Kids book bags: anything but boring

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(CBS) Lugging books home to do homework isn't exactly fun for kids -- but the book bag they use can be a delight.

From conventional backpacks to messenger-style bags and sleepover satchels, our gallery of "Adorable kids backpacks" has some of the best designs available for kids of all ages and needs.

Pictures: Adorable kids backpacks

But just a moment on the safety side of backpacks: Has your child been carrying too much to and from school?

Backpack weight can be a real concern. In 2008 alone, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported there were 12,309 book bag injuries that sent kids to doctors' offices, hospitals and emergency rooms.

However, there are ways to help your children avoid back injury. Check out Dr. Alanna Levine's expert tips from "The Early Show" on the "ABCs of backpack safety."

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