Nate Rocks the Boat

by Nancy


Last year Karen Pokras Toz introduced Nathan Rockledge and his alter ego, Nate Rocks, in Nate Rocks the World. Nathan’s back with all new adventures as he takes on summer camp in Nate Rocks the Boat.

Nathan’s dad is still stuck in the past, his mom still can’t cook, and his big sister Abby is still a pain, even after he saved her life last summer. He’s looking forward to spending the summer with his best friend Tommy, until he finds out he and Abby are going to summer camp. But when Tommy’s parents let him go to camp with Nathan, things start to look up.

Nate Rocks the Boat follows the same basic format as the first book: whenever Nathan puts pencil — or pen, marker, or anything else that writes — to paper, his imagination runs away with him and he daydreams that he saves the day again and again. The camp setting offers up new adventures for Nathan, both real an imagined; an overzealous counselor, Color Wars, and a campout are just a few of the scenarios that lead Nathan down the road to imaginary greatness.

The Nate Rocks books are geared toward boys, but boys and girls both can relate to Nathan’s annoying older sister, his fear of team sports and his desire to be accepted by his peers. Nate Rocks the Boat is rated for kids in the 8-12 range but I think it skews toward the lower half of the range.

Both books are available in paperback or Kindle format.

This review is part of the Nate Rocks the Boat blog tour, and we have one copy to give away! Leave a comment below and the winner will be announced on May 16. This giveaway is now closed.

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Nancy enjoys reading, cross stitch and carting her kids to sports practices and games. She chronicles life with her boys and books at Life With My Boys and Book

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Karen Pokras Toz May 2, 2012 at 7:58 am

Thanks so much for being a part of the Nate Rocks the Boat Blog Tour!


2 Don May 2, 2012 at 9:05 am

Sounds like a good kid adventure to camp.


3 Staci A May 2, 2012 at 10:50 am

It sounds like a fun, imaginative book!


4 Nancy May 15, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Staci, you win! Please reply to this email with your address. Congrats!
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5 Beth C May 2, 2012 at 11:52 am

I have an 8 year old grandson who would enjoy this!


6 Laticha Ashby May 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Would so love to have this book to read to my kids for a new bedtime story. Ty so much for the chance.


7 Rica Berg May 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Would love a copy for our library!


8 Jessica T May 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I’d love this for my son!


9 Lori May 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Good one to read to the kids.


10 Ann May 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I am a reading mentor, and my mentee would LOVE this book. It looks like a good read.


11 Margaret May 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I’ve been hearing a lot about this book. My kids would love it. Paperback please1



12 Angela E. May 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm

What a cute little book.


13 Sandra U. May 4, 2012 at 12:12 am

I bought Nate Rocks the World and my kids and I love it! I would love to have this new book to go with it.


14 Hailey L. May 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I bet my Caroline would love this!


15 June May 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Great for the kids.


16 Garrett May 11, 2012 at 8:07 am

Would like to read this one to the kids.


17 Chuck May 11, 2012 at 8:58 am

I know are little one’s would enjoy this book.


18 Van May 11, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Another good bedtime story.


19 Shelly Johnson May 12, 2012 at 10:00 am

My daughter is my little “boat rocker” and this being the first year of going away for SUmmer Camp ( I cringe and she sqeals) this would be a great book to send with her!!


20 DominikaCouf May 12, 2012 at 11:27 am

Wow, it sounds great! This boy is cool ;)


21 Heidi Grange May 15, 2012 at 11:37 am

This sounds like a great series to share with my students who love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate series.

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