Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Middle Grade Fiction book from award-winning author Karen Pokras Toz. Nate Rocks the World has a very impressive 4.7 star rating and is only $2.99! If you have a young reader, make sure to check this one out – they’ll love it!
“Fun, fun, fun! Even though I am not a 4th grader like Nathan, I LOVED this book. Well written, engaging, humorous! She really captured the mind of a 10-year-old boy and makes it a terrifically enjoyable read.” Chaz Y. – Amazon Reviewer
Nate Rocks the World
by Karen Pokras Toz
Rating: 4.7 Stars
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
*2012 GRAND PRIZE WINNER PURPLE DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARDS
*2012 1ST PLACE CHILDREN’S CHAPTER BOOK PURPLE DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARDS
Ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge cannot catch a break. After all, life as a fourth-grader can be hazardous – what with science projects to deal with and recess football games to avoid. Everyone, including his best friend Tommy, seems to have bad luck when hanging around Nathan. Throw in an older sister who is a royal pain, a dad who is stuck in the past, and a mom who keeps trying to poison him with her awful cooking, and poor Nathan’s life as a fourth-grader appears to be completely doomed. Armed only with his sketchpad, his imagination, and his wits, Nathan Rockledge navigates the perils of the fourth grade in style, to emerge heroic, as Nate Rocks, proving that even a ten-year-old can accomplish great things.
*2012 GLOBAL EBOOK AWARD WINNER: PRE-TEEN CATEGORY
*2012 UP AUTHOR AWARD RUNNER UP BEST 1ST CHAPTER
*2012 UP AUTHOR AWARD RUNNER UP BEST COVER
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
I picked this book out to upload to my Kindle to “bribe” my son into reading….it’s always a fight. He LOVES the book and thinks it is his own autobiography! (He) is a 10 year old 4th grader and I could not have found a book more perfectly suited for him! THANK YOU to the author!!
This book is a fun, family-friendly story that parents could read with their kids. It’s guaranteed to spark the imagination of the young and old(er.) Its feel good ending makes us hope that we can rejoin Nate and his family again soon for a second installment, because Nate does in fact ROCK!
NATE ROCKS THE WORLD has something and someone every kid will relate to. It’s hard to find a book for boys that will keep them engaged, but NATE ROCKS THE WORLD is perfect for 8 to 10 year olds, and won’t fail to keep them turning the pages to find out what happens next. This is a 10 out of 10 story – highly recommended.
This is a fascinating and fun story that middle grade boys are going to love. Toz definitely has a finger on the pulse of this market. She knows what’s exciting to them and uses it to create a page-turner that will leave them wanting more. I could definitely see Nate Rocks the World as a movie-a very funny movie.
It’s not every day you run across a good YA book for boys; so many of them seem to be for girls. Look no further than this one, because Nate Rocks the World is a winner. The writing in Nate Rocks the World is self-assured and swift-paced, just right for readers who are around Nate’s age, and their parents. There are a hundred life lessons woven into the fabric of this lovely story, and it’s a story you’ll be happy to read over and over.
Get Nate Rocks the World here: Nate Rocks the World
About The Author
Karen Pokras Toz is a writer, wife and mom. Karen grew up in Connecticut and currently lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and three children. In June 2011, Karen published her first middle grade children’s novel for 7-12 year olds called Nate Rocks the World, which won 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. In 2012, Karen published the second in the Nate Rocks series, Nate Rocks the Boat, followed by middle grade novel, Millicent Marie Is Not My Name. Karen is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI).
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