Welcome to our I-Spy pages, designed to provide information on these small, cheap children’s books, which kicked off in the late 1940s but enjoyed huge popularity in the 1950s and early 60s. Having been collecting copies for some time now, it’s obvious that there are other collectors out there as well as people with just a casual interest. Have a look around, check out the cover illustrations or print off the check list.
We’d be interested to hear from anyone with any further information about the I-Spy phenomenon, the links with the newspapers, Big Chief I-Spy, or any dealers with I-Spy related material. We have a number of spare books to trade.
Up the great tribe!
Because some people have asked for it, we have added an I-Spy Facebook page which you can join.
I-SPY ALBUM • 1955
I-SPY ORDER of MERIT • 1955
I-SPY SPOTTERBOOKS • 1948
I-SPY SPOTTERBOOKS Daily Mail • 1949 – 1951
I-SPY BOOKS 6d News Chronicle SERIES • 1952 – 1966
I-SPY BOOKS 1/- COLOUR SERIES • 1952 – 1967
I-SPY BOOKS 2/6 SUPER SERIES • 1965-1969
I-SPY TEA CARDS • 1957 – 1964
I-SPY RANGER BOOKS (AMERICA) • 1957 – 1966 [?]