Michael Bond Books

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

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

Order of Paddington Bear Picture Books

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

Order of Mouse Called Thursday Series

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

Order of Parsley Series

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

Order of Olga Da Polga Series

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

Order of J.D. Polson Series

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

Order of Monsieur Pamplemousse Series

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

Order of Michael Bond Standalone Novels

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

Order of Michael Bond Picture Books

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

Order of Michael Bond Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Pleasures of Paris 1988 Description / Buy
2 Bears & Forebears 1996 Description / Buy
3 Paddington’s Guide to London (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
4 Paddington's Cookery Book (Short Story) 2011 Description / 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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