New Kid Catastrophes

New Kid Catastrophes This six book series centers around two rd century goofballs Tuna and Herby who travel back in time to study TJ Finkelstein for their history project TJ will someday become a great leader who demo

  • Title: New Kid Catastrophes
  • Author: Bill Myers
  • ISBN: 9781414334530
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • This six book series centers around two 23rd century goofballs, Tuna and Herby, who travel back in time to study TJ Finkelstein for their history project TJ will someday become a great leader who demonstrates honesty, integrity, thoughtfulness, self sacrifice, respect for others all traits she hones and grasps through her adventures in this series Unfortunately, Tuna anThis six book series centers around two 23rd century goofballs, Tuna and Herby, who travel back in time to study TJ Finkelstein for their history project TJ will someday become a great leader who demonstrates honesty, integrity, thoughtfulness, self sacrifice, respect for others all traits she hones and grasps through her adventures in this series Unfortunately, Tuna and Herby get stuck in TJ s time modern day , so she has to deal with their schemes while juggling the normal issues of a seventh grader who has moved to a new city, is trying to fit in, and is coping with her mother s death and her family s new life In New Kid Catastrophes, TJ accidentally makes an enemy of Hesper Breakahart, the superstar who attends their school And Tuna and Herby s attempts to help just lead to one disaster after another In the end, TJ is still very unpopular, but she learns the value of looking past appearances and gains a few friends and the attention of the most popular boy in school.

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    1. Bought this book for my son because he loves to believe in space/time travel/etc. This book would have been great if the author had simply written a silly book with a message about not judging others by the outside, but looking on the inside for younger kids OR for tweens/young teens. Sadly he missed the mark by writing a story for upper elementary but then added in boyfriend/girlfriend/gaga goo goo dialogue that really had little to nothing to do with what could have been a fairly funny story.

    2. Middle grade readers will love this book. It should appeal to both boys and girls because it is a basic adventure book. Its primary theme is new kid on the block meets time travelers from the future. Make that bumbling time travelers on a school assignment. There are plenty of laughs to go around--good clean non-crude humor.Meet Herby and Tuna, traveling from the future to invisibly observe their target historical figure for a school assignment. Since their arrival, everything seems to go wrong [...]

    3. New Kid Catastrophes is the first TJ and the Time Stumblers book in the series. In this book, seventh grader TJ is the new kid in school. After her mother died from cancer, her father moved TJ and her two little sisters from Missouri to Florida and there is a lot that TJ needs to adjust too. As she is struggling to get familiar with her new surroundings, she meets two boys from the 23rd century who have decided to study her childhood as their research project. Unfortunately, for TJ, she is the o [...]

    4. T.J. Finkelstein and her family have just moved to Malibu, California from Missouri. They are hoping to start over after the death of her mother. T.J. is also hoping to just fit in at school. What she doesn't realize, yet, is that there are two 23rd century time travelers who show up to study her because she grows up to become a great leader. There's only one problem. TJ is the only one who can see these guys! With the time travelers stuck, TJ realizes she's got to make the best of the situation [...]

    5. I was excited to review a book written for a junior high audience. Having spent six years teaching seventh grade English, I am always on the lookout for good books to recommend to my now-former students. I especially like finding books that I can wholeheartedly recommend as being free of profanity or gross elements that are generally a concern for the parents of my students. While this book is squeaky-clean, I can't recommend it.I can't recommend it because the writing is ridiculous. If a sevent [...]

    6. Overall I really liked this book. At first I didn't really think I'd be that interested since I'm 15 but it was a good book nonetheless. While I would not recommend it to a teen, I think the age range is right on with 8-12. The main goal of Bill Myers' book was to take someone else's bad experience and turn into a funny, confidence boosting book for starting middle school or moving to a new school. I give Bill Five stars in accomplishing that. TJ has just moved almost across the country and in v [...]

    7. I am a little unsure how to go about reviewing this one. For a middle school fiction- this was a decent book. It had action, silliness, romance, and crazy inventions. It also reminded me an awful lot of the Disney show "Phil of the Future". For the middleschool group (or even elementary group) this is a fun silly book to read- that has clean humor. There is very little in this book that would signify it as a Christian novel. I think it would appeal to a wide range of young readers. The character [...]

    8. TJ and the Time Stumblers #1New Kid CatastrophesBy Bill MyersTJ (short for Thelma Jean) and her family have just moved to Malibu from Missouri, which for some people would be a dream come true. But not for TJ. For TJ it has turned into a nightmare, especially when she crashes the neighbor's pool party with a piano! And things just go downhill from there when she starts school.What TJ doesn't (yet) is that she is getting help in the klutz department from 2 bumbling time traveling teens who 1) mis [...]

    9. I've been a bit torn about this book since finishing it. The book was funny but a little all over the place. I read that the author was also the writer for the Magee and Me video series the book reads a lot like one of those old videos. There was a decent amount of "cheese" factor, but I could look past a lot of it because the story was cute. My main "issue" is that I'm not really sure who the target audience for this series is. The main characters are in middle school and some of the issues (c [...]

