Francesca Simon, the only American author (so far) to win the Galaxy British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year (past winners include JK Rowling, Philip Pullman, and Eoin Colfer) has created a fabulous chapter book series for boys and girls ages 6 to 10. Each Horrid Henry book contains four easy-to-read stories featuring naughty Horrid Henry and his younger brother, Perfect Peter. These lovable, laughable – and, yes, wholesome – characters will delight even the most reluctant readers.
I’ve read four of the books – 16 stories, in all – and they’re consistently humorous and fun to read. Best yet, you don’t have to read the books in any particular order. The illustrations by Tony Ross are great, too!
All our Horrid Henry books are paperback ($4.99 each, Sourcebooks)
Oh, and they’re great read-aloud books for the entire family!