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7 Ate 9 (Private I #1)

Tara Lazar, Ross MacDonald (Illustrator), Ross MacDonald (Cover design or artwork by)


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6 has a problem.

Everyone knows that 7 is always after him. Word on the street is that 7 ate 9. If that's true, 6's days are numbered. Lucky for him, Private I is on the case. But the facts just don't add up.

It's odd.

Will Private I put two and two together and solve the problem . . . or is 6 next in line to be subtracted?

Praise For 7 Ate 9 (Private I #1)

Praise for 7 Ate 9:Bank Street Best Children's Books of the YearCrystal Kite AwardIrma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's LiteratureA Junior Library Guild SelectionRedbud Read-Aloud Book Award Masterlist

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9781484717790, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2017

About the Author

Tara Lazar ( is the author of The Monstore, I Thought This Was a Bear Book, and Little Red Gliding Hood. She is a member of the Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature. Tara lives in Somerset County, New Jersey, with her husband and two daughters.

Ross MacDonald ( is the author and illustrator of Bad Baby, Henry's Hand, Achoo! Bang!: The Noisy Alphabet, and Another Perfect Day. Ross has created illustrations and humor pieces for periodicals such as Vanity Fair, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Newsweek, Time, Spy, and Rolling Stone. He was born and raised in Canada and now lives in Connecticut.