Author Francesca Simon - books

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
    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.
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    Francesca Simon
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    Four new CD stories: Horrid Henry's Invasion - Horrid Henry and Perfect Peter keep invading each other's rooms. Moody Margaret's Sleepover - Moody Margaret invites all the members of the Secret Club for a sleepover, with catastrophic results. Horrid Henry's Autobiography - Miss Battle-Axe's class all have to write their autobiographies, the best to be published in the local paper. Horrid Henry Rocks - Horrid Henry wants to go to the Killerboy Rats concert while his family want to go to the Daffy and her Dancing Daisies concert.
    ABRXN 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, A Greedy Gulp of Horrid Henry is a bumper collection of three totally brilliant Horrid Henry books - including Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman, Horrid Henry Robs the Bank and Horrid Henry Wakes the Dead.

    The collection of twelve classic stories about everyone's favourite horrid boy includes the ones when Horrid Henry competes to win a snowman competition, cheats at Gotcha, and performs at a talent show.
    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!
    ANIBW
    Francesca Simon
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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!
    AHYNA 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, Horrid Henry's Fearsome Four is a full colour bind-up gift book of four Horrid Henry Early Reader stories.

    The book includes Horrid Henry's Birthday Party, Horrid Henry's Underpants, Horrid Henry's Nits and Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend.

    Early Readers - your child's stepping stone from picture books to reading books.
    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.
    AIBIB 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 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.
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    Francesca Simon
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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
    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.
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    How to Survive ... Christmas Chaos with Horrid Henry - written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross - is packed with festive fun, puzzles and Christmas jokes.

    There are also top tips from Horrid Henry about how to get all the best presents, how to get all the chocolates off the tree without your parents noticing, and MUCH MORE!
    AIXKV 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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    This Horrid Henry book from the dream team of author Francesca Simon and illustrator Tony Ross contains four hilarious stories - Horrid Henry's Mother's Day; Horrid Henry's Nightmare; The Return of the Demon Dinner Lady and Fluffy Struts Her Stuff.

    Throughout the books Henry is chased by a ghost bunny with huge teeth, a wailing graveyard ghost and a slimy zombie; provides his mum with a special surprise and more!
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    Francesca Simon
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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.
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    Francesca Simon
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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!
    AKAYN 7 years +
    Francesca Simon
    7 years +
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    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.
    ALKQF
    Francesca Simon
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    A special 20th anniversary edition of the first ever Horrid Henry book in which Henry tries to be perfect for one day, learns to dance, argues with his arch enemy Moody Margaret and goes on holiday. With a double die-cut cover and brand new extra material including the top twenty questions from Horrid Henry fans and readers about the world's favourite naughty boy - Has Horrid Henry got a girlfriend? What's the worst thing Perfect Peter has ever done? Were Horrid Henry's mum and dad ever naughty? Look out for the answers! Horrid Henry is a prize-winning 20-million-copy-selling series, illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, and his own picture books.
    AJPDH 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 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.
    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.

    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!
    ADUVH 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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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!