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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
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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.
  • HHFF2 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+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • ADUTQ 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
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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.
  • HHZ2 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!
  • BGTRQ 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
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    Na Na Ne Nah Nah! Join Henry and the Purple Hand Gang as they battle their rotten rivals, the Secret Club, in this action-packed annual. Stinkbombs at the ready!Full of awesome activities, quizzes, puzzles, jokes, extracts, and much more, this is Henry's most amazing annual yet. Find out which gang you belong to, help Henry plan the ultimate ambush, and test your knowledge of all things Purple Hand Gang. Just make sure you know the secret password . . .The perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere!
  • AYDOC
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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. 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.
  • AIZRS 3 years +
    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.

    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.
  • AKRPW
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    The Horrid Henry Sticker Book is a fun and brand new interactive sticker book from Francesca Simon and Tony Ross in their prize-winning, 20-million-copy-selling Horrid Henry series, containing more than 200 stickers.

    Help Henry hide horrid things in Peter's room, decorate his house for Christmas, scare Weedy William at Halloween, fill Miss Battle-Axe's classroom with nits - and lots more!
  • AQEQG
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    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!
  • AQGRZ
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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. Frosty Freeze, the best ice cream makers ever, are having a Best Snowman Competition - and the prize is a year's supply of free ice cream. Hmmm boy, Henry can already taste it! Henry knows that only he deserves to win - but can he defeat Moody Margaret? And what will he do when worm Peter decides that he wants to join in?
  • ACSJS
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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!
  • AQQYE
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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. Bang! Pow! The Horrid Henry Time Traveler is ready for blast off ...And Perfect Peter had better watch out. A hilarious story perfect for Early Readers.
  • AMJED 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
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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!
  • AJWEH 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry's Sports is a must for every Horrid Henry-loving sports fan!

    Did you know that the Olympic gold medals are made mostly of silver? What is the world's most popular sport? Did the Romans really do athletics in the nude? And how do you win the World Gurning Championships?

    This edition of this book - with a special World Cup Quiz - is Horrid Henry's essential guide to the weirdest and most wonderful sporting facts.
  • ALJKO 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
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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.
  • ALWTG 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 is far too busy to bother with his stupid, boring spelling homework. He'll just have to come up with a spectacularly brilliant plan instead.
  • ANIBW
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    This new edition of a classic Horrid Henry puzzle book contains 64 pages of fun - a perfect purchase for the summer holidays. There are holiday howlers to tell, secret messages to crack, crosswords, mazes, wordsearches and spot the differences to solve - all with a uniquely Horrid twist! There's something for every Horrid Henry fan. Are you as clever and tricky as your hero Henry? Find out this holiday - we guarantee you'll never be bored again!
  • AEABV 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
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    Francesca Simon's devilish bad boy features with more attitude than ever in this four story audio CD. The uproariously funny stories include: Horrid Henry's Perfect Day, Horrid Henry's Dance Class, Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret and Horrid Henry's Holiday. Brilliantly read by Miranda Richardson, this collection of stories is bound to inspire and encourage reluctant young readers to try more Horrid Henry tales.

  • AIBHY
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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.
  • 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
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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.
  • AIBIV
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    Laugh your way through every day of the year with Horrid Henry as he presents 365 hilarious jokes for every possible occasion ...But is the last laugh on Henry?

    From the dream author/illustrator team of Francesca Simon and Tony Ross, this book is full of laugh-out-loud jokes that the naughtiest boy in books loves telling!
  • AIBIW
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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.