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Michael Bond was a British author that created the highly popular Paddington Bear books. Born in 1926 in Newbury, Berkshire, Bond spent most of his childhood in Reading. He loved trains and took great joy in watching the ‘Cornish Riviera Express’ at Reading Railway Station.

Order of Paddington Bear Series

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1A Bear Called Paddington 1938Description / Buy
2More About Paddington (Short Story) 1959Description / Buy
3Paddington Helps Out (Short Story) 1960Description / Buy
4Paddington Abroad (Short Story) 1961Description / Buy
5Paddington at Large (Short Story) 1963Description / Buy
6Paddington Marches on 1964Description / Buy
7The Adventures of Paddington 1965Description / Buy
8Paddington at Work (Short Story) 1967Description / Buy
9Paddington Goes to Town (Short Story) 1968Description / Buy
10The Best of Paddington Bear 1970Description / Buy
11Paddington Takes the Air 1970Description / Buy
12Paddington Takes to TV (Short Story) 1971Description / Buy
13The Hilarious Adventures of Paddington 1972Description / Buy
14Paddington's Blue Peter Story Book (Short Story) 1973Description / Buy
15Paddington On Top (Short Story) 1974Description / Buy
16Paddington on Stage (Short Story) 1974Description / Buy
17Great Big Paddington Book 1976Description / Buy
18More Hilarious Adventures of Paddington 1978Description / Buy
19Fun And Games With Paddington (Short Story) 1978Description / Buy
20Paddington's Picture Book 1978Description / Buy
21Paddington Takes the Test (Short Story) 1979Description / Buy
22Paddington on Screen 1982Description / Buy
23Paddington's Story Book 1983Description / Buy
24The Great Big Paddington Bear Picture Book 1984Description / Buy
25The Life And Times Of Paddington Bear 1989Description / Buy
26The Giant Paddington Storybook 1989Description / Buy
27Paddington Treasury 1989Description / Buy
28Paddington's Favourite Stories 1992Description / Buy
29Paddington's Birthday Book 1996Description / Buy
30Learn with Paddington 1999Description / Buy
31Paddington Suitcase 2007Description / Buy
32Paddington Rules the Waves 2008Description / Buy
33Paddington Here and Now (Short Story) 2008Description / Buy
34My Book of Marmalade (Short Story) 2008Description / Buy
35Paddington Pocket Library (Short Story) 2008Description / Buy
36The Arrival (Short Story) 2009Description / Buy
37Paddington, King of the Castle (Short Story) 2009Description / Buy
38Paddington and the Disappearing Sandwich (Short Story) 2009Description / Buy
39Paddington at the Beach (Short Story) 2009Description / Buy
40Paddington at the Rainbow's End (Short Story) 2009Description / Buy
41The Paddington Treasury for the Very Young 2010Description / Buy
42Paddington (Short Story) 2011Description / Buy
43Paddington Buggy Book 2011Description / Buy
44Paddington’s London Treasury (Short Story) 2011Description / Buy
45Paddington Races Ahead 2012Description / Buy
46Love from Paddington (Short Story) 2012Description / Buy
47A Bear Called Paddington and Stories 2014Description / Buy
48Favourite Paddington Stories 2014Description / Buy
49The Classic Adventures of Paddington 2014Description / Buy
50Paddington’s Big Suitcase (Short Story) 2015Description / Buy
51Paddington's Finest Hour 2017Description / Buy
52Best-loved Paddington Stories 2017Description / Buy
53Paddington Storybook Collection 2017Description / Buy
54Paddington Collector's Quintet 2018Description / Buy
55Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories 2018Description / Buy
56The Complete Adventures of Paddington 2018Description / Buy

