A Summer of Sundays

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

A sweet middle-grade title about getting lost in a big family and unlikely friendship.

Almost-twelve-year-old Sunday Fowler is a middle-of-the-middle child, and it’s the absolute worst. Her sisters say she’s too young. Her brothers say she’s too old. And her parents remember the dog’s name more often than they remember hers. But standing out is hard work when you have to help repair an old library and make sure your siblings don’t steal your new best friend—or ruin all your plans. Then Sunday finds something in the library’s basement that might make her so famous no one will forget her name ever again. But revealing her finding means stirring up secrets that some people in the town hoped to keep buried. Sunday must decide if some things—loyalty, trust, friendship—are worth more than her name in the headlines. A Summer of Sundays is a charming, funny celebration of family and finding friendship in unexpected places.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 336
Publication Date 2013-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV047000, JUV013000, JUV039140
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.1875 x 7.625
Lexile 680
ATOS Reading Level 4.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 159655
Accelerated Reader® Points 10.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, and Reviewed


  • Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee, Nominated, 2013


Library Media Connection

“[A] good selection for independent reading or a class read-aloud.” —Library Media Connection

Publishers Weekly

“®eaders’ affection for Sunday won’t waver as this independent protagonist finds a way to balance her desire to be noticed with a growing maturity.” —Publishers Weekly

Author: Lindsay Eland

Lindsay Eland is the middle of three girls. She often had to wait for the bathroom, share a room and a bed with her sister, and sometimes felt forgotten. (Even so, she has always adored both of her sisters.) She has published one previous novel, Scones and Sensibility. Lindsay lives in Colorado with her husband and four children. You can visit Lindsay online at www.lindsayeland.com and follow her on twitter @lindsayeland.