O'Brien Press Cover Gallery


CoverGallery 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.

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The House on Hawthorn Road

Two children, from different centuries – Robbie, a mischief-maker from the 1950’s and Beth from modern day – time travel through the walls of a magical house in Dublin.

 

Audiobook cover

The Midnight Carnival

Step right up, don't be shy

Book four in the magical series. Under cover of darkness a carnival arrives on the green in the centre of Dunbridge. It doesn't take long for Grace and her friends to discover it is cursed...

Korean edition cover
Turkish edition cover

The Moon King

Placed in a foster home which is full of sunshine and goodness, Ricky finds family life difficult. He often retreats to his favourite hideaway, a special chair in the attic, where he becomes the Moon King. Relationships slowly begin to grow ... but sometimes he just wants to leave it all behind.

Japanese edition

The Spiral Path

Book 3 in The Ayla Trilogy

Written by and Illustrated by Matt Griffin

The conclusion of the Ayla trilogy. The battle was won but the enemy has escaped and Ayla, Sean, Finny and Benvy know their home of Kilnabracka is in serious danger. The town looks untouched, but the friends are being drawn into a trap.

Only they can save themselves and the townsfolk.

Audiobook cover

The Watching Wood

When Grace and her five best friends are forced to take part in the Witch Trials, they risk life and limb to compete against other trainee witches in magical, death-defying stunts. But when they are discovered to be mere humans, this supernatural world turns against them, and the real nightmare begins.

Korean edition cover
Turkish edition cover

The Wish List

Meg Finn dies after a botched attempt to rob a pensioner, Lowry: her soul is up for grabs as the divine and demonic each want her! How can she tip the scales in her favour to save her soul? A tale of life, death and an unexpected hereafter.

Irish edition - original cover
Irish edition - second cover
Ukrainian (hardback) cover
Brazillian edition cover
Chinese edition
Czech edition cover (hardback)
Danish audio CD edition cover
Estonian edition cover
Finnish edition
French edition
German edition
Icelandic edition (hardback)
Japanese edition
Korean edition cover (hardback)
Lithuanian hardback edition
Polish edition
Portuguese edition
Romanian edition cover
Russian edition
Russian edition from 2004
Russian cover (hardback)
Serbian edition cover
Spanish edition
Swedish edition
Ukrainian (hardback) cover
American edition (hardback)
American edition (paperback)

Time After Time

Molly and Beth are best friends but they aren't too happy when their families move in together. But when the two are accidently transported back to the past, they have a chance to see the world through their parents’ eyes ...

 

Audiobook cover
Czech edition cover
Serbian edition cover

Under Fragile Stone

Taya and Lorkrin's parents are trapped when a mining tunnel collapses in their secred mountain, Absaleth. Uncle Emos and his friend Draegarm know of a chance to save them -- another entrance to the caves far back in the mountain range. The race is on as the mountain starts to collapse in on itself.

Russian hardback edition cover

Under the Hawthorn Tree

Children of the Famine

Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey, Cover illustration by PJ Lynch

The first book in the famine trilogy
Under the Hawthorn Tree is Ireland's top selling children's book and a classic for young readers worldwide. Set during the Irish famine, it follows three children as they travel across the country to find their family.

Audiobook cover
Chinese edition cover
Chinese (2nd edition) cover
Korean edition cover
Korean edition cover (second edition)
Turkish edition cover
Albanian edition cover
Arabic edition
Bahasa (Indonesia) edition cover
Danish edition
French edition
German edition
Japanese edition
Mexican edition
American edition cover
O'Brien Press - 1st cover
O'Brien Press - 2nd cover
O'Brien Press - 3rd cover

Viva Alice!

Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox, Cover illustration by Nicola Colton

Alice and Megan go to Lanzarote with Grace, for some fun in the sun. But life's never simple when Alice is around, and now she wants to fix Grace’s brother’s love life! Alice's schemes seem crazy, but sometimes she really can sort things out. Maybe Megan just needs to trust her best friend – even if it means helping mean girl, Melissa ...

Audiobook edition cover

Wildflower Girl

Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey, Cover illustration by PJ Lynch

The second book in the famine trilogy
At seven, Peggy made a terrifying journey through famine-stricken Ireland. Now thirteen, and determined to make a new life for herself, she sets off alone to America …

Audiobook edition cover
Chinese edition cover
American edition cover
German paperback edition
O'Brien Press - 2nd cover
O'Brien Press - 3rd cover

You've Got A Friend

The fantastic follow-up to Time After Time and Stand By Me

Families are so complicated! Molly’s dad seems so lonely. He lives on his own, he won’t get a pet, he doesn’t get on with his brother … Best friends Molly and Beth suspect his problems lie in his past, but what can two thirteen-year-olds do about that?

Audiobook cover