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Francesca Simon

Born on 23 February, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri, British-American author Francesca Simon is best-known for her "Horrid Henry" stories. With more than 50 books published in her career, Francesca Simon won the Children's Book of the Year award in 2008 for Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman and has sold millions of books in her career. Many of her books have been illustrated by Tony Ross. Before becoming an author, she worked as a journalist for the Guardian, Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph.



Francesca Simon Books

    HHFF2 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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    Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend by Francesca Simon reveals more of our hero's far-fetched scams and wicked pranks as Henry meets up with Bossy Bill and goes shopping with Mum. With witty illustrations from Tony Ross, this is a great set of four stories about the boy who makes even the toughest premiership stars look like angels! Brilliant fun for readers from 5+.

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    HHZ2 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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    A special 20th anniversary edition of the original collection of Horrid Henry stories, Francesca Simon's irresistibly naughty tales see our favourite trouble-magnet pretending to be perfect for the day (which causes far more chaos than Henry's usual bad behaviour) and falling out with next-door's Moody Margaret, as well as camping in France. Henry lives up to horrible expectations with plenty of grumpy and gruesome behaviour...

    Horrid Henry is ideal for encouraging reluctant readers from 5+ and this anniversary edition of the wicked and funny stories comes with brand new material for little ones to enjoy - Twenty Things You Didn't Know About Horrid Henry - and a fantastic double die-cut cover!
    Horrid Henry Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781510100879 - Francesca Simon
    HORD 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
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    A star not only in books but also in his very own cartoon and even a hit film, Horrid Henry is proud to be the naughtiest boy in literature.

    Brilliantly naughty, Francesca Simon's stories appeal to many children who wouldn't pick up a book otherwise and Tony Ross' distinctive illustrations just add to the mayhem and fun. In these books, Henry comes up with a money-making scheme, shows off at the school talent show and does so much more.

    Mischief abounds when Henry's around!
    NIS2 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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    Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry's Nits is an early reader that will no doubt horrify adults and delight young readers in equal measure! With short chapters and fabulous colour pictures from the talented illustrator Tony Ross, this book is ideal for encouraging newly independent readers aged 5 and over, as Horrid Henry and the nit nurse go head to head!

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    Francesca Simon
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    Four new CD stories: Horrid Henry's Invasion - Horrid Henry and Perfect Peter keep invading each other's rooms. Moody Margaret's Sleepover - Moody Margaret invites all the members of the Secret Club for a sleepover, with catastrophic results. Horrid Henry's Autobiography - Miss Battle-Axe's class all have to write their autobiographies, the best to be published in the local paper. Horrid Henry Rocks - Horrid Henry wants to go to the Killerboy Rats concert while his family want to go to the Daffy and her Dancing Daisies concert.
    ABRXN 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, A Greedy Gulp of Horrid Henry is a bumper collection of three totally brilliant Horrid Henry books - including Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman, Horrid Henry Robs the Bank and Horrid Henry Wakes the Dead.

    The collection of twelve classic stories about everyone's favourite horrid boy includes the ones when Horrid Henry competes to win a snowman competition, cheats at Gotcha, and performs at a talent show.
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    Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire is the twentieth book in the multi-million selling children's book series from author Francesca Simon and illlustrator Tony Ross.

    Four new stories in which Horrid Henry terrorizes his classmates at a school sleepover in the museum; plays with Perfect Peter and tricks him into handing over all his money; gets out of writing his own story for Miss Battle-Axe by adapting one of Peter's; and meets the Nudie Foodie, a celebrity chef, who comes to the school to improve school dinners. No more burgers! No more chips!
    ACUOX
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    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

    It's Halloween. With a bag full of tricks and the best costume in town, Henry can't wait to go trick or treating. But, oh the shame! Surely Mum doesn't expect him to go out with Peter dressed as a fluffy pink bunny?

    Horrid Henry Tricks and Treats, written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, is a spooky read starring the naughtiest boy in books.
    ACVQT 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    Horrid Henry Shows Who's Boss is yet another hilarious children's book written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross. Let Horrid Henry guide you through the year in this hilarious new compilation gift book.
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    This unabridged Horrid Henry audiobook features four new stories about young readers' favourite mischievous boy.

    Four stories in which Horrid Henry terrorizes his classmates at a school sleepover in the museum; plays with Perfect Peter and tricks him into handing over all his money; gets out of writing his own story for Miss Battle-Axe by adapting one of Peter's; and meets the Nudie Foodie, a celebrity chef, who comes to the school to improve school dinners. No more burgers! No more chips!

    Written by Francesca Simon, the audiobook will delight any fan of Horrid Henry and his naughty antics!
    ADUAS
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    Horrid Henry reads Perfect Peter's diary and improves it; goes clothes shopping with Mum and tries to make her buy him some Rootatoot trainers; is horrified when his old enemy Bossy Bill turns up at school; and tries by any means, fair or foul, to win the class football match and defeat Moody Margaret. 1) Horrid Henry Peeks at Peter's Diary 2) Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend 3) Horrid Henry Goes Shopping 4) Horrid Henry's Arch Enemy
    AGEFZ 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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    Horrid Henry plots his revenge against the school dinner lady in this hilarious story - Horrid Henry and the Demon Dinner Lady - perfect for Early Readers.

    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

    Horrid Henry is furious! No way will Greasy Greta, the dinner lady, snatch his delicious sweets and crisps again. He tries hiding his food. He tries eating his desserts secretly. But it is no use. So Horrid Henry starts to plan his revenge... Another fine read from Francesca Simon and Tony Ross!
    AGGMK 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, A Monster Helping of Horrid Henry is a bumper collection of three totally brilliant Horrid Henry books - including Horrid Henry Rocks, Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire and Horrid Henry's Monster Movie.

