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Lucy Hawking

  • 5 stars across 10 books
    Lucy Hawking is a science educator, bestselling author and the daughter of Professor Stephen Hawking, the world’s most celebrated physicist.

    Growing up in a household steeped in science had a huge influence on Stephen Hawking’s children – Lucy, Robert and Timothy Hawking. Their father was a brilliant theoretical physicist who held the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years. He went on working right up until his death in 2018 and is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest modern thinkers. Stephen Hawking’s books, including the bestselling A Brief History of Time, continue to sell millions of copies across the globe.

    Lucy started her career as a journalist and writer, before finding a niche bringing science to children through storytelling. As Stephen Hawking’s daughter, her passion for explaining complex scientific concepts to young minds was inspired partly by her own experiences hearing her father answer children’s questions about space and science. She started working with leading scientists to write books that were based on real scientific facts and published her first children’s book George's Secret Key to the Universe in 2007.

    Co-written with her father, George’s Adventures in Space are all scientifically accurate and told in a way that young readers will understand and love. Alongside her writing, Lucy also tours giving talks about the George series and the importance of engaging young people with science as early as possible, through entertainment such as books, films and games.

    The last of Lucy and Stephen Hawking’s children’s books together, Unlocking the Universe, will come out in 2020. The book gathers all the non-fiction content behind the George books and asks questions like: How would it feel to stand beside an erupting volcano? Or take your first step on the surface of the moon? And what would you do if robots took over the world? It collects writing from scientists from all over the world and has facts about genetics, conspiracy theories, climate change and more.

    Lucy Hawking’s books are great for children 7+ and are the perfect read for any science or space fan. The books are packed with thrilling adventures alongside the scientific essays in facts in an intriguing mix of fact and fiction.
    7th August 2008

    George's Secret Key to the Universe

    George's pet pig breaks through the fence into the garden next door - introducing him to his new neighbours: the scienti... More

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    5th June 2014

    George and the Unbreakable Code

    George and his best friend Annie haven't had any space adventures for a while and they're missing the excitement. But no... More

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    3rd March 2016

    George and the Blue Moon

    George and his best friend, Annie have been selected as junior astronauts - part of a programme that trains up young peo... More

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    30th August 2012

    George and the Big Bang

    Meet George. He's an ordinary boy with an incredible secret - the power to go on intergalactic adventures! Join him as ... More

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    1st April 2010

    George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt

    'We are going,' said Annie, 'on a great cosmic journey. So listen up, Savers of Planet Earth, and prepare to meet the Un... More

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    3rd May 2018

    George and the Ship of Time

    When George finds a way to escape the spacecraft Artemis, where he has been trapped, he is overjoyed. Surely now he can ... More

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    1st August 2011

    George and the Big Bang

    Eric is involved with a big experiment in Switzerland, looking to explore the earliest moment of the universe. But, ther... More

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    9th January 2020

    Unlocking the Universe

    What would it have been like to walk the lava-filled earth four and a half billion years ago when it first existed? ... More

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