Different countries often put completely different covers on the same book, and many countries have very distinct styles which simply would not work in other parts of the world: we always enjoy comparing these, and asking ourselves what the covers say about the people they are aimed at around the world.
The O'Brien Press cover gallery shows a selection of covers from our books in translation.
They are not all here, but the ones that are show that different countries take very different approaches to the books!
We have also put in some old covers of our own which have changed over the years, for whatever reason.
Feel free to browse and see which covers you like best.
'Cá bhfuil an phian?' arsa Dochtúir Dan.' I do shrón? I do bholg? ...Ach, féach! Tá an phian imithe! Rí Rá 2
Stories from long, long ago, part of an ancient oral tradition, handed down from generation to generation and written down by the Christian monks of medieval Ireland.
An introduction to fifty extraordinary discoveries, inventions and designs by inspirational women. Meet incredible inventors from around the world, and learn how inventions happen. A beautifully illustrated guide to remarkable, practical, skillful and amazing inventions which have made their mark.
Squeeeak ... Thwop ... Thwop ... Dwoooooerrrp!
Dad sings his magical whale songs to Mum and baby Finn, far, far away across the huge ocean.
When Finn gets lost, can the other sea creatures help him to send a message of his own?
Lost in a land of small people, Gulliver has to learn their ways and avoid starving! Then he lands in a country of giants. A beautifully illustrated and energetic retelling of one of the world's favourite stories.
Magical Celtic Tales is a collection of ten wonderful stories - some well known, others almost forgotten - from Brittany, Cornwall, Ireland, The Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales.
A major, beautifully-illustrated collection of favourite nursery rhymes known and loved throughout Ireland. It includes favourite international, British and Irish rhymes as well as special Irish favourites.
Mr Wolf loves looking good. Mr Wolf loves to dance. But more than anything in the world Mr Wolf loves his beautiful socks. Until one day, a hole appears in one … WHAT can he do? Follow Mr Wolf on a woolly adventure around Ireland as he tries to save his socks!
The Moon Spun Round takes children of all ages on an imaginative journey through W.B. Yeats’s poetry, folktales and childhood writing. Mysterious and beautiful illustrations spin out from Yeats’s haunting and enchanted words and rhythms.
Irish fairy tales and legends are full of enchantment, brave deeds and lost loves. Told from generation to generation, they are as fascinating now as they were to their original listeners. With stunning illustrations to draw the reader back to a time of heroes and myth. Now available in paperback.
Conor is learning the piano. He makes up his own very special music. But will it do for the concert?