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Lorianne Palinkas

Lorianne Palinkas

Lorianne Palinkas (she/her) is a writer for BestReviews who taught middle school for 20 years. As a teacher with a B.A. in English and an M.S. Ed. in English Education, she is an expert on what kids like and can offer opinions on everything from the best toys to the best books for all age groups. Playing with her favorite person in the world, her niece, Valerie, informs her reviews of all things for children. From Funko POP! to Harry Potter, she is a pop culture fanatic who uses her background in education to make creative, thoughtful, and sensible purchasing decisions.

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Best New Year's Eve decoration
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What's the best New Year's Eve decoration? You may pop the champagne and sing "Auld Lang Syne," but a New Year's Eve celebration is not complete without the perfect New…
Best gifts for 7 year olds
 |  Apparel
Which gift for 7 year olds is best? Seven-year-olds are creative, inquisitive and are just beginning to find a sense of self and inner confidence. As they learn reading…
Best gifts for 14 year olds
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Which gift for 14 year olds is best? Fourteen year olds are on the cusp of their childhood and teenage years. Many are inquisitive and introspective. With many kids…
Best 'PAW Patrol' pajamas
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Which 'PAW Patrol' pajamas are best? "PAW Patrol! PAW Patrol! We'll be there on the double!"¬†When you need help getting a child to sleep, the PAW Patrol is ready to…