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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
Janie B. Cheaney: Reviving a generation of readers

Janie B. Cheaney: Reviving a generation of readers

With time and intentionality, children can develop the lost skills of comprehension

DEI has become a supreme value in U.S. culture and an idolatrous end in itself

Looking for the good news happening all around

Janie B. Cheaney | ESSAY | Efforts to restrict explicit books in school libraries hit a judicial roadblock


CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR—NONFICTION | Co-winners tell of ancient seeds and an exploited elephant

CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR—FICTION | A boy finds life lessons in a mythological Greek hero

Even amid bad news, we have plenty of reasons for gratitude

The education establishment recommends social and emotional learning over cognitive skills

Conservative Christians didn’t, but we must be careful not to burn down the country in response

The cost of raising children in America raises good questions about parents’ motives