How many fancy book lights have you purchased...only to have them break or flake out on you. I grew up getting reading lights...probably every Christmas. Always excited that we found the right one. Luckily, we found our solution and I think Aunt Sara has given most of us our reading lights for Christmas. Syd is the only one who doesn't have one, but it is important to give it at the right time. Too early and you will cause a bedtime problem.
The best book light you can find is a headlamp flashlight. You wear it. It works great. They are sturdy and can be dropped or sat on. They work great for other things but, in our house, they are used by all of us at night when we read. When I tell people this they always laugh and ask me to take a picture of Ed and I, side by side, in bed reading our own books. Hilarious I am sure. But it works! Put it on your kiddo's Christmas list. Put one on your list. And if you are a parent of a new baby...some of us in our house have fancy ones that have things you can flip down to dim the light...wouldn't this work great for diaper changes in the middle of the night!