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A Is for Elizabeth

Written by Rachel Vail & illustrated by Paige Keiser
Published by Feiwel & Friends
5.25 / 7.0
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Elizabeth is in second grade. Class 2B! It’s great! Friends, recess, homework! Even a big project: Make a poster of your name. Yayyy! Hang on. The name Elizabeth has a bajillion letters in it! The name Anna has only four letters. Plus, Anna’s first letter is A, which is also the first letter of Alphabetical Order. But Anna can’t always be first! That’s not fair! In A is for Elizabeth, Elizabeth makes more than a poster. She also makes some important choices—about fairness, rules, speaking up, and glue. But the most important thing she makes is…a friend! With copious line art by Paige Keiser, this first book in a new series—spun off from Vail’s beloved Justin Case series—is sure to delight fans of Judy Moody, Junie B. Jones, and Clementine.

What Kind of Book is A Is for Elizabeth

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Serious Subject Matter: This book includes one instance of Elizabeth withholding the truth from her mother (the real reason for using sticks on her poster).
Violence: This book includes a few instances of thinking about violence, but not acting on those thoughts. Elizabeth creates a poster with sticks and stones because a girl in her class said "sticks and stones may break my bones..." and also thinks about hitting a girl over the head with her poster.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
5.25 / 7.0

A very fun, easy-read chapter book with word play, conflict resolution, standing up for what you believe in, and a touch of humor.

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Who Wrote A Is for Elizabeth

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.

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Who Illustrated A Is for Elizabeth

Paige Keiser

Paige Keiser grew up during the age of Saturday-morning cartoons. She’s the illustrator for several children’s books including Two Hands to Love You. She currently lives and works in Virginia.

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