The Adventure Continues…

with Karen Pokras Toz’s newest release, Nate Rocks the Boat.



With fourth grade finally winding down, 10-year-old Nathan Rockledge is looking forward to a fun and relaxing summer at home with his friends. That is, until his mom decides he has to go to overnight camp with his annoying older sister.  When his best friend Tommy decides to tag along, Nathan thinks maybe his summer won’t actually be so bad. After all, he does get to be away from his mom’s awful cooking for an entire six weeks.

Amongst Color War competitions, a flaky counselor, and a bully named “No-Neck,” Nathan turns to his trusty sketchpad, transforming himself into Nate Rocks: 10-year-old extraordinaire. His speedboat ready for action, Nate saves the day time and again from the perils of floods, snakes, ghosts, and even the most wanted criminals.

Join Nathan, Tommy, Abby, and a whole new cast of characters as Nate Rocks once again proves nothing can hold him back.



Here’s what reviewers at are saying about Nate Rocks:


“On a scale of one to five I would give this book a six because it’s just that good.”

–Brenda C.

“Karen Pokras Toz truly writes a masterpiece on paper with Nate Rocks.”

-Rita V.

 “This book is right up there with “Middle School: Worst Years of My Life” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”… both authors better keep an eye on Ms. Toz…”

-Anne B.

For more information about the Nate Rocks Series and the book that started it all: Nate Rocks the World, visit:





KPT PictureAbout The Author:

Karen Pokras Toz is a writer, wife, and mom. Karen grew up in Orange, 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, followed in 2012 by the second book in the Nate Rocks series, Nate Rocks the Boat. Karen is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI).



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