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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's Hike

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 absolutely, positively HATES hiking...so when his parents force him on a family hike, he'll do whatever it takes to make it miserable for everyone else too...A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestselling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.

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Horrid Henry's Christmas

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry's Haunted House

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

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. This Horrid Henry Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Horrid Henry can't believe his mean, horrible parents are forcing him to stay overnight at his slimy cousin Stuck-up Steve's house. And to make matters worse, Steve's house is HAUNTED. Or is it?

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Horrid Henry's Holiday

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

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Horrid Henry's Monster Movie

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

Four brand new stories in which Horrid Henry makes his own scary movie, The Undead Demon Monster Who Would Not Die, persuades Peter to hand over his stash of Grump Cards (as a brilliant scheme to get him out of the punishments his parents give him) and spends a weekend at Aunt Ruby's where he has to share a bedroom with his two arch-enemies, Stuck-Up Steve and Bossy Bill. Then when Henry's school decides to have a mini-Olympics, he sets up his own Holympics, with medals for crisp-eating, TV watching, and Burping to the Beat.

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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
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Horrid Henry's Nits

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
Contributors:
Francesca Simon, 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.

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Horrid Henry

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
Contributors:
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 Mummy's Curse

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

Four favourite stories: Horrid Henry's Hobby, Horrid Henry's Homework, Horrid Henry's Swimming Lesson and Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse

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Horrid Henry's Revenge

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

A brilliant collection of four stories about this favourite character. Wickedly subversive, hilariously funny and bang up to date, Horrid Henry¿s 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.

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Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter

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

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

A stinkbomb becomes a deadly weapon in Horrid Henry's long-running war with Moody Margaret; he uses all his guile to win the school reading competition, only to find the longed-for prize is not what he expected; he goes for a sleepover and retreats in horror when he finds that other people's houses aren't always as nice as his own; and he has the joy of seeing Miss Battle-Axe ticked off by the Head when he knows it was all his fault. In short, another vintage HORRID HENRY title!

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Horrid Henry Meets the Queen

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's Christmas Cracker

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

It's a gift! Four fun and festive stories from one hilariously horrid boy - a perfect addition to a cheeky child's stocking.Four fabulously funny stories full of every family's worst Christmas nightmares, as Horrid Henry sabotages the school play, tries to do his Christmas shopping without spending his pocket money, attempts to ambush Father Christmas, and endures Christmas dinner with the guests from hell. Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry series has sold over 20 million copies in the UK alone, and his antics have charmed adults and children across the globe. Don't miss out on the fun!

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Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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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.

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Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend

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

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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Horrid Henry Wakes The Dead

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

Horrid Henry finds a surefire way of wielding the remote control to ensure he always watches his programme of choice, vies with Moody Margaret to become the head of the school, shows off his prowess as a magician in the school talent show, and battles it out with Perfect Peter over who gets the green dinosaur and who gets the purple one.