In an admirable display of corporate social responsibility, QBD Books, Australia’s premier book retailer, has partnered with Penguin Random House Australia to support The Pyjama Foundation, culminating in National Pyjama Day on Friday, July 19.

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The goal of the ‘Grow Into a Reader’ campaign is to raise both funds and awareness for The Pyjama Foundation’s ‘Love of Learning Program’, which offers vital educational support to children in foster care—an often overlooked and academically disadvantaged group. This program provides these children with one-on-one mentoring, focusing on developing their learning, life skills, and self-confidence. By doing so, it aims to transform their educational outcomes and, consequently, their life trajectories.

July dedicated to National Pyjama Day

Across all 87 QBD Books stores nationwide, the entire month of July will be dedicated to celebrating National Pyjama Day. During this period, Penguin Random House will contribute $1 for every book sold from a curated selection that supports The Pyjama Foundation. Additionally, proceeds from the sale of $2.99 Penguin Random House height charts will be donated to the foundation, ensuring that all funds directly benefit the cause.

To encourage families to participate and build their home libraries, QBD Books is offering a special deal: customers who purchase one of the selected children’s titles will receive a second book at half price. This promotion not only supports the foundation but also fosters a love for reading among young readers.

QBD staff wear their most whimsical sleepwear

To highlight National Pyjama Day on July 19, QBD staff across the country will wear their most comfortable and whimsical sleepwear. This lighthearted yet meaningful gesture is a way to engage the community and draw attention to the critical needs of children in foster care.

Bronwyn Sheehan, Founder and CEO of The Pyjama Foundation, expressed her gratitude: “A heartfelt thank you to QBD Books and Penguin Random House for championing National Pyjama Day and supporting children in foster care. 

“By promoting National Pyjama Day through the joy of reading, we are making a meaningful difference in children’s lives and fostering a love for learning that can last a lifetime. Books open up new worlds, inspire imagination, and build the confidence these children need to thrive. Together, we’re helping to create brighter futures, one book at a time.”

Penguin Random House books featured in the sale:

  • Alice-Miranda At School’ by Jacqueline Harvey
  • ‘Willa and Woof 1: Mimi is Missing’ by Jacqueline Harvey
  • ‘The Daredevil Princess and the Golden Unicorn (Book 1)’ by Belinda Murrell
  • ‘Ratbags 1: Naughty for Good’ by Tim Harris
  • ‘Bluey: Trains’ by Bluey
  • ‘Two Wolves’ by Tristan Bancks
  • ‘Murder Most Unladylike’ by Robin Stevens
  • ‘Ranger’s Apprentice 1: The Ruins of Gorlan’ by John Flanagan
  • ‘Wonder’ by R J Palacio
  • ‘Blueback’ by Tim Winton
  • ‘Kensy and Max 1: Breaking New’ by Jacqueline Harvey
  • ‘Tweet’ by Morris Gleitzman
  • ‘The Book of Wondrous Possibilities’ by Deborah Abela
  • ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl
  • ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book 1)’ by Jeff Kinney
  • ‘Super Sidekicks 1: No Adults Allowed’ by Gavin Aung Than
  • ‘Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective’ by R. A. Spratt
  • ‘Mackenzie Arnold 1: Finders Keepers’ by Mackenzie Arnold
  • ‘A Glasshouse of Stars’ by Shirley