Here’s the cover — and title — of Spy School 7!

Well, this has been quite a week for exciting news.  First the movie deal for Spy School.  Then the release of the Top Secret Spy School box set.  And today Spy School hit the New York Times bestseller list again.

Plus, I still have that series info to divulge.  Sorry I haven’t done that yet.  My publisher told me I would be able to do it soon — and yet they still haven’t made their big announcement yet.  Which is as frustrating to me as it probably is to you.

But maybe this will tide you over.  I just found out from a post on my own website that my publisher has released the new cover on Amazon and Goodreads.  Which means that it’s not a secret any more and I can share it.

So, here’s the cover:

Amazing, isn’t it?  Yet another masterpiece by Lucy Cummins.

(I know a lot of you figured out this was the title a few days ago because it was leaked on Google somehow.  But I couldn’t confirm it because I still wasn’t sure that the tile and cover would work.  Now, it’s obvious that they do.)

Here’s a synopsis:

Superspy middle schooler Ben Ripley is finally going to take SPYDER down, once and for all in this latest addition to the New York Times bestselling Spy School series.

Stranded in Mexico after nearly capturing the leaders of SPYDER, thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley desperately needs to take a shower. But even more so, he and his spy school friends need to come up with a new plan to defeat their enemies, their only clue a key that opens…something.

The Mission: Go rogue from the CIA, join up with the British MI6 to locate the leader of SPYDER, the enigmatic Mr. E, and bring down the evil organization once and for all.

Only it won’t be easy. They’ll have to deal with rival evil splinter factions, devious double-crosses and learning to drive on the opposite side of the road. But they have no other choice: this is their last and final chance to crack the code on SPYDER.


As usual, this is all I’m going to share about the book.  Because answering any more questions about it will ruin the fun of reading it.  So please don’t ask me any questions about SS7. If you do, I will simply refer you right back to this page and ask you to read the whole thing again.

It comes out May 7, 2019.  That’s less than a year away.  less time than you normally have to wait for a Spy School book.

UPDATE:  Even though I said no questions, at least a dozen people have written to me with the exact same question, so I’m going to answer it to make this clear: THIS IS NOT THE LAST BOOK IN THE SERIES.

If Ben and his friends defeat SPYDER (and I’m not saying they will) why would that end the series?  There are lots of other potential bad guys out there.

1,033 thoughts on “Here’s the cover — and title — of Spy School 7!

  1. Mary –

    I simply always enjoyed writing. It was one of my favorite things to do, so it was exciting to think that I could do it for a career.

  2. stu-

    this may sound like a over the top question buuuuuuuuuuut could you maybe put my name in a book?


  3. Mary –

    Technically, I started writing even before I was in kindergarten. I just didn’t get paid for it until I was in college.

  4. Mr. Gibbs-
    Are Erica and Ben related? One of Nathan Hale’s siblings name once she got married was Alice Ripley.

  5. Stu,

    I’ve always wanted to know why there are 5 FunJungle books and 7 (Ok technically as of the time I am writing this there are only 6 officially published ones but whatever) Spy School books because Belly Up came out in 2010 and Spy School in 2012 (Trust me I love all your series but I just can’t stop wondering). Why?

  6. Bob 2.0 –

    I was contracted to do two Spy School books as part of the original deal for that series, so I wrote two books for that in between the releases of Belly Up and Poached. Also, the Spy School series sells better, so I have been writing more of them.

  7. What if this happened in one of your books. A SS enemy builds a base under FunJungle because, who would expect that. And Ben Ripley and Erica Hale have to find its exact location, so they are sent on project FJ. Teddy realizes what’s happening and stumbles into them.

  8. Gabriel –

    I don’t have a favorite book in the spy school series — or out of any of my books. I like them all equally as much.

  9. Omg you are coming to Houston the same day spy school British Invasion is coming out I pre ordered the book and I live in Houston omg

  10. Dear Stuart Gibbs,
    My name is Jack, and I have been reading your books since the day the first ??? ?????? book came out. You are an inspiration to me and your books are absolutely amazing. I am so glad I get to enjoy your books. I am roping all of my frends into your books and they are all hooked. I think I am gong to start writing to you more often, but I know I probably won’t get a reply. That is okay though, for I know you are busy. I am in middle school in seventh grade going to a school in Illinois. Is it alright if I ask you a couple questions?:

    1. What advice do you have about pursuing your passions and dreams?
    2. How did you get through your high school classes wiithout completely freaking out?
    ( I have 2 high school classes)
    3. Do you enjoy what you do a lot or is there a lot and too much pressure?

  11. stu-

    so in lion down they say she married JJ only because he was rich and that was the same for the MBA series AND donald trump

    PS: i am also trying not to be mean about donald trump

  12. Jack –

    1) Pursuing your passions and dreams can be a bit difficult at times, but you have to stick with it. Everyone I know who stuck with writing is a professional writer.

    2) Make sure you get a good night’s sleep every night and manage your time well. Do your big projects early, rather than at the last minute.

    3) I love what I do.

  13. Mary –

    I Lion Down Teddy says the rumor was that Kandace married JJ because he was rich. But Teddy has no proof of that.

  14. -stuart
    When will the book available in amazon? I already pre ordered but when?
    Love Erica,Ben, and Stuart Gibbs always,
    -your #1 fan

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