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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

  • Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library Box Set - 30 Books - Collection - 9781510102293 - Francesca Simon & Tony Ross
    HHLB 5 years +
    Francesca Simon & Tony Ross
    5 years +
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    Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library is a box set featuring every single one of Francesca Simon's stories starring the naughtiest boy in children's books - and so much more!

    Displayed in a keepsake slipcase and with a mammoth 30 books included, this is a brilliant collection to add to any child's bookshelf. Very funny stories that are tremendously re-readable, they follow the lovably naughty Henry as he gets into all kinds of trouble and faces of against his nemesis, Perfect Peter.

    With extra appeal added by the black-and-white artwork from Little Princess author Tony Ross, the collection also includes joke books and a special Christmas story to accompany the laugh-out-loud novels.
  • ACSJS
    Francesca Simon
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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
    Francesca Simon
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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.
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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.
  • ALJKO 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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    A little boy getting ready for bed looks up at the moon and wonders whether it can speak English as it shines all over the world. He tells the moon about his day - it's not lonely falling asleep when you share your day's adventures with the moon. A timeless bedtime picture book from bestselling Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon and Ben Cort, illustrator of Aliens Love Underpants. Audio read by Lenny Henry. Lenny Henry has risen from being a cult star on children's television to being one of Britain's best known and loved personalities.
  • 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!
  • AJPDH 3 years +
    Francesca Simon
    3 years +
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    In author Francesca Simon and illustrator Tony Ross' Horrid Henry's Wedding, Henry goes to a very horrid wedding.

    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.

    Prissy Polly is getting married to Pimply Paul, and Henry and Peter have to be pageboys. In green satin knickerbockers. Ugh. Wormy worm Peter can't wait, of course. But Henry decides that if he has to be part of it, he can at least make sure that this is the most horrible wedding... ever.
  • AEJFX
    Francesca Simon
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    This audiobook version of Horrid Henry's Monster Movie contains four brand-new stories starring Francesca Simon and Tony Ross' naughtiest boy in books!

    In the stories, Horrid Henry makes his own scary movie -- The Undead Demon Monster Who Would Not Die, persuades Peter to hand over his stash of Grump Cards (as a brilliant scheme to get him out of the punishments his parents give him) and spends a weekend at Aunt Ruby's where he has to share a bedroom with his two arch-enemies, Stuck-Up Steve and Bossy Bill.

    Then when Henry's school decides to have a mini-Olympics, he sets up his own Holympics, with medals for crisp-eating, TV watching, and Burping to the Beat. The audiobook is read by Miranda Richardson
  • AIBIB 3 years +
    Francesca Simon
    3 years +
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    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, Horrid Henry's Christmas Presents is a festive treat starring the naughtiest boy in books.

    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 a brilliant idea for his family's Christmas presents. Who says he has to BUY them at all? It's the thought that counts! Early Readers - your child's stepping stone from picture books to reading books.
  • AIBIC 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    Welcome to World Records - Horrid Henry style!

    Horrid Henry's gizmo collection is a massive 643...but that's nothing compared to the Magnet Lady, who owns over 30,000 fridge magnets. The most words spelled backwards in a minute is 14...how many can Henry spell forwards?

    A British man holds the world record for eating six giant pizzas in under a minute... could Greedy Graham beat that?

    Weird, wonderful, hilarious and horrid, this new non-fiction book is jam-packed full of world records - and a few of Henry's own too! Full of facts and written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, this book essential for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.
  • AIBIJ
    Francesca Simon
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    Horrid Henry reaches a younger generation of readers in Don't Be Horrid, Henry! - a new version of the amusing picture book.

    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 a dreadful shock for Horrid Henry when Perfect Peter is born, and despite his best - or worst - efforts, he can't manage to get rid of him. As Peter gets bigger, Henry gets crosser and crosser, but the day comes when Henry inadvertently finds himself saving Peter and discovers that its rather nice to be a hero.
  • AIBHY
    Francesca Simon
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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 and Moody Margaret cook up trouble making Glop in Francesca Simon and Tony Ross' Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret.
  • AIBIW
    Francesca Simon
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    In Horrid Henry's All Time Favourite Joke Book, you can laugh your head off with Horrid Henry, his family, friends and enemies as they present more hilarious, ridiculously ribtickling jokes.

    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, this is Horrid Henry's most totally brilliant, fiendishly funny, utterly wicked joke book yet.
  • AHASD 3 years +
    Francesca Simon
    3 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 can't stand it when Perfect Peter loses a tooth before him. Why should Peter get a pound from the Tooth Fairy and not Henry? And then Henry has a brilliant idea. He will trick the Tooth Fairy.

    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy is a laugh-out-loud book that will resonate with any child excited for the visit of the tooth fairy!
  • AHAVH 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 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. 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 ...
  • AHATO 3 years +
    Francesca Simon
    3 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 sports day. And he hates the cross-country run more than any other event. But just as he is heaving his weary bones to the starting line, he has a wonderful, spectacular idea of how to win the race.
  • CF0082 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    From football fouls to computer crimes and beastly babysitters to smelly stink bombs, these 20 fun-packed, colour stories starring Horrid Henry - the naughtiest boy in children's books - are full of mischief.

    This treasury of stories also features a personal diary that gives children an insight into Henry's life.
  • ASZEL
    Francesca Simon
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    Four hilarious stories, in which Horrid Henry hits on a brilliant way to write thank you letters, negotiates over vegetables, competes with Perfect Peter over which of them is sickest, and finds himself wearing the wrong underpants, with dreadful consequences. Read by Miranda Richardson
  • ASZFQ
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    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 Dinosaurs - Horrid Henry style!
  • ASZFD
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    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 KINGS AND QUEENS - Horrid Henry style!
  • ASZFF
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    Packed with fun and freaky facts, this is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and lots of things you might never have wanted to know) about FOOD - Horrid Henry style!
  • ASZFT
    Francesca Simon
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    Get ready for a crafty Christmas with Horrid Henry and this advent activity book, packed full of fiendishly festive things to make and do. With 32 full-colour pages of crafts, activities, quizzes and games, have hours of fun and prepare for a totally awesome Christmas - Horrid Henry-style! The perfect pre-Christmas purchase for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.
  • ASZFE
    Francesca Simon
    • £9.99
    Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2016, Francesca Simon's The Monstrous Child is an operatic and epic drama quite like any other book you've read.

    It focuses on Hel, an ordinary teenager who just so happens to be the goddess of the Underworld. She wonders why life is so unfair but is determined to make the best of it, creating gleaming halls in her dark kingdom and welcoming the dead who she is forced to host for eternity.

    Until eternity itself is threatened.

    Much loved for her children's books including Horrid Henry, Francesca Simon's first teen novel is exhilarating.

    This title has been shortlisted for 2017's YA Book Award.
  • AMJED 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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    From multi-million-copy selling author, Francesca Simon, and David Walliams' illustrator, Tony Ross, comes the latest title in the successful Horrid Henry's Factbooks series. What sound does the sun make? How long would it take to travel there in a car? And how do astronauts go to the toilet? Bursting with out-of-this-world facts and cosmic trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything a Horrid Henry fan has ever wanted to know about outer space. Surprise your family and awe your friends with your amazing new knowledge!