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Michael Bond

  • 5 stars across 111 books
    Jonathan Langley was born in Lancaster in 1952. He studied graphic design and illustration at Liverpool College of Art and the Central School of Art and Design. He also studied bookbinding at Camberwell School of Art. In 1974 he became a freelance illustrator, working in publishing, editorial, advertising and design. Jonathan has illustrated numerous books for children. He lives in the English Lake District with his wife and three children.


    Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 13 January 1926 and educated at Presentation College, Reading. He served in the Royal Air Force and the British Army before working as a cameraman for BBC TV for 19 years. In 2015, Michael was awarded a CBE for his services to children's literature, to add to the OBE he received in 1997. Michael died in 2017, leaving behind one of the great literary legacies of our time.


    Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.


    Ian Whybrow's many popular successes range from picture books to novels for older children. Best known for his original humour, he always writes with adult readers as well as young ones in mind. He has a brilliant ear for voices, and takes pride in the fact that his work reads aloud very well. `I loved being read to as a child,' he says. `And I loved the sense that my parents were enjoying it too. For me, that's the acid test for any book - that there's something in it for everyone to enjoy.


    Oliver Jeffers is a highly acclaimed talent in picture books. He graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours and has since exhibited his paintings around the world. His outstanding talent has already been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award, the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Irish Children's Book of the Year.


    Jenny Valentine moved house every two years when she was growing up. She has also worked as a teaching assistant and a jewellery maker. She studied English Literature at Goldsmiths College, which almost put her off reading but not quite.
    Jenny is married to a singer/songwriter and has two children. In 2007, Jenny won the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction with her debut novel FINDING VIOLET PARK.


    Jill Barklem has been drawn to the natural world ever since childhood. While training as an illustrator at St Martin's School of Art, her long journeys to college gave her time to escape into the imaginary world of a colony of mice, later to be developed as the enchanting miniature world of Brambly Hedge. Jill lives in Epping, Essex.
    22nd February 2018

    Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories

    Three classic Paddington Bear stories, by beloved author Michael Bond, are brought together for the first time in this... More

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    30th June 2016

    A Bear Called Paddington

    The original story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru - now a major movie star! Unabridge... More

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    28th January 2016

    Paddington at the Rainbow's End

    Paddington is introduced to younger readers in this pre-school picture book, starring one of the world's best-loved ch... More

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    22nd June 2016

    Olga da Polga Gift Edition

    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... More

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    25th January 2010

    Paddington the Artist

    READ AND PERFORMED BY JIM BROADBENT. When Mr Gruber shows Paddington an outdoor painting exhibition he is inspired to ... More

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    8th October 2015

    Love from Paddington

    Sealed with a sticky paw! First class correspondence from the nation's favourite bear, Paddington - now a major movie ... More

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    25th August 2014

    Favourite Paddington Stories

    Three favourite stories of Paddington, the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, brought together in one volume. Pad... More

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    9th June 2011

    Paddington at the Tower

    The irresistible, classic bear from Darkest Peru, who was found on Paddington station, causes havoc while out sight-se... More

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    4th July 2012

    Paddington Goes for Gold

    A hilarious picture book featuring Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, as he takes part in a local family ... More

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    5th February 2009

    Paddington at the Zoo

    When Paddington hears that he his going to visit the zoo he is very excited and makes 6 marmalade sandwiches to take w... More

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    31st March 2011

    Paddington Buggy Book

    Follow a day in the life of the nation's favourite bear, Paddington, with this adorable rhyming board book, complete wit... More

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    9th June 2011

    Paddington's Guide to London

    A bear's eye view of London as told by the classic, best-loved character from Darkest Peru. Paddington u... More

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    5th February 2001

    Paddington at the Palace

    New cover reissue of this funny picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru. ... More

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    1st October 2007

    Paddington

    The classic story of everyone's favourite bear - Paddington! Join Paddington and the Browns as they start their adventur... More

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    30th September 1997

    More About Paddington

    To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond... More

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    2nd August 2012

    The Tales of Olga Da Polga

    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... More

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    1st August 2008

    Paddington in the Garden

    A funny picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru - soon to be a major movie star! ... More

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    25th June 2009

    Paddington - King of the Castle

    Paddington is introduced to younger readers in these attractive picture books, starring one of the world's best-loved ... More

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    1st August 2009

    Paddington at the Carnival

    A funny picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru - soon to be a major movie star! ... More

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    6th August 2001

    Paddington and the Marmalade Maze

    Mr Gruber takes Paddington on a visit to Hampton Court. As usual, Paddington manages to turn a perfectly... More

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    25th June 2009

    Paddington and the Disappearing Sandwich

    Paddington is introduced to younger readers in this pre-school picture book, starring one of the world's best-loved ch... More

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    15th March 2011

    Paddington and the Grand Tour

    The classic bear from Darkest Peru, who was found on Paddington Station, returns for a day of London sightseeing in th... More

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    2nd June 2016

    Paddington at the Circus

    Find out what happens when the classic bear from Darkest Peru visits a circus and accidentally finds himself part of t... More

