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 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. Michael Bond has now written a total of fourteen novels and a synopsis of all the stories can be found in this section.

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Picture Books

In 1972 Michael Bond began writing some shorter versions of the stories. With full color illustrations on every page, these books were aimed at slightly younger readers.

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Movie Tie-in

To go with Paddington’s first ever appearance on the big screen, HarperCollins have published a complete new range of books including a novelisation and picture book of the story from the movie.

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Illustrators

While 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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