Susan Olasky

Susan is a book reviewer, story coach, feature writer and editor for WORLD. She has authored eight historical novels for children and teaches twice a year at World Journalism Institute. Susan resides with her husband, Marvin, in Austin, Texas. Follow her on Twitter @susanolasky.

Runners-up/Picture Books

by Susan Olasky, Megan Saben & Pamela Palmer
Posted 8/21/15, 01:00 am

If You Plant a Seed

Kadir Nelson

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Gary Fong/Genesis

Children's Books of the Year

Books | These delightful books implicitly support a Christian understanding of how the world works
by Susan Olasky, Janie B. Cheaney & Megan Saben
Posted 8/21/15, 01:00 am

Eleven pages in this issue of the magazine form WORLD’s second annual children’s book section. Last year we had one Children’s Book of the Year, Andrew Peterson’s The Warden and the Wolf King. This year we have two.

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Notable Books

Books | Seven self-published books
by Susan Olasky, Sandy Barwick, Jonathan Boes, Onize Ohikere & Kaylen Tanner
Posted 8/21/15, 01:00 am

During the past year, WORLD received more than 100 self-published books for possible review. This past May we had our 14 students at the 2015 World Journalism Institute each choose the books that most appealed to them—and from those to choose one to review. For the WJI students, that’s useful experience for future work in publishing or book reviewing. For the authors who sent their books, thank you. Although some of you will be disappointed not to find your book reviewed here, you have helped in the training of these budding journalists.

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