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Rachel Vail

Biography

Rachel Vail

Rachel Vail is the author of children’s books, including JUSTIN CASE, SOMETIMES I'M BOMBALOO and RIGHTY AND LEFTY. She is also the author of several books for teens and middle grade readers, including IF WE KISS, YOU MAYBE, GORGEOUS, WONDER and NEVER MIND, which she wrote with Avi. Vail was born in New York City and grew up in New Rochelle, NY, just down the street from her future husband, though she didn't know that until much later. She attended Georgetown University, where she earned her B.A. in English and Theater. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.

Rachel Vail

Books by Rachel Vail

by Rachel Vail - Children (Ages 9-12)

When Truly is invited to sit at the Popular Table with the group she has dreamed of joining, she can hardly believe her luck. Everyone seems so nice, so kind to one another. But all is not as it seems with her new friends, and soon she's caught in a maelstrom of lies, misunderstandings, accusations and counter-accusations, all happening very publicly in the relentless, hyperconnected social media world from which there is no escape.

written by Rachel Vail, illustrated by Matthew Cordell - Children (Ages 6-8)

Justin Case made it through third grade and summer camp in the previous two books. Now he’s in fourth grade, and there’s even more to worry about: friends, bullies, grades, tests—and did we say bullies? 

written by Rachel Vail, illustrated by Matthew Cordell - Fiction

Justin is going to start fourth grade --- but first, he has to survive the summer. He “gets” to go to camp every day on a bus. He “gets” to experience all sorts of new things: Bugs. Mess hall food. Flip-flops (they hurt the space between his toes and they’re hard to walk in). And (gulp!) swimming.