Even the Smallest Will Grow

Even The Smallest by Lita Judge

Available on April 20, 2021!

EVEN THE SMALLEST WILL GROW is like a gentle lullaby which reminds readers that even the biggest and bravest were once small, and that the smallest can become anything they choose to be.

When You Need Wings

When You Need Wings takes readers on a wonder-filled exploration of a child’s imagination, thoughtfully weaving in a gentle suggestion of how to explore that bountiful inner world and let it help them shine with courage in the real one.

When You Need Wings
is now available!

The Making of When You Need Wings

Creative Process Videos

The Wisdom of Trees

In recent years, forest ecologists have learned that trees have a secret language all their own, one we can’t see or hear, which allows them to work together in communities.
The Wisdom of Trees by Lita Judge
The poems in this book reveal what trees might say if they did use words. Trees live longer when they help and defend one another. They can do this only if they communicate. Find out more about how this works in THE WISDOM OF TREES!

Mary’s Monster

My debut young adult novel, Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein was longlisted for the 2019 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal (the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book award), selected as a book of Outstanding Merit on the Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year list, added to the Amelia Bloomer List, and was shortlisted for the 2019 UKLA Book Award by the UK Literacy Association. Pairing free verse with over three hundred pages of black-and-white illustrations, Mary’s Monster is a unique biography of Mary Shelley, the pregnant teenage runaway who became one of the greatest authors of all time.

Penguin Flies Home

Penguin soared with the eagles in Flight School. Now he’s heading home to teach his friends!

Penguin loves everything about flying: the wind beneath his wings, the song that rises from his belly, and the sight of new and wonderful places. Still, he misses his penguin friends in the South Pole. So, he flips and flaps back home, ready to teach them the magic of flight!

But when he arrives, his enthusiasm for flying doesn’t get quite the reaction he expected. Will Penguin’s friends still like him, even if they don’t share his soaring dreams?

My New Etsy Shop

A little part of me has always dreamed of living in the English countryside above a little shop where I could paint, and share creativity with whimsical pieces of art for sale. There’d be tea and cake, and shop kitties to greet everyone who entered! Alas, that will remain just a dream, but I’ve decided I can have an online shop. I can’t serve tea, but I can share creativity and art, and of course the kitties are here to greet everyone. So I’ve opened an Etsy shop. I invite you to check it out. Please bring your imagination, and a cup of tea (or coffee if that is your thing) and join me there.

Today is book birthday for EVEN THE SMALLEST WILL GROW! Sharing a little trailer.⁠
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Yay! Tomorrow is release day for my book, EVEN THE SMALLEST WILL GROW! So excited for this wonder-filled voyage of imagination to be out. If you get a copy sneak a peek under the cover. You'll find this hidden beneath the book jacket.⁠
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Daily sketch - a doggy I saw with better pandemic hair than mine.⁠
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Sharing another closeup to an illustration in my new book, EVEN THE SMALLEST WILL GROW. Coming out next week! It’s on my etsy shop now too!⁠
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Daily sketch to keep creativity flowing - a little goaty goodness to start the day!⁠
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I create because it opens a sense of wonder in me. I hope my new book, EVEN THE SMALLEST WILL GROW shares a sense of wonder with others. So excited it releases next week. This illustration print and a signed book are now on my Etsy site. ⁠
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Getting ready for the release of EVEN THE SMALLEST WILL GROW next week with a mailing of prints and books. Art prints and books are on my Etsy shop now, ready to arrive for release on April 20th. Yay!⁠
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I'm excited to offer new cards of 'Wuddles the Sheep' on my Etsy shop. ⁠
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We have author copies! And the muse is mighty pleased with her book. Coming out April 20th, wow, just over a week!⁠
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What fun to see my book, Red Sled, in Turkey!⁠
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Sharing a little sneak peek at my book, EVEN THE SMALLEST WILL GROW, which is coming out April 20th. It's about dreams, and imagining all that is possible in yourself. I'm really looking forward to this book entering into the world. ⁠
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Spring is bursting in my yard, and it is wonderful!⁠
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Yay! My book, THE WISDOM OF TREES, just got its third STARRED review. Kirkus, SLJ, and now Publishers Weekly! I'm grateful to have written this one. Learning how trees work as a community to feed each other, defend one another from disease and insect attack, and even how they share a form of communication with one another has changed the way I see the natural world around me. ⁠
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Happy Easter everyone!⁠
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I'm excited to offer several new 5x7 cards on my Etsy shop now! (packs of 4 cards with envelopes available). ⁠
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