Books

Books

Since the publication of his first book "A Bear Called Paddington" in 1958, Michael Bond has written countless further stories about his creation from Darkest Peru.

In total, more than 150 titles have been published in a variety of formats ranging from the original novels, which appeal to all ages, right through to board books aimed at Paddington’s very youngest fans.

Many of the books have been translated and some of the stories have been published in over 40 different languages.

Novels

The first nine Paddington books to be published were all full length chapter books and each chapter in the books is a story in its own right. The series began with "A Bear Called Paddington" which was published in the UK on 13th October 1958. The thirteenth, and most recent title, 'Paddington Races Ahead', was published in 2012.

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Picture Books

In 1972 Michael Bond began writing some shorter versions of the stories. With full colour illustrations on every page, these books were aimed at slightly younger readers. Since 1997 all of the picture books have been illustrated by R W Alley.

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Illustrators

Whilst Paddington himself hasn’t changed over the years, he has been interpreted by a number of different illustrators.

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Publishers

Since 1958 more than 150 different Paddington titles have been published, some of which have been translated into many different languages. Click through to see the current list of publishers from around the world.

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