Pyjamarama is back for 2020

Want a fun, new way to get children excited about reading? Pyjamarama is returning for a second time and will take place on Friday 5 June 2020.

Pyjamarama is all about getting children reading. We're asking children around the country - in schools, nurseries, clubs and at home - to spend a fun-filled day in PJs and donate £1 to help give every child a bedtime story.

Sign up for your free Pyjamarama activity pack

For nurseries

Sign up your nursery today

Sign up the children at your nursery to spend the day in their pyjamas and give £1 so no child misses out on their bedtime story.

For primary schools

Sign up your primary school today

Primary schools – we need you! Let your pupils come to school in their PJs and use the hints and tips in your free activity pack to make your Pyjamarama day a success.

For everyone else

Sign up today

Do you run an out-of-school club? Are you a childminder? Sign up here to receive your free activity pack and join in the Pyjamarama fun.

Great reasons to get involved in 2020

  • We've made this year bigger and better, with extra teaching resources, plus loads of tips and ideas to help encourage your children to read.
  • For the second year, we've recruited some special people to help bring to life the importance of bedtime stories - PJ Masks, Horrid Henry and Tracy Beaker - providing fun and inspiration for all pyjama-wearers and their families.
  • Last year, over 100,000 children raised an amazing £101,000, which has helped give books, resources, support and advice to children and families around the country - and this year, we want to raise even more.
  • A day in pyjamas is easy and fun, and by each child donating just £1 to BookTrust, we can support children who need your help the most.

How the money you raise can help children like Lee

Lee is growing up in one of the most deprived areas of the UK. His mum has struggled to put food on the table and, as a result, Lee has missed out on the joy and confidence that bedtime reading brings.

Thanks to the help of donors, BookTrust has supported Lee and his mum with guidance and books for bedtime that Lee can call his own. Now, they both look forward to cuddling up together to read a story every night, Lee is doing better at school and his confidence has soared.   

Find out more about how BookTrust makes a difference

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PJ Masks © Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014; © Copyright Tony Ross, 2014;
© Nick Sharratt 2020. Illustrations © Anjan Sarkar