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Francesca Simon



Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California and started writing stories at the age of eight. She wrote her first Horrid Henry book in 1994. Horrid Henry has gone on to conquer the globe; his adventures are published in 27 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide.

Francesca has won the Children's Book of the Year Award and been a judge for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In 2009, in one of the proudest moments of her career, Francesca was awarded a Gold Blue Peter badge.

Francesca is also a passionate ambassador for children's literacy and is a trustee of the World Book Day charity. She lives in North London with her family.

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 Early Reader: Horrid Henry’s Newspaper

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry: Fun in the Sun

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry’s Injection

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

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's Hike

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry Ghosts and Ghouls

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

What has mummies and monsters, bogey babysitters and demon dinner ladies? It can only be a Horrid Henry Halloween story collection! In fact, it's Henry's spookiest collection yet, filled with his most hilariously horrid and frighteningly funny adventures.Featuring:Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse Horrid Henry and the Demon Dinner Lady Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter Horrid Henry Casts a Spell Horrid Henry and the Fangmangler Horrid Henry and the Monster Movie

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Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire

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.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 School's Out

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry's Jolly Holidays

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

Celebrate a truly horrid Christmas with Horrid Henry and this festive storybook bind-up.Packed with six favourite Horrid Henry stories, plus bonus content to make sure Christmas is stuffed full of cheeky festive fun.This is the perfect stocking filler for Horrid Henry fans everywhere!Stories included are:Horrid Henry and the Dinner Guests Horrid Henry's HikeHorrid Henry Robs the Bank Horrid Henry Goes ShoppingHorrid Henry's InvasionHorrid Henry's Horrid Weekend

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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 and the Secret Club

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

Four stories about Horrid Henry, in which he tries to trick the tooth fairy, has Moody Margaret to stay and sends her packing, makes teachers run screaming from school, and wrecks a wedding.

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Horrid Henry's Nits

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

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.

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Horrid Henry

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

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.

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Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman

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

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.Read by Miranda Richardson(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd

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Horrid Henry's Wicked Ways

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, 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 Gets Rich Quick

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

These are the stories of Horrid Henry 'the child that every teacher has nightmares about. Four complete and unabridged stories with really horrid music and sound effects:Horrid Henry has a bad day and runs away - only to be lured back by pancakes. He cheats in every possible way at sports day. He thinks of a novel way to get rich quick and ensures by devious means he gets what he wants for Christmas.(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd

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Horrid Henry Meets the Queen

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

Four uproarious new stories enhanced by Miranda Richardson's inspired reading and really horrid music and sound effects, 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.(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd

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Horrid Henry's Big Bad Book

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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A Helping of Horrid Henry 3-in-1

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross