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Again and Again Review-

Tree Street Kids Series Newest Releases


This month we are taking a look at the latest books from Amanda Cleary Eastep’s Tree Street Kids Series.


Don’t forget to join Amanda and me on Instagram Live Thursday July 14th at 12PM CST.



In Lions to the Rescue, friendships are put to the test. Jack wants to fit in at his new school, but can he find a way to fit in without losing the friends he’s made all summer. This book does a masterful job of walking the characters through social stigmas and how to manage the way friendships change. As well as he importance of understanding others that are different from us.

As a kid of the 90’s I felt like I was pedaling through my own childhood, and thankful to see characters that represented kids so well. My ten-year-old loved the football references and even has asked if we can do our own book library on wheels. Wheel- see about that. This simple but wholesome story is a great read for kids 8-12 full of character-building challenges for them to process.





Mystery in Crooked Creek Woods is a mystery within a mystery, as Jack and Ellison try to write a mystery story for a school competition. In the process of writing, they discover a mystery all their own. Not only does this book tackle topics like bullying, forgiveness, and discernment. It also addresses topics of preservation of history, and how our actions have consequences.

I highly recommend these books, as well as the previous books in the series, Jack vs. the Tornado and The Hunt for Fang. You and your kids will enjoy these clean and engaging stories.




Check out my previous review of Jack vs. the Tornado here.



Don’t forget to ENTER TO WIN copies of #3 and #4 of the Tree Street Kids series plus TSK goodies HERE.




Be sure to catch my interview with Amanda over on Instagram on July 14th at 12 PM CST.



Amanda Cleary Eastep is not related to Beverly Cleary but wishes she were. She is, however, a children’s author, and the Tree Street Kids is her debut series (Moody Publishers, 2021 and 2022). Her children’s writing has been published in Ladybug, The Friend, Sunday school curriculum, and at Story Warren. As a longtime writer, she’s contributed to Christianity Today, Think Christian, and many other print and online publications. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and she leads writing workshops at her local teen center.

Be sure to follow her on social media, she a joy.