Miren Asiain Lora is an outstanding illustrator and writer responsible for creating beautiful illustrations for many different books and posters for musical and theatrical projects and festivals. In 2012 her book Hara, which was written and illustrated by her, won the Etxepare Illustrated Album Award. This was just a first in the long line of awards she would receive for her excellent illustrations. Her work has been shown in various exhibitions in Spain, Argentina, and Mexico. In 2020, she won the Cuatrogatos Foundation Award, as well as the Euskadi Literature Prize for her creative and innovative illustrations.

A Good Day

Written by Daniel Nesquens
Illustrated by Miren Asiain Lora
Ages 4-8


ISBN: 978-0-8028-5530-5

This story is about a cat and the tiger who are best friends. Every day, the cat enters the zoo and visits the tiger’s cage. They talk about everything, but when the cat confesses that he’d like to be big and strong like the tiger, he’s shocked to learn that the tiger envies him for being free to go wherever he wants. The tiger has a plan to escape from the zoo and find his real home—all he needs is some help from his best friend. 

Hello, Earth!

Poems to Our Planet

Written by Joyce Sidman
Illustrated by Miren Asiain Lora
Ages 5 to 9
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5528-2

We walk on Earth’s surface every day, but how often do we wonder about the incredible planet around us? From the molten cracks below to the shimmering moon above, Hello, Earth! explores the wonders of the natural world. This playful journey across our puzzle-piece continents does not hesitate to ask questions—even of the Earth itself! 

Joyce Sidman’s imaginative poems encourage boundless curiosity, and Miren Asiain Lora’s stunning paintings capture the beauty of Earth’s ecosystems, creatures, and powerhouse plants. The book concludes with extensive scientific material to foster further learning about how the earth works, from water cycles to plate tectonics to the origin of ocean tides.

A gorgeous, expansive celebration of science and art, Hello, Earth! is a book to cherish in whatever landscape you call home. 

One Million Oysters on Top of the Mountain

Written by Alex Nogués
Illustrated by Miren Asiain Lora
Translated by Lawrence Schimel
Ages 6-10
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5569-5
Price: $ 17.99

Come closer and look at these rocks: they’re not normal stones at all! They’re thousands and thousands of mollusks, fossilized together in the sediment. But how did a million oysters ever land on top of a mountain? 

Written by a geologist, this inquisitive journey guides readers through the movements of seas, strata, and tectonic plates. The landscapes of the present can be clues to events in the past. Lush, atmospheric illustrations offer fascinating details to discover, and sidebars and an extensive glossary provide intriguing connections to marine biology and scientific history. 

A compelling introduction to earth science, this book will encourage readers to ask questions, think critically, and embrace their curiosity about the natural world.

Picture by Matias Dapelo