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Rachel Vail
Born July 26, 1966 (1966-07-26) (age 54)
Manhattan
Genre Young Adult

Rachel Vail (born July 25, 1966), is an American author of children's and young adult books.

Life

She was born in Manhattan, grew up in New Rochelle, New York, and is a graduate of Georgetown University. Her debut novel Wonder won an Editor's Choice award from Booklist in 1991, and in 1992 her second novel, Do-Over, won that award also.

Young adult novels

  • Wonder (1991)
  • Do-Over (1992)
  • Ever After (1994)
  • Daring to Be Abigail (1996)
  • The Friendship Ring series
    • If You Only Knew (1998)
    • Please, Please, Please (1998)
    • Not That I Care (1998)
    • What Are Friends For (1999)
    • Popularity Contest (2000)
    • Fill in The Blank (2000)
  • Never Mind: a Twin novel, co-written with Avi (2004)
  • If We Kiss (2005)
  • You, Maybe
  • Lucky (2008)
  • Gorgeous (2009)
  • Brilliant (2010)
  • Unfriended, Puffin Books, 2015. ,
  • Well, That Was Awkward, New York, New York : Puffin Books, 2017. ,

Chapter Books

  • Justin Case series
    • Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters, illustrated by Matthew Cordell (2010) (Feiwel & Friends)
    • Justin Case: Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom, illustrated by Matthew Cordell (2012) (Square Fish)
    • Justin Case: Rules, Tools, and Maybe a Bully, illustrated by Matthew Cordell (2014) (Feiwel & Friends)
  • Elizabeth Case series
    • A Is for Elizabeth, illustrated by Paige Keiser (2019) (Feiwel & Friends)
    • Big Mouth Elizabeth, illustrated by Paige Keiser (2019) (Feiwel & Friends)
    • Cat Ears on Elizabeth, illustrated by Paige Keiser (2020) (Feiwel & Friends)
    • Doodlebug Elizabeth, illustrated by Paige Keiser (2020) (Feiwel & Friends)

Children's picture books

  • Over the Moon, illustrated by Scott Nash (1998)
  • Sometimes I'm Bombaloo, illustrated by Yumi Heo (2001)
  • Mama Rex & T series, illustrated by Steve Björkman (2000–2003)
    • Mama Rex & T: Lose a Waff
    • Mama Rex & T: Run out of Tape
    • Mama Rex & T: Turn off the TV
    • Mama Rex & T: Stay Up Late
    • Mama Rex & T: Homework Trouble
    • Mama Rex & T: The (Almost) Perfect Mother's Day
    • Mama Rex & T: The Horrible Play Date
    • Mama Rex & T: The Sort-of-Super Snowman
    • Mama Rex & T: The Prize
    • Mama Rex & T: Halloween Knight
    • Mama Rex & T: The Reading Champion
  • Righty and Lefty, Illustrated by Matthew Cordell (2007)
  • Jibberwillies at Night, illustrated by Yumi Heo (2008)
  • Piggy Bunny, illustrated by Jeremy Tankard (2012) (Feiwel & Friends)
  • Flabbersmashed About You, illustrated by Yumi Heo (2012) (Feiwel & Friends)

Short stories

  • "Going Sentimental" in Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers, edited by Judy Blume (1999)
  • "One Hot Second" in One Hot Second: Stories about Desire, edited by Cathy Young (2002)
  • "Thirteen and a Half" in Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasty of Being Thirteen, edited by James Howe (2003)
  • "The Crush" in Tripping Over the Lunch Lady and Other School Stories, edited by Nancy E. Mercado (2004)
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