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Again and Again Review

This month Again and Again Review, we’re taking a look at Amanda Cleary Eastep’s new series the Tree Street Kids: Jack Vs. the Tornado.

This middle grade novel, is full of personality and characters your kids will love.

While reading this, I felt it was reminiscent of the beloved Box Car Children Series and many other books I read as an eight to twelve-year-old.

In the first book of the Tree Street Kids series, 10-year-old Jack is shocked to discover his parents are moving from their rural homestead to the boring suburbs of Chicago. Full of energy and determination, Jack devises a plan to get himself back to his beloved farmhouse forever. Only three things stand in his way: a neighbor in need, a shocking discovery, and tornado season. Will Jack find a solution? Or is God up to something bigger than Jack can possibly imagine?

Kids will love the relatable characters and the determination set in each one of their minds to complete the ‘quests’ set out before them. Heartfelt friendships, the struggles a ten year old might face, and the subtly hints of faith will make these books ones you’re kids will love.

I look forward to the next adventures in the series.

Happy Reading.

Other Books in the Series

Lions to the Rescue- Coming Summer 2022

Book 4- It's a Mystery (Literally)

Find out more about the Tree Street Kids at

Amanda Cleary Eastep is not related to Beverly Cleary but wishes she were. She is, however, a children’s writer, and the Tree Street Kids is her debut series. Amanda knows kids because she’s still one at heart. When she is forced to act like an adult, she edits nonfiction books by grownup authors. To learn more about Amanda, book a school visit, or signup for her blog or newsletter, visit


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