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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 Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9781510102293 - Francesca Simon & Tony Ross
    HHLB 5 years +
    Francesca Simon & Tony Ross
    5 years +
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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+.

    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.
  • ABRXN 5 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.
  • AARQP
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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.
  • AGEFZ 3 years +
    Francesca Simon
    3 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!
  • AEABV 5 years +
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    5 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 5 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.
  • AEFYP
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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.
  • AHASD 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 can't stand it when Perfect Peter loses a tooth before him. Why should Peter get a pound from the Tooth Fairy and not Henry? And then Henry has a brilliant idea. He will trick the Tooth Fairy.

    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy is a laugh-out-loud book that will resonate with any child excited for the visit of the tooth fairy!
  • AHATO 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 hates sports day. And he hates the cross-country run more than any other event. But just as he is heaving his weary bones to the starting line, he has a wonderful, spectacular idea of how to win the race.
  • AHAVH 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 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. 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 ...
  • AHYNA 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
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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.
  • AIBHX
    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 is desperate to be Joseph in the school Christmas Nativity play. The trouble is, Miss Battle-Axe has made him the inn-keeper. There's only one thing for it - Henry's got to make his own part BIGGER!

    Another fine Horrid Henry story from Francesca Simon, Horrid Henry's Christmas Play has full colour illustrations from the fabulous Tony Ross on every page!
  • 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
    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.
  • 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
    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.
  • AIBIX
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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!
  • AGGMK 5 years +
    Francesca Simon
    5 years +
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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.
  • 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!