Francesca Simon - Hachette Children's Group

Francesca Simon



Francesca Simon worked for 12 years as a freelance arts journalist, writing for the Sunday times, and The Guardian amongst others. Francesca wrote her first children's book in 1989 and has gone from strength to strength ever since. She lives in London with her husband and son.

Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California, and then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She now lives in London with her family. She has written over 50 books and won THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR at the Galaxy British Book Awards for HORRID HENRY AND THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN.

Visit Francesca's website at www.francescasimon.com and keep up-to-date with Horrid Henry at www.horridhenry.co.uk. You can also follow her on Twitter @simon_francesca

Books currently available by this author

Date published: New > Old

Orion Children's Books

Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry's School Fair

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry's Christmas

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

Henry's doing some secret Christmas present-swapping in this hilarious festive Horrid Henry 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.Henry is sick of his slimy cousin Stuck-Up Steve getting the best presents every Christmas, but maybe this year he can do something about it...

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Horrid Henry's Christmas Ambush

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry and the Fangmangler

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

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 Stinkbomb

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

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 and the Mega-Mean Time Machine

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

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.Frosty Freeze, the best ice cream makers ever, are having a Best Snowman Competition - and the prize is a year's supply of free ice cream. Hmmm boy, Henry can already taste it! Henry knows that only he deserves to win - but can he defeat Moody Margaret? And what will he do when worm Peter decides that he wants to join in?

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Horrid Henry's Christmas Lunch

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

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 would much rather have pizza and chips for his Christmas lunch, and this year, he might just get his way...This is the 100th book in the phenomenally popular Early Reader format, published during Henry's 20th anniversary year - make sure to celebrate with Henry this Christmas! An ideal stocking filler for young readers.

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Horrid Henry's Haunted House

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry's Nits

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

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's Holiday

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

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 up to high jinks, causing chaos on his family holiday.

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Horrid Henry's Wedding

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry's Sleepover

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry's Royal Riot

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

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 child's reading journey.Includes: HORRID HENRY'S THANK YOU LETTER, HORRID HENRY'S SPORTS DAY, HORRID HENRY MEETS THE QUEEN and MOODY MARGARET'S SCHOOL.Enjoy four favourite Horrid Henry stories as Henry tries to get rich quick, get the prize, get some answers and get his own back!

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Horrid Henry's Author Visit

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

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 is Book Week at Horrid Henry's school, and TJ Fizz, Henry's favourite author in the whole world, is coming in to talk to his class. So he can't believe his rotten luck when he is sent to listen to the Happy Nappy song with the Infants instead. He has to escape - but how?

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Horrid Henry's Christmas Play

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

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!Full colour illustrations from the fabulous Tony Ross on every page!

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Horrid Henry Tricks and Treats

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

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 Halloween. With a bag full of tricks and the best costume in town, Henry can't wait to go trick or treating. But, oh the shame! Surely Mum doesn't expect him to go out with Peter dressed as a fluffy pink bunny?

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Moody Margaret's School

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

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.Forced to play schools at Moody Margaret's house, Henry is determined to find a way to get sent home. But how?

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Horrid Henry's Car Journey

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

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 car journeys - especially when it means going to visit Prissy Polly and Pimply Paul, and missing Rude Ralph's birthday party. Watch out, Mum and Dad, because Henry is prepared to do whatever it takes to get out of this trip.