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Janie B. Cheaney

Janie B. Cheaney

Janie is a senior writer who contributes commentary to WORLD and oversees WORLD’s annual Children’s Books of the Year awards. She also writes novels for young adults and authored the Wordsmith creative writing curriculum. Janie resides in rural Missouri.

Articles by Janie B. Cheaney
Home base

Home base

Do you think about your home as walls or as doors?

Janie B. Cheaney | Explicit books at school libraries prompt parental action, but only some school districts prove responsive

Janie B. Cheaney | NONFICTION: Books to help children understand fascinating personalities and thrilling events from history

Janie B. Cheaney | CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR: Ordinary lives, random events, and hidden dangers highlight this powerful World War II Story


Automobiles may come with problems, but also unexpected joys

One is chosen by man, the other bestowed by God

The worldly home built by Western ideals is slowly crumbling

How do we weigh convenience against principle?

Arguments can tell us a lot about the people we consider our adversaries