    A collection of twelve classic stories about everyone's favourite horrid boy, including the one in which Horrid Henry makes his own scary movie, The Undead Demon Monster Who Would Not Die.
    AEBBZ 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    Horrid Henry's friends are so keen to hamper Henry's humour, after the success of their contributions to his Jolly Joke Book, that they're willing to pay Henry to include their jokes in his next book.

    But they don't realise that Henry has saved his best gags for this book, so their hard-earned money will be misspent when their anecdotes are overshadowed.

    Themed sections include Fluffy's Jokes and Greasy Greta's Greasy Jokes, as well as typically hilarious jokes from Henry in this brand new collection from Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross.
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    Francesca Simon, one of the bestselling children's authors in the world and the creator of the Horrid Henry series, launches an exciting novel for children aged 8+ with The Sleeping Army. This audiobook edition is read by Simon Russell Beale.

    Freya is an ordinary girl living in modern Britain, but with a twist: people still worship the Viking gods.

    She's caught in her parents' divorce, and shuttling between bickering adults is no fun. One evening, stuck with her dad on his night shift at the British Museum, she is drawn to the Lewis Chessmen and Heimdall's Horn. Unable to resist, she blows the horn, waking three chess pieces from their enchantment; the slaves Roskva and Alfi, and Snot the Berserk.

    They are all summoned to Asgard, land of the Viking gods, and told they must go on a perilous journey to restore the gods to youth. If Freya refuses she will be turned into an ivory chess piece but, if she accepts her destiny and fails, the same terrible fate awaits her.

    Brilliantly funny, original and a wholly new take on the Norse myths - and the travails of contemporary family life.
    ADUTA 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    The sixteenth title in Francesca Simon's fantastically successful Horrid Henry series, Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman is a laugh-out-loud read that will appeal to any child who loves fun-filled stories - and it features Tony Ross' striking illustrations!

    Building a snowman brings out Henry's competitive streak; he sets up his Monstrous Makeovers business to rival Moody Margaret's Miraculous Makeovers; things go badly wrong when a famous author comes to school; and he thinks 'You'll all be sorry when I'm dead' and spends a rainy day writing his will.
    ADUTQ 7 years +
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    Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon offers a thoroughly subversive twist on favourite fairy tale characters in Don't Cook Cinderella: A School Story with a Difference.

    It's just an ordinary day at Mother Goose's Academy. There's Miss Good Fairy teaching the Three Little Pigs, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood to read and write - while Miss Bad Fairy is inciting the Ugly Sisters, the Big Bad Wolf, Troll, Wicked Stepmother, Wicked Witch and Jealous Queen to gobble them all up. The result? Chaos!

    Witty, fast-paced and anarchic, this is a complete story with ten short chapters ('C.A.T. Spells Dog', 'What Troll Learned', 'Snakes and Snails for Lunch') that take us through the school day.

    Originally published as Big Class, Little Class, this freshly illustrated reissue brings Francesca Simon and Tony Ross together again in a wonderful romp that Horrid Henry fans will revel in.
    ADUTR 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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    Illustrated by Tony Ross and written by Francesca Simon, Horrid Henry and the Secret Club contains four stories about Henry, in which he goes to the dentist, torments his brother Peter, creates havoc at his birthday party, and plans revenge when Moody Margaret won't let him into her secret club.
    ADUTT 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    Horrid Henry receives a most unwelcome present ...
    ADUUK 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
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    Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick is the fifth title in the fantastically successful Horrid Henry series from Francesca Simon and Tony Ross.

    More hilarious stories about Horrid Henry, the child teachers have nightmares about. Horrid Henry makes sure he gets the presents he wants for Christmas, sabotages the school sports day, runs away from home, and thinks of a brilliant way to get rich quick - by selling off his little brother.
    ADUVH 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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    Weird and wonderful, hilarious and horrid, welcome to Francesca Simon and Tony Ross' A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry's Bodies - Horrid Henry's non-fiction guide to everything you ever wanted to know about Bodies.

    Did you know that if your intestines were removed they would stretch round a tennis court several times over? Or that humans are as hairy as gorillas? Or that you move more than 90 muscles in your leg every time you take step? Or that you'll spend three years of your life on the toilet and one third of your life asleep?

    Packed with freaky facts and random trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and lots of things you might never have wanted to know) about Bodies - Horrid Henry style!
    ADUWN 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

    Horrid Henry is determined to win the class football match and defeat Moody Margaret, by whatever means necessary... Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend is a hilarious book to get reluctant readers reading from Francesca Simon and Tony Ross!
    ADUWT 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

    Horrid Henry hates writing thank you letters. Why should he waste his precious time thanking people for terrible presents? In fact, why should anyone? Then he has a wonderful, spectacular idea ...one that's guaranteed to make him rich, rich rich!

    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, Horrid Henry's Thank You Letter is a hilarious read for children aged 5 and over.
    ADUXO 6 years +
    Francesca Simon
    6 years +
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    Horrid Henry's Revenge is a brilliant collection of four stories about Francesca Simon and Tony Ross' popular character.

    Wickedly subversive, hilariously funny and bang up to date, Horrid Henrys fame is spreading. In this collection, Henry accompanies his father to the office, hacks into his parents computer, meets the Demon Dinner Lady and plan the ultimate revenge on Perfect Peter.