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.

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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I'm thrilled that my book, THE WISDOM OF TREES, is included in School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2021! It's an honor to be alongside these wonderful books.⁠
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Just came in for a walk - burrrr it's cold outside. So I decided to share this little fellow. It's an older sketch, but one of my favorites who is still waiting for a story. ⁠
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I have cards to send Holiday greetings and spread a little joy on my Etsy shop! Thanks to everyone who has stopped by already. Link to my shop in my bio. ⁠
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Grateful to all my friends who have shared kindness in the past difficult months. Hugs to everyone!! (From my book, Even The Smallest Will Grow. A print and book are on my Etsy shop, link in my bio.) ⁠
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A daily sketch of Pulina. Somedays she gets this look that makes me feel like there must be some tiger running in her Maine coon bloodstream. But her soule is gentle through and through.⁠
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Sharing some mice in jammies! It makes me so happy that I've gotten a few letters from readers who have memorized the names of all 40 mice and love spotting them on each page. From our book, Forty Winks: A Bedtime Adventure. (written by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by me) ⁠
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Sharing an oldie today. I just needed a calm day where most things turn out right. Thought perhaps some of you out there could use a little happy calm vibes too. ⁠
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Hi all, new holiday cards are on my Etsy shop (blank on the inside)! Thanks to everyone who has stopped by already. Link to my shop in my bio. ⁠
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It' been unseasonably warm here, but I'm looking forward to some wintery fun as I fire up the wood stove this morning and the temperature outside gets crisp. ⁠
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The leaves are falling and the squirrels outside my studio window are scurrying around to bury all the sunflower seeds I can put out. So I thought I'd share a little squirrel energy today. ⁠
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