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Horrid Henry Series

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    Horrid Henry is one of fiction’s most mischievous troublemakers. The eleven-year-old prankster was born in 1994 and since then the series has grown to an impressive 25 books. He is also the star of two films and the TV adaptation of Horrid Henry is one of CITV’s most successful series.

    The books follow defiant Henry as he schemes and plots to play pranks on his little brother Perfect Peter, his arch enemy Moody Margaret, his long-suffering Mum and Dad and many other great characters besides, including Rude Ralph, Sour Susan and Weepy William. His fiendish exploits thrill children as he deals with trying situations like being page boy at a wedding, eating in a posh restaurant, school trips and homework. Henry is mean, naughty and a delight for children. 

    Written by bestselling author Francesca Simon, the series is designed for independent readers starting to read for pleasure. The stories are brought to life by popular illustrator Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams’ books. Each book has four short stories, making them achievable before bed and suitable for reading alone from aged 6 upwards.  There is also a series of Early Readers which pull out one of the stories from the original storybooks and are perfect for younger readers.  

    You can start anywhere in the series – book one finds Henry at a dance class, on holiday and in an encounter with nemesis Moody Margaret, or you could try Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman which won Children’s Book of the Year Award at the 2008 Galaxy British Book Awards. Toppsta readers love Get Rich Quick and Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter and Horrid Henry fans will also love the audiobooks read by actress Miranda Richardson. 

    All the Horrid Henry books in order:

    Horrid Henry (1994)
    Horrid Henry and the Secret Club (1995)
    Horrid Henry Tricking the Tooth Fairy (1996)
    Horrid Henry Nits Nits Nits! (1997)
    Horrid Henry Get Rich Quick (1998)
    Horrid Henry and The Haunted House (1999)
    Horrid Henry and The Mummy’s Curse (2000)
    Horrid Henry Perfect Revenge (2001)
    Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter (2002)
    Horrid Henry’s Stinkbomb (2002)
    Horrid Henry’s Underpants (2003)
    Horrid Henry Meets the Queen (2004)
    Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine (2005)
    Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend (2006)
    Horrid Henry’s Christmas Cracker (2006)
    Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman (2007)
    Horrid Henry Robs the Bank (2008)
    Horrid Henry Wakes the Dead (2009)
    Horrid Henry Rocks (2010)
    Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire (2011)
    Horrid Henry’s Monster Movie (2012)
    Horrid Henry’s Nightmare (2013)
    Horrid Henry’s Krazy Ketchup (2014)
    Horrid Henry’s Cannibal Curse (2015)
    Horrid Henry Up, Up and Away (2019)

    Book 1
    Book 1

    Horrid Henry: Book 1

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains HIDEOUS behaviour, terrible dancing, disgusting glop and a trip to ... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Secret Club: Book 2

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains the FIENDISH Nurse Needle, a secret club, an ANNOYING brother and a... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy: Book 3

    Four stories about Henry, in which he tries to trick the tooth fairy, has Moody Margaret to stay and sends her packing, ... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Horrid Henry's Nits: Book 4

    Francesca Simon's stories are ultra-mean and super nasty Mail on Sunday These are the stories of Horrid Henry the child ... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    Perfect Revenge: Book 8

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains the ULTIMATE revenge, a computer hack, a DISASTROUS office visit an... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    Bogey Babysitter: Book 9

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains some trick-or-treating, a HELLISH babysitter, a secret raid and a H... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    Stinkbombs!: Book 10

    A stinkbomb becomes a deadly weapon in Horrid Henry's long-running war with Moody Margaret; he uses all his guile to wi... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    Horrid Henry's Underpants: Book 11

    Four hilarious new stories, enhanced by Miranda Richardson's manic reading and really horrid music and sound effects: Ho... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    The Queen's Visit: Book 12

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains some BORING chores, a hypnotism, a MESSY bath and a royal visit! ... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    Football Fiend: Book 14

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a secret diary, a football match, a shopping trip and a DREADFUL en... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Christmas Cracker: Book 15

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a school play, some stolen sweets, a visit from Father Christmas an... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Abominable Snowman: Book 16

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! Four wickedly funny stories from everyone's favourite troublemaker Horrid Henry. ... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    Horrid Henry Robs the Bank: Book 17

    Horrid Henry helps himself to all the money he needs to win his favourite board game, comes up with another spectacula... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    Waking the Dead: Book 18

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a TV, a school election, a RUBBISH present and a death-defying magi... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    Rock Star: Book 19

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a bedroom invasion, a fake diary, a SNEAKY biscuit thief and a rock... More

    (1 review)
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    Book 20
    Book 20

    Zombie Vampire: Book 20

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a HORRIBLE story, yucky healthy meals, a mad professor and a ZOMBIE... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    Monster Movie: Book 21

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a SCARY movie, a wet weekend, a grumpy card game and the Olympics! ... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    Nightmare!: Book 22

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a TERRIFYING nightmare, a demon dinner lady, a mother's day disaste... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    Horrid Henry's Krazy Ketchup: Book 23

    The 23rd Horrid Henry storybook containing four brand new stories - including Horrid Henry's Ketchup, Horrid Henry's C... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    Cannibal Curse: Book 24

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a bake-off, a HORRID guidebook, an EVIL girl and an ancient curse! ... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    Horrid Henry: Up, Up and Away: Book 25

    Number One for fiendish fun! Horrid Henry takes to the skies in UP, UP AND AWAY! Horrid Henry is back and cheek... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    Horrid Henry's All Time Favourite Joke Book

    Laugh your head off with Horrid Henry, his family, friends and enemies as they present more hilarious, ridiculously ribt... More

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    Horrid Henry's Double Dare

