Pyjamarama in your community

There’s nothing quite like a bedtime story. It’s a magical, joyful time for little ones and their families.

BookTrust’s Pyjamarama campaign aims to help every child experience the wonder of a bedtime story by encouraging families to share books with their little ones each night.

Four vehicles from Car Car Truck Jeep

How can I get involved as a BookTrust book-gifting partner?

Put on your favourite PJs and join us by throwing pyjama parties and activities full of storytime fun. We’d love you to get involved and help us get more families reading, while promoting your own local services and having a great time! We’ll be celebrating from 3-9 June 2019.

BookTrust is providing over 450,000 free picture books for 0-5s and is working with partners in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, so that children attending Pyjamarama events can take home a story that’s perfect for bedtime reading. If you’re a BookTrust book-gifting partner, we’ll be in touch directly with more information about your allocations.

This year’s book is the brilliant Car, Car, Truck, Jeep by Katrina Charman and Nick Sharratt. In Wales, we have a bilingual edition of Car, Car, Truck, Jeep / Dacw’r Car Yn Dŵad, adapted by Aneirin Karadog. You can find out more about the book below.

Keep an eye on this page for fantastic top tips, resources and promotional toolkits to use before and during your celebrations. These will be available in English and bilingual Welsh/English versions.

What will I receive in my Pyjamarama pack?Aeroplane from the picture book Car Car Truck Jeep

If you are a partner involved in our Pyjamarama book-gifting you will be sent copies of Car, Car, Truck, Jeep (or Car Car, Truck, Jeep / Dacw’r Car Yn Dŵad), promotional and empty-belly posters, rhyme sheets and activity sheets. We will be updating this page with downloadable resources in the spring.

What if I’m a parent or carer and I want to attend an event?

If you are a family, contact your local library to find out about events taking place near you this June, where you'll be able to pick up a free copy of Car, Car, Truck, Jeep. In the spring, we'll be adding lots of fantastic, fun activities to our website that you can download and do at home.

If you have any questions about Pyjamarama, just visit our FAQs page

Getting in touch

If you can't find the answer you're looking for in our FAQs, please contact pyjamarama@booktrust.org.uk if you're in England or Northern Ireland, or booktrustcymru@booktrust.org.uk if you're in Wales, and we'll be happy to help.

Click here if you're looking for our Pyjamarama fundraising pages

Car Car Truck Jeep cover English versionAbout Car, Car, Truck, Jeep by Katrina Charman and Nick Sharratt

This joyful rhyming story is perfect for sharing in interactive Pyjamarama events, but also will be a huge hit with families looking for something to snuggle up and read together at bedtime.

With fun, sing-along words from Katrina Charman and bold, colourful illustrations by Nick Sharratt, we think this is a book that little ones will love.

Read our review of Car, Car, Truck, Jeep here.

For families in Wales, we have commissioned a brand-new bilingual version of the book - Car Car, Truck, Jeep Dacw’r Car Yn Dŵad - by award-winning poet, Aneirin Karadog. 

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Illustrations © 2018 Nick Sharratt. From Car, Car, Truck, Jeep by Katrina Charman and Nick Sharratt. Published by and reproduced by kind permission of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC.