First I wrote about daylight fluorescent colors — those superbright oranges and yellows and pinks and greens — in The Day-Glo Brothers.

A bit later, I tackled another visually inventive topic — camouflage — in Dazzle Ships.

Now, word is out about an upcoming nonfiction picture book of mine in the same vein: Glitter Everywhere: Where It Came From, Where It’s Found, And Where It’s Going, which will be published by Charlesbridge.

I’ve worked before with Charlesbridge on both The Day-Glo Brothers and Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, and I’m as excited as can be to be teaming up with them again for this exploration of the sparkly stuff.

I’m deep in my research now, and it’s fascinating. For me, the hardest part of gathering information for any nonfiction book is stopping my research so that I can move on to the next one, and I suspect that glitter will be especially hard to get away from…