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.
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 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.