Christmas Gifts


Mon December 10, 2012

Professor: Children's books make a personal, lasting gift

Hundreds of children's books line the office walls of Candi Bagley, an associate professor of professional practice at LSU Shreveport.
Credit 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.

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