Most kids fashion lines have been all about monkeys the past few years, and while monkeys are not as hot fashion statement any more this fall, Paul Frank and Julius are here to stay and to love, and this year even for lower prices – with a special line made just for Target. One of my all time favorite brands, Kipling, also trusts their own ape, and you can never be out of fashion with timeless Kipling backpacks and accessories. And who cares about fashion – monkeys are just plain cute! Dante Beatrix Dieter Monkey Backpack ($52) is one of the cutest and most colorful monkey backpacks out there. Comes also in toddler size. Kipling ($22) pencil cases are great for anyone, and the timeless design and high quality makes them a long lasting friend. Comes in several colors and with the cute keychain attached. Four Peas Monkey lunch bag ($18) can be personalized, and the same monkey design is available on backpacks and even on messenger bags. Paul Frank Hoodie ($18.99) is a steal for under twenty bucks, yay for design for all at Target. Snack bag ($7) by Moon Light Sally is great for carrying the box of Raisinets and snack bars to school in an organized way. Paul Frank iPhone cover ($29.95) brings the monkey for back for your tween’s iPod or iPhone. Boden’s graphic money tee ($28) is just plain cute, and the Dirty Laundry King tee has a little more attitude. Kipling Alcatraz backpack ($188) can be wheeled for the class room, great for older school kids with heavy loads to carry. Extra bonus – it’s just the right size to take on board for flights, so it’s doubles perfectly for lot-traveling kids.