    10. TJ has moved from Missouri to Californiaand is trying to adjust. Unfortunately that is nearly impossible when everything that could go wrong does—like when two surfer dudes from the 23rd century show up to study her and try to help her.For entertainment value, it is a clean and funny story. Lots of crazy things happen. While this is Christian fiction it is only blatant in one short scene. But for literary value, it falls short. The overall premise and character arc are weak. It is a good idea [...]

    11. This is a ridiculous story about TJ Finkelstein who discovers some time travelers from the 23rd century, who in their quest to make her first day of school better, cause bizarre things to occur such as dictionaries flying off shelves, dudes turning into other people, and Chad becoming a goldfish. Unfortunately, this does not endear her to the other students so 9207 marbles end up in TJ’s locker. When TJ is handed a giant fire extinguisher, the pin is pulled, she shoots down the hall, bounces d [...]

    12. I found this book to be very unusual to say the least. I felt that it was a bit silly and not worth the time I spent reading it. One of the ways by which I gauge the quality of a book is how easily I find myself able to set it aside and how quickly I want to pick it back up again to continue reading. This was one which I quite often had to set aside because I just couldn't take any more silliness for a while. As a result, there were several times when I had to force myself to pick it up again if [...]

    13. Must admit that I was drawn to the Bill and Ted-esque premise of this one - two boys from the 23rd century travel back in time to research a girl in the 21st century who will eventually become a famous public figure. I have a few other Bill Myers series in my library, and I always have trouble getting kids to read them. Having read this one, maybe I understand why now. The book is entirely too busy - too much noise, too much unnecessary dialogue, etc. It just seemed like a jumbled mess to me, an [...]

    14. New Kid Catastrophes: 1 (TJ and the Time Stumblers) is adorable. This goof-troop of time-traveling kids kept me engaged and amused. Kids will easily relate to these silly, charming, magical characters (TJ, Tuna, and Herby) and the dilemmas they face (being the new kid/outsider.) I do have to say though—I feel this book should be geared toward grade school readers rather than teens. Everything about this book is original. I, as an adult, enjoyed this first Time Stumblers tale and recommend it f [...]

    15. TJ Findlestein is the new kid at her school. The night before she starts there she has some time travelers from the 23rd century come visit her and “help” her. But, their help makes her the outcast of the entire school. They are trying to show her to look beyond outward appearances – that the best friends might not be the most popular kids and to instead look at inner qualities. Very funny book for tweens. I don’t think a first day could be worse than this so it is encouraging for a twee [...]

    16. Sets tone for the seriesNot my favorite book (or series) - I love imagination, but its just a little over-the-top for my taste. I do appreciate the values the book (and series) highlight, but the book(s) (should be) for elementary aged kids - not middle schoolers. If this is what appeals to adolescents then we're worse off than I suspected. The book (and series) aren't bad, but they aren't fantastic either.

    17. I will start my review off by saying that New Kid Catastrophes is a wonderfully written book. Author Bill Myers in my opinion has capture the reading audience of middle graders and possibly some a little younger depending on the reading level. I know I have a couple of younger readers that would:To read more of my review:Breath of Life

    18. I read this book to verify it would be fitting for my oldest nephew. While he may need to grow into the book a little (i.e. start by reading it with a parent), it should be a good series for him. There are lots of onomatopoeias for sound effects, although the "futuristic" (i.e. made up) words may be a bit difficult to grasp. All-in-all, a decent book.

    19. This book is a great read for kids who are starting chapter books. I'm a grown "kid" who thinks this book is entertaining fun. It has an important lesson to learn and a crazy way to learn it. What would you do if two boys from the 23rd C. came to "help' you and they managed to mess everything up? A very funny and cute story.

    20. This book for kids and teens was really funny. I admit that at first I thought I was too grown-up for it, but before long, I got into the goofy humour in the writing. I enjoyed both the story and the way it was written. I’ll have to remember to find Book #2 when I need a fun quick read.

    21. Cute book for Junior High girls I had read the 2nd one first now that I have read this one I understand the story slightly better. It is about a new girl TJ to a California High School and some time traveling accidents waiting to happen guys and there adventures. Good book for Junior High Girls.

    22. This rating is more of a 2.5, but it's an okay MG book (the premise is better than the story turned out to be) that I could probably recommend to my friends for their kids to read, or as a read-together book.

    23. New Kid Catastrophes, the first book in Bill Myers T.J. and the Time Stumblers series was so great! This was a fantastic first book! It has Wally Mcdoogle feel to it. Can't wait for the next books in this series!

    24. This book was quite good. Most of the book, I wasn't as intrigued so I wouldn't recommend it. However, I like the idea that there are two kids from the future who visit a soon to be famous writer.

    25. New Kid Catastrophes is hilarious. I literally laughed out loud during the lunch table scene. Poor TJ! This book completely silly and wacky. But, oh so fun.5 stars.

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