Order of Paddington Bear Picture Books

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1Paddington Bear (Short Story) 1965Description / Buy
2Paddington's Garden (Short Story) 1972Description / Buy
3Paddington Goes Shopping 1973Description / Buy
4Paddington at the Circus 1973Description / Buy
5Paddington's Lucky Day (Short Story) 1973Description / Buy
6Paddington at the Seaside (Short Story) 1975Description / Buy
7Paddington at the Tower (Short Story) 1975Description / Buy
8The Adventures Of A Bear Called Paddington (Short Story) 1976Description / Buy
9Paddington Posts a Letter (Short Story) 1976Description / Buy
10Paddington at the Station 1976Description / Buy
11Paddington Goes To The Sales (Short Story) 1976Description / Buy
12Paddington Takes A Bath (Short Story) 1976Description / Buy
13Paddington's New Room (Short Story) 1976Description / Buy
14Paddington Does it Himself (Short Story) 1977Description / Buy
15Paddington Hits Out (Short Story) 1977Description / Buy
16Paddington In The Kitchen (Short Story) 1977Description / Buy
17Paddington's Birthday Party (Short Story) 1977Description / Buy
18Paddington's Pop Up Book 1977Description / Buy
19Paddington And Aunt Lucy (Short Story) 1980Description / Buy
20Paddington in Touch (Short Story) 1980Description / Buy
21Paddington Weighs in (Short Story) 1980Description / Buy
22A Picnic On The River (Short Story) 1980Description / Buy
23Paddington - At Home 1980Description / Buy
24Paddington Goes Out 1980Description / Buy
25Paddington Learns a Lesson 1981Description / Buy
26Paddington Birthday Treat 1981Description / Buy
27Paddington's Shopping Adventure 1981Description / Buy
28Paddington Laundromat 1981Description / Buy
29Paddington And The Snowbear (Short Story) 1981Description / Buy
30Paddington Has Fun 1982Description / Buy
31Paddington Works Hard 1982Description / Buy
32Paddington's day of action (Short Story) 1983Description / Buy
33Paddington at the Zoo (Short Story) 1984Description / Buy
34Paddington at the Fair (Short Story) 1985Description / Buy
35Paddington's Painting Exhibition (Short Story) 1985Description / Buy
36Paddington at the Airport 1986Description / Buy
37Please Look After This Bear (Short Story) 1986Description / Buy
38Paddington's Art Exhibition (Short Story) 1986Description / Buy
39Paddington Mails a Letter (Short Story) 1986Description / Buy
40Paddington at the Palace (Short Story) 1986Description / Buy
41Paddington Minds the House (Short Story) 1986Description / Buy
42Paddington Cleans Up (Short Story) 1986Description / Buy
43Paddington's Clock Book (Short Story) 1986Description / Buy
44Paddington's Wheel Book 1986Description / Buy
45Paddington's Bus Ride (Short Story) 1986Description / Buy
46Paddington And The Christmas Shopping (Short Story) 1986Description / Buy
47Paddington's Colors (Short Story) 1987Description / Buy
48Paddington's Numbers 1987Description / Buy
49Paddington's Puzzle Book 1987Description / Buy
50Paddington and the Marmalade Maze (Short Story) 1987Description / Buy
51Paddington's Busy Day (Short Story) 1987Description / Buy
52Paddington on the River (Short Story) 1989Description / Buy
53Paddington's Opposites (Short Story) 1990Description / Buy
54Paddington's 1 2 3 (Short Story) 1990Description / Buy
55Paddington's A B C (Short Story) 1990Description / Buy
56Paddington's Busy Week (Short Story) 1991Description / Buy
57Paddington Meets the Queen (Short Story) 1991Description / Buy
58Paddington Rides On! (Short Story) 1991Description / Buy
59A Day by the Sea (Short Story) 1992Description / Buy
60Paddington Has A Bath (Short Story) 1992Description / Buy
61Something Nasty in the Kitchen (Short Story) 1992Description / Buy
62Paddington at the Seashore 1992Description / Buy
63Paddington's Disappearing Trick (Short Story) 1992Description / Buy
64Paddington's First Word Book (Short Story) 1993Description / Buy
65Paddington's things I do (Short Story) 1994Description / Buy
66Paddington's Things I Feel 1994Description / Buy
67Paddington Goes on a Picnic 1994Description / Buy
68Paddington Makes a Mess 1994Description / Buy
69Paddington's First Bath 1994Description / Buy
70A Bear In Hot Water (Short Story) 1995Description / Buy
71A Spot Of Decorating (Short Story) 1995Description / Buy
72Paddington and the Christmas Surprise (Short Story) 1997Description / Buy
73Paddington at the Carnival (Short Story) 1998Description / Buy
74Paddington The Artist (Short Story) 1998Description / Buy
75Paddington Bear All Day (Short Story) 1998Description / Buy
76Paddington Bear and the Busy Bee Carnival 1998Description / Buy
77Paddington Bear Goes to Market (Short Story) 1998Description / Buy
78Paddington and the Tutti Frutti Rainbow 1998Description / Buy
79Paddington and the Stately Home (Short Story) 1999Description / Buy
80Paddington Bear Up And About (Short Story) 1999Description / Buy
81Paddington Goes to Market (Short Story) 1999Description / Buy
82Too Much Off the Top (Short Story) 1999Description / Buy
83Paddington Bear at the Circus (Short Story) 2000Description / Buy
84Trouble at the Laundrette (Short Story) 2000Description / Buy
85Paddington In Hot Water (Short Story) 2000Description / Buy
86Paddington's Party Tricks (Short Story) 2000Description / Buy
87Paddington Bear Goes to the Hospital (Short Story) 2001Description / Buy
88Paddington Goes to Hospital (Short Story) 2001Description / Buy
89Paddington Bear in the Garden (Short Story) 2001Description / Buy
90Paddington in the Garden (Short Story) 2001Description / Buy
91Paddington and the Grand Tour 2003Description / Buy
92Paddington Goes for Gold 2012Description / Buy
93Paddington Sets Sail (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
94Paddington and the Magic Trick (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
95Paddington Plays On (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
96Paddington's Day Off (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
97Paddington's Prize Picture (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
98Paddington at the Barber Shop (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
99Paddington at St. Paul's (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy

