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Review/ Nate Rocks The City

Title: Nate Rocks The City (Book 4)
Author: Karen Pokras Toz
Pub Date: February 2014
Pages: 142
Publisher: Grand Daisy Press

Source: I was provide a ebook for my review.

Summary:
Hey New York! Are you ready for Nate Rocks?

Fifth grader Nathan Rockledge has been counting down the days—and meals—until his class trip to New York City. Now that the big event is finally here, he can barely stand the excitement. After all, isn’t this what being a fifth grader is all about? Oh sure, his Mom is one of the chaperones, his annoying sister Abby is tagging along, and that know-it-all classmate, Lisa, will be there as well. However, none of that matters. Not when he’ll be with his best friends, Tommy and Sam.

While seeing the sights, his teacher wants his class to take notes, but Nathan has other ideas. With paper and pencil in hand, Nathan prefers to doodle, transforming himself into Nate Rocks, boy hero. Amid ninja pigeons to fend off, aliens to attack, and the baseball game of the century to save, will Nate Rocks be able to save the day one more time?

As a mom to a ten year old I am always looking for great books for him to read and I think I stumbled onto a great series, Nate Rocks.

This is the fourth book in the series and I have to say you probably don’t have to read the books in order but I am sure that I will have to purchase them in order for Michael to read them. He is very much like me and he likes to read books in order and not jump all over the place.

Nate Rockledge aka Nate Rocks is eleven years old and loves adventures of all kinds. Which is just the perfect book for  boys. I know Michael will really enjoy the books.

The book was a pretty quick read and I read it pretty fast. It was actually in one sitting.

One of the perks to being a fifth grader for Nate is the annual grade five school trip to New York City. (Who doesn’t love NYC?) Nate is excited and while he is waiting for his parents to fill out the form Nate begins to day dream.

In this day dream their is a huge robot and he has decided to make trouble in the city. The mayor has come to ask Nate to help him and his city. Quick thinking Nate leaps into action and saves the day. Everyone is happy that the robot is gone and the town is once again safe.

Nate was so involved in his day dream that he didn’t realize he was drawing all over his permission slip.

I can only image how exciting this kind of trip would be for a child as I have seen groups of kids touring NYC when I was there. Its a beautiful and magical city.

Anyways back to the book. The grade 5’s are all excited until the find out the news that the trip might be cancelled due to not enough funding. The kids brain storm to come up with ways to raise the funds for this trip.

Its was nice to read how these kids brain stormed on ways to raise the money. I love reading and watching kids come up with ideas. Not everyone will get along or have the same ideas but its nice to see kids find a way to make things work and they did with the help of some teachers. I love the little lesson that the kids learn along the way that Dreams do come true.

I think if your a parent looking for a great series of books that involve imagination this is the series for you.

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Guest Post/ Nate Rocks The City Author Karen Pokras Toz

I really want to thank Karen Pokras Toz for stopping by to do this guest post for me today. I know she has been very busy promoting her newest book and touring the blogosphere.

Check back tomorrow Tuesday for my review of the books Nate Rocks The City.

Finishing A Series – It’s Not Truly the End

I never imagined typing two words would be so difficult, but when it came time to write “The End” at the end of the Nate Rocks series, my hands froze. I was at my weekly writer’s group, and I felt my eyes begin to tear up. You see, in the three previous Nate Rocks books I had written, I had never typed “The End,” because it never was, “The End” – – but this time it was, only my brain and my fingers had trouble putting those words on the screen.

When I finally did it, I just sat there – and stared. The ladies in my writing group saw me wipe my eyes and asked me what was wrong. When I explained that this character, who was so much more than a character to me, would no longer be a daily staple in my life, they said, “He’ll always be with you.” I looked back at them, smiled, and realized they were right. Not only that, he’d always be around for children to enjoy as well.

There are books (many books in fact) I have purchased for my own children over the years, which were books that I enjoyed as a child. Books that they now enjoy and may even purchase or pass down to their own children one day. In listening to my friends in my writing group, I realized that is my hope for Nate Rocks.

Nate Rocks taught me to dream big. Live on, Nate – reading rocks!

