Illustrated by Tony Persiani
Named one of the best children’s books of the year by:
You know those fluorescent oranges and yellows and greens that you see every day on traffic cones, safety vests, highlighters, and so on?
A hundred years ago, those colors didn’t even exist.
The Day-Glo Brothers is the story of the guys who invented those colors while they were in their teens and 20s back during the Depression and World War II.
It all started with a magic act and an accident at the ketchup factory…
Praise for The Day-Glo Brothers
Bartography: Collected posts about The Day-Glo Brothers
Booklist: Classroom Connections: Maker Minds
Charlesbridge: Author Spotlight with Chris Barton (PDF)
Charlesbridge: Unabridged: From “Huh?” to “Wow!” — and Beyond
Accredited Online Colleges: 10 Children’s Books Every Business Student Should Read
Big Kid Corner: Five Questions for Chris Barton
Blue Willow Bookshop Blog: Blue Willow Bios – Chris Barton
The BookKids Blog!: Chris Barton vs. K.A. Holt: Two Fab Authors, One Fab Saturday, and THIS Amazing Interview!
BookPeople release-party photos from Donna Bowman Bratton, Christy Stallop, Greg Leitich Smith and Moxy Jane
Carmen Oliver – Following My Dreams…One Word At A Time: Endings and Beginnings in Nonfiction Picture Books
Carolyn Dee Flores – Et Tu Journal: Chris Barton – Award Winning Author of The Day-Glo Brothers Speaks to SCBWI-SWTX
Celebrate Science: Behind the Books: A is for Art
Cynsations: Author Interview: Chris Barton on The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors
Eat Their Words: The Day-Glo Brothers – Neon Painted Cake
Noblemania: The Golden Age of Picture Book Biography
Oz and Ends: What Makes The Day-Glo Brothers Shine
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #121: Featuring Chris Barton and Tony Persiani
ShelfLife@Texas: Alumnus Offers “Color” Commentary on Writing for Kids
Sulphur Springs News-Telegram Interview: “Stringing words together seemed like the thing to do”
TeachingBooks.net: Meet-the-Author Book Reading
Video interview with Kathi Appelt: Chris Barton talks about The Day-Glo Brothers and Shark Vs. Train