About 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. 

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.

You’ll find lots of fantastic top tips, resources and a promotional toolkit to use before and during your celebrations on our website. These are available in English and bilingual Welsh/English versions.

Check out our great resources

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. You can also download all these resources here.

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

There are also lots of fantastic, fun activities on our website for you to do at home. We’ll be adding more in the run up to Pyjamarama, so keep an eye on our website!

Find fun things to make and do
Download our rhyme sheet for a fun sing-along
Listen to our reading of Car, Car, Truck, Jeep

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 will also 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.