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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

    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.
    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!
    HHFF2 5 years +
    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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    ADUZD 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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    The seventh book in the bestselling Horrid Henry series from author Francesca Simon and illustrator Tony Ross, this includes four stories - Horrid Henry's Hobby, Horrid Henry's Homework, Horrid Henry's Swimming Lesson and Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse.
    Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library Box Set - 30 Books - Collection - 9781407239224 - Francesca Simon
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    Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library brings together 30 books containing 84 original Horrid Henry stories, zillions of jokes and hours of fiendish reading fun. Francesca Simon's hilarious stories are perfect for getting reluctant readers into chapter books and have been adapted into both an animated CITV programme and a hit film. From passing nits on to his nemesis Perfect Peter to sabotaging the school sports day, Henry is always up to trouble and the books have been brilliantly and amusingly illustrated by Tony Ross. The collection also features a couple of joke books that are sure to have children aged 5 and over chuckling away!
    AEABV 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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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.

    AEBBZ 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    Horrid Henry's friends are so keen to hamper Henry's humour, after the success of their contributions to his Jolly Joke Book, that they're willing to pay Henry to include their jokes in his next book.

    But they don't realise that Henry has saved his best gags for this book, so their hard-earned money will be misspent when their anecdotes are overshadowed.

    Themed sections include Fluffy's Jokes and Greasy Greta's Greasy Jokes, as well as typically hilarious jokes from Henry in this brand new collection from Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross.
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    Francesca Simon, one of the bestselling children's authors in the world, the creator of the Horrid Henry series, launches an exciting novel - The Sleeping Army - for children aged 8+.

    Freya is an ordinary girl living in modern Britain, but with a twist: people still worship the Viking gods. She's caught in her parents' divorce, and shuttling between bickering adults is no fun.

    One evening, stuck with her dad on his night shift at the British Museum, she is drawn to the Lewis Chessmen and Heimdall's Horn. Unable to resist, she blows the horn, waking three chess pieces from their enchantment; the slaves Roskva and Alfi, and Snot the Berserk.

    They are all summoned to Asgard, land of the Viking gods, and told they must go on a perilous journey to restore the gods to youth. If Freya refuses she will be turned into an ivory chess piece but, if she accepts her destiny and fails, the same terrible fate awaits her.
    AGEFZ 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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    Horrid Henry plots his revenge against the school dinner lady in this hilarious story - Horrid Henry and the Demon Dinner Lady - 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.

    Horrid Henry is furious! No way will Greasy Greta, the dinner lady, snatch his delicious sweets and crisps again. He tries hiding his food. He tries eating his desserts secretly. But it is no use. So Horrid Henry starts to plan his revenge... Another fine read from Francesca Simon and Tony Ross!
    AGGMK 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
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    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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    Francesca Simon
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    This unabridged Horrid Henry audiobook features four new stories about young readers' favourite mischievous boy.

    Four 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!

    Written by Francesca Simon, the audiobook will delight any fan of Horrid Henry and his naughty antics!
    ACVQT 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
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    Horrid Henry Shows Who's Boss is yet another hilarious children's book written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross. Let Horrid Henry guide you through the year in this hilarious new compilation gift book.
    ADUTA 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
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    The sixteenth title in Francesca Simon's fantastically successful Horrid Henry series, Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman is a laugh-out-loud read that will appeal to any child who loves fun-filled stories - and it features Tony Ross' striking illustrations!

    Building a snowman brings out Henry's competitive streak; he sets up his Monstrous Makeovers business to rival Moody Margaret's Miraculous Makeovers; things go badly wrong when a famous author comes to school; and he thinks 'You'll all be sorry when I'm dead' and spends a rainy day writing his will.
    ADUTQ 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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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.
    ADUTR 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
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    Illustrated by Tony Ross and written by Francesca Simon, Horrid Henry and the Secret Club contains four stories about Henry, in which he goes to the dentist, torments his brother Peter, creates havoc at his birthday party, and plans revenge when Moody Margaret won't let him into her secret club.
    ADUTT 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    Horrid Henry receives a most unwelcome present ...
    ADUUK 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
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    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.
    ADUVH 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
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    Weird and wonderful, hilarious and horrid, welcome to Francesca Simon and Tony Ross' A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry's Bodies - Horrid Henry's non-fiction guide to everything you ever wanted to know about Bodies.

    Did you know that if your intestines were removed they would stretch round a tennis court several times over? Or that humans are as hairy as gorillas? Or that you move more than 90 muscles in your leg every time you take step? Or that you'll spend three years of your life on the toilet and one third of your life asleep?

    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 Bodies - Horrid Henry style!
    ADUWN 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 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 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!
    ADUXO 6 years +
    Francesca Simon
    6 years +
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    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.
    ADUXU 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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    Four favourite HORRID HENRY stories: Horrid Henry and the Comfy Black Chair, Horrid Henry's Haunted House, Horrid Henry's School Fair, and Horrid Henry Minds his Manners.
    ADUXY 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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    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.
    ADUYH 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, Horrid Henry Meets the Queen is the twelfth title in the fantastically successful Horrid Henry series.

    The book contains four uproarious stories in which the Queen visits Horrid Henry's school and watches the children make wattle and daub; and Horrid Henry tries to hypnotise Moody Margaret, tricks Perfect Peter into doing his household chores, and gets his own way at bathtime.
    ADUYK 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 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.

    In author Francesca Simon and illustrator Tony Ross' Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick, Horrid Henry needs money - and fast! But just how is he going to do it?