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.

Showing 37-48 of 149 items.

Daifní Dineasár

Written by Aine Ní Ghlinn, Illustrated by Michael Connor

Is breá le Niall agus Conall cleasanna a imirt -- go háirithe ar Mhamaí! Ach céard a tharlaíonn nuair a thugann Daifní Dineasár cuairt orthu?
Sos 4

Scots gaelic edition cover

Diary Detectives

Written by Erika McGann, Illustrated by Vince Reid

While helping with a car boot sale, Cass finds a very old diary. It talks about picking on the drama kids on the bus, and a horrible prank played  during their end-of-year show. Who wrote the diary? Can the Bubble Street Gang unmask the wicked writer?

Cass and the Bubble Street Gang Book 3

Audiobook cover

Moncaí Dána

Written by Aine Ní Ghlinn, Illustrated by Aileen Caffrey

Is moncaí dána é Colm. Féach cad a tharlaíonn do Cholm agus dá chairde!
Sos 8

Scots edition cover

Take the Lead

How to Care for Your Dog – A Fun & Practical Guide

Written by Elena Browne, Illustrated by Jennifer Farley

A fun and practical guide to caring for dogs and puppies. From exercise and play to comfort and care this book is an ideal guide for children who already have a dog, would like a dog or love learning about dogs.

Greek edition cover
New Zealand edition cover

The Clubhouse Mystery

Written by Erika McGann, Illustrated by Vince Reid

There’s an intruder in the clubhouse!

The gang find the door left open, crumbs on the table and hairs on the floor. Someone has been sneaking in when nobody’s home.
But who?

Join Cass and the Bubble Street Gang as they investigate The Clubhouse Mystery.

Audiobook cover
Norwegian edition cover

The Great Pig Escape

Written by Linda Moller, Illustrated by Donald Teskey

Runtling the pig and his siblings narrowly escape the terrible fate of being sold at the market. While making their way across country, they learn all sorts of new things about themselves, about humans and about the world outside the farmyard.

French edition cover
Previous O'Brien Press edition cover

The Witch Apprentice

Written by Marian Broderick, Illustrated by Francesca Carabelli

What if you were adopted by witches? There’s something very odd going on in Anna Kelly’s new home ...

German edition cover (with The Witch in the Woods)
Catalan edition cover
German edition cover
Slovenian edition cover

The Witch in the Woods

Written by Marian Broderick, Illustrated by Francesca Carabelli

Anna Kelly is a witch who’s more interested in sleepovers, school friends and soccer than practising her magic.

When Verbena Vile, a mad, bad and dangerous witch, kidnaps Anna’s best friend Mary it’s up to Anna and her cat Charlie to rescue her …

German edition cover (with The Witch Apprentice)
Welsh edition cover
German edition cover

Wolfgran

Written by Finbar O'Connor, Illustrated by Martin Fagan

A sequel to the story of Little Red Riding Hood, Wolfgran is a wonderfully irreverent take on the world of fairy tales. Disguised as a little old lady, the Wolf is causing mayhem as he prowls the city streets.

Serbian edition cover
Original O'Brien Press cover
Second O'Brien Press cover

Wolfgran Returns

Written by Finbar O'Connor, Illustrated by Martin Fagan

Inspector Plonker is once more on the trail of his old enemy, Wolfgran, but this time he's going undercover.

Serbian edition cover

A Cage of Roots

Book 1 in the Ayla Trilogy

Written by and Illustrated by Matt Griffin

Magic exists beneath our feet, if we only know where to look …

Growing up in a New York orphanage, Ayla has no idea she has Irish roots. It is not until she comes to Ireland that she finds out just how deep her roots really are...

Audiobook cover

A Winter of Spies

Ireland’s War of Independence: when the truth can get you killed

Sarah becomes involved in spying for Michael Collins during the War of Independence.

Original cover
Second cover (introduced for third printing in 1999)