What is it?

I SPY is a distinctive seek-and-find property that includes an award-winning series of books, software, jigsaw puzzles, and games for children based on books by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick.

Who’s it For?

Kids of all ages

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More Information

Tracy van Straaten
(212) 389-3782

For book information or author/illustrator interviews
Sheila Marie Everett
(212) 389-3786

For information on the brand anniversary, television and consumer products
Alison Grand
Grand Communications (for Scholastic Media)

(212) 584-1133


“In the world of puzzles, only a few people have the ability to create an original, elegant, well-designed challenge and present it with great artistic sense. And when that artistic sense is photographic… well, I can think only of one living ‘puzzle person’ who has it — Walter Wick”

—Will Shortz, Crossword Editor, The New York Times

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I SPY is an award winning, best-selling book, TV and interactive series -- celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2011. With more than 42 million highly acclaimed, visually ground-breaking books in print, the property is also available multiple interactive platforms including Wii™, Nintendo DS™, TAG™, Leapster®, and iPod Touch® / iPhone™ / iPad® apps. The Emmy® award-winning I SPY television show airs daily on HBO Family.I SPY Licensees include Briarpatch, Tara Toy and Puzzle Panel.


  • I SPY Books have been honored as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, an American Book Seller Pick of the List and a Parent's Magazine Best Book
  • I SPY Interactive games have received over 90 prestigious awards, including the SIIA CODIE Award, a KIDS FIRST! Endorsement, a Parent's Choice Award and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
  • Ultimate I SPY for Wii was named a "Must-Have" video game by USA Today Magazine and one of the "Best Wii Games for Kids" by
  • Complete list of awards won by I SPY


  • The best-selling book series, by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick, has new releases planned through 2012


  • I SPY SUPER CHALLENGER for Leapster™ Explorer and I SPY CASTLE for Nintendo DS™ released in 2011. Two NEW I SPY compilations (I SPY Game Pack for Wii and I SPY Game PACK for DS) released in 2012.
  • Three I SPY apps are available on the iOS App Store and on Android — I SPY Spooky Mansion for iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad®, I SPY Riddle Race for iPhone®/iPod touch® and Windows Phone and I SPY Arcade for Android & Windows.
  • There are over 20 I SPY Interactive titles available on multiple platforms, which have won over 90 prestigious awards
  • I SPY Riddle Race and I SPY Spooky Mansion Apps have consistently been ranked among the Top Paid Puzzles and Kids Games on the App Store
  • Ultimate I SPY for Wii™ was named by USA WEEKEND as one of "The Year's Best Educational Toys" (2009)

Television / DVD / Online

  • I SPY Television series won an Emmy for "Outstanding Achievement in Animation"
  • The television show has been sold to more than 20 countries in 10 languages
  • Four titles have been released from HBO Home Video in the U.S.
  • Redesigned I SPY website delivers games, activities and serves as the online destination for all I SPY fans