In the Summer, the sun is hot, and its the perfect time of year for swimming, playing baseball, having picnics, eating ice cream, and watching fireworks. It’s a time for fun! This nonfiction Beginning-to-Read book feature engaging, informative text and beautiful full-color photographs, which work together to foster independent reading.. This book can be paired with It’s Summer, Dear Dragon, its twin text fiction counterpart. Reading reinforcement pages include a word list and activities to strengthen early literacy skills, such as understanding the craft and structure of informational text, key vocabulary words, foundation skills, close reading, and fluency. This popular series meets the Common Core State Standards for Language Arts and can be used with beginning readers to practice reading high-frequency word, expand comprehension of informational text ,and improve oral language skills.