Meet Isabelle the 2014 American Girl Doll

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The time has come and American Girl has released the new doll for 2014…. meet Isabelle!



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Isabelle, an inspired dancer with a flair for design, is studying ballet at a performing-arts school in Washington, D.C. My girls are so excited that Isabelle is a dancer just like them and her fabulous mix and match outfits are already on my girls wish lists!

Written by award-winning author Laurence Yep, the 2014 Girl of the Year® books―Isabelle, Designs by Isabelle, and To the Stars, Isabelle―introduce readers to Isabelle Palmer, a talented ten-year-old girl who loves to dance and to design ballet costumes. When she starts attending the Anna Hart School of the Arts, Isabelle has a hard time getting her proper footing—both in her transition to a new school and in the dance studio. To complicate the situation, her older sister, Jade, is the star ballerina at the school, and a rival classmate tries to make Isabelle feel as if she doesn’t belong there. Isabelle struggles with self-doubt, but when she stops comparing herself to others and learns to focus on her own unique talents, she finds a special way to stand out and to use her passions to help others, too. The nonfiction section in the back of the Isabelle books features real girls who, like Isabelle, have followed their creative interests to discover a spotlight of their own.

American Girl has some really great things planned to go along with the year of Isabelle including:

  • Try New Moves with Isabelle: Starting January 1, girls can discover their talents at the online version of the Anna Hart School of the Arts at Girls can explore the school’s rooms to learn about ballet, fashion design, writing, acting, and more, plus they can unlock exclusive videos and content related to Isabelle and her upcoming movie. Girls who register at Isabelle’s online academy are entered for a chance to win a monthly drawing for an Isabelle doll and book or the Grand Prize—a deluxe trip for four to New York City and tickets to New York City Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker.


  • Isabelle Apps and Online Play: Girls can get to know Isabelle and her world even better with two special apps—a free app that explores her love of design and an exclusive paid app that’s all about dance. To learn more, search “American Girl” at the Apple App Store. Girls can also visit for Isabelle book excerpts, movie-related videos, games, and much more.


  • Isabelle Learning Guide: A free downloadable curriculum encourages children in grades 3 to 6 to explore and discuss important themes in Isabelle’s stories, such as discovering your own creative inspiration and sharing your talents with others. The Isabelle Learning Guide is available for download at the For Parents and Teachers section on


  • Isabelle Retail Events: Starting January 1, girls can take part in Isabelle-themed events at American Girl retail stores nationwide, including dance demonstrations, free craft activities, giveaways, photo opportunities, and delicious Isabelle-themed meals. For more details on the in-store events, visit

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My amazing husband took my girls to see Isabelle this morning since I need to stay home with my sick baby. Here is Saige in one of Isabelle’s ballet outfits! If you can go to a store today is the day my girl’s each got a free Isabelle t-shirt and they had ballerinas dancing on site!

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About Ellen Peppercorn

Hi my name is Ellen Peppercorn and I am a 32 year old happily married mom to 5 little girls living in Columbus, Ohio. My husband, my five girls and my faith are the most important things in my life, they are my world! After starting That Chic Mom (formerly Thrifty & Chic Mom) five years ago I am happily blogging daily here about all of the things I love… fashion, beauty, family, cooking and all the products that help me be a better mom or make my life easier as a mom.


  1. My daughters have been waiting for an American Girl Dancer! They are so excited!

  2. My daughter is already obsessed with Isabelle! She’s a winner, for sure.

  3. We love her! I can’t wait to take the girls shopping.

  4. vickie couturier says:

    she is such a cute doll,my granddaughters would love her

  5. American Girl dolls are all so beautiful and Isabelle is no exception. I’m sure all of my nieces are asking for her!

  6. American Girls dolls are all so beautiful!


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