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The Hilarious Adventures of Paddington: Five Books to Enjoy

Updated on May 20, 2015

I read them as a teenager and have also read them to my kids.

Yes when I was a teenager I some how found Paddington. But for me five was not enough. I saved my money and when I had enough I went back to the bookstore and bought the next in the series, and the next one and the next one. At the time my collection reached 12 books and an earlier release of the first book. I can tell by the price and the printing within that says 3rd dell printing October 1969.

There have been other types of Paddington books. But those don't count as they are usually individual stories taken from the original chapter books. And yes I do have some of those as well.

All images except for Amazon related have been provided by me.

All images except for Amazon related were provided by me.

The outside of the box
The outside of the box

With Christmas coming books are a Great gift

And a set of books are even better

I know that this looks like I am focusing on a collection of Paddington books. In a way I am. But not completely. What I am trying to display is the importance of reading and how a boxed set of books can go a long way as a gift. Not only for Christmas but at any time.

This box set was given to me as a gift. Granted I don't remember when but it was still a gift. This gift then inspired me to read even more as I wanted to get more books. And those books I would save for and spend my own money on.

A few decades later and I still have this set of books in my collection. I have had other boxed sets of books that have been passed on or donated but not this set. Sometimes there are books or other things that will touch you in such a way that you wish to hold onto them so that you can share them with other. In this case with my kids.

So think about those you are planning to get a present for this coming Christmas. And remember that reading is something that is fun and relaxing for many people. For me I know that Paddington is one that I enjoyed as a kid as did my kids. And someday maybe these books will be read with theirs. We will see.

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The Hilarious Adventures of Paddington - Available on Amazon

As stated above this is the one I have. There are also listed a couple of other sets of books that I have read through and won.

The five books included with this collection

The book set
The book set

Paddington at the Station - The First Story in a Bear Called Paddington

Paddington at the Station - The First Story in a Bear Called Paddington
Paddington at the Station - The First Story in a Bear Called Paddington

A copleate list of the Paddington chapter books

I was surprised to find so many and will soon be expanding my collection

1958 A Bear Called Paddington

1959 More About Paddington

1960 Paddington Helps Out

1961 Paddington Abroad

1962 Paddington at Large

1964 Paddington Marches On

1966 Paddington at Work

1968 Paddington Goes to Town

1970 Paddington Takes the Air

1972 Paddington's Garden

1973 Paddington's Blue Peter Story Book a.k.a. Paddington Takes to TV

1974 Paddington on Top

1975 Paddington at the Tower

1979 Paddington Takes the Test

1980 Paddington on Screen

1984 Paddington at the Zoo

1986 Paddington at the Palace

1987 Paddington's Busy Day

2002 Paddington in the Garden

2003 Paddington and the Grand Tour

2008 Paddington Rules the Waves

2008 Paddington Here and Now

2011 Paddington at the Tower

2012 Paddington Goes for Gold

Paddington Bear - Please look after this bear also called Paddington at the Station

The first story about Paddington Bear. I thought it would be fun if you could also see an animated version of the story.

If you enjoy reading Paddington then you may also enjoy watching him - Another great find on Amazon

A few years ago I was in a local library when I found this set of DVD's. I checked it out immediately and then continued looking for other things. When I got home I had a Paddington marathon complete with popcorn and marmalade sandwiches. Shortly after that I won an amazon gift card at work. And yes this was the first thing on my list. I had to juggle a couple of other things to stay within the amount of the card but this one never left my cart.

Please look after this bear - But first please leave a note so we know where he is

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    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from State of Confusion

      @flycatcherrr: Thank you. I have a few other boxed sets as well but this was the one that stood out the most. I am glad that you too have a set that stands out for you.

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      4 years ago

      What a great idea, a boxed set! Of course I always loved Paddington (who wouldn't) but what really stands out in my memory of childhood books is a boxed set of Enid Blyton stories, a few years on. There is something just magical about a neat little box with matching books in it, like a tiny personal bookcase. The boxed set of Paddington stories would be a brilliant gift for any young reader.

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from State of Confusion

      @tazzytamar: Always happy to bring back those happy bear memories.

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      4 years ago from chichester

      I used to adore the Paddington books :) this really put a smile on my face. There's something very nostalgic about this little bear, the toggle coat and his orange marmalade.

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from State of Confusion

      @ILoveLegosToo: Glad that Paddington was there to help bring back the great memories. I am jut the one who wrote about it. ;-)

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      Tom Fattes 

      4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      I remember reading Paddington books in 3rd grade. Thanks for bringing back the great memories.

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from State of Confusion

      @ChocolateLily: Good to know. As you can tell by what I wrote so do I.

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      4 years ago

      I remember some about Paddington from my childhood. :)

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      @flinnie lm: Actually fun books. But who am I to push people to read? He says with a smile.

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      Gloria Freeman 

      5 years ago from Alabama USA

      What a fun book, thanks for sharing.

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      Rose Jones 

      5 years ago

      Very nice review of a great bear - Mr. Paddington. Pinned to my children's books I love board.

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      @KateFeredayEshete: Glad I could spark a memory that you want to share with your children. If you are not able to find it check out your local library.

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      @suepogson: You are welcome.

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      @OhMe: You are welcome for those memories. Its amazing how these good memories will pop up when you least expect them to.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I read Paddington Bear to my son and grandson and enjoyed remembering those days. Thanks.

    • suepogson profile image


      5 years ago

      What lovely reminder of my childhood. Thank you.

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      Kate Fereday Eshete 

      5 years ago from Ethiopia

      I don't remember reading the Paddington books as a child, but I certainly watched him on children's TV. You've reminded me that I have an old copy of 'Paddington goes to Town' that I picked up secondhand years ago - I must dig it out and let my children read it. Thanks for this lens celebrating Michael Bond's classic children's books.

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      @DreyaB: Glad to know that Paddington still makes you smile. Reading them to my kids or watching them read them brings a smile to me every time.

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      @DLeighAlexander: My daughter inherited Paddington from me. But now she is too old for him. Once again he is safely watching over the room while sitting on my computer desk.

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      5 years ago

      Paddington Bear is safely tucked away in my oldest son's closet. As a young boy, he loved his Paddington Bear and all the adventures of that cute little fuzzy bear! We read about those adventures and watched many others on TV. Enjoyed this lens, thanks for reminding me of this childhood treasure. I will have to start sharing Paddinton with my granddaughter now.

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      5 years ago from France

      I loved Paddington (still do!) somuch s my Grandma made me my very own Paddington bear. He loks similar to the one in the TV series, but I have some of the books too and they still make me chuckle. :0)

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      Anja Toetenel 

      5 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      I read some of the Paddington bear books too as a child. They are timeless. Great Lens!

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      @mamabrat lm: In the good news I still have kids so I have an excuse to visit the kids section at the library. And the to section at the store for that matter.

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      @captainj88: As you can tell by the stuffed bear he has not left my mind in a long time.

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      mamabrat lm 

      5 years ago

      I loved both the books and the cartoon when I was little. Thanks for helping me revisit an old friend. I often read books from the children section as I come across them at work. Some are just too cute to pass on.

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      Leah J. Hileman 

      5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I enjoyed Paddington as a child. Haven't thought about the little guy in a long time. Great reminder :)

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      @KyraB: Cool this is a great family read.

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      5 years ago

      My family loves paddington too!


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