Saturday, March 23, 2013

GWR Publicity: "Nate Rocks the School" Guest Post/Giveaway (Ends 3/26) U.S.

Nate Rocks is at it again...
The highly anticipated third installment of the Nate Rocks series is here! 

According to Nathan Rockledge, fifth grade has plenty of perks. Oh sure, there’s more work and that know-it-all, Lisa Crane, is still around – but, there’s 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 Nathan’s 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.

Pick up your copy at Amazon and B&N

Today, Nate is stopping by with a wonderful guest post!

Living in “Nate World”

Hey everyone – it’s me, Nathan! So today’s the last day I’m posting for this really cool virtual book tour I’ve been on, and I wanted to talk about what it’s like to be able to transform myself from Nathan Rockledge, regular old fifth-grader, to Nate Rocks awesome and super cool fifth-grader.

Here’s the scoop: whenever I get my hands on a piece of paper and something to write with, I start drawing and daydreaming – before I know it, I’m Nate Rocks! My mom calls it “Nate World,” and sometimes I get in trouble for doing it, like if I’m supposed to be doing my homework instead or something. But most of the time, it’s just really cool to be able to dream about being a hero or a racecar driver or even a star baseball player. You see - there are no limits. As Nate Rocks, I can accomplish anything!

You can do it, too! You don’t even need to be an artist or anything. Just start doodling and thinking up cool things that you’ve always wanted to do, like being a rock star or an astronaut. Then, just let your imagination take over – before you know it, you’ll be capturing international art thieves, just like I do in Nate Rocks the School. The coolest part of the whole thing, though, is that it helps you learn that you can do awesome & cool things without the daydreams! Pretty deep for a fifth-grader, huh? But trust me, it’s true!

So remember two things – (1) You don’t have to be a super-hero to accomplish some great stuff, and (2) Don’t get in trouble ... oh and (3) If you do get in trouble – we never had this conversation. Got it? 

Good luck!

Interested in reading more books from the series?

About the author:
Karen Pokras Toz lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and three children. Karen’s middle grade childrens’ novels: Millicent Marie Is Not My Name and the Nate Rocks series, have won several awards including First Place for Children’s Chapter Books and the Grand Prize Overall in the 2012 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, as well as placing first for a Global E-Book Award for Pre-Teen Literature. Karen is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). Her first adult contemporary novel, invisible, will be released this summer. For more information, please visit

I have a fantastic treat for one U.S. entrant.  You can win your very own "Nate Rocks" swag pack!

Just enter below on the rafflecopter. Ends March 26 at 9 P.M. Pacific time.

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Don't forget to enter the book blast and follow the entire tour.


  1. Lives outside of Philadelphia books are geared for age 7 to 12 also has a book Millicent Marie does not like her name sounds great to me

  2. I love how Nate has a vivid imagination!

  3. Her site isn't working this is what shows..500 Internal Server Error
    The book looks nice a nice read..Thanks!! Tina M

    1. Her link is fixed now--letting everyone know! Thanks for alerting me to the problem.

  4. I learned that the books are geared toward ages 7-12.

  5. I learned that the author is an award winner including 2012 up awards.

  6. I think it is interesting that she has a degree in finance yet she is writing books.

  7. ilike that base the story on the kids books

  8. I'm going to have to get these for my nieces and nephews. They'll love them!


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