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Book Tour/ Nate Rocks The City

*Check back on Tuesday (March 18th) for my review of Nate Rocks The City.

Hey New York! Are you ready for Nate Rocks?

Fifth grader Nathan Rockledge has been counting down the days—and meals—until his class trip to New York City. Now that the big event is finally here, he can barely stand the excitement. After all, isn’t this what being a fifth grader is all about? Oh sure, his Mom is one of the chaperones, his annoying sister Abby is tagging along, and that know-it-all classmate, Lisa, will be there as well. However, none of that matters. Not when he’ll be with his best friends, Tommy and Sam.

While seeing the sights, his teacher wants his class to take notes, but Nathan has other ideas. With paper and pencil in hand, Nathan prefers to doodle, transforming himself into Nate Rocks, boy hero. Amid ninja pigeons to fend off, aliens to attack, and the baseball game of the century to save, will Nate Rocks be able to save the day one more time?

Bio

Karen Pokras Toz writes middle grade and adult contemporary fiction. Her books have won several awards including two Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, the Grand Prize in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, as well as placing first for two Global E-Book Awards for Pre-Teen Literature. Karen is a member of the Society of the Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). For children, her books include the Nate Rocks series, Millicent Marie is Not My Name, & Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas. For adult readers, Karen’s books include Chasing Invisible, and her soon to be released, Whispered Wishes series. A native of Connecticut, Karen now lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and three children. For more information, please visit www.karentoz.com.

Links

Website: www.karentoz.com
Blog: http://kptoz.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/karenptoz
Twitter: www.twitter.com/karentoz
Amazon: http://bit.ly/amznNRTC
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/BNrockscity
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5009570.Karen_Pokras_Toz

Tour Schedule:

March 10 Book Blast

March 11 Living, Learning, and Loving Life http://www.livinglearninglovinglife.com Review

March 12 A.B. Shepherd http://www.abshepherd.net/ Author Guest Post

March 13 Java John Z’s http://www.javajohnz.com Excerpt

March 14 Lindsay and Jane’s Views and Reviews http://lindsayandjaneviewsandreviews.blogspot.co.uk/ Review & Excerpt

March 15 Happily Managing a Household of Boys http://familymgrkendra.blogspot.com/ Review & Character Interview

March 16 Tyrneathem http://tyrneathem.com/ Review & Excerpt

March 17
Sweet Little Pretties www.sweetlittlepretties.com Review & Character Guest Post
Fairday’s Blog http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/ Riddle

March 18 Cindy’s Love of Books http://cindysloveofbooks.blogspot.com Review & Author Guest Post

March 19
Kid Lit Reviews http://kid-lit-reviews.com Review &  Character Interview
Fairday’s Blog http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/ Review

March 20
MHZ Book Reviews & Giveaways http://mhzbookreviewsandgiveaways.blogspot.com/ Review & Excerpt
Happy Green Baby http://happygreenbaby.typepad.com Review & author Guest Post

March 21
Must Read Faster http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.com Review
Fairday’s Blog http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/ Author Feature

Swag Giveaway: 1 swag pack with $25 Amazon GC for participating bloggers, 1 swag pack with $25 Amazon GC for tour-wide giveaway. Swag pack will only be sent to US address; Amazon gift card can be sent internationally.

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Book Blitz/ Nate Rocks The City

Join Karen Pokras Toz for one last adventure with Nathan Rockledge and his alter ego Nate Rocks.

Nate Rocks the City

About the Book:
Hey New York! Are you ready for Nate Rocks?
Fifth grader Nathan Rockledge has been counting down the days—and meals—until his class trip to New York City. Now that the big event is finally here, he can barely stand the excitement. After all, isn’t this what being a fifth grader is all about? Oh sure, his Mom is one of the chaperones, his annoying sister Abby is tagging along, and that know-it-all classmate, Lisa, will be there as well. However, none of that matters. Not when he’ll be with his best friends, Tommy and Sam.
While seeing the sights, his teacher wants his class to take notes, but Nathan has other ideas. With paper and pencil in hand, Nathan prefers to doodle, transforming himself into Nate Rocks, boy hero. Amid ninja pigeons to fend off, aliens to attack, and the baseball game of the century to save, will Nate Rocks be able to save the day one more time?
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About the Author:
Karen Pokras Toz writes middle grade and adult contemporary fiction. Her books have won several awards including two Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, the Grand Prize in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, as well as placing first for two Global E-Book Awards for Pre-Teen Literature. Karen is a member of the Society of the Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). For children, her books include the Nate Rocks series, Millicent Marie is Not My Name, & Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas. For adult readers, Karen’s books include Chasing Invisible, and her soon to be released, Whispered Wishes series. A native of Connecticut, Karen now lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and three children. For more information, please visit www.karentoz.com.

