Ray Bradbury has died. Answered
Ray Bradbury, prolific and influential SF author, has died aged 91.
His keynote book was "Fahrenheit 451", which portrayed a future world in which books are illegal, and for many years Bradbury refused to allow his books to be published in anything but paper formats (although he was eventually bullied into giving permission for digital publishing, Amazon UK does not currently sell any of his works for the Kindle).
But, if you've never read any of his work, I'd start with Something Wicked This Way Comes*. It's not SF, but it is powerful and disturbing (especially to a ten year old voracious reader).
(*Other retailers are available.)