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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:

Book 1: Horrid Henry (1994)
Book 2: Henry and the Secret Club (1995)
Book 3: Henry Tricking the Tooth Fairy (1996)
Book 4: Henry Nits Nits Nits! (1997)
Book 5: Henry Get Rich Quick (1998)
Book 6: Henry and The Haunted House (1999)
Book 7: Henry and The Mummy’s Curse (2000)
Book 8: Henry Perfect Revenge (2001)
Book 9: Henry and the Bogey Babysitter (2002)
Book 10: Henry’s Stinkbomb (2002)
Book 11: Henry’s Underpants (2003)
Book 12: Henry Meets the Queen (2004)
Book 13: Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine (2005)
Book 14: Henry and the Football Fiend (2006)
Book 15: Henry’s Christmas Cracker (2006)
Book 16: Henry and the Abominable Snowman (2007)
Book 17: Henry Robs the Bank (2008)
Book 18: Henry Wakes the Dead (2009)
Book 19: Henry Rocks (2010)
Book 20: Henry and the Zombie Vampire (2011)
Book 21: Henry’s Monster Movie (2012)
Book 22: Henry’s Nightmare (2013)
Book 23: Henry’s Krazy Ketchup (2014)
Book 24: Henry’s Cannibal Curse (2015)
Book 25: 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 France... MoreHorrid Henry: Book 1

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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 birth... MoreSecret Club: Book 2

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Book 3
Book 3

Tricking the Tooth Fairy: Book 3

Number One for Fiendish Fun!This book contains a lost tooth, a wedding, a HORRIBLE guest and a PUKEY poem! Four utterly ... MoreTricking the Tooth Fairy: Book 3

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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 ... MoreHorrid Henry's Nits: Book 4

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Book 5
Book 5

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 and a... MoreGet Rich Quick: Book 5

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Book 6
Book 6

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 show!Fo... MoreThe Haunted House: Book 6

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Book 7
Book 7

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 mummified ... MoreThe Mummy's Curse: Book 7

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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 and a de... MorePerfect Revenge: Book 8

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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 HORRID ... MoreBogey Babysitter: Book 9

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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... MoreStinkbombs!: Book 10

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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... MoreHorrid Henry's Underpants: Book 11

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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!Four utte... MoreThe Queen's Visit: Book 12

(4 reviews)
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Book 13
Book 13

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 dinner!Four... MoreMega-Mean Time Machine: Book 13

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Book 14
Book 14

Football Fiend

Number One for Fiendish Fun!This book contains a secret diary, a football match, a shopping trip and a DREADFUL enemy!Fo... MoreFootball Fiend

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Book 15
Book 15

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... MoreHorrid Henry's Christmas Cracker: Book 15

(1 review)
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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. This book ... MoreAbominable Snowman: Book 16

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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... MoreHorrid Henry Robs the Bank: Book 17

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Book 18
Book 18

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... MoreHorrid Henry Wakes The Dead: Book 18

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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 conce... MoreRock Star: Book 19

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Book 20
Book 20

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... MoreHorrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire: Book 20

(3 reviews)
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Book 21
Book 21

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... MoreHorrid Henry's Monster Movie: Book 21

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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 disaster and ... MoreNightmare!: Book 22

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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... MoreHorrid Henry's Krazy Ketchup: Book 23

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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!Four ut... MoreCannibal Curse: Book 24

(6 reviews)
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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 cheekier than e... MoreHorrid Henry: Up, Up and Away: Book 25

(2 reviews)
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Book 119
Book 119

Horrid Henry: Monster Mayhem: 6 Stories

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Join Horrid Henry in another bumper book of mischief. Henry adores scary stories and ghouli... MoreHorrid Henry: Monster Mayhem: 6 Stories

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