Harriet the Spy

Book review by Stephany Aulenback, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Great young sleuth helps kids be true to themselves.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 15+

Soooo much consumerism

Harriet the Spy has soooo much consumerism. It will make kids want a cook, cake and milk after school, and a nursemaid. Don't show it to your kids until they are old enough to see that consumerism is evil.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 8+


It is a good book but if you’re under eight you might think of it in a different way than you should.

This title has:

Great messages

Book Details

  • Author: Louise Fitzhugh
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Yearling Books
  • Publication date: October 1, 1964
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 298
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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