Michael Bond

Born on 13 January, 1926 in Newbury, Berkshire, Michael Bond grew up in Reading and published his first Paddington Bear book, A Bear Called Paddington, in 1958. The first of many novels, the famous marmalade-loving bear has also starred in picture books, TV shows and a hit film.

Michael started writing in 1945 and sold his first short story to a magazine in the same year. He was awarded an OBE for services to Children’s Literature in 1997 and awarded a CBE in 2015.


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Michael Bond Books

  • PDO2 Toddlers

    Paddington Little Library (Collection)

    Michael Bond

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    This is a little library full of four Paddington stories for any fan of the marmalade-loving bear.

    The little board books follow Paddington as he travels all the way from Peru to London to meet the Brown family and go on all sorts of fun adventures.

    The size and format of these little books make them ideal for younger Paddington fans.
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  • ALKOA 3 years +

    Paddington Suitcase (Paperback)

    Michael Bond

    Enjoy eight delightful Paddington story books in this special gift edition suitcase. Children's favourite, Paddington Bear is a distinguished small bear of earnest good intentions who gets drawn into mishap and adventure at every turn. Thankfully his great sense of logic and determination manage to get him out of most scrapes, albeit in perhaps some rather unconventional ways. Find out what happens when Paddington gets all the wrong kind of attention at the zoo, how he skyrockets on a funfair ride and how he 'helps out' around the house...with messy results! The Paddington books contained in the suitcase are: Paddington and the Busy Day Paddington and the Marmalade Maze Paddington and the Tutti Frutti Rainbow Paddington at the Fair Paddington at the Palace Paddington at the Zoo Paddington Minds the House Paddington the Artist
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  • CPD2 7 years +

    A Bear Called Paddington (Paperback)

    Michael Bond

    Hand-picked favourites
    In Michael Bond's A Bear Called Paddington, Mr and Mrs Brown stumble across a small, polite bear in Paddington Station with a label around his neck which reads: "Please look after this bear. Thank you."

    It's the start of lots of hilarious stories in which Paddington Bear encounters all kinds of adventures, leaving his inimitable sticky imprint wherever he goes.

    The ultimate in funny and endearing classic chapter books to read with children aged five and older!
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  • BHMTO 5 years +

    Paddington: Please Look After This Bear & Other Stories Audio (Audio)

    Michael Bond

    Four charming tales starring the marmalade-loving bear from darkest Peru. The stories are: 'Please Look After This Bear', 'A Bear in Hot Water', 'A Disappearing Trick' and 'Paddington and the Amateur Dramatics.' 'Please look after this bear' said the label around Paddington's neck, so the Brown family take him home and do just that. Life with Paddington, however, is full of surprises - as you'll find out in these four great dramatised stories! 1 CD. 50 mins.
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  • BSVVY

    The Complete Adventures of Paddington (Hardback)

    Michael Bond

    Celebrate Paddington's 60th Anniversary with this exquisite volume, bringing together all fifteen of the classic novels about the much-loved bear from Darkest Peru. Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over sixty years. To celebrate his enduring popularity, the complete collection of fifteen novels are brought together for the very first time in this beautifully illustrated keepsake book. A must-have for readers everywhere, to be treasured from generation to generation. This very special treasury contains: A Bear Called Paddington More About Paddington Paddington Helps Out Paddington Abroad Paddington at Large Paddington Marches On Paddington at Work Paddington Goes to Town Paddington Takes the Air Paddington on Top Paddington Takes the Test Paddington Here and Now Paddington Races Ahead Love from Paddington Paddington's Finest Hour
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  • AUISB 3 years +

    Olga da Polga (Paperback)

    Michael Bond

    Olga da Polga has left the pet shop to start a new life with her owners. Her home is now a large and airy hutch and it's not long before she meets Noel the cat, Fangio the hedgehog, and Graham the tortoise. Her garden companions soon discover that Olga loves an audience and from the moment she arrives she tells them stories about her wild and exciting adventures. Although they are not always sure whether to believe everything Olga says, one thing is certain-since Olga moved in, life is never dull! Whether she's Olga the explorer, Olga the prizewinner, or Olga the storyteller, she is always Olga da Polga! Written by national treasure Michael Bond, with wonderful colour illustrations by Catherine Rayner and a dazzling design, this small format gift edition is perfect for young readers.
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  • AANZK 4 years +

    The Paddington Treasury for the Very Young (Hardback)

