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.

My little Willow (who is now 18 pounds of fluff and love!) is about to turn three already! So I wanted to share the painting I did on her first night with us, when she was just a little pussy willow. ⁠
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Sharing a fun little morning warm up sketch today. Trying to loosen up as I dive into making some new art again!⁠
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It's been a windy, cold January so far and energy slipped into my warm up sketch for the day. Happy weekend everyone. Hope you can get out and play. ⁠
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I've been nesting and resting as I get over surgery and wind my way back to health. But feeling much better and now I'm back and creating again and looking forward to the year ahead. A belated Happy New Year to you all. Thank you for all the kind notes and healthy wishes in recent months. I truly appreciate it!!⁠
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l'll be offline for a bit as I take time to heal from another surgery. Wishing you all a feeling of rebirth and renewal in the coming year! I'll be back next year!⁠
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⁠Sharing a little more from my book, Red Sled, to celebrate its 10th birthday this winter. I have to get back to having some winter fun with my art soon! ⁠
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One of my favorite books I ever got to create is ten years old this winter! For the last decade, I have delighted in getting letters from kids just after Christmas who enjoy this winter adventure. ⁠
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I saw a small flock of bluebirds on my morning walk this morning - so beautiful! So I thought I'd share one of my favorite paintings I did a few winters ago. ⁠
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Yay! It's the weekend and it's wintering here in NH. Wishing you all some weekend fun.⁠
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We have a pair of barred owls that nest on our land. I love this time of year because they come close to my studio more often and sit in the leafless trees. And sometimes, I even catch them watching me through the window. These quiet moments between own and me, are some of my favorite in life.⁠
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I just love this time of year. Hope your days have some festive fun as we head into winter.⁠
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Sharing a daily warm up sketch before getting to work painting. Dogs provide so much goofy fun and love!⁠
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Sharing a little sneak peek of a project I'm working on. I've been working on this book for so long, so it's pretty exciting to see it starting to take shape. ⁠
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As a way to say thank you to all who have visited my Etsy shop, I'm offering a 10% off sale, Friday - Sunday to everyone. I love having my little shop and really appreciate everyone who makes creating, as a way of life, possible. ⁠
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Wishing everyone a joy filled Thanksgiving. I'm grateful to all the friends far and near who have made a tough year so much more doable. Thank you all. ⁠
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