JFIC Novels That Take Place in the Summer

Hello, jFIC fans,

My July 12, 2017 post was a list of “100 Juvenile Books That Take Place in the Summer.” Here are some more. These were published between 2017-2021. 

JFIC novels that take place in the summer and were published between 2017 and 2021:

All the Ways Home by Elsie Chapman

Any Day with You by Mae Respicio

August Isle by Ali Standish

Battle of Junk Mountain (The) by Lauren Abbey Greenberg

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol (Graphic Novel)

Brother Wars: Cabin Eleven by Steven K Smith

Camp Average by Craig Battle

Camp by Kayla Miller (Graphic Novel) 

Camp Clique by Eileen Moskowitz-Palma

Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn

Chirp by Kate Messner

Effie Starr Zook Has One More Question by Martha Freeman

Emperor’s Riddle (The) by Kat Zhang

Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora (The) by Pablo Cartaya

Finally, Something Mysterious by Doug Cornett

Forever This Summer by Leslie C Youngblood

From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

Girls of Firefly Cabin (The) by Cynthia Ellingsen

Guggenheim Mystery (The) by Robin stevens

High Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson

Hope in the Holler by Lisa Lewis Tyre

House that Lou Built (The) by Mae Respicio

Jelly Bean Summer by Joyce Magnin

Junior Lifeguards Series by Elizabeth Doyle Carey

Key to Everything (The) by Pat Schmatz

Kind of Paradise (A) by Amy Rebecca Tan

Lemons by Melissa Savage

Line Tender (The) by Kate Allen

Matchstick Castle (The) by Keir Graff

Mystery of the Moon Tower (The) by Francesco Sedita

Parker Inheritance (The) by Varian Johnson

Quicksand Pond by Janet Taylor Lisle

Rambler Steals Home (A) by Carter Higgins

Rating Your Bunkmates and Other Camp Crimes by Jennifer Orr

Rules of the Ruff by Heidi Lang

Season of Styx Malone (The) by Kekla Magoon

Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Silver Meadows Summer by Emma Otheguy

Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim

Summer and July by Paul Mosier

Summer at Meadow Wood by Amy Rebecca Tan

This Would Make a Good Story Someday by Dana Alison Levy

Thousand Questions (A) by Saadia Faruqi

To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan

What Happens Next by Claire Swinarski

When I Hit the Road by Nancy J Cavanaugh

When Life Gives You Mangos by Kareen Getten

Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin

Wild Blues by Beth Kephart

Wrong Way Summer by Heidi Lang

Of the ones I’ve read, I particularly enjoyed Lemons by Melissa Savage, a funny and touching story of two friends searching for BigFoot while coping with family loss.   

Happy reading!

American-style iced tea is the perfect drink for a hot, sunny day. It’s never really caught on in the UK, probably because the last time we had a hot, sunny day was back in 1957.” ~Tom Holt

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