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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

    A special 20th anniversary edition of the first ever Horrid Henry book in which Henry tries to be perfect for one day,... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Horrid Henry and the Secret Club: Book 2

    Four stories about Henry, in which he has to face Nurse Needle for an injection, torments his brother Peter, creates hav... 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 5
    Book 5

    Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick: Book 5

    More hilarious stories about Horrid Henry, the child teachers have nightmares about. Horrid Henry makes sure he gets the... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    Horrid Henry's Haunted House: Book 6

    Four favourite HORRID HENRY stories: Horrid Henry and the Comfy Black Chair, Horrid Henry's Haunted House, Horrid Henry'... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse: Book 7

    Four favourite stories: Horrid Henry's Hobby, Horrid Henry's Homework, Horrid Henry's Swimming Lesson and Horrid Henry a... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    Horrid Henry's Revenge: Book 8

    A brilliant collection of four stories about this favourite character. Wickedly subversive, hilariously funny and bang u... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter: Book 9

    Horrid Henry encounters the babysitter from hell, traumatizes his parents on a car journey, goes trick or treating at Ha... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    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 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

    Horrid Henry Meets the Queen: Book 12

    Four uproarious stories in which the Queen visits Horrid Henry's school and watches the children make wattle and daub; a... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    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 14
    Book 14

    Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend: Book 14

    Horrid Henry reads Perfect Peter's diary and improves it; goes clothes shopping with Mum and tries to make her buy him s... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Horrid Henry's Christmas Cracker: Book 15

    It's a gift! Four fun and festive stories from one hilariously horrid boy - a perfect addition to a cheeky child's s... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman: Book 16

    Building a snowman brings out Henry's competitive streak; he sets up his Monstrous Makeovers business to rival Moody Mar... 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

    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 19
    Book 19

    Horrid Henry Rocks: Book 19

    Four new stories: Horrid Henry's Invasion - Horrid Henry and Perfect Peter keep invading each other's rooms. Moody M... More

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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 Perfe... More

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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, pers... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    Horrid Henry's Nightmare: Book 22

    Four hilarious new Horrid Henry stories - HORRID HENRY'S MOTHER'S DAY , probably not the day his mum looks forward ... 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

    Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse: Book 24

    The final collection of four brand new utterly horrid stories; Horrid Henry's Bake-Off sees Henry and Margaret go ... 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 che... 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

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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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    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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    Horrid Henry's Evil Enemies: Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

    Ten brilliant stories about Horrid Henry's evil enemies - Moody Margaret, Sour Susan, Stuck-Up Steve, Bossy Bill, Perf... More

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    Horrid Henry's Dreadful Deeds: Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

    Made to be a page boy at a wedding, forced to go on a country walk, and dragooned into dinner at a posh restaurant - i... More

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    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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    Book 0

    Horrid Henry's World Records

    Welcome to World Records - Horrid Henry style! Horrid Henry's gizmo collection is a massive 643...but that's nothin... More

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    Horrid Henry's Wicked Wordsearches

    Solve Henry's wicked wordsearches in this 24 page activity book, illustrated in full colour with TV stills and Tony Ross... More

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    Horrid Henry's Food: A Horrid Factbook

    Packed with fun and freaky facts, this is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and lots of things yo... More

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    Horrid Henry's Hilariously Horrid Joke Book

    Laugh your way through every day of the year with Horrid Henry as he presents 365 hilarious jokes for every possible o... More

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    Horrid Henry Rules the World: Ten Favourite Stories - and more!

    Ten side-splitting stories revolving around Horrid Henry's school days: his attempts to get out of Nurse Needle's inject... More

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    Horrid Henry Summer Fun

    Get ready for some super summer mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories. ... More

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    Horrid Henry's Merry Mischief

    Celebrate a truly horrid Christmas with Horrid Henry and this festive storybook bind-up. Packed with six fa... More

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    Where's Horrid Henry?

    A fun-packed full-colour Horrid Henry picture book with illustrated scenes, stuffed with tricky things to search for... More

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    Horrid Henry Sticker Book: Over 200 Stickers!

    Help Henry hide horrid things in Peter's room, decorate his house for Christmas, scare Weedy William at Halloween, fil... More

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    Horrid Henry's Jolly Holidays

    Celebrate a truly horrid Christmas with Horrid Henry and this festive storybook bind-up. Packed with six favour... More

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    Horrid Henry's Halloween Horrors

    Are you ready for some seriously spooky stories? Join Horrid Henry as he presents a ghoulish collection of his most ... More

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    Horrid Henry's Mighty Joke Book

    Horrid Henry's friends are so keen to hamper Henry's humour, after the success of their contributions to his JOLLY JOKE ... More

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    Horrid Henry's Crafty Christmas: Things to Make and Do

    Get ready for a crafty Christmas with Horrid Henry and this advent activity book, packed full of fiendishly festive ... More

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    Horrid Henry's Gold Medal Games: Colouring, Puzzles and Activities

