A backpack can tell a lot about a kid, whether she’s showing off her favorite cartoon character as she heads off to grade school or expressing her personal style as she enters freshman year. So it’s no surprise that backpacks come in every shape, size and color, making it tricky for parents and kids to choose just one. From character-covered and cute to simple and sophisticated, we’ve rounded up the best backpacks for kids that are stylish, sturdy and safe for growing backs. No matter which style you choose, remember to keep in mind the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines on backpack safety when shopping.
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