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 daily sketch is a dog named Wolfie! He's an Irish Wolfhound and they are amazing!! So huge and so gentle. That face! ⁠
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It's the weekend! Painted my little mouse Pan headed out for a picnic. Hope you all have some weekend fun!⁠
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Back in the studio after a couple of days away. Just a few days away from the easel and I feel rusty so I'm beginning with some loose gestural sketches. Some goaty goodness always helps me find my groove. ⁠
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A painting of my Willow muse. So fun to look through sketches I did when she was a whisper of the cat she has become and paint this little piece. ⁠
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I want to thank everyone who has followed me recently here and welcome you to my studio! I love connecting with fellow art and book lovers and value seeing your creative posts! So I want to share a little of my space, where I create the art I post. ⁠
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It's been so long since I've gotten to travel sketch. Dreaming of going far far away to a place where I can paint and listen to the wind and sea. Until then, I'm giving myself some play time to paint a place where my imagination can go and recharge.⁠
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Ready for some summer fun now that this crazy amount of rain is settling down and the sun is starting to shine. ⁠
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My friend Wuddles the Sheep. I felt like painting his warm wonderful fleece on this rainy weekend.⁠
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Puppy Love! I'm having a ball painting dogs and all of their silly and wonderful, and heartwarming expressions.⁠
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Savoring the last of my Digitalis by doing a painting of it for my etsy shop. A link is in my bio.⁠
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Painting my little mouse Pan again. I never get tired of looking into his sweet face. I’ve added new paintings to my etsy shop. Link to shop in my profile.⁠
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It's a book! So happy to get my illustrator copy of Forty Winks, written Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by me. ⁠coming out in October!
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It's one of my favorite times of year, when I can sketch flowers in my garden. I grew everything from seed so that I could paint them this summer, how fun.⁠
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A painting from my garden. There are hummingbirds nesting in my blueberry bushes and I had to share! Adding this little piece to my Etsy shop.⁠
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Happy 4th to you and your fur families. Hope you have a lovely holiday!⁠
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