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.

Honoring Mother's Day! To everyone who is a mother, and to everyone who embodies a loving, nurturing soul.⁠
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I'm not a mother, but I hope I leave this planet having nurtured a lot of souls with love and joy. So I'm posting a few images this week to honor every mother spirit. ⁠
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A daily sketch, in case you need a puppy fix. .⁠
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Squeeee! Painting these two little characters for an upcoming book gives me a lot of joy!⁠
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Sharing another image from my book EVEN THE SMALLEST WILL GROW. ⁠
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You can be sleek and fast,⁠
like the horse⁠
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I love how baby donkeys look like they come with their own hats.⁠
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This has always been one of my favorite illustrations because I love raccoons so much. Excited to offer new stationary on my Etsy shop.⁠
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Yeah, it's my birthday so I'm partying it up with some goofy fun. ⁠
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Sharing another piece form my book, EVEN THE SMALLEST WILL GROW. Creating this book for little ones reminded me to be a little gentler with myself too. To just try to relax and let what is meant to be unfold. ⁠
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'... will you be a poet,⁠
like the seashell that grows in spirals⁠
until his depths hold a secret song?'⁠
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Appreciating mothers should be a daily practice, not just once a year, so I'm sharing another one of my favorite pieces of a mother and cub who share our world. ⁠
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Continuing my Earth Day celebration with an illustration from my new book, EVEN THE SMALLEST WILL GROW. ⁠
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A newborn calf drinks her⁠
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Honoring Earth Day (my favorite day) for the rest of the week by sharing some illustrations of the animals who share this planet. From my book. HOMES IN THE WILD. ⁠
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Happy Earth Day! May we all care for the planet as much as it cares for us!⁠
From my Book: THE WISDOM OF TREES⁠
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We Are Like Wizards⁠
Below our canopy of branches⁠
summer heat gives way to shade.⁠
Come windblown seed and creeping vine,⁠
come mushroom, moss, and orchid.⁠
Plant yourself in the rich, moist soil⁠
our decaying leaves provide.⁠
Come tiny mouse and long-legged monkey,⁠
come snake, parrot, and jaguar.⁠
You are welcome to share⁠
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We clean the air and seed the clouds,⁠
we drench the thirsty land with rain.⁠
We are like wizards.⁠
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Will you be a seeker,⁠
like the bird that silently grows⁠
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until she hatches and flies away⁠
to explore land, sea, and sky?⁠
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Sharing another piece from my new book, EVEN THE SMALLEST WILL GROW. I have a print of this on my Etsy shop.⁠
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Today is book birthday for EVEN THE SMALLEST WILL GROW! Sharing a little trailer.⁠
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