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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

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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
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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 Gets Rich Quick

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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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`s Haunted House

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
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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 Bogey Babysitter

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

Horrid Henry encounters the babysitter from hell, traumatizes his parents on a car journey, goes trick or treating at Hallowe'en, and invades Moody Margaret's Secret Club. Four stories, as brilliant and inventive as ever, to add to 'the funniest series ever written about sibling rivalry and what it's like to be a young child' (Independent on Sunday).

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Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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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

Four fabulous stories in which Horrid Henry builds himself a time machine and tricks Perfect Peter; Perfect Peter strikes back; Henry dines at Restaurant Le Posh; and he is made to go on a hike.

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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
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Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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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.