Welcome to our blog.

This is our new Mother-Son blog. I am Donna, (Mom), and Lucas is my 13 year old 7th grader. We both love to read and decided to create this blog to write about the books we enjoy. Lucas is very interested in science cannot wait to share his insights about the books he's reading and 7th grade.

Friday, March 8, 2013

It's here!
Nate Rocks Is At It Again . . .

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.

My thoughts about the book (Lucas)

Wow, awesome book.  I love the Nate Rocks books, this one is the best yet!  I love the way Nate's daydreams are so realistic.  I especially like the way his final adventure is not a dream, but reality.  He really does rock the school.  
Oh, and Ms. Toz, thanks for the great swag stuff.  I've included a picture of me with the bracelets.

This picture is of Karen Toz, the author of both the Nate and Millicent Marie books

Nate has decided to stop by and hijack my blog for a post...Take it away, Nate!

Hi! Nathan Rockledge here – you might know me better as Nate Rocks though. Do you have a problem that’s bugging you? Do you wish you could be a rock star or a dinosaur wrangler? How about a world famous racecar driver? You do? I know exactly how you feel, because I do too!! So it’s lucky you asked me here today, because I’m going to let you in on a little secret of mine.

You see, whenever I need an escape from my own world, I create a new one that’s even better. It’s easy. All you really need is a piece of paper and something to write with. I prefer pencils myself, but honestly, anything will work. 

Okay, so here’s what you do. You start thinking about what you want to be and where you want to go. Then, you start drawing. That’s it! Before you know it, you’ve entered your own secret world of mystery and fun, where you can do whatever you want, and of course, you always wind up saving the day! 

But you have to be careful, because sometimes you might find yourself drifting away when you’re supposed to be doing something else, like when you’re in school or something. I’ve done that a few too many times myself. So try not to get in trouble. But most importantly, remember one thing  - using your imagination rocks!

I agree Nate!  (Lucas here again). Sometimes I like to imagine I'm living in my Minecraft world.   Imagination is fun and you're so right....it rocks!!!

And don't forget to check out Nate's other adventures


  1. Hi Lucas - thanks so much for the review & I love the picture of you with your swag!

  2. I just read this one recently and LOVED it! Nate is so funny and I love his imagination. :) Karen is a wonderful author. This guest post was excellent.