    Go for gold with this utterly wicked and totally brilliant Olympics-themed colouring and puzzle book from bestselling ... More

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    Horrid Henry's Purple Hand Gang Joke Book

    Laugh your head off with Horrid Henry, Rude Ralph and the rest of the Purple Hand Gang as they present a selection of th... More

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    Horrid Henry's Bugs: A Horrid Factbook

    Packed with freaky facts and random trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and lots of... More

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    Horrid Henry's Bodies: A Horrid Factbook

    Did you know that if your intestines were removed they would stretch round a tennis court several times over? Or that ... More

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    Horrid Henry's Space: A Horrid Factbook

    From multi-million-copy selling author Francesca Simon, and David Walliams' illustrator, Tony Ross, comes the intrig... More

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    How to Survive . . . Christmas Chaos with Horrid Henry

    Packed with festive fun and puzzles, Christmas jokes, plus top tips from Horrid Henry about how to get all the best pres... More

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    Horrid Henry's Jolly Joke Book

    Horrid Henry's friends and enemies all think his first joke book was such a great idea that they want to write one, too!... More

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    Where's Horrid Henry Colouring Book

    A fun-packed Horrid Henry colouring book, stuffed with tricky things to search for and find, and filled with pages o... More

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    Horrid Henry's Big Bad Puzzle Book

    This new edition of a classic Horrid Henry puzzle book contains 64 pages of fun - a perfect purchase for the summer ho... More

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    Horrid Henry's Sizzling Summer

    Have a sizzling summer with this totally awesome great value collection of six favourite Horrid Henry summer stories... More

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    Horrid Henry's Crazy Creatures: A Horrid Factbook

    From multi-million-copy selling author, Francesca Simon, and David Walliams' illustrator, Tony Ross, comes the latest ... More

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    Horrid Henry's Cracking Christmas

    Count down to Christmas Horrid Henry-style with this totally awesome and great value festive gift book, packed with ... More

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    Horrid Henry's Sports: A Horrid Factbook

    Did you know that the Olympic gold medals are made mostly of silver? What is the world's most popular sport? Did the R... More

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    Moody Margaret Strikes Back

    Moody Margaret and the Secret Club strike back! With their most ingenious dares and hilarious jokes, it's time for th... More

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    Horrid Henry Annual

    Building on the success of his previous annuals, Horrid Henry is all set to repeat and beat the records for another year... More

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    Horrid Henry Ghosts and Ghouls

    What has mummies and monsters, bogey babysitters and demon dinner ladies? It can only be a Horrid Henry Halloween st... More

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    Horrid Henry: Fun in the Sun

    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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    Horrid Henry's A - Z of Everything Horrid

    A is for APRIL FOOLS' DAY, Horrid Henry's favourite day of the year (except his birthday, of course.) B is for BOGEY BAB... More

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    Horrid Henry's Christmas Present

    Includes 'Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman' and 'Horrid Henry's Christmas Cracker'.... More

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    A Double Dose of Horrid Henry

    Two CDs containing two complete books - Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick and Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy. Miranda Ri... More

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    A Triple Treat of Horrid Henry

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

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    A Double Dose of Horrid Henry

    Two complete books on CD for the first time - Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse and Horrid Henry and the Secret Club. I... More

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    Horrid Henry's Spooky Surprise

    HORRID HENRY AND THE BOGEY BABYSITTER and HORRID HENRY'S MIGHTY JOKE BOOK gift pack with a customised Halloween treat.... More

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    Horrid Henry's Joke Book

    Horrid Henry has collected all of his favourite jokes and is itching to share them. He's divided them into sections, ... More

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    Horrid Henry's Dinosaurs: A Horrid Factbook

    Packed with freaky facts and random trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and lots of... More

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    Horrid Henry Annual 2015

    With brand new material from Francesca Simon and Tony Ross and packed with nasty and nightmarish quizzes, puzzles, jokes... More

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    Horrid Henry Annual 2017

    Join Horrid Henry for another jam-packed year of fun, with help from his foulest friends and most evil enemies - this is... More

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    Horrid Henry's Annual

    Building on the success of his previous annuals, Henry's all set to repeat and beat the records for a third year! Again ... More

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    Horrid Henry: Spooky Spectacular

    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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    Horrid Henry's Revenge

    A brilliant collection of four stories about this favourite character - one of the few new characters to have emerged in... More

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    Horrid Henry School's Out

    School's out so have a super summer with Horrid Henry! A great value collection of six favourite Horrid Henry summer... More

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    Horrid Henry's Christmas Stocking

    HORRID HENRY'S CHRISTMAS CRACKER and HORRID HENRY'S JOLLY JOKE BOOK gift pack with a customised HORRID HENRY felt stocki... More

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    Horrid Henry Funny Fact Files: World Book Day 2017

    An exclusive World Book Day 2017 collection of Horrid Henry's best and most brilliant facts! Collated especially t... More

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