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The Horrid Henry books have seen incredible popularity among young readers who enjoy laugh-out-loud stories about family life and characters who get themselves into sticky situations.

Children who love reading about the escapades of mischievous characters should try The World Class in the World or Dirty Bertie – or perhaps foray into the madcap adventures of what happens when unconventional babysitters arrive in Marge in Charge. For more stories about the ups and downs of family life, try Mayhem Mission or the Tom Gates series. If you’re looking for a brand new story about children who take matters into their own hands when things go wrong, try My Parents Cancelled My Birthday or The Broken Leg of Doom. For readers who simply want a fun new series to get stuck into after reading Horrid Henry, we recommend The Boy Who Grew Dragons or the Flat Stanley books.

Browse the full list below of books for children looking for what to read next after Horrid Henry…

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A hilarious tale of wish fulfilment gone wrong that every child will relate to Tom can’t wait for his lucky birthday. It’s an EPIC family tradition and he’s dreamed up an unfortgettable party! Only, after several disasters involving a flattened chihuahua and a curse from the tooth fairy, it’s been cancelled! But Tom won’t give up. With the help of his friends (and a pig painted like a zebra), Tom decides to throw himself the party he deserves. What could possibly go wrong?

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From award-winning illustrator David Roberts comes Dirty Bertie – the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! With comic chaos and madcap schemes, these highly-illustrated stories are perfect for new readers.

Join Bertie as he concocts a magic potion for Miss Boot to make her forget the dreaded maths test, finds himself at Know-All Nick’s house for the worst sleepover ever and unexpectedly wins out over the school bully.

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Nine year old Pete is about to have the worst day ever in this laugh-a-minute illustrated adventure!

There’s nothing Pete loves more than sitting at home, being quiet and watching the snooker. But when he accidentally bumps into a local gangster, Pete and his super annoying next door neighbour, Sammy, are caught up in a series of events that get worse and worse at each and every turn. Now Pete is in a race against time to prove his innocence – but it’s tricky to do that, especially when everyone thinks that you’re the most wanted boy in the world.

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A laugh-out-loud young fiction series from bestselling author Joanna Nadin.

According to head teacher Mrs Bottomley-Blunt, 4B is the Worst Class in the World. She says school is not about footling or fiddle-faddling or fun. It is about learning and it is high time 4B tried harder to excel at it. But Stanley and Manjit didn’t literally mean to make their whole class sick with homemade biscuits. And they definitely didn’t literally mean for Manjit’s dog Killer to eat their teacher’s shoes or for Bruce Bingley’s rat to escape. These things just happened even though they had a foolproof plan. You see, 4B may be the Worst Class in the World, but you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

Highly illustrated and featuring two hilarious madcap adventures in one book, these books are just right for children ready for their first chapter books.

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The magical and brilliantly funny adventures of everyone’s favourite flat boy – Flat Stanley. With wonderful new illustrations by the award-winning illustrator Rob Biddulph .

Stanley Lambchop was just an ordinary boy – until a noticeboard fell on him. Now he’s flat as a pancake!

Being flat is fantastic – he can be rolled up, sent in the post and even fly like a kite. But it’s not all fun and games … there are thieves in town.

Can the flattest boy in the world be its biggest hero?

Jeff Brown’s world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print.

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