Children's Books

We all have memorable house guests from time to time. Commentator Gary Borders has this appreciation for his 8-year-old nephew who arrived with an armload of ambitious reading material, which could be a sign of a budding bibliophile.

Kate Archer Kent

Children’s booksellers are off to a positive start in holiday sales. Publishers Weekly conducted a survey of 24 booksellers nationwide and found double-digit sales gains for the period beginning Black Friday.

LSU Shreveport education professor Candi Bagley says children will get a glut of toys, but a book can bring added value.

"Books are such a lasting gift," Bagley said. "Kids can keep them for years and years. A lot of parents will put special books away as keepsakes for later on."

Bagley suggests penning an inscription to personalize the book.