Michael Bond (1926-2017)

The well-known author of the Paddington Bear books has passed away at 91.

"A chance encounter with a toy bear in a London shop spawned a long line of books, a BBC TV series, a feature film and a lot of merchandise. A prolific writer, he also created The Herbs, featuring Parsley the Lion, which became a successful TV series and the tale-telling guinea pig, Olga da Polga. And for adults there was Monsieur Pamplemousse, the retired detective turned restaurant critic and his bloodhound, Pommes Frites (BBC Obituary)"

Check out some of the books we have here at the library!

Paddington by Michael Bond
Also available in: video

While waiting for their daughter to arrive at Paddington Station, Mr. and Mrs. Brown spot a small bear, recently arrived from darkest Peru, and take him home to join their family.

Paddington here and now by Michael Bond
Also available in: e-book

With trouble apparently following him everywhere he roams, lovable Paddington Bear must use his charm and wit to straighten out dilemmas involving a grouchy neighbor and a strange mishap that lands him center stage at a concert.

Paddington's storybook by Michael Bond

Presents ten previously published stories featuring the inquisitive bear with a passion for marmalade sandwiches.

Paddington at the circus by Michael Bond

Paddington Bear and the Brown family go to the circus, where Paddington ends up as part of the trapeze act.

Paddington Bear brings the Brown family to a Christmas spectacular at Barkridges and ends up making a spectacular mess.

Paddington at the beach by Michael Bond

"Nothing quite goes according to plan when Paddington Bear goes to the beach. Especially when, one by one, he is joined by hungry (and sneaky!) seagulls. Will Paddington's lunchtime snack be safe?..."--Jacket.

Paddington Bear is given his own plot of land and must create the most interesting garden he can.

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