Hi, my name is Nan Evenson. I’m glad you’re here! 

I write unique counting books for little ones, with vibrant illustrations and surprise endings!

 I believe:

  • Children and young adults are smart, kind and wise.
  • They enjoy reading, and if they struggle, let’s give them engaging material they can learn from.
  • That a great children’s book is much more than pictures and words; it connects children and their readers in the same head and heart universe.
  • My goal is to give children and young adults, and the people who love to read to them, something magical.

Learn more about me…

Announcing the release of Book Two in the Not Really Series: It’s a Terrible Day (Not Really): Let’s Count by Twos! is now available! Learn more here.

Book One in the Not Really Series has gotten some lovely reviews. See what people are saying about Good Night (Not Really): Let’s Count Forward and Backward! . . .

Kirkus: “Evenson’s zany tale packed with creative scenes will aptly introduce youngsters to basic counting skills. The imaginative incidents have kid appeal. A humorous and spirited counting tale for young readers.”

“As an elementary school educator, I love a picture book that encourages counting backwards–what a tremendous skill that is. With charming illustrations and words that are sure to dazzle, this is a must-have for any primary classroom as well as a wonderful gift for anyone with young children or grandchildren.” ~ Award Winning Author, Christy Wopat

5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite: ” . . .a clever and fun way to teach young readers how to count forward and backward . . . The author leads young readers through a series of fun-induced numbering skills that will have them chuckling and wanting to dance around.” Read the full review here.