    Michael Bond

    Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years. To celebrate his enduring popularity, six best-loved classic picture books are brought together in one lavish volume, truly to be treasured. Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same! for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around. This sumptuous treasury brings together six of the most popular stories: Paddington Paddington at the Zoo Paddington at the Palace Paddington in the Garden Paddington and the Marmalaze Maze Paddington the Artist
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  • AYESP 3 years +

    The Tale of the Castle Mice (Paperback)

    Michael Bond

    The Earl's Castle is home to a magnificent doll's house, and inside lives a family of mice. Mr and Mrs Perk and their thirteen children live happily together and work hard to maintain their splendid home. But one day their beloved doll's house is taken away ...Full of humour and warmth, this nostalgic tale by Michael Bond, the author of Paddington Bear, and is brought to life with exquisite detail by Emily Sutton.
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  • BHHIX

    Paddington Here And Now (Paperback)

    Michael Bond

    The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this reissued novel, with a brand new cover design. 'I'm not a foreigner,' exclaimed Paddington hotly. 'I'm from Darkest Peru.' Paddington Bear always manages to find himself in tricky situations, sometimes extraordinary situations. Like the time he had a difficult encounter with a policeman or when he found himself in deep water with a newspaper reporter. But since arriving from his native Peru after an earthquake Paddington has always felt at home with the Brown family who found him on Paddington station. Until one day, a surprise visitor arrives at thirty-two Windsor Gardens. Is it time for Paddington to decide where 'home' really is? In 2008 Michael Bond's first novel featuring the adventures of Paddington Bear celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Paddington's amazing ability to get into and out of trouble is at the heart of the countless stories that have been loved the world over ever since. However, it is many years since a new novel has been published, and in celebration of this landmark, Michael Bond has written the funniest and the most moving Paddington novel ever.
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  • AKTTA 3 years +

    Paddington - Favourite Paddington Stories (Paperback)

    Michael Bond

    Three favourite stories of Paddington, the bear from Darkest Peru, brought together in one volume! This special edition brings together three favourite classic adventures - Paddington in the Garden, Paddington at the Carnival and Paddington and the Grand Tour. Whether he is gardening, walking along the canal, or seeing the sights of London - as always - there is never a dull moment when Paddington is around!
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  • BPKPX

    Paddington (Other)

    Michael Bond

    The classic story of everyone's favourite bear, Paddington. Now available in board book format - perfect for tiny paws! Paddington Bear first met the Brown family at a railway station - Paddington Station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and a label reading `Please look after this bear'. Without further ado, Mr and Mrs Brown welcomed the adventurous bear into their family, and in honour of their meeting place they named him Paddington. The Browns soon discover that Paddington is a most unusual bear, for ordinary things - like having a bath - become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around!
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  • ADDUW 3 years +

    Paddington at the Carnival (Paperback)

    Michael Bond

    The irresistible Paddington Bear, who was found on Paddington station, returns in this re-issued picture book with an eye-catching new cover design It's Springtime again and Mr Gruber is taking Paddington down to the canal to join in the the fun at the Spring Carnival. Hoping to win a boat ride for two, the friends enter the Busy Bee Adventure Trail. Paddington soon discovers that he's very good at spotting things beginning with the letter B, but it seems that he's not the only one with his eye on the prize!
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  • ABHHT 3 years +

    The Paddington Treasury for the Very Young (Audio)

    Michael Bond

    Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures for over fifty years.

    To celebrate his enduring popularity, six of his best-loved stories are brought together in one lavish audiobook volume, truly to be treasured.

    This sumptuous CD treasury brings together six of the Paddington's most popular stories: Paddington, Paddington at the Zoo, Paddington at the Palace, Paddington in the Garden, Paddington and the Marmalade Maze and Paddington the Artist.
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  • AEWDD 5 years +

    The Tales of Olga Da Polga (Paperback)

    Michael Bond

    Olga da Polga has left the pet shop to start a new life with her owners. Her home is now a large and airy hutch and it's not long before she meets Noel the cat, Fangio the hedgehog, and Graham the tortoise. Her garden companions soon discover that Olga loves an audience and from the moment she arrives she tells them stories about her wild and exciting adventures. Although they are not always sure whether to believe everything Olga says, one thing is certain - since Olga moved in, life is never dull! Whether she's Olga the explorer, Olga the prizewinner, or Olga the storyteller, she is always Olga da Polga! Written by the beloved Michael Bond, with wonderful illustrations by Catherine Rayner, this is a gift edition for young readers to treasure.
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    Paddington the Artist (Paperback)

