Paddington (62 years young today!)

That lovable bear from Peru, with his hat, jacket, and marmalade sandwich, was first published on this day; 13 October in 1958 meaning that today is his 62 birthday and so for fans old, young, new, and seasoned we thought we would highlight some of the Paddington resources available to borrow or reserve at Cockburn Libraries.

Link to Catalogue record for Paddington

Paddington (the original story of the bear from darkest Peru) by Michael Bond and illustrated by R.W. Alley

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 promptly 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. Ordinary things — like having a bath — become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around.

We have lots of Paddington Picture Books

Link to Catalogue record for Paddington at the zoo
Link to Catalogue record for Paddington and the marmalade maze
Link to Catalogue record for Paddington goes to hospital
Link to Catalogue record for Paddington at the rainbow's end
Link to Catalogue record for Paddington at the Tower

And for the older readers, some Paddington novels.

Link to Catalogue record for Paddington on top
Link to Catalogue record for Paddington here and now
Link to Catalogue record for Paddington marches on

Perhaps, you would prefer to listen to Paddington with an audiobook.

Link to Catalogue record for Paddington's finest hour [sound recording]
Link to Catalogue record for Love from Paddington [sound recording]

And we can’t forget the amazing Paddington movie, and its sequel.

Link to Catalogue record for Paddington 2 : the movie storybook