My new picture book Hank’s Big Day is here!


Hank’s Big Day: The Story Of a Bug (Random House/Schwartz & Wade) is a story about a brave pill bug who goes on a risky journey to meet up with his best friend, a girl named Amelia. The girl and the bug have fun and adventures together, then it’s time for Hank to head home.

*** A Kirkus and Chicago Public Library Best Picture Book of 2016 ***

“Lovely and inviting.”Publisher’s Weekly* (starred review)

“An eye-catching picture book with an intrepid little hero.” – Booklist* (starred review)

“Excellent layout, text, and illustrations make for a thoroughly satisfying story.”Kirkus Reviews* (starred review)

“This charming, positive book revels in unusual friendships and the value of imagination.”BookPage.

“A lively suburban romp that captures the essence of friendship and play, with text and thoughtful details that are interspersed evenly enough to hold the attention of younger readers.”School Library Journal

“Like this small bug’s life, this book encompasses more than one might first imagine as it celebrates special friendships and the adventure one can discover in day-to-day life.” – The Horn Book Magazine.

Hank’s Big Day is a Junior Library Guild selection.

Here is a sample of the art, by Chuck Groeninck. Can you find Hank?


If you are interested in ordering a copy, here are some links:



Great Ball of Light Wins Best Book Award

My newest children’s novel Great Ball of Light has won the best children’s book of the year award from The Society of Midland Authors. I’d like to thank the judges for this wonderful honor, and of course Atheneum Books For Young Readers for publishing my novel. The story is about a brother and sister who capture a ball of light during a storm and use its powers of reanimation to bring about family healing. An excerpt is available here. I think this story could make a great family movie, if anyone in Hollywood is interested. The book is available in hardcover and paperback (only $7.99). Here’s the link to the Amazon page.

Into zombies?

If so you might want to check out my new novel Great Ball Of Light for a different kind of zombie story. On a stormy day, a twin brother and sister capture a lightning ball that they soon discover has the power to bring dead things back to life. Let the experiments begin! Available at bookstores and libraries, and as an ebook. “The descriptions of the undead are gross and humorous, rather than scary, making this a fun book for the younger zombie-loving set. Recommended for general purchase.”School Library Journal

Welcome, earthling readers…

page4_sidebar_1… to the web home of Evan Kuhlman, author of the middle grade novels THE LAST INVISIBLE BOY, BROTHER FROM A BOX, and GREAT BALL OF LIGHT, and the adult novel WOLF BOY. I’m currently working on new adult, young adult, and middle grade stories. Here’s a LINK to my author page at Simon & Schuster.

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Thanks for your interest in my stories. Here’s some cool sample art from my books:

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Wolf Boy art by Brendon and Brian Fraim. The Last Invisible Boy art by J.P. Coovert. Great Ball Of Light art by Jeremy Holmes.