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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'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's Krazy Ketchup

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: AKAYN
    Paperback 5 years +
    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, Horrid Henry's Krazy Ketchup is the 23rd Horrid Henry storybook and it contains four stories - including Horrid Henry's Ketchup, Horrid Henry's Chicken, The Revenge of the Bogey Babysitter and Horrid Henry Tells It Like It Is.

    Discover the one thing Horrid Henry is scared of, watch out for the return of Rabid Rebecca, find out what happens when Henry makes a film about his family and lots more in the most hilarious and horrid storybook yet.
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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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  • Horrid Henry Meets the Queen

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: AHAVH
    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. 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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  • Where's Horrid Henry?

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: BGJZX
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    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: Up, Up and Away

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: BUQID
    Paperback
    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's Stinkbomb

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: ASMPC
    Paperback 6 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. Hold your nose! It's stinkbombs at the ready as Henry's Purple Hand Gang goes to war with Moody Margaret's Secret Club. This could get very smelly ...A hilarious and horrid new Early Reader from bestelling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.
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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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  • 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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  • Horrid Henry's Nits

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: AIBHV
    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. 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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  • Horrid Henry School's Out

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: BPWWY
    Paperback
    School's out so have a super summer with Horrid Henry! A great value collection of six favourite Horrid Henry summer stories in one book, with loads of fun activities at the back to keep boredom away. Join Henry as he creates havoc at the swimming pool, goes on stage at the coolest concert ever, and faces Moody Margaret in the battle of the Purple Hand Gang vs The Secret Club -- plus much, much more! Featuring: Horrid Henry and the Secret Club Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine Horrid Henry and the Swimming Lesson Horrid Henry Reads a Book Horrid Henry and the Pirate Party Horrid Henry Rocks
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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: Spooky Spectacular

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: BZJFL
    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! An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everwhere.
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  • Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Injection

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: BWLTD
    Paperback
    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This full-colour Early Reader brings the utterly horrid and totally brilliant Horrid Henry series to a new generation of readers! Learn to read with Horrid Henry! Each Early Reader contains vibrant full-colour illustrations and age-appropriate text developed in conjunction with Early Years Reading Consultants. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.
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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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  • Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: AOJCN
    Paperback 5 years +
    The final collection of four brand new utterly horrid stories; Horrid Henry's Bake-Off sees Henry and Margaret go head-to-head in a hotly contested baking competition, Henry triumphantly reveals his top tips in Horrid Henry's Extra Horrid Guide to Perfect Parents, he reads an interesting book about Evil Evie, a really naughty girl not too dissimilar to himself in Horrid Henry's Bad Book, and conjures up an ancient cannibal's curse to deal with his enemies and small, annoying brother in Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books.
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  • Horrid Henry and the Comfy Black Chair

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: AMZDI
    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. The comfy black chair makes TV watching perfect. That's what Horrid Henry thinks ...and so does Perfect Peter. Now Henry and Peter are locked in a battle for the chair, and the TV. Only one brother can win ...but who will it be?
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  • Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Nightmare

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: BZJPH
    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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  • 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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  • The Monstrous Child

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: AZMBV
    Paperback
    'Before you reject me, before you hate me, remember: I never asked to be Hel's queen.' But being a normal teenager wasn't an option either. Now she's stuck ruling the underworld. For eternity. She doesn't want your pity. But she does demand that you listen. It's only fair you hear her side of the story ...It didn't have to be like this.
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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 and the Mega-mean Time Machine

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: ADUYQ
    Paperback 5 years +
    Horrid Henry and the Mega-mean Time Machine is the thirteenth title in the fantastically successful Horrid Henry series.

    The book - written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross - contains four fabulous stories in which Horrid Henry builds himself a time machine and tricks Perfect Peter; Perfect Peter strikes back; Henry dines at Restaurant Le Posh; and he is made to go on a hike.
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  • Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: ADUUK
    Paperback 5 years +
    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.
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  • Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: ACSJS
    Paperback
    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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