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.
From the land of the racehorse, an international bestselling author writes a horse story for children. An adventure story about growing up, filled with thrills and excitement, and a tingle of danger.
Book Two. Descending into the ancient world of Fal, Ayla discovers she can conjure storms ...
The dramatic story of the Norman conquest of Ireland in the 12th century. Full of battles and warfare, but a story of love, too, between an unlikely pair - wilful and wild Irish princess Aoife, and Strongbow, the Norman invader.
Tabitha Plimtock lives in a house at the very edge of the world. When rumours begin to circulate of monsters climbing from the base to gobble up unsuspecting wall-dwellers, Tabitha is determined to discover what's happening and keep the people she loves safe!
Katie's whole world is turned upside down when her family's home is destroyed by fire. Everything they had is gone, and instead of pulling together it seems as though her family is falling apart.
It’s summer 1913 and Betty Rafferty has had to leave school aged 14. She is lucky to gets a job in a sweet shop, but is bored and looks with envy at her customers who attend the nearby posh girls school. But life in Dublin becomes anything but boring when industrial unrest brings the city to a halt.
Trainee witch Grace and her four best friends love to have fun with spells. But the daring friends make a magical mistake that drags the past into the present. Suddenly Grace has to work out who she can really trust ...
Grace and her four best friends, Jenny, Rachel, Adie and Una, are failed witches. But one night, they stumble upon real magical powers – and their notebook takes on a diabolical life of its own.
Can Grace and her friends stem the wave of powerful magic … before tragedy strikes?
Two worlds. Two different lives. Divided by hate and violence, and thrown together by chance. A crash-landing forces Chamus and Riadni, children from opposite sides of a bitter civil war, together: they find themselves on the run, hunted by killers. Danger and death are closing in from all sides ...
It is 1916 and Europe is at war. From the poverty of the Dublin slums twelve-year-old Jimmy Conway is pulled between the British Army and the rebels in the Easter Rising. Real history seen through the eyes of a child from a master storyteller.
Taya and Lorkrin are Myunans – shape-changers who can sculpt their flesh like modelling clay. They must stay ahead of the sinister Noranian Empire and find a way to to sabotage the Harvest Tide Project and avert the disaster it will unleash.
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.