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Vail, Rachel

Overview
Works: 127 works in 416 publications in 6 languages and 28,424 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Picture books  Young adult works  Short stories  Easter stories  Braille books 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.V1916, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rachel Vail
Justin Case : school, drool, and other daily disasters by Rachel Vail( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's the start of the school year, and nothing feels right to Justin. He didn't get the teacher he wanted, he's not in the same class as his best friend, and his little sister, Elizabeth, is starting kindergarten at his school. Elizabeth doesn't seem nervous at all. Justin is very nervous about third grade. And to top it off, he's lost his favorite stuffed animal, but he can't tell anyone, because technically he's too old to still have stuffed animals. Right?"--Publisher
Never mind! : a twin novel by Avi( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old New York City twins Meg and Edward have nothing in common, so they are just as shocked as everyone else when Meg's hopes for popularity and Edward's mischievous schemes coincidentally collide in a hilarious showdown
Sometimes I'm Bombaloo by Rachel Vail( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Katie Honors feels angry and out of control, her mother helps her to be herself again
Lucky by Rachel Vail( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Phoebe and her clique of privileged girlfriends get ready to graduate from eighth grade, a financial scandal threatens her family's security--as well as Phoebe's social status--but ultimately it teaches her the real meaning of friendship
13 : thirteen stories that capture the agony and ecstasy of being thirteen by James Howe( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects thirteen stories about moments in a teen's life, such as a first kiss and obsessing over a pair of special sneakers, by various authors, including Laura Godwin and Stephen Roos
Well, that was awkward by Rachel Vail( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are unexpected consequences when thirteen-year-old Gracie sends texts pretending to be her bashful best friend, Sienna, and their friend Emmett starts texting back pretending to be shy A.J
Justin Case : shells, smells, and the horrible flip-flops of doom by Rachel Vail( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. Justin's little sister, Elizabeth, seems to deal with camp just fine. So do his friends. Justin is trying very hard not to be a worried kid anymore, especially when it comes to making friends at camp, including a new kid who is kind of ... rough. After all, Justin is going to be in fourth grade. It's time to be brave. Right?"--Jacket
Gorgeous by Rachel Vail( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninth-grader Allison has always been the least attractive among her sisters, but when she allows the devil to possess her cell phone in exchange for appearing to be gorgeous, she must confront the power and deceptiveness of appearances
Wonder by Rachel Vail( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything changes for twelve-year-old Jessica when she enters junior high school and finds herself a social outcast, ignored by all her former friends
If we kiss by Rachel Vail( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Charlie feels guilty because she has a crush on her best friend's boyfriend, and her loyalties become even more confused when she discovers that her mother is dating the boyfriend's father
Daring to be Abigail : a novel by Rachel Vail( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Dutch and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During her summer at Camp Nashaquitsa, eleven-year-old Abby tries to reinvent herself, while worrying about her mother, missing her dead father, and getting to know her equally self-conscious bunkmates
Unfriended by Rachel Vail( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When thirteen-year-old Truly is invited to sit at the Popular Table, she finds herself caught in a web of lies and misunderstandings, made unescapable by the hyperconnected social media world"--
Piggy bunny by Rachel Vail( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liam is a piglet who wants to be the Easter Bunny when he grows up, but no one believes he can do it until, with a lot of practice and some help from his grandparents, he shows them all
Jibberwillies at night by Rachel Vail( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katie is almost always happy, but sometimes at night, when the Jibberwillies come and scare her, her mother must catch them in a bucket and throw them out the window before Katie can fall asleep
Do-over : a novel by Rachel Vail( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Whitman has to deal with the anger he feels towards his father when his parents separate, his own interest in several girls, and the heady feeling of acting in his first play
Brilliant by Rachel Vail( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Quinn struggles to maintain her image as a brilliant, good girl when her mother's major error at work leads to financial and legal troubles that turn Quinn's and her younger sisters' world upside-down
Places I never meant to be : original stories by censored writers by Judy Blume( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories accompanied by short essays on censorship by twelve authors whose works have been challenged in the past
If you only knew by Rachel Vail( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventh-grader Zoe, who comes from a big family where she's never had anything all to herself, desperately wants CJ for a best friend, but when CJ reveals that she likes the boy Zoe likes, she must make a choice
You, maybe : the profound asymmetry of love in high school by Rachel Vail( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josie, a fifteen-year-old high school sophomore, is smart, funny, and very much her own person, but when popular senior Carson Gold starts wooing her, she cannot resist his attention
Please, please, please by Rachel Vail( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old CJ, an accomplished ballet student, struggles with her conflicting desires to continue her ballet study and please her mother or to quit ballet and finally be like all the other kids in school
 
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Justin Case : school, drool, and other daily disasters
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Never mind! : a twin novelSometimes I'm BombalooLucky13 : thirteen stories that capture the agony and ecstasy of being thirteenGorgeousWonderIf we kissDaring to be Abigail : a novel
Alternative Names
Rachel Vail American writer

Rachel Vail Amerikaans schrijfster

Rachel Vail escritora estadounidense

Languages
English (142)

German (18)

Spanish (13)

Chinese (4)

Dutch (2)

French (1)