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Barbie is more than fashion


Barbie dolls usually call to mind fancy dresses, dream houses and shopping sprees. With their long, silky hair and fashionable wardrobes, the dolls wouldn't seem to be items that would inspire kids to bury their heads in books.

Believe it or not, though, there's more to Barbie than meets the eye. In addition to all the doll's stylish accessories, clothes and other objects of desire, there's a collection of Barbie books. Filled with brightly colored illustrations, the books are fun and easy to read. What's more, they're punchy enough to get even the most reluctant readers hooked.

Which is why Barnes & Noble in Towson is inviting kids of all ages to a Barbie story hour today at 10 a.m.

The content of these stories is not all shopping and suntanning. For example, in Barbie: Two Princesses, Barbie tells her sisters stories to give them courage during a thunderstorm.

After the story hour, kids are invited to participate in a craft using glitter.

Barnes & Noble in Towson is at 1 E. Joppa Road. Call 410-296-7065 for more information.

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