TJ and the Time Stumblers: New Kid Catatrophes
TJ and the Time Stumblers: New Kid Catastrophes by Bill Myers is a kid's read published by Tyndale. It is the first in the TJ and the Time Stumblers series. But, don't let that stop you, as an adult from sneaking a read before you pass this one on to your kids.
TJ is starting a new school in Malibu when she meets some stumbling, bumbling time travelers. While the guys try to teach TJ some important things about herself and help her make friends in her new school, they also succeed in making quite a mess of things. But, TJ appears to be stuck with them until they find fuel for their time machine. While TJ puts up with them, she learns some important things about real friends and about not judging people based on appearances.
I loved this! Cute, funny, clean, interesting, it was a super kid's read and lots of fun for me too. It wasn't too directly preachy, but the message about not judging based on outward appearance was loud and clear, complete with Scripture reference. Your kids will love the endearing characters of TJ and her time traveling friends Tuna and Herby. But don't forget to read it before you pass it off to them!
I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.