Illustrated by Chaaya Prabhat

A 2024 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List Selection

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Booklist *Starred Review*: “A shining example … [with] significant relevance for an astonishing range of issues and interests.”

The Horn Book: “Whether they love the stuff or loathe it, readers will find something here to pique their curiosity.”

Kirkus Reviews: “An intriguing, entertaining investigation sure to catch readers’ attention.”

School Library Journal: “[T]his is a super accessible and fun deep dive into a craft staple. Full of fun facts for every collection.”

Austin American-Statesman: “‘Glitter Everywhere!’ will validate, teach, and wow you.”

A Fuse #8 Production: “An example of the best kind of nonfiction we’re making for kids in this day and age.”

100 Scope Notes: “I may never be the same — and isn’t that what great nonfiction is for?”

If you love glitter, this book is for you. If you hate glitter, this book is also for you. 

Everyone seems to have strong feelings about glitter. But how much do you actually know about it? 

Who invented glitter? How is it made? Why does it stick to everything? Is it bad for the environment?*  And of course: What makes glitter . . . glitter?

With style and humor, Chris Barton and Chaaya Prabhat explore the good, the bad, the tiny, and the shiny of all things glitter. 

* Spoiler alert! Traditional glitter can be bad for the planet. That’s why the jacket of this book uses a glitter lookalike. 

48 pages
Ages 5 and up
June 2023
Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 9781623542528