I so thoroughly want this:
Physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter are to write a science book for children which will be “a bit like Harry Potter”, but without the magic. “It is a story for children, which explains the wonders of the universe,” she [his daughter] said.
I hope it’s something in the vein of Heinlein’s juvenile fiction, basically a scientifically-accurate adventure story. It would be great to give Ben a copy along with the Heinlein, Asimov, Rowling, Pullman, Pratchett, and Nix he’ll have on his “Daddy Recommends” shelf.
(I have to post this before that list gets any bigger. I keep adding authors. Who would you recommend to a young reader?)