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.