Something Beautiful

Something Beautiful by Lita Judge

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Mouse, Elephant, and Giraffe have so much in common. They like the same games. They eat the same snacks. They don’t need anyone else! Or do they? When the group takes a chance on opening up, they discover that meeting someone new and seeing things from a new perspective can be truly wonderful.

The Making of Something Beautiful

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
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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?

It's World Read Aloud Day - excited to be reading to kids across America and beyond!
Woof. Sharing a daily sketch of a pup I met awhile back.
Sharing a Maine Coon Monday Daily sketch of Miss Willow - trying to capture her pussy willow soft fur. How is this little stinker turning 4 already!
My daily sketch for today - we have a pair of foxes that frequent our and I feel fortunate each time I see them, especially when they are draped in their winter coats. So much beauty and panache.
Yay! It's a book!! It's exciting to hold my author copy of DOGS: A History Of Our Best Friends, releasing April 18th. Can't wait to share more about this one soon. @abramskids
These little rascals are sitting on my easel as I try to write a story for them. I always seem to start with characters first when beginning a book. And then little by little, the pieces to a puzzle come together.
It's such a warm start to the year, I'm getting spring fever. I know, snow ahead, but today, dreaming of whimsical days in my garden.
I hope you all had a cozy, loving, and restful holiday:)
Happy Holidays Everyone! Thank you for being out there, sharing your lives, art, and friendship. Thank you for your wonderful posts that keep me inspired. Thank you for all that you do to fill this world with hope and kindness.
Sharing a little holiday cheer in today's sketch.
Happy Winter Solstice everyone! May there be bright days ahead for you all.
Sharing another oldie this morning. But it's sledding puppies and wintery fun, I think we can always use a little of that energy!
Sharing an oldie today, but I thought it might give some warm, cozy cheer as we near the Solstice and brightening days.
Bringing a little light into the studio.