    Michael Bond

    A hilarious story of everyone's favourite bear, Paddington - now a major movie star! When Paddington goes to an outdoor painting exhibition he is inspired to work on his own masterpieces. And it's not long before he sells some of his paintings to a mysterious art collector! Stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world for more than sixty years.
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    A Bear Called Paddington (Hardback)

    Michael Bond

    "Things are always happening to me. I'm that sort of bear." PADDINGTON Celebrate Paddington's 60th Anniversary with this exquisite gift edition. Unabridged and featuring beautiful colour drawings by the original illustrator, Peggy Fortnum, this is truly a book to be treasured. "A bear? On Paddington station?" Mrs Brown looked at her husband in amazement. "Don't be silly, Henry. There can't be!" Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.
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    Paddington's Finest Hour (Paperback)

    Michael Bond

    Paddington - the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, now a major movie star - is back in this fantastically funny, illustrated novel from master storyteller Michael Bond! Hurrying forward, he held out a welcoming hand. "Sir Percival Rushmoor," he said. "I'm invigilating." "I'm sorry to hear that, Sir Percival," said Paddington. "I hope you feel better very soon." Paddington always finds himself in unusual situations so it is no surprise when he has a run-in with the police, appears in a TV cookery show, and gives one of his hard stares to a hypnotist! For nearly sixty years, Paddington Bear has touched the hearts of adults and children worldwide with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.
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  • BCVAW 3 years +

    Best-Loved Paddington Stories (Paperback)

    Michael Bond

    Three favourite stories of Paddington, the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, brought together in one volume. Paddington is now a major movie star! This special edition brings together three favourite classic adventures - Paddington Goes to Hospital, Paddington at the Circus and Paddington Goes for Gold.
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  • AYEMA

    Paddington's Finest Hour (Hardback)

    Michael Bond

    Paddington - the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, now a major movie star - is back in this fantastically funny, brand new illustrated novel from master storyteller Michael Bond! Hurrying forward, he held out a welcoming hand. "Sir Percival Rushmoor," he said. "I'm invigilating." "I'm sorry to hear that, Sir Percival," said Paddington. "I hope you feel better very soon." Paddington always finds himself in unusual situations so it is no surprise when he has a run-in with the police, appears in a TV cookery show, and gives one of his hard stares to a hypnotist!
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  • AXEWP

    It Wasn't Me! (Paperback)

    Michael Bond

    Imagine swallowing a computer chip and becoming a living computer...Imagine almost burning down your school...Imagine being Harry Manners. He is a very unusual boy. His family don't understand him. His teachers wish he would stop daydreaming. But he thinks he's doing just fine, as long as he has a stash of Max Masters comics to read and his imaginary pet pig Monty to take for a walk...
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  • AUTWP

    It Wasn't Me! (Hardback)

    Michael Bond

    Imagine swallowing a computer chip and becoming a living computer...imagine almost burning down your school...imagine being Harry Manners. He is a very unusual boy. His family don't understand him. His teachers wish he would stop daydreaming. But he thinks he's doing just fine, as long as he has a stash of Max Masters comics to read and his imaginary pet pig Monty to take for a walk...
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  • AUTSS 3 years +

    The Tale of the Castle Mice (Hardback)

    Michael Bond

    The Earl's Castle is home to a magnificent doll's house, and inside lives a family of mice. Mr and Mrs Perk and their thirteen children live happily together and work hard to maintain their splendid home. But one day their beloved doll's house is taken away...Full of humour and warmth, this nostalgic tale by Michael Bond, the author of Paddington Bear, and is brought to life with exquisite detail by Emily Sutton.
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  • AUHCR

    A Bear Called Paddington (Paperback)

    Michael Bond

    The original story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru - now a major movie star! Unabridged and illustrated in spectacular full-colour throughout, this beautiful large-sized edition of a much-loved classic will enchant established Paddington fans and a new generation of readers alike. "A bear on Paddington Station?" said Mrs Brown in amazement. "Don't be silly - there can't be." Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same...for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.
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  • AUDGM 3 years +

    Paddington at the Circus (Paperback)

    Michael Bond

    Find out what happens when the classic bear from Darkest Peru visits a circus and accidentally finds himself part of the act! The circus has come to town, and Paddington and the Browns have front row seats! But Paddington becomes anxious when he looks up and sees a man dangling from a rope by his ankles. Always ready to lend a paw, he rushes off to save the trapeze artist and as a result the circus is turned upside down! Paddington, however, comes out on top as the star of the show. For more than five decades, stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world.
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