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The Book Buying Tag



Recently while watching Youtube vlogs I stumbled upon this fun tag and I thought I would take part.

I am inviting all my readers to take part. If you take part please let me know in the comments below so that I can go and check all your responses.



THE BOOK BUYING TAG

1. Where do you buy your books from? 

– I normally buy my books at Chapters.

2. Do you ever pre-order books and if so do you do this in-store or online?
– No I have never pre-ordered any books. I know isn’t that strange for a book blogger not to do?

3. On average, how many books do you buy a month?
-It all depends whats in the Scholastic book club form. It can be anywhere from no books to twenty books a month from the Scholastic forms. I haven’t really bought much from the bookstores.

4. Do you used your local library?

-We tend to use the local library more in the summer time because Michael takes part in the summer reading activities and its easier to get the books back their on time then during the school year. 

5. If so, how my books can you/do you borrow at a time?
-Our cards have a 50 book limit so you can borrow within that limit and we have three library cards so thats like a 150 book limit. The only time we ever used that was when our library was getting renovated and we maxed out all three cards. During the summer I think we always take out books/magazines/games/cds/videos/video games on each visit.

6. What is your opinion on library books? 
– I am really happy with our library because they always have the newest books and magazines. They are always in great shape and we have awesome library events throughout the year. 

7. How do you feel about charity shop/second hand books?
-I love going into second hand bookstores because sometimes you can find great books and great prices. 

8. Do you keep your read and TBR pile together/on the same book shelf? 
– My whole bookcases are TBR piles. 

9. Do you plan to read all of the books that you own? 
– I would love to read all the books I own but realistically its probably not going to happen. To many books to read.

10. What do you do with books you that you own that you feel you will never read/felt you did not enjoy?
– The books that I feel that I will never read or felt like I would enjoy are passed on to friends, church or donation boxes.

11. Have you ever donated books?
-Yes I donate books all the time.

12. Have you ever been on a book buying ban? 
– Yes I have been on a book buying ban.

13. Do you feel that you buy too many books?

Honestly yes I feel as though I buy too many books. I have to blame the Scholastic book club forms that my son comes home with. I know I don’t buy as much as I use to from Chapters since switching to the plums reward card. With the plum card I have to pay full price for the books and I no longer get discounts like I did with the iRewards card so that has really helped my book buying. 

So those are my answers looking forward to seeing and reading yours
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Book Blitz/ Shadow Town

 

Title: Shadow Town (Maggie Lane Chronicles #1)
Author: Robyn Jones
Published: January 29, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance

Goodreads Summary:

By day, nineteen-year-old Maggie Lane is property manager of Pearl Estates, a posh housing community owned by her father and occupied by Shadows. By night, she’s a waitress at a local dive. When a girl at her night job disappears, she dives into Scooby mode. She might be able to handle a missing waitress on her own, but when a new Shadow moves in next door and turns her into a blushing, flirting, love-crazed girl, her need for answers unearths nightmares from her past and monsters of the here and now. It’s possible her bad attitude might not be enough to carry her through.

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About Robyn Jones:
I laugh when people fall down. It’s a glitch in my programming, but even my mom has suffered this quirk. I have a BA in Studio Art from the University of Puget Sound. My boys make me laugh every day. I steal pens; I try real hard not to. I collect those free bookmarks at the checkout counter at libraries. I’ve had more stitches than anyone I know. I love stories; writing them, reading them, watching them. You can email me at robgirlbooks@gmail.com.

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