Who am I?
I am a freelance book editor, linguist, and mother to two wee girls.
And I love children’s books.
But not all of them.
I search through the local library and cruise the internet like a beachcomber seeking the perfect seashell. Like a heat-seeking missile drawn to a crème brûlée torch. Like a newly mobile baby to stairs and sharp items. I’m looking for the best books to read my kids. I want them to grow up surrounded by beautiful words, enchanting storylines, and unforgettable illustrations. I want them to read the best books for children that have ever been written in English.
I want your kids to read them too.
Not every parent has the time or inclination to read through dozens of books at their local bookstore or library to find ones that will make their children’s eyes shine. But every parent wants their kid to read great books. If a book has received a recommendation from the Aardvark’s Apprentice, you can be confident that it’s a great pick.
Aardvarks are silly-looking but amazing creatures; they are seekers who range over huge territories, patiently looking and looking until they find the right ants to eat. I aspire to be like the humble aardvark, sifting through shelves and shelves of kids’ books to find the very best.
This blog contains affiliate links, which is to say that if you buy a book from a link you found here, I will receive a small percentage of the purchase. I use some of this money to fund this blog and donate a portion to Excellence in Literacy (ELF), a foundation that strives to end illiteracy. Everyone should have the chance to learn to read.