Order of Mouse Called Thursday Series

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1Here Comes Thursday! (Short Story) 1966Description / Buy
2Thursday Rides Again (Short Story) 1969Description / Buy
3Thursday Ahoy! (Short Story) 1973Description / Buy
4Thursday In Paris (Short Story) 2003Description / Buy

Order of Parsley Series

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1Parsley's Good Deed (Short Story) 1969Description / Buy
2Parsley's Tail (Short Story) 1969Description / Buy
3Parsley's Last Stand (Short Story) 1970Description / Buy
4Parsley's Problem Past (Short Story) 1970Description / Buy
5Parsley and the Herbs 1971Description / Buy
6Parsley the Lion (Short Story) 1972Description / Buy

Order of Olga Da Polga Series

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1The Tales of Olga Da Polga (Short Story) 1972Description / Buy
2Olga Meets Her Match (Short Story) 1973Description / Buy
3Olga Counts Her Blessings (Short Story) 1975Description / Buy
4Olga Makes a Friend (Short Story) 1975Description / Buy
5Olga Makes a Wish (Short Story) 1975Description / Buy
6Olga Makes Her Mark (Short Story) 1975Description / Buy
7Olga Takes a Bite (Short Story) 1975Description / Buy
8Olga's New Home (Short Story) 1977Description / Buy
9Olga's Second House (Short Story) 1977Description / Buy
10Olga's Special Day (Short Story) 1977Description / Buy
11Olga Carries On 1977Description / Buy
12Olga Takes Charge (Short Story) 1982Description / Buy
13The First Big Olga Da Polga Book (Short Story) 1983Description / Buy
14The Second Big Olga Da Polga Book (Short Story) 1983Description / Buy
15The Complete Adventures of Olga Da Polga 1987Description / Buy
16Olga Moves House (Short Story) 2001Description / Buy
17The Best of Olga Da Polga 2002Description / Buy
18Olga Follows Her Nose (Short Story) 2002Description / Buy
19Olga Da Polga 2015Description / Buy

Order of J.D. Polson Series

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1J.D. Polson and the Liberty Head Dime (Short Story) 1980Description / Buy
2J.D. Polson and the Dillogate Affair (Short Story) 1981Description / Buy

Order of Monsieur Pamplemousse Series

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1Monsieur Pamplemousse 1983Description / Buy
2Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Secret Mission 1985Description / Buy
3Monsieur Pamplemousse on the Spot 1986Description / Buy
4Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Cure 1988Description / Buy
5Monsieur Pamplemousse Aloft 1989Description / Buy
6Monsieur Pamplemousse Rests His Case 1991Description / Buy
7Monsieur Pamplemousse Stands Firm 1992Description / Buy
8Monsieur Pamplemousse on Location 1992Description / Buy
9Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Train 1993Description / Buy
10Monsieur Pamplemousse Afloat 1993Description / Buy
11Monsieur Pamplemousse on Probation 2000Description / Buy
12Monsieur Pamplemousse on Vacation 2002Description / Buy
13Monsieur Pamplemousse Hits the Headlines 2003Description / Buy
14Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Militant Midwives 2006Description / Buy
15Monsieur Pamplemousse and the French Solution 2008Description / Buy
16Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Carbon Footprint 2010Description / Buy
17Monsieur Pamplemousse & the Tangled Web 2014Description / Buy

