet. Love the big illustrations and the expressions on the parents and Juniper's face.
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Juniper is smart and the best spy in town. She usually works solo, but at times her parents play with her. She is the only kid in her street, but she doesn't mind. Her parents start acting weird and start spending less time with her. She decides to use her spying skills to find out what her parents are up too. With her skills she is able to decipher what her parents are busy with. When she finds out the good news she is thrilled. What do you think the secret might be? This was an adorable book. ...more
Debbie Smith
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gehl is one of my favorite authors and she didn’t let me down with her newest book. It’s cute, original and kept me turning pages and smiling.

I was immediately drawn in with the illustrations and the variety of text colors. It only takes a glance at the cover to determine just how cute Juniper Kai is.

The little ones should get a kick out of the equipment Juniper Kai uses:

Fingerprint powder
Code-breaking manuals
James Bond spy camera, and more.
This little spy lets us know t
Kristi Bernard
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: multicultural
Juniper Kai fancies herself a super spy. She has spy-o-scopes, fingerprint powder and even spy wigs. Her parents used to play with her, but they were too busy or tired. Juniper was okay with that because spies worked alone. One day she noticed her parents whispering and jotting names on notes and building things in the spare room. To Juniper this was the perfect job for a spy. She began spying and listening and used all of her spy agent gadgets and couldn’t seem to figure out what was happening. ...more
Kristin Crouch
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Juniper is a super-sleuth who is about to get the best news of her life! I loved this adorable tale of a curious kid. Illustrations built on the storyline and kids will love figuring out what the big mystery is!
Rebecca Gardyn Levington
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kidlit
An adorable story about a little girl who was "born to be a spy!" My son and I loved this book and all the super-spy gear and tactics Juniper uses to uncover the mystery behind her parents' unusual behavior. A very fun, sweet book that kids and their parents will enjoy sharing together.
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
Super cute book about new siblings. A must read for family additions. :)
Mandy Stallard
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bookposse
My five-year-old and I both loved this picture book. The illustrations are beautiful, and the story is very cute and clever. I know Juniper is going to do great on her biggest mission yet!
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great idea for a story! I'll definitely be sharing this with my friends who are expecting a second child. The artwork is beautiful!
Amber + Casey
Sep 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone with kids and expecting another child
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Sara Magnafichi
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Thank you to Two Lions Publishing for providing #Collabookation an advanced reader copy of this book, availabile Sept. 3, 2019.

Juniper Kai was born to be a spy. Mom and Dad used to play spy games with her, when suddenly mo becomes too tired and dad too busy to play. Feeling lonely, Juniper decides to put her spy abilities to crack the code of what is going on at home. She finds a list of names, dad putting together some contraption looking device in the garage, and hears mom talking about the "
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

Thank you to the publisher and Blue Slip Media @blue_slip_media for sharing the free copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

Something’s up with Juniper Kai’s mom and dad. They used to be her best buddies, but now they’re too tired to play and there’s a lot of whispering going on. It’s obviously a case for JUNIPER KAI: SUPER SPY!

You will love Alexandria Neonakis’s colorful illustrations which make this delightful story by Laura Gehl come alive. AND you’ll love Juniper Kai! This stro
Sep 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Juniper loves spy work and often has her parents as her side-kicks. But slowly things began to change. All of a sudden they were too tired or too busy to help. She sets off on her own using every spy trick and device she has to find out what is up with them. Being the super sleuth that she is she finds out her family will soon be growing bigger by one little person.
Molly Cluff (Library!)
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Juniper investigates when her parents start acting strangely (building a crib, making lists of names, mom being tired all the time). And she cracks the case! She's getting a little sibling! Lots of spy verbiage sprinkled through here that kids may find fun, but that may require some explanation for younger kiddos.
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Finally, a childrens book that made some sense! Lovely pictures, short and sweet, with a good story line. Now thats what I like to see. Of course Im not a 7 year old but I do have to read with them.
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Juniper Kai is a spy and discovers something big is happening at her house. A delightful story about a little girl about to make a wonderful discovery and take on a new role!
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids, picture-books
Nothing gets by this kid. I love she solved the mystery before her parents had a chance to share the surprise.
Kathy Iwanicki
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This book would fit in nicely with my mystery unit! I like that there are diverse characters and it is a picture book.
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