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.


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Francesca Simon Books

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    Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

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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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    Horrid Henry (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

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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!
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    Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Fangmangler (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

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    Horrid Henry braves the terrifying Fangmangler in this hilarious story 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. When Henry has no pocket money left to buy a Dungeon Drink kit, he comes up with an ingenious scheme to make some cash and give his friends (and enemies) a scare at the same time. But does the Fangmangler really exist? And if not, which of Henry's evil enemies is out for revenge? A funny, spooky story, perfect for Hallowe'en and all year round.
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    Horrid Henry Summer Fun (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    Get ready for some super summer mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories.Join Henry for a scorching summer as he does what he does best - causes mischief! Featuring hilarious stories, plus totally awesome puzzles and summer jokes.Featuring:Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret Fluffy Struts her Stuff Horrid Henry's Wedding Moody Margaret's Sleepover Perfect Peter's Horrid Day Horrid Henry's Bake Off The perfect summer holiday read for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.
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  • AIZRS 3 years +

    Horrid Henry's Sleepover (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    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.

    In Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry's Sleepover, Horrid Henry is going to New Nick's house for a sleepover. Bliss! New beds to bounce on. New biscuit tins to raid. Henry can't wait. But will the evening turn out the way Henry expects?

    Complemented by Tony Ross' hilarious illustrations, this is a laugh-out-loud story starring the naughtiest boy in books.
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    Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    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!
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    Horrid Henry: Fun in the Sun (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get ready for a bumper edition of mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories! Spend your summer holidays with Horrid Henry! This book contains six favourite stories and tons of fun jokes and activity pages to keep Horrid Henry fans of all ages entertained for hours. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everwhere.
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    Where's Horrid Henry Colouring Book (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    A fun-packed Horrid Henry colouring book, stuffed with tricky things to search for and find, and filled with pages of Horrid Henry chaos to colour in!Go mad with 32 pages of fiendish things to spot and colour in - join Henry and his friends (and evilest enemies!) on their awesome adventures - from birthday parties and camping trips to hiding out at a spooky haunted house. With pages of illustrated Horrid Henry scenes to colour in, this is the perfect boredom-busting book!Get creative with Horrid Henry!
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  • AYGQV 5 years +

    Horrid Henry's Swimming Lesson (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    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. Armbands at the ready as Henry causes chaos in a mischievous bid to escape his dreaded swimming lesson with Soggy Sid. A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestelling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.
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    Horrid Henry's Sizzling Summer (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    Have a sizzling summer with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry summer stories. Join Henry for a super summer holiday as he raids the Secret Club tent, gives Aerobic Al a run for his money on sports day, causes chaos on his first TV appearance, goes on a less-than awesome camping trip and much more. The perfect summer holiday read for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.
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    Horrid Henry: Up, Up and Away (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    Number One for fiendish fun! Four brand-new, wickedly funny and totally brilliant stories featuring the inimitable Horrid Henry! Contains four stories: Horrid Henry: Up, Up and Away Horrid Henry Changes History Horrid Henry Steals the Show Horrid Henry and the Zoom of Doom Illustrated by Tony Ross, these timeless stories offer an irresistible introduction to ready for pleasure, featuring one of the best-loved characters in children's fiction.
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    Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    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. Henry's class are on a spooky school trip to the local museum, but could there be a terrifying zombie vampire on the loose? Henry soon has his classmates believing Miss Battle-Axe and Miss Lovely might be scarier than they seem . . . A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestselling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.
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    Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Hike (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    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. Henry absolutely, positively HATES hiking...so when his parents force him on a family hike, he'll do whatever it takes to make it miserable for everyone else too... A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestselling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.
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  • CIW2 5 years +

    Horrid Henry's Merry Mischief (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

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    Celebrate a truly horrid Christmas with Horrid Henry and this festive storybook bind-up. Packed with six favourite Horrid Henry stories, plus bonus content to make sure Christmas is stuffed full of cheeky boredom-busting fun. Featuring: Horrid Henry's Bad Present Horrid Henry's Thank You Letter Horrid Henry Eats a Vegetable Horrid Henry's Rainy Day Horrid Henry and the TV Remote Horrid Henry's Grump Card This is the perfect stocking filler for Horrid Henry fans everywhere!
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    Horrid Henry's Mother's Day (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    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. Mother's Day! Bleccch! Why isn't there a Children's Day, that's what Horrid Henry wants to know. Henry is fed up of always being outdone by goody goody Perfect Peter - but this year, he's got a plan...
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  • AHAVH 5 years +

    Horrid Henry Meets the Queen (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    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. The Queen is coming to visit Horrid Henry's school. The real live Queen! Henry can't believe it. But when Miss Battle-Axe puts him in the back row, Henry is furious. Now how is he meant to find out how many TVs she has? Somehow Henry has to get himself noticed - and show the Queen just how horrid he can be ...
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    Horrid Henry's Nits (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    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 has got nits - again! But as an impending visit from Nitty Nora the Nit Nurse looms, Henry's determined he won't be the only one...
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  • AIXKV 5 years +

    Horrid Henry's Nightmare (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    This Horrid Henry book from the dream team of author Francesca Simon and illustrator Tony Ross contains four hilarious stories - Horrid Henry's Mother's Day; Horrid Henry's Nightmare; The Return of the Demon Dinner Lady and Fluffy Struts Her Stuff.

    Throughout the books Henry is chased by a ghost bunny with huge teeth, a wailing graveyard ghost and a slimy zombie; provides his mum with a special surprise and more!
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    Horrid Henry's Cracking Christmas (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    Prepare for a truly horrid Christmas with this brand new gift title, packed with six favourite festive Horrid Henry stories, Christmas survival guide and hilarious advent joke countdown to the big day. Released just in time for a cracking Christmas, this is the perfect festive gift book for Horrid Henry fans!
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  • ADUTQ 5 years +

    Don't Cook Cinderella (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    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.
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    Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick (Other)

    Francesca Simon

    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 needs money - and fast! But just how is he going to do it? Read by Miranda Richardson
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  • AGGMK 5 years +

    A Monster Helping of Horrid Henry (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    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.
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    Where's Horrid Henry? (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    A fun-packed full colour Horrid Henry picture book with illustrated scenes, stuffed with tricky things to search for and find. Featuring 32 pages of fiendish things to spot, join Henry and his friends (and evilest enemies!) on their awesome adventures - from birthday parties and camping trips to hiding out at a spooky haunted house. With a challenging checklist of things to spot, this is Henry's most horrid challenge yet!The question is, where's Horrid Henry?Perfect for existing Horrid Henry fans, as well as fans of activity books such as WHERE'S WALLY?, WHERE'S THE MEERKAT? and WHERE'S SANTA?
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  • ADUXO 5 years +

    Horrid Henry's Revenge (Paperback)

    Francesca Simon

    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.
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