SC Picture Book Award

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.

Ruben feels like he is the only kid without a bike. His friend Sergio reminds him that his birthday is coming, but Ruben knows that the kinds of birthday gifts he and Sergio receive are not the same.

Mouse has baked a special treat for Little Bird's birthday! But delivering it to his friend isn't easy — not when everyone he meets along the way offers to trade something for a piece.