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10 Best Backpacks for Kids

Most school supplies are disposable. Notebooks, pens, and pencils will have served their purpose before the first term is up. A backpack, on the other hand, is an investment. Your purchase should be based not on trends, but on quality. A good backpack should last for years — make sure you choose the right one!

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preschooler train backpack

Little JJ Cole Backpack

All aboard! This sturdy little bag makes a great first backpack for your preschooler or kindergartener. Choose from eight cute designs, ranging from ballet slippers and butterflies to robots and dinosaurs. Each design features a reflective patch for added safety, and comes with a matching folder.

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