How would I achieve NPC's holding objects.

So I want an NPC to hold a object ingame for a cinematic cut scene. Here is a example,

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/5295/confinscatedbooks.png

How would I achieve this and if I need to do anything extra what do I need to do? I figure it would require animation work, which I have no clue on how to do.

You could try parenting it to the hand.

I dident know you could parent objects to a body part on a NPC.

setparentattachment output

Hmm, I’ll play with that then.