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'm getting excited for my next book, Forty Winks: A Bedtime Adventure (written by the wonderful @kellydipucchio and illustrated by me) coming out October 26th. Stay tuned for a some mousey fun! ⁠@brdnjamforemma @abramskids 
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I'm happy to announce that I have listed a lot of new work on my Etsy shop today! I couldn't open my studio for the Monadnock Art Tour this weekend as I hoped, but if you have a chance to curl up with a cup of tea and stop by, there are new originals, prints, cards, and books on my shop! Feels great to be back in the studio!!⁠
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The Monadnock Art Studio Tour starts tomorrow. Unfortunately I won’t be able to open my studio, even though I’m listed on the map. Thank you for all the kind messages, cards, love and good vibes that have poured in over the recent weeks. I miss the world, but recovering well from surgery.  It’s very hard not to welcome people into my studio, my favorite weekend of the year, but wishing all the artists on the tour a wonderful year. (A pic of me and my girls from a happy studio day)⁠
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Pan is nearly one year old so please indulge me as I share this baby pic of him. I don't miss the bottle feeding every couple of hours all night long, but I do miss when he was a tiny baby. Those little paws!!
I got to watch dolphins blowing bubbles and then playing with them many years ago when I was working on my boo, Play in the Wild. I thought I'd share this since it's the weekend. Hope you find something fun to do!⁠
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Sharing one of my favorite illustrations. One of the things I love about creating children's books is that I GET TO DRAW BABY POSSUMS! (from my book, Born in the Wild).⁠
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From my summer sketchbook - the chippies snitch way more than their share of seed from the bird feeder, but they are so fun to watch! This little cutie has gotten pretty tame and lets me stand very close.⁠
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From my summer sketchbook. The garden is fading as fall sneaks in a little more each day, but it's lovely to go back and look through the pages of my journal. I hope to paint a lot more in my little spot next summer. ⁠
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No matter what life brings, daily sketching makes it better! I felt the need for wind and speed and fun today!!⁠
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A little sketch from my upcoming book, FORTY WINKS,  written by the wonderful @kellydipucchio⁠. It was so much fun designing beds and jammies for all 38 baby mice. Can't wait to share this book, coming out in late October. ⁠
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Soaking up a little Pan energy today. His name bears an  association with joy and compassion and his little mousey self lives up to it completely. ⁠
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Sometimes life throws something very scary in your path. But with a loving husband, incredible friends, a doctor I trust, my fur family, and art I have found myself taking on the challenge, and even finding joy in the midst of a tough time. I’ll keep creating, and sharing joy through my work. And sometimes posting older pieces in coming months, when I need to, because sharing art with a community of friends is what gives me joy. So today, I hope you all soak up this lovely autumn day and feel something magical. (From my book, When You Need Wings).⁠
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Thinking of all the kids heading back to school and wishing them and their teachers a safe, happy, and inspiring year. And for little ones who are feeling some anxiety, I hope my book, When You Need Wings can offer comfort and empowers them to find the courage the hold inside.⁠
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It's been a particularly long week for me, but going to regroup and savor all the good things life has to offer this weekend, and get some rest too. I hope you all have a lovely weekend!⁠
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Sharing a little sneak peak inside my my book, WINKS, A Bedtime Adventure, written by the wonderful Kelly Dipucchip and illustrated by me. It comes out at the end of October! Published by @abramskids⁠, edited by @brdnjamforemma⁠
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