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Ali Mierzejewski

Ali Mierzejewski is a senior editor at The Toy Insider and is #blessed to provide all of the social media content across the brand’s platforms. In addition, she fawns over (read: writes reviews of) the newest toys on the shelves, as well as reports on toy trends and the latest products. During her time as a professional toy expert, Ali has built an (honestly) impressive amount of Lego sets—and will challenge you to a building race any day of the week. When she’s not binge-watching Netflix shows or obsessing over celebrity gossip, Ali is figuring out how to incorporate her favorite Nerf blasters into her improv shows and be a superhero IRL. In addition to Toy Insider content, Ali contributes features to leading trade magazines The Toy Book and The Licensing Book, sharing the latest trends and products with retailers, manufacturers, and licensors. You can be friends with her via Twitter @ohsotrendy.

The Cat’s Pajamas

The Cat’s Pajamas: Backseat Driver is meant to bring fun to family road trips. This album from Howlin Records features 11 songs that will get both kids and parents moving and grooving. Kids can embark… read more

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Diddie Wah Diddie

Randy Kaplan’s latest CD, Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie, gives children the change to leap back in time and explore the music of the ‘20s, ‘30s, and ‘40s with country and ragtime classics. Produced by myKaZoo… read more

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Popar Toys Makes Books Pop!

Popar Toys, a division of Digital Tech Frontier, uses augmented reality to create immersive learning experiences that allow the user to see objects and animations on printed 3-D pages, popping off a book or card.… read more

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Captain McFinn’s Undersea Band

The Captain McFinn and Friends book series’ latest addition Captain McFinn and Friends Rock! finds Captain McFinn starting a band with his undersea friends. Throughout this book by Phyllis Carafo, the group McFinn and his… read more

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A Sasquatch’s Journey

The legends of a sasquatch come to life in Larf from Kids Can Press. Larf, who lives a life of privacy in the woods with his only companion, a bunny named Eric, discovers that he… read more

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Find It on the Farm

On the Farm from Peaceable Kingdom is a hidden object game for ages 8 and up with 42 farm items hidden among brightly colored pellets in a silo-shaped cylinder. As you find the farm animals,… read more

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A Very Hungry Woozle

What we love about Feed the Woozle from Peaceable Kingdom is that kids work together in order to win together. The big-mouth Woozle from Feed the Woozle eats every snack from chocolate-covered flies to hairy… read more

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Biodegradable Bop

Eco-Bonk from Pueri Elemental, LLC is the first inflatable bop bag made from biodegradable plastic. A more durable choice for children, it is also safer for the environment around them. The plastic is manufactured with… read more

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Light Up the Night

Glimmer the Glow Worm from Zoobies is a whole new kind of nightlight. An adorable glow-in-the-dark plush toy, pillow, and blanket all in one, Glimmer is sure to comfort your child through the night and… read more

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Portable Galaxy

The new Millennium Falcon Messenger Bag is the perfect playmat/storage container for your LEGO Star Wars figurines. Holding up to 500 LEGO bricks, the messenger bag allows you to transport your galaxy far, far away.… read more

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