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City Spies: Mission Manhattan

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the CITY SPIES: MISSION MANHATTAN by James Ponti Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

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About City Spies

Title: City Spies: Mission Manhattan

Author: James Ponti

Pub. Date: February 6, 2024

Publisher: Aladdin

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 430

Find it: Goodreads or Here 

In this fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Edgar Award winner James Ponti, the young group of spies take on New York City in another international adventure perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls.

The City Spies head to the Big Apple when a credible threat is made to a young climate activist who is scheduled to speak in front of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly. With Rio acting as alpha and a new member in their ranks, the team’s mission to protect a fellow teen takes them on an exciting adventure in, around, and even under the greatest city in the world as they follow leads to the outer boroughs, the UN Headquarters, and even the usually off-limits stacks that extend deep under the main branch of the New York Public Library.

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Review for City Spies

The best adventure with the City Spies yet! Through friendship, these kids venture out in full action as agents. In this story, they follow one teen as the adults get themselves into trouble. Relationships continue to grow and new characters are introduced. Not everything is sunshine and roses, as they face agony and struggles too. Even though the series is fiction, the author does a fabulous job of addressing real life situations that kids face. Once again, I’m impressed by the City Spies and hope the series never ends!

About the Author

JAMES PONTI (he/him/his) is the New York Times bestselling author of three middle grade book series: City Spies, about an unlikely squad of five kids from around the world who form an elite MI6 Spy Team; the Edgar Award–winning Framed! series, about a pair of tweens who solve mysteries in Washington, DC; and the Dead City trilogy, about a secret society that polices the undead living beneath Manhattan. His books have appeared on more than fifteen different state award lists and he is the founder of a writers group known as the Renegades of Middle Grade. James is also an Emmy– nominated television writer and producer who has worked for many networks including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, PBS, History, and Spike TV, as well as NBC Sports. He lives with his family in Orlando, Florida. Find out more at

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City Spies: Mission Manhattan Giveaway

1 lucky winner will receive a finished copy of CITY SPIES: MISSION MANHATTAN, US Only.

Ends February 6th, midnight EST.

Enter the GIVEAWAY HERE and good luck to you!

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Tour Schedule for City Spies

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Stop by the In-Person James Ponti Book Tour

Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00pm ET

Politics and Prose at The Wharf (Washington, D.C.) – In conversation with Hena Khan

Wednesday, February 7 at 6:00pm ET

Books of Wonder (New York, NY) – In conversation with Gordon Korman and Adam Gidwitz

Thursday, February 8 at 6:00pm ET

RJ Julia Booksellers (Madison, CT) – In conversation with Jake Burt

Friday, February 9 at 6:30pm ET

An Unlikely Story (Plainville, MA)

Saturday, February 10 at 2:00pm ET

Bush Auditorium at Rollins College (Winter Park, FL) – In conversation with Stuart Gibbs

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