Francesca Simon - Author

About the Author

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 English husband and their son. When she is not writing books she is doing theatre and restaurant reviews or chasing after her Tibetan Spaniel, Shanti.

Featured books by Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry

Horrid Henry

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/02/2012

A Special Edition of Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon to celebrate Orion's 20th anniversary. The first riotously funny stories of Henry and his little brother Peter.

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Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend

Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback (b Format) Release Date: 29/04/2010

A new collection of stories about Horrid Henry and his little brother, Perfect Pete. Henry is as determined as ever to get his own way and will stop at nothing to achieve his ends. Above all, he won’t let Perfect Pete stand in his way. How Henry and Pete continue their feuding adventures makes for more hilarious reading.

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Horrid Henry Rules The World

Horrid Henry Rules The World

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2008

  Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 15 January 2009.   Ten favourite Horrid Henry stories have been enriched by new colour illustrations by Tony Ross. As ever, Horrid Henry subverts every possible occasion – with hilarious results for everyone except, of course, Perfect Pete.  

The Monstrous Child

The Monstrous Child

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2016

'Before you reject me, before you hate me, remember: I never asked to be Hel's queen.' But being a normal teenager wasn't an option either. Now she's stuck ruling the underworld. For eternity. She doesn't want your pity. But she does demand that you listen. It's only fair you hear her side of the story . . . It didn't have to be like this.

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Other books by Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry: Rainy Day Disaster

Horrid Henry: Rainy Day Disaster

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/02/2022

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Join Henry in a bumper edition of mayhem with this boredom-beating collection of six of his best rainy day stories! Beat boredom on a rainy day with HORRID HENRY! This book contains six deviously daring rainy day stories about a BRILLIANT invasion, a MAD professor and a sleepover GONE WRONG! Plus loads of fun activities and jokes to keep Horrid Henry fans entertained. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

Two Terrible Vikings and Grunt the Berserker

Two Terrible Vikings and Grunt the Berserker

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/02/2022

It's not easy being the WORST at everything! Hack and Whack are the very worst Vikings in the village - until a fierce and stinky berserker moves in - NEXT DOOR! WILL the brand new school help the twins outwit this villain and his vicious dog, Muddy Butt? And will Twisty Pants, Dirty Ulf and Elsa Gold-Hair help vanquish this foul fiend? 'As joyously anarchic as Horrid Henry.' Cressida Cowell 'A great new series for early readers.' BookTrust 'A wonderfully absurd, anarchic romp.' Sarah McIntyre 'Immensely appealing to children of five and up.' Literary Review

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Haunted House

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Haunted House

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2021

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?

Horrid Henry's Jolly Holidays

Horrid Henry's Jolly Holidays

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2021

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 Hike Horrid Henry Robs the Bank Horrid Henry Goes Shopping Horrid Henry's Invasion Horrid Henry's Horrid Weekend

Horrid Henry: School Stinks

Horrid Henry: School Stinks

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2021

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Join Henry in a bumper edition of mayhem with this completely wicked collection of six of his best school stories! Have a mischievous school year with Horrid Henry! This book contains six naughty school stories about a disastrous talent show, a brand new teacher and a nudie foodie! Plus loads of fun activities and jokes to keep Horrid Henry fans busy. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

Pecyn Henri Helynt 2

Pecyn Henri Helynt 2

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Pecyn Henri Helynt 2 by Francesca Simon

Pecyn Henri Helynt 3

Pecyn Henri Helynt 3

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Pecyn Henri Helynt 3 by Francesca Simon

Pecyn Henri Helynt 1

Pecyn Henri Helynt 1

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Pecyn Henri Helynt 1 by Francesca Simon

Pecyn Henri Helynt 4

Pecyn Henri Helynt 4

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Pecyn Henri Helynt 4 by Francesca Simon

Pecyn Henri Helynt 5

Pecyn Henri Helynt 5

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Pecyn Henri Helynt 5 by Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry: Big Book of Boredom Busters

Horrid Henry: Big Book of Boredom Busters

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2021

Number One for fiendish fun! Banish boredom with Horrid Henry in this bumper activity book. Packed full of gruesome games, cool code breakers, rude jokes, mischievous mazes and much much more, this activity book has something for everyone. Find out how to make more pocket money, fool your family and start a food fight. Just make sure there aren't any tell-tale Perfect Peter's hanging around ...

Horrid Henry: Holiday Horrors

Horrid Henry: Holiday Horrors

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get up to mischief with Horrid Henry in this brilliant bind up of his best holiday themed stories! Keep busy in the school holidays with Horrid Henry! This book contains six of Henry's most horrible holiday stories, plus lots of fun jokes and activity pages to keep Horrid Henry fans of all ages entertained for hours. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

Two Terrible Vikings

Two Terrible Vikings

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2021

This viking duo will give Horrid Henry a run for his money! What if your parents WANTED you to behave badly? Set in the snowy fjords of a Viking kingdom, the terrible twins, Hack and Whack, are proud to be the best worst vikings. Nothing stops the marauding pair as they steal boats, loot a birthday party, track a troll and sail off to raid Bad Island with their friends Twisty Pants and Dirty Ulf. Well, almost nothing . . . With whip-smart dialogue, and accompanied by Dennis the Menace style anarchic cartoon imagery, this series is as sharp, funny and compelling as you would expect from the reigning Queen of Comedy. 'As joyously anarchic as Horrid Henry . . . will have your children laughing out loud.' Cressida Cowell 'A treat for kids. A wonderfully absurd, anarchic romp.' Sarah McIntyre

Horrid Henry: Fright Night

Horrid Henry: Fright Night

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get ready for a bumper edition of mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories! Have a ghoulishly spooky halloween with Horrid Henry! This book contains six scary stories about things that go bump in the night, plus tons of fun jokes and activity pages to keep Horrid Henry fans of all ages entertained for hours. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

Horrid Henry: Midsummer Madness

Horrid Henry: Midsummer Madness

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get ready for a bumper edition of mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories! Spend your summer holidays with Horrid Henry! This book contains six favourite stories, plus lots of fun jokes and activity pages to keep Horrid Henry fans of all ages entertained for hours. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Newspaper

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Newspaper

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/02/2020

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.