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.
Ed Cooper's life is never dull. He has started to wet his bed and he can't learn his time-tables.
Jack MacAnoolie tries to save his family when they eat stew made from a jigsaw!
Lenny and Mad Grandad take their new flying saucer for its first flight. Getting into space is easy: getting home alive might be harder!
A Mad Grandad story: the new robot gardener looks like a great way to cut down on boring work: but the robot has other plans!
A grizzly bear walked all the way from the zoo to my front door and not a single person noticed him. I suppose it helped that it was night, and that he was wearing a big black duffle coat.
Patrick makes his unexpected guest at home, while keeping him hidden from the neighbours, police and his very distractable mum!
Most of my class class had a pet of some sort. But no one I knew had a grizzly bear sleeping in their garden shed. Marco wasn't a pet, of course. He was my friend. My best friend.
Can Patrick stop Marco being sent back to the zoo? An absurd and hilarious tale of real friendship.
In their latest escapade, Marco Moonwalker, Patrick discovers that Marco can play the trombone, banjo and even dance like Michael Jackson! But disaster strikes when he is spotted without his mask: how will Patrick and Mum get him out of the Zoo again?
Laurence is a leprechaun who has been small for 1100 years and is sick of it! He wants to be TALL. He wants to be cool. Then he meet Phoebe, a large girl who wants to be small.
When NESSIE arrives from Scotland to visit her monster cousin NOBLETT there is bound to be trouble.
Noblett loves his peaceful secret garden and has little time for his troublesome cousin from Loch Ness.
A Book of Mischief and Magic!
Anna’s science teacher really gets on her nerves – but is that a good enough reason to turn her into a giant rat?
Winner of the Eilís Dillon Memorial Award. Adam's Starling tells the story of nine-year-old Adam who is finding life very diffficult. At home no-one has any time for him and at school bullies pick on him.
Is breá le Niall agus Conall cleasanna a imirt -- go háirithe ar Mhamaí! Ach céard a tharlaíonn nuair a thugann Daifní Dineasár cuairt orthu?