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Nate Rocks the School

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Nate Rocks Is At It Again . . .

According to Nathan Rockledge, fifth grade has plenty of perks. Oh sure, there’s more work, and he still has to deal with the know-it-all, Lisa Crane. Luckily, there is a lot to look forward to as well: a laser tag birthday party, baseball at recess, and even a cool Halloween dance. Of course, all of that means nothing without the biggest perk of all … the class trip to New York City in the spring. If his class can raise enough money to go, that is.

Give Nathan paper and a pencil, and watch as his imagination turns him into Nate Rocks, hero and fifth-grade super star. With adventures abound, Nate saves the day time and again. But will Nate be able to save the fifth grade trip?

Join Nathan, his hilarious family, and his friends, as he rocks the school in another fun Nate Rocks adventure.

125 pages, Paperback

First published March 1, 2013

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Karen Pokras Toz

21 books322 followers
Karen Pokras is a writer, daisy lover, and occasional baker who will definitely begin playing the piano tomorrow. Always an avid reader, Karen found her passion for writing later in life and now runs all of her stories past the furry ears of her two feline editorial assistants before anyone else. A numbers geek at heart, she enjoys a good spreadsheet almost as much as she loves storytelling. Karen writes under both Karen Pokras and Karen Pokras Toz. A native of Connecticut, Karen is the proud mom to three brilliant children who still provide an endless stream of great book material. She lives with her family outside of Philadelphia.​. For more information, please visit www.karentoz.com and www.karenpokras.com

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Author 3 books44 followers
June 26, 2013
Can you handle it? Nate Rockledge can. No matter the situation, his imagination has the power to whisk him away and clue him in on some excellent ideas. And, with the 5th grade class trip to New York City coming up, he needs plenty of them, because it is uncertain that there will be enough money to fund the trip. With his best friend, Tommy, by his side, there's nothing that they can't accomplish, as long as his annoying older sister, Abby, and that rotten Lisa Crane stay out of the way. After a few flopped attempts, Nate and Tommy are even more determined to raise the money that is needed to go to New York, and the ideas begin to take shape. Nate's pencil transports him into some dangerous situations on paper, giving him the angles he needs to see the real picture. Will Nate and Tommy find a way to raise the funds to go to NYC? Will everyone end up in the hospital from Nate's mom's cooking? What ideas will they come up with for successful fundraising projects? You will have to read this awesome book to find out!

Nate Rocks the School by Karen Pokras Toz is a cool story. I think Nate is someone I would definitely be friends with, and I had fun following along with him as he tried to figure out ways to make money. This series is one of my favorites out there today. I would recommend this book to kids ages 9 and up. It's a great story with lots of creativity, and a few twists and turns that will make you laugh out loud and keep you on the edge of your seat. Check it out if you want to read something excellent!
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Author 25 books104 followers
March 21, 2013
After having an intriguing summer, Nate Rocks is looking forward to the fifth grade. There's plenty to do, including a Halloween dance, and a trip to New York. Homework, this year, is more than the norm, but he's willing to compensate for that ensuring that the trip to New York falls through at all costs. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done.

Nate's largest thorn in his side is his older sister, Abby. She's growing up to be just a little too cranky. In her eyes, Nate is someone she can do without. Unbeknownst to her, he shares the same sentiments about her. Sadly, they're in their family for life, so they'll have to get along somehow.

Word reaches Nate's ears that the trip to New York requires the fifth grade to raise enough money for the endeavor. This is music to his ears. He has plenty of ideas as to how the class can raise the money. Unfortunately, his ideas must be sanctioned by the school in order for it to count toward the trip itself. Never-the-less, he's determined to do everything possible in order to make things happen.