Order of Michael Bond Standalone Novels

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1The Caravan Puppets (Short Story) 1983Description / Buy
2It Wasn't Me! 2014Description / Buy

Order of Michael Bond Picture Books

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1Day the Animals Went on Strike (Short Story) 1972Description / Buy
2Windmill (Short Story) 1975Description / Buy
3Mr. Cram's Magic Bubbles (Short Story) 1975Description / Buy
4Oliver the Greedy Elephant 1985Description / Buy
5The Tale of the Castle Mice 2016Description / Buy
6The Ups and Downs of the Castle Mice (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy

Order of Michael Bond Non-Fiction Books

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1The Pleasures of Paris 1988Description / Buy
2Bears & Forebears 1996Description / Buy
3Paddington’s Guide to London (Short Story) 2011Description / Buy
4Paddington's Cookery Book (Short Story) 2011Description / Buy
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The son of a post office manager, Michael Bond’s early education wasn’t particularly pleasant. He was forced to attend a school he hated (Presentation College, Reading) simply because his mother liked their blazers.

At fourteen, he chose to abandon his education altogether, eventually landing work at the BBC as an engineer’s assistant. Following a harrowing experience in Reading during which a bomb caused the building in which he was working to collapse, Bond joined the Royal Air Force. He was only 17 at the time.

When acute air sickness compelled his superiors to discharge him, Bond found a place in the British Army. While he stayed with the Middlesex Regiment until 1947, he had already started writing by 1945.

His first story placed him on the path to publishing success. Not only did he succeed in selling it to ‘London Opinion’, a magazine, but they paid him 7 guineas, an occurrence which showed him that he could make it as a writer.

He did not settle on fiction for children immediately. Bond plied his trade at the BBC as a cameraman for a while even as he produced plays. His publishing star only started to shine when he wrote and published his first tale in the Paddington Bear series.

The first book introduced readers to Paddington, a bear from distant lands that was sent to the UK by his aunt. Initially at a loss as to where he should go, Paddington was discovered by a kind family that named him after Paddington station and then adopted him.

Paddington is still Michael Bond’s most successful creation to date. The books have sold tens of millions of copies over the years, with the series receiving translations in over 40 languages.

Though, it would be erroneous to assume that Paddington was the only character Bond created. He was also responsible for the ‘Olga da Polga’ books, a series inspired by a pet the author’s family owned. On TV, he created ‘The Herbs’, a show aimed at children, not to mention two short films that the BBC aired.

His only notable project aimed at adults was the culinary mystery stories he wrote which followed Monsieur Pamplemousse.

Bond’s first wife was Brenda Mary Johnson. They were married from 1950 to the 1970s. His second wife was Susan Marfrey Rogers. He married her in 1981.

Michael Bond Awards

The author won the 2008 Audies for a Paddington Book.

Michael Bond Books into Movies

The Paddington books were adapted into two live-action movies directed by Paul King.

Best Michael Bond Books

Bond is commended for having created one of literature’s most enduring characters, with some of the best books in his bibliography including:

A Bear Called Paddington: Mr. and Mrs. Brown had no idea what to expect when they first met Paddington on a railway platform in London. Neither did Paddington. The bear had just left Darkest Peru. He did not know anyone in London.

He also wasn’t exactly sure what to do with himself. But Mr. and Mrs. Brown had an idea of what was expected of them. The bear had a sign around his neck asking anyone that came across him to look after him.

So Mr. and Mrs. Brown did just that. Naming him after the railway station, they took him home and quickly found that he was the joyous delight their lives had been missing all along.

More About Paddington: Paddington was just a random stranger – and a bear – when Mr. and Mrs. Brown found him at a railway platform in London. But now he has become family. Paddington can’t steer clear of danger. Disaster seems to follow him wherever he goes.

This is to be expected. He is far too curious and his independent spirit pushes him to experiment. But for those who know him, this is perfectly fine. Regardless of the chaos he attracts, Paddington seems to bring joy to everyone he meets. This makes all his shenanigans more than worth it.

When Does The Next Michael Bond book come out?

Michael Bond doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Ups and Downs of the Castle Mice and was released on September, 5th 2019. It is the newest book in the Michael Bond Picture Books.

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