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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 and the Comfy Black Chair

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.The comfy black chair makes TV watching perfect. That's what Horrid Henry thinks . . . and so does Perfect Peter.Now Henry and Peter are locked in a battle for the chair, and the TV. Only one brother can win . . . but who will it be?Read by Miranda Richardson

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Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry’s Injection

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
Contributors:
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 Annual 2019

Francesca Simon
Authors:
Francesca Simon

It's Horrid Henry's world -- you're just living in it! Join Horrid Henry, his friends and family in this activity-filled annual that will entertain every Horrid Henry fan for hours on end!Full of mazes, word-qames, puzzles, jokes, extracts, facts and much, much more, this annual has something for everyone. Find out how to avoid bedtime, fool your family, and tame your parents. Just make sure there aren't any sneaky peeking little siblings around...

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Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Where's Horrid Henry?

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

A fun-packed full colour Horrid Henry picture book with illustrated scenes, stuffed with tricky things to search for and find. Featuring 32 pages of fiendish things to spot, join Henry and his friends (and evilest enemies!) on their awesome adventures - from birthday parties and camping trips to hiding out at a spooky haunted house. With a challenging checklist of things to spot, this is Henry's most horrid challenge yet!The question is, where's Horrid Henry?Perfect for existing Horrid Henry fans, as well as fans of activity books such as WHERE'S WALLY?, WHERE'S THE MEERKAT? and WHERE'S SANTA?

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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 Cannibal Curse

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry's Tricky Tricks

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

Following in the footsteps of previous gift books (HH'S DREADFUL DEEDS, HH'S HOUSE OF HORRORS, HH RULES THE WORLD, HH'S EVIL ENEMIES, HH'S WICKED WAYS, HH'S BIG BAD BOOK, HH SHOWS WHO'S BOSS), enjoy the best of Horrid Henry in this compilation of Horrid Henry's most terrible tricks!In these ten favourite stories chosen from the Horrid Henry books, Moody Margaret has a sleepover, Henry finds a fool-proof way to win at Gotcha, wakes the dead, gets his own back on Stuck-Up Steve, builds the best snowman ever and finds yet more fiendishly funny ways to trick Perfect Peter. Plus, there are awesome extras including Gotcha rules, Henry's Talent Show Rap, Grump Cards and the TRUE autobiography of Henry, Lord High Excellent Majesty of the Purple Hand Gang. This is the perfect gift book for all Horrid Henry fans!

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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 Krazy Ketchup

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

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

Four hilarious new Horrid Henry stories - HORRID HENRY'S MOTHER'S DAY, probably not the day his mum looks forward to most in the year, HORRID HENRY'S NIGHTMARE where Henry's chased by a ghost bunny with huge teeth, a wailing graveyard ghost and, for good measure, a slimy zombie, then a new story about one of his greatest enemies in THE RETURN OF THE DEMON DINNER LADY and last but not least FLUFFY STRUTS HER STUFF.Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books.

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A Monster Helping of Horrid Henry 3-in-1

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

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry Tricks and Treats

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry Robs the Bank

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry's Birthday Party

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 creates havoc at his birthday party.

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Horrid Henry Rules the World

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

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross