You've Got Style

Style is all around us. It can be how we dress, or do our hair. It can be how we feel about ourselves and present ourselves to others. It can be found in writing, art and everyday life.
Internet Links

Fashion Illustration Display at the Brooklyn Public Library
If you come and visit the Grand Army Central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, stop by and look at drawings on display, and maybe attend a workshop as well.

Come Learn about Elaine Pedlar
Visit the Brooklyn Heights Library Branch to see more of Elaine Pedlar's artwork and visit her website about paper dressup dolls.

Come Learn about Selina Alko
Visit the Central Library Youth Wing to see more of Selina Alko's artwork and visit her website to learn more about the books she has written and illustrated. Her latest books are B is for Brooklyn and Every-Day Dress-Up.

American Girl--What is your Style
What is your style like? Find out by trying the many fun quizzes found on this site.

Fact Monster--A History of Costumes
Have you ever wanted to learn the history of costumes? Look here to learn more about different types of costumes that have been used and are used in different cultures.

Fact Monster--Color Pyschology
Do the colors we wear and see cause people to think differently about us???

Scrap Coloring
Come and visit our Fashion Coloring pages and use your own color ideas for these patterns.

Kids Health--Dealing with Feelings
Did you know that how you feel about yourself affects how you present yourself. Come learn about health, feelings and personal hygiene through games, movies and quizzes.

Print Resources

Designed for disaster book jacketDesigned for Disaster
by Carolyn Keene ; illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
Nancy, Bessie, and George win a fashion competition and a chance to show their designs in a fashion show at their school, but when suspicious problems threaten to harm the production of the show, they decide to find the culprit.

Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique book jacketFancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique
by Jane O'Connor ; illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
Nancy sets up a fabulous fashion boutique to earn money to buy herself a beautiful fuschia fan, and the items she was selling come in handy when her sister's birthday party goes awry.

Fashion Frenzy book jacketFashion Frenzy
by Annie Bryant
Katani goes to New York City to be in a fashion show.

Fashion FrenzyFashion Frenzy
by AJ Stern ; illustrated by Doreen Mulryan Marts
When Frannie "practices being a fashion designer" at the mother-daughter fashion show, everyone is surprised  by the consequences.

Fashion Designer book jacketFashion Designer
Patricia Wooster
J 746.92 W
Introduces fashion design, explores a typical day for a designer and discusses the future of the field.

Fashion Kitty and the B.O.Y.S. (Ball of Yellow String) book jacketFashion Kitty and the B.O.Y.S. (Ball of Yellow String)
by Charise Mericle Harper
Fashion Kitty, a superhero who rescues victims from fashion emergencies, faces a new nemesis: dastardly junior inventor Leon Lambaster III and his gang, the B.O.Y.S., who are determined to capture the intrepid feline and expose her secret identity.

A Smart Girl's Guide to Style book jacketA Smart Girl's Guide to Style : How to Have Fun with Fashion, Shop Smart, and Let Your Personal Style Shine Through
by Sharon Cindrich ; illustrated by Shannon Laskey
J 391 C
Learn about fashion basics and accessories, how to express yourself, shopping tips and how to manage your closet.

Thea Stilton and the Mystery in ParisThea Stilton and the Mystery in Paris
Geronimo Stilton ; [text by Thea Stilton ; illustrations by Maria Abagnale ... et al. ; translated by Julia Heim].
The Thea Sisters are off to Paris to visit Colette's fashion-designer friend Julie, but when Julie's designs are suddenly stolen, the girls must search the city of Paris to catch the theif and save the fashion show.

Trendsetter book jacketTrendsetter : Have You Got What it Takes to be a Fashion Designer?
by Lisa Thompson
J 746.9 T
Details the required skills and education needed to be a fashion designer, with a look at day-to-day activities and the steps involved in creating and showing a designer collection at Fashion Week in New York City.

Your Friend in Fashion, Abby Shapiro book jacketYour Friend in Fashion, Abby Shapiro
Amy Axelrod
Beginning in 1959, Abby, nearly eleven, writes a series of letters to Jackie Kennedy, each with sketches of outfits she has designed, as she faces family problems, concerns about neighbors, and her own desperate desire for both her first bra and a Barbie doll.

Every-day dress-up book jacketEvery-day Dress-up
Selina Alko
A young girl imagines her own future as she puts on costumes and pretends to be great women from history, including Amelia Earhart, Lucille Ball, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

B is for Brooklyn jacketB is for Brooklyn
Selina Alko
An ABC tour of the New York borough celebrates a range of definitive regional highlights, from Coney Island and Prospect Park to jazz music and bagels, in a colorful tribute to urban culture and community that invites youngsters to identify familiar aspects of their own neighborhood lives.