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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.


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Francesca Simon Books

  • Horrid Henry Mega Collection - 30 Books

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: HHEN
    Collection 5 years +
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    Horrid Henry's hilarious antics will have young readers laughing aloud...

    This box set features every single one of Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry stories and a selection of facts books for children to pore over. There are 30 books featuring the naughtiest boy in children's books as he gets into all kinds of trouble and and faces up against nemeses including his younger brother, Perfect Peter.

    All of the re-readable, laugh-out-loud stories feature black-and-white artwork from Tony Ross.
    Format: paperback
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  • Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: HHFF2
    Paperback 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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  • Horrid Henry

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: HHZ2
    Paperback 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!
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  • Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Fangmangler

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: BQB2
    Paperback 5 years +
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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's Merry Mischief

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: CIW2
    Paperback 5 years +
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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 Annual 2020

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: BYYKA
    Hardback
    It's Horrid Henry's world -- you're just living in it! Join Horrid Henry, his friends and family in this activity-filled annual that will entertain every Horrid Henry fan for hours on end! Full of mazes, word-qames, puzzles, jokes, extracts, facts and much, much more, this annual has something for everyone. Find out how to avoid bedtime, fool your family, and tame your parents. Just make sure there aren't any sneaky peeking little siblings around...
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  • Horrid Henry's Swimming Lesson

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: AYGQV
    Paperback 5 years +
    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 Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: BROHO
    Paperback
    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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  • A Monster Helping of Horrid Henry

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: AGGMK
    Paperback 5 years +
    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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  • Horrid Henry: Fun in the Sun

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: BXZAC
    Paperback
    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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  • Horrid Henry's Gold Medal Games

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: ASZES
    Paperback
    Go for gold with this utterly wicked and totally brilliant Olympics-themed colouring and puzzle book from bestselling author Francesca Simon, illustrated by David Walliams artist, Tony Ross. Full of gruesome games, puzzles and activities, plus a range of sporting scenes to colour, Horrid Henry's Gold Medal Games also features his fiendish friends and evil enemies. Offering Horrid Henry fans hours of fun, this interactive colouring book features a brand new collection of black and white illustrations from the artist of bestselling David Walliams' novels, Tony Ross.
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  • Where's Horrid Henry Colouring Book

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: BHABS
    Paperback
    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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  • A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry Sports

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: AJWEH
    Paperback 7 years +
    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.
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  • Horrid Henry's Underpants

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: ADUTT
    Paperback 3 years +
    Horrid Henry receives a most unwelcome present ...
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  • Do You Speak English, Moon?

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: ALJKO
    Other 5 years +
    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.
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  • Where's Horrid Henry?

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: BGJZX
    Paperback
    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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  • Horrid Henry's Nits

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: ADUXY
    Paperback 5 years +
    The fourth book in Francesca Simon's bestselling Horrid Henry series - complete with Tony Ross' iconic illustrations - Horrid Henry's Nits is a book that will make children laugh and itch in equal measure!

    When Horrid Henry gets nits, and his little brother Peter Perfect doesn't, he makes sure that everyone else gets them too. After that, he can turn his attention to sabotaging the school trip, ruining his parents' dinner party, and terrorizing Peter.
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  • Hello Moon

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: BYWBR
    Paperback
    A magical bedtime story about a little boy who makes friends with the moon, from the author of Horrid Henry and the illustrator behind Aliens Love Underpants. When a little boy decides to talk to the moon at bedtime, his questions are seemingly endless. He wants to know all about the moon and how far it can see - from the sky-topped mountains, to the very bottom of the sea, where the mermaids swim. Does the moon have a bouncy bed? Does it like eating chocolate ice-cream? And does the moon feel lonely sometimes? Perfect for sharing at bedtime, this dreamy, thoughtful story touches on themes of friendship and kindness. Previously published as Do You Speak English Moon?
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  • Horrid Henry's Mother's Day

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: AMOCK
    Paperback
    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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  • Horrid Henry's Haunted House

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: ALBYK
    Paperback 5 years +
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. This Horrid Henry Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry can't believe his mean, horrible parents are forcing him to stay overnight at his slimy cousin Stuck-up Steve's house. And to make matters worse, Steve's house is HAUNTED. Or is it?
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  • Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: ADUWN
    Paperback 3 years +
    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!
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  • Don't Cook Cinderella

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: ADUTQ
    Paperback 5 years +
    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's Hike

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: BSAPB
    Paperback
    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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  • Horrid Henry's Sleepover

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: AIZRS
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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