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    1st August 2009

    Paddington and the Grand Tour

    Paddington is delighted when his friend Mr Gruber suggests going for a day out in the city. He is even more excited when... More

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    23rd October 2017

    Paddington 2: The Story of the Movie: Movie Tie-in

    Paddington returns for another fun-filled instalment of marmalade and mishaps in the star-studded new movie! ... More

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    23rd May 2018

    Paddington at St Paul's: Brand New Children's Book, Perfect for Fans of Paddington Bear

    Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Paddington, the much-loved bear from Darkest Peru, with this brand new classic pictu... More

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    31st October 2005

    Paddington Helps Out

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    1st January 1950

    Paddington's Cookery Book

    Get your paws sticky with Paddington in this fun-filled family cook book! From bear-shaped cookies to marmalade sausages... More

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    1st August 2008

    It Wasn't Me!

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    4th May 2006

    Olga Meets Her Match

    Olga da Polga goes visiting and meets Boris, a Russian guinea-pig. Olga and Boris become firm friends and Olga is surpr... More

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    7th December 2006

    Olga Takes Charge

    It's a busy time in the Sawdust household and Olga is right in the thick of it. She gives out advice to the other anima... More

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    7th December 2006

    Olga Carries On

    There are new arrivals in the Sawdust family and Olga is very keen to meet them. Who are the mysterious creatures livin... More

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    1st October 2015

    Olga da Polga

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    30th September 1997

    Paddington Helps Out

    To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond... More

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    28th February 2013

    Paddington Races Ahead

    To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond... More

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    28th October 2010

    The Paddington Treasury for the Very Young

    Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventure... More

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    19th May 2014

    Paddington's Adventures

    To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this volume of hilarious classic stories from master storyteller ... More

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    5th November 2015

    Paddington's Big Suitcase

    Enjoy six hilarious picture books, all about Paddington - the nation's favourite bear, now a major movie star - in thi... More

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    2nd June 2008

    Paddington Here and Now

    Paddington - the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru - is back in this fantastically funny, long-awaited, brand ne... More

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    30th April 2009

    Paddington - The Arrival: Jigsaw Book

    Little ones will love this simplified story of Paddington's arrival, with an easy-assemble 9-piece jigsaw on every sprea... More

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    27th August 2015

    Paddington Goes to Hospital

    "We should never have given Paddington a boomerang for his birthday," said Mrs Brown as she gazed down at the figure l... More

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    1st October 2009

    Paddington and the Christmas Surprise

    A funny, festive miniature hardback picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru. The perf... More

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    30th April 2009

    Paddington - At the Seaside: Jigsaw Book

    Little ones will love this simple story about Paddington on holiday, with an easy-assemble 9-piece jigsaw on every sprea... More

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    3rd March 2008

    Paddington

    A gorgeous little hardback edition of the classic story of the bear from Peru. Paddington Bear first met... More

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    30th September 1997

    Paddington Abroad

    To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond... More

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    5th November 2001

    Paddington Treasury

    Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington Station.... More

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    1st October 2008

    Paddington Book and Toy Gift Set

    50th anniversary gift set edition of the classic Paddington picture book and specially made Paddington plush toy! ... More

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    6th August 2009

    Paddington - At Home: Jigsaw Book

    Little ones will love this simple story about Paddington helping around the house, with an easy-assemble 9-piece jigsaw ... More

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    2nd June 2008

    Paddington: My Book of Marmalade

    A delightful collection of Paddington's marmalade musings and sticky delights - a celebration of 50 years of our favou... More

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    2nd June 2008

    Paddington Puzzle and Play Book

    Featuring irresistible images from the FilmFair animated TV series, this activity book is packed with puzzles, games and... More

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    6th August 2009

    Paddington - Goes Shopping: Jigsaw Book

    Little ones will love this simple story about Paddington on a shopping trip, with an easy-assemble 9-piece jigsaw on eve... More

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    1st February 2007

    Olga Moves House

    Olga is delighted when the Sawdust family move her inside their house for the winter. She has her own box in the corner... More

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    6th April 1999

    Paddington Takes the Air

    To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond... More

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    1st February 2007

    Olga Follows Her Nose

    Lots of exciting things are happening in the Sawdust household, and Olga da Polga is right in the thick of them. First ... More

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    2nd June 2008

    Paddington Pocket Library

    Four fun books about everyone's favourite bear, Paddington, in one little library! Celebrate Paddington's 50th... More

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    7th September 1998

    Paddington Goes To Town

    To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond... More

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    7th September 1998

    Paddington at Work

    To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond... More

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    3rd July 2014

    The Classic Adventures of Paddington

    Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventu... More

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    6th April 1999

    Paddington on Top

    To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond... More

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    31st March 2011

    Paddington's London Treasury

    Paddington Bear has been delighting adults and children alike with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventu... More

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    29th January 1998

    Paddington At Large

    To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond... More

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    6th April 1998

    Paddington Marches On

    To celebrate Paddington Bear's 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond... More

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    2nd August 1999

    Paddington at the Carnival

    Paddington visits the Spring carnival in Little Venice. It's Springtime again and Mr Gruber is taking Pa... More

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    2nd April 2007

    Paddington's Suitcase

    Enjoy eight delightful Paddington story books in this special gift edition suitcase. Children's favourit... More

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    7th April 2016

    Love from Paddington

    Sealed with a sticky paw! First class correspondence from the nation's favourite bear, Paddington - now a major movie ... More

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    1st September 2016

    It Wasn't Me!

