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.

Daily sketch of the day. I have to illustrate a happy dog dog for a book I"m working on, so there are a lot of happy dogs on my desk. Just another reason to love my job!⁠
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This little fellow is inspiration to a story I've been working on and now I can say it's going to be a book! Very excited about this story, will share sketches and more soon. ⁠
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This time of year I go out into the yard very early morning and often see a baby porcupine waddling across our yard. How can someone look so prickly and like a soft wooly bear at the same time? They are irresistibly cute. ⁠
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A close-up of a new watercolor I just put on my ETSY shop. I've been sketching and writing away on a book project lately, but sometimes, you just have to take some time out and get your brushes wet! ⁠
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Sharing a little sketch of a character in search of his own story. I often start ideas just by drawing to see where it takes me. Sometimes finding the right story can be a long journey. But there is a lot of fun along the way. ⁠
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One of the things I love about my job as an author and illustrator is that I constantly get to draw animals I haven't drawn before. Capturing the bond of friendship between these two dolphins was so much fun. Sharing this rough sketch for an illustration in my book, PLAY IN THE WILD. ⁠
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Have a lovely weekend everyone, in the garden, at the beech, in the forest, where ever your heart feels joy, I hope you find yourself there. ⁠
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I've been working like mad on a new story, sketching, sketching, sketching. Not quite ready to see the light, but soon. So I thought I'd share a painting I did around this time last year, cause it's fun to share art!⁠
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From my latest book, EVEN THE SMALLEST WILL GROW.⁠
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You can be curious,⁠
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the smallest creature ever born,⁠
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Sharing a sketch that led to an illustration in my newest book, Even the Smallest.⁠
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Sharing and illustration from my newest book, EVEN THE SMALLEST WILL GROW.
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Hoping you all have a lovely , restful holiday weekend!⁠
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I do hundreds of sketches and dozens of paintings in preparation to working on a book. This is one that led to my book, EVEN THE SMALLEST WILL GROW. It didn't make it into the book, but it remains one of my favorites for teaching me how to capture the dream-like quality of the story. ⁠
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It's that time of year when I throw open the windows in the wee morning hours before light to soak in the song of owls. We are lucky to have Barred and Great Horns here.⁠
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It's the weekend! After a busy week, hope you all have a little quiet time to just hang out in your garden or happy place.
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