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.
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?
Come and visit our Fashion Coloring pages and use your own color ideas for these patterns.
Thinkquest - Runway
Articles & Databases
Designed for Disaster
by Carolyn Keene ; illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
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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
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.
by Annie Bryant
J FIC MATHEIS
Katani goes to New York City to be in a fashion show.
by AJ Stern ; illustrated by Doreen Mulryan Marts
J FIC STERN
When Frannie "practices being a fashion designer" at the mother-daughter fashion show, everyone is surprised by the consequences.
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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)
by Charise Mericle Harper
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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 : How to Have Fun with Fashion, Shop Smart, and Let Your Personal Style Shine Through
by Sharon Cindrich ; illustrated by Shannon Laskey
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Learn about fashion basics and accessories, how to express yourself, shopping tips and how to manage your closet.
Thea Stilton and the Mystery in Paris
Geronimo Stilton ; [text by Thea Stilton ; illustrations by Maria Abagnale ... et al. ; translated by Julia Heim].
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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 : Have You Got What it Takes to be a Fashion Designer?
by Lisa Thompson
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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
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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.
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
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.