    Imagine swallowing a computer chip and becoming a living computer... imagine almost burning down your school... imagine ... More

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    8th April 2010

    Paddington A Day At The Seaside & Other Stories

    Worth his weight in marmalade sandwiches, here's Paddington in four more favourite adventures. Whether he's playing in t... More

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    9th April 2009

    Paddington Please Look After This Bear & Other Stories

    Four charming tales starring the marmalade-loving bear from darkest Peru. The stories are: `Please Look After This Bea... More

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    1st August 2009

    Paddington in the Garden

    When Paddington starts to make a list of all the nice things he can think of about being a bear and living with the Brow... More

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    1st August 2009

    Paddington and the Christmas Surprise

    A funny, festive picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru. When the Browns take Paddin... More

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    1st August 2009

    Paddington Here and Now

    Paddington -- the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru -- is back in this fantastically funny, brand new novel from m... More

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    1st August 2009

    More About Paddington

    "Bears like Paddington are very rare," says Mrs Bird, "and a good thing too, or it would cost us a small fortune in marm... More

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    1st August 2009

    Paddington at the Palace

    When Mr Gruber takes Paddington to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard, there are so many people in the... More

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    1st June 2008

    The Best of Paddington on CD

    Paddington - the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru - is back in these fantastically funny stories from master st... More

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    28th August 2014

    A Paddington Collection

    Four charming Paddington stories collected for the first time. Read by Stephen Fry and Jim Broadbent. Pa... More

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    1st August 2009

    Paddington Here and Now

    Paddington - the beloved, classic bear from Darkest Peru - is back in this fantastically funny, brand new novel from mas... More

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    6th October 2016

    Paddington Little Library

    Four fun books about everyone's favourite classic bear, Paddington - now a major movie star - in one little library! ... More

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    6th April 2017

    The Tale of the Castle Mice

    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 th... More

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    5th April 2018

    Paddington's Finest Hour

    Paddington - the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, now a major movie star - is back in this fantastically funny, b... More

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    22nd May 2017

    Best-loved Paddington Stories

    Three favourite stories of Paddington, the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, brought together in one volume. Pad... More

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    29th January 1998

    Paddington, A Classic Collection

    Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington Station.... More

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    6th August 2001

    Paddington: My Scrapbook

    Paddington Bear's Adventures have been treasured by readers for over 40 years. Now his Peruvian points of interest and... More

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    2nd August 1999

    Paddington Bear Up and About

    Paddington's typical busy day. Rise and shine! Paddington Bear has a busy day ahead, filled with getting... More

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    28th May 1998

    Paddington and the Tutti Frutti Rainbow

    The Brown's trip to the seaside looks like being a disaster when the rain sets in. They escape into a cafe and Padding... More

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    4th March 2002

    Paddington in Hot Water

    In this new Little Library Paddington is back again and things get very sticky! Somehow when this bear is around thing... More

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    5th February 2001

    Paddington Minds the House

    Left to his own devices, Paddington decides to surprise the Browns. In between baking them a chocolate cake, he sets a... More

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    1st September 2016

    It Wasn't Me!

    Imagine swallowing a computer chip and becoming a living computer... imagine almost burning down your school... imagine ... More

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    7th July 2003

    Paddington and the Grand Tour

    Paddington is delighted when his friend Mr Gruber suggests going for a day out in the city. He is even more excited when... More

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    1st November 2018

    The Complete Adventures of Paddington: The 15 Complete and Unabridged Novels in One Volume

    Celebrate Paddington's 60th Anniversary with this exquisite volume, bringing together all fifteen of the classic novel... More

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    1st October 2018

    Paddington and the Grand Tour: Band 15/Emerald

    Paddington Bear returns for a day of London sightseeing in this hilarious book by Michael Bond. Paddingt... More

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    1st October 2018

    Paddington in the Garden: Band 15/Emerald

    When Paddington starts to make a list of all the nice things he can think of about being a bear and living with the Br... More

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    1st October 2018

    Paddington Goes to Hospital: Band 15/Emerald

    "We should never have given Paddington a boomerang for his birthday," said Mrs Brown as she gazed down at the figure l... More

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    1st October 2018

    Paddington Goes for Gold: Band 15/Emerald

    A hilarious picture book featuring Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, as he takes part in a local family ... More

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    7th February 2019

    Paddington at the Palace

    New cover reissue of this funny picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru. ... More

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    18th February 2019

    Paddington at the Tower

    The irresistible, classic bear from Darkest Peru, who was found on Paddington station, causes havoc while out sight-se... More

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    18th February 2019

    Paddington and the Marmalade Maze

    Mr Gruber takes Paddington on a visit to Hampton Court. As usual, Paddington manages to turn a perfectly... More

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