Author & Illustrator

Lita Judge


Lita Judge is the author/illustrator of twenty-five fiction and nonfiction books, including Mary’s Monster, a YA novel about Mary Shelley and the creation of Frankenstein. Her picture books include Flight School, Born in the Wild, Red Sled, Hoot and Peep, and One Thousand Tracings. Lita worked as a geologist and paleontologist before turning to a life of creating art. A childhood spent with eagles, owls, and other animals also inspires her work. When not painting or writing, Lita loves riding her electric bike to far off places, or backpacking through Europe with sketchbook in hand. She lives in Peterborough, NH.

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Book Dedications by Lita Judge

  • For Puma, who gave me wings. And thank you to Emma Ledbetter, Ann Bobco, Reka Simonsen, and Sonia Chaghatzbanian.
    When You Need Wings