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.

In my upcoming book, Something Beautiful, I love porcupine, but I never feel like my characters quite come to life until small readers hold them in their hands. Thank you to my wonderful publisher for, Atheneum, for helping to make that happen, and for this delightful GIF.⁠
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This morning's warm up sketch, Bahhhhh! I love drawing sheep, so I'm pretty tickled to get to work on a story with this friendly face.⁠
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Squeeee, less than a Month till my book, Something Beautiful comes out! I hope to share some of my process to creating this book along the way. But today, just want to have fun!⁠
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Ten years ago, on Mother's day, this bright and beautiful birdie, Beatrix, came into my life. I don't have human children in my family, but I have a lot of fur and feathery ones to love. In our family, like so many of you, we celebrate Mother's day in our own special way. ⁠
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It's my birthday, and the weekend, so I'm stepping away from the easel today and heading out to the garden! Happy Saturday to you all.⁠
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Sharing another daily warm up sketch of my little Mouse, Pan. I'm trying to draw him everyday. So hard to do justice to his tissue-paper-thin ears and his tiny toes. But I sure have fun trying!⁠
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I had a chance to paint the sketch I did of my mouse Pan headed out on a grand adventure. (Now on my Etsy shop, link in my bio). Pan is small in body, but mighty in spirit. ⁠
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Happy Earth Day! My favorite day to celebrate. Sharing this piece from my book, Even the Smallest. I'm really honored to have the original painting to this illustration now in the Mazza Museum!⁠
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A little warm up sketch of my mouse Pan getting a treat from his bowl. I love his little round belly and his itty bitty toes. ⁠
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Happy Spring, Passover, and Easter everyone. May it be a lovely day filled with cheer, however you celebrate and in whatever way this holiday holds meaning for you and your family.⁠
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