This was another great addition to the Nate Rocks series. I enjoyed it immensely. Karen injects such vivid imagery into her stories that the reader finds him/herself immersed in each and every one of them from the get-go. It was delightful to see the shenanigans Nate gets into in order to save the day. The best part is that he always comes out on top! So can't wait to see what comes next for Nate Rocks!
425 reviews1 follower
March 14, 2013
Karen has me hooked. I love a good romance as much as the next girl, but sometimes I just want something that’s fun and filled with a little less drama. Something that takes me back to being a kid, and even gives me a little insight into my own kids. I even sent Karen a message after reading a line telling her that I actually laughed out loud because it sounded *exactly* like something an eleven-year-old boy would say.

I was eagerly awaiting the third book in the Nate Rocks series, and I was not disappointed. In Nate Rocks the School, Nate and his friends are frantically trying to raise money for the class trip to New York City. (Can’t wait to read about that trip! No boring vacation slide shows for Nate.) Babysitting, car washes, trips to the mall… Let’s just say that Nate & Co put the “fun” in fundraising.

Part of the reason I was so eager for Karen to finish this book was because my eleven-year-old boy was driving me crazy asking when it was coming out. So after forcing me into author-stalking for months (good thing Karen and I are fb friends; makes the stalking much easier), what did he think of Nate Rocks the School? “I liked it, but I liked Nate Rocks the Boat better because the girls weren’t in it as much.” Mind you, he likes it enough to bug me about buying the paperback.

I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Author 28 books124 followers
March 19, 2013
When I first got this book, I thought to myself, "Oh, this will be a fun, quick read." And it was, but it was more than that, too.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the characters that Karen Pokras Toz created. Nate was believable and true to kids age. But while I enjoyed it, I wanted to get the kids perspective on the book. Since I have two avid readers of my own, I loaded the book onto my kindle and passed it on to my thirteen year old son and my ten year old daughter. Now, both of these kids are fairly picky about the books they will read and often complain that the ones they get from school are boring.

They didn't do that with Nate Rocks the School.

In fact, they both begged for more. In fact, my son's favorite books are the Diary of a Whimpy Kid Books and he told me that Nate rates right up there with Greg Heffley. So needless to say, I highly encourage everyone to read these books, and encourage their children to, as well.

An amazing book, by an amazing author. I look forward to her future works.
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558 reviews20 followers
March 23, 2013
5 Stars

Going into 5th grade is ‘the best’ as far as Nathan Rockledge and his friends are concerned. They have the Halloween dance to look forward to but even better they will be going on the trip to New York City that every 5th grader gets to experience. Little does Nathan know that the whole class has to fund raise to cover the cost of the trip and he is going to have to put up with ‘Lisa Crane’ and her ‘know it all ways’ to organise the events.

This is another great instalment of the ‘Nate Rocks’ series. Finding himself in a multitude of situations he’d rather not be in, Nathan constantly finds himself drawing his way into his superhero mode and helping various people have a better day. From a car wash to a car chase, and even a robot in city hall, nothing is too tricky for ‘Nate Rocks’!

Once again Karen Pokras Toz has built a fantastical world where young imaginations can run wild. Nate’s exciting adventures are creative and innocent which is ideal for children aged 9-12 but enjoyable for all ages.

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220 reviews10 followers
March 16, 2013
My son and I have both read all of the Nate Rocks books so far. He even added his own review of the first book here on my blog. We both agree that following Nate Rocks on his imaginative adventures is both entertaining and exciting.

You see, the main character, Nate has a very active imagination. And so does my son. They both love to dream, draw and create their own unique adventures. Nate's dreams and adventures see him saving the world in all sorts of wonderful and creative ways. In Nate Rocks the School, continue reading review and enter giveaway
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430 reviews1 follower
March 8, 2013
An amazing series for kids (boys especially). Nate's daydreams are so realistic. It's wonderful to see all the places his imagination takes him. He has great friends and a typical teenage sister. He also has a friend (Lisa) yes, a girl who likes him but won't admit it. This is the best Nate Rocks book so far, keep the stories coming Karen! Even though my son is now in 6th grade, he loves reading about 5th grader Nate Rocks!
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