Welcome to the Sword & Laser Kids website. This is where I will post podcasts, reviews, interviews, lists, links and anything else I feel like related to the world of science fiction and fantasy for kids.
I joined the Sword & Laser science fiction and fantasy book group on Goodreads a couple years ago. Every once in a while I would notice people asking for recommendations for their children or younger relatives. Being a school librarian, I felt this was my one professional area of expertise!
I’ve been considering for a while how to best share my knowledge of these books and this age group. I even spoke with Tom & Veronica (the hosts of the S&L podcast, video show and Goodreads Group). They graciously told me to go for it. I decided rather than jump in whole hog with a video show or podcast, I’d just do a monthly post on the S&L forum.
I was quickly encouraged by the commenters there to go ahead and try doing a podcast and to set up a separate Goodreads Group, Sword & Laser Kids.
The Goodreads Group is set up (with much help from Rob!) and I’m in the process of picking a SF book for March and rounding up some students to do a podcast with. We’ll see how it goes.
Please feel free to comment, add to the Goodread forums and let me know what you think. Any input is appreciated!