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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
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Janie B. Cheaney | Children’s novels of the year: When the ordinary becomes extraordinary

Janie B. Cheaney | Children’s nonfiction book of the year: One theologian’s struggle to understand God and defeat Hitler

Janie B. Cheaney | A wave of activist-themed children’s books has surged in the Trump era

Janie B. Cheaney | A Q&A with author and illustrator John Hendrix


Janie B. Cheaney | Our 2019 Children’s Books of the Year stand out from an increasingly troubling crowd

Psychology group offers a confused take on masculinity

Parenting is important, but God made children to grow up to be individual independent selves

The history major is dying of self-inflicted wounds

God bids us forward, looking toward His promises

Scientists need moral guidelines, not just research objectives