    Horrid Henry and his friends put forward their most dastardly dares and side-splitting jokes to prove once and for all t... More

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    Horrid Henry's Tricky Tricks: Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

    Following in the footsteps of previous gift books (HH'S DREADFUL DEEDS, HH'S HOUSE OF HORRORS, HH RULES THE WORLD, HH'... More

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    A Helping of Horrid Henry 3-in-1: Horrid Henry Nits/Gets Rich Quick/Haunted House

    Horrid Henry creates havoc wherever he goes. To his well-meaning parents and to every adult whose path he crosses, he is... More

    (1 review)
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    A Hat Trick of Horrid Henry 3-in-1: Horrid Henry Mega-Mean/Football Fiend/Christmas Cracker

    Horrid Henry's cunning comes to the fore in this collection of twelve classic stories about our favourite cheeky child, ... More

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    Horrid Henry Shows Who's Boss: Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

    Following in the footsteps of previous gift books (HH'S DREADFUL DEEDS, HH'S HOUSE OF HORRORS, HH RULES THE WORLD, HH'S ... More

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    A Monster Helping of Horrid Henry 3-in-1: Horrid Henry Rocks/Zombie Vampire/Monster Movie

    A collection of twelve classic stories about everyone's favourite horrid boy, including the one in which Horrid Henry ma... More

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    Horrid Henry's Lucky Dip: Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

    Ten favourite stories - and some brand-new material - in this hilarious new full colour compilation gift book, now in ... More

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    Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb

    Four complete stories enhanced by Miranda Richardson's manic reading and really horrid music and sound effects: Horrid H... More

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    Horrid Henry Rules the World

    Ten side-splitting stories, chosen from earlier books, revolving around Horrid Henry's school days: his attempts to get ... More

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    Book 74
    Book 74

    Horrid Henry: Midsummer Madness

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get ready for a bumper edition of mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favo... More

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    Book 75
    Book 75

    Horrid Henry: Fright Night

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get ready for a bumper edition of mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favo... More

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    Book 76
    Book 76

    Horrid Henry: The Mayhem and Mischief Collection: 12 stories in 1

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! Twelve classic Horrid Henry stories - perfect lockdown listening for children who love misc... More

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    Book 77
    Book 77

    Horrid Henry: Big Book of Boredom Busters: Activity Book

    Number One for fiendish fun! Banish boredom with Horrid Henry in this bumper activity book. Packed full of gru... More

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    Book 78
    Book 78

    Horrid Henry: Holiday Horrors

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get up to mischief with Horrid Henry in this brilliant bind up of his best holiday themed... More

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    Book 91
    Book 91

    Mega-Mean Time Machine: Book 13

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a HORRIFIC hike, a time machine, a love letter and SNAILS for dinne... More

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    Book 92
    Book 92

    Horrid Henry: School Stinks

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! Join Henry in a bumper edition of mayhem with this completely wicked collection of six of... More

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    Book 93
    Book 93

    Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb: Book 10

    A stinkbomb becomes a deadly weapon in Horrid Henry's long-running war with Moody Margaret; he uses all his guile to wi... More

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    Book 94
    Book 94

    Horrid Henry's Revenge: Book 8

    Wickedly subversive, hilariously funny and bang up to date, Horrid Henry's fame is spreading. In this collection, enhanc... More

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    Book 95
    Book 95

    Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter: Book 9

    Four complete stories enhanced by Miranda Richardson's award-winning reading and really horrid music and effects: Horrid... More

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    Book 96
    Book 96

    Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine: Book 13

    Four fabulous stories in which Horrid Henry builds himself a time machine and tricks Perfect Peter; Perfect Peter strike... More

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    Book 97
    Book 97

    Horrid Henry Robs the Bank: Book 17

    Horrid Henry helps himself to all the money he needs to win his favourite board game, comes up with another spectacular ... More

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    Book 98
    Book 98

    Horrid Henry Rocks: Book 19

    Four new stories read by Miranda Richardson: Horrid Henry's Invasion - Horrid Henry and Perfect Peter keep invading e... More

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    Book 99
    Book 99

    Horrid Henry's Christmas Cracker: Book 15

    Four fabulously funny stories that will evoke every family's worst Christmas nightmares, as Horrid Henry sabotages the s... More

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    Book 100
    Book 100

    Horrid Henry's Monster Movie: Book 21

    Four brand new stories in which Horrid Henry makes his own scary movie -- The Undead Demon Monster Who Would Not Die, p... More

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    Book 101
    Book 101

    Horrid Henry Wakes The Dead: Book 18

    Horrid Henry finds a surefire way of wielding the remote control to ensure he always watches his programme of choice, vi... More

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    Book 102
    Book 102

    Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire: Book 20

    Four new stories in which Horrid Henry terrorizes his classmates at a school sleepover in the museum; plays with Perfect... More

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    Book 103
    Book 103

    Horrid Henry: Rainy Day Disaster

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! Join Henry in a bumper edition of mayhem with this boredom-beating collection of six of h... More

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    Book 104
    Book 104

    The Haunted House: Book 6

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains an EPIC battle, a haunted house, a treasure map and a TERRIBLE TV s... More

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    Book 104
    Book 104

    Horrid Henry: Prank Wars!

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! Join Henry in a bumper edition of mayhem with this mischievous collection of six of his n... More

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    Book 109
    Book 109

    Get Rich Quick: Book 5

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a not-so-great escape, an egg-and-spoon race, a money-making scheme... More

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    Book 110
    Book 110

    The Mummy's Curse: Book 7

    Number One for Fiendish Fun! This book contains a new hobby, some HORRENDOUS homework, a swimming lesson and a mumm... More

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