Lara Dittoe knows a thing or two about backpacks. As the buyer for kids gear at zuily, as well as the mom of two, Lara has spent a fair amount of time researching the most functional, well designed and best-priced backpacks for preschool and elementary aged kids. Here, she shares the scoop with us on her favorites finds.

"The storage on the Skip Hop Pink Plaid Backpack is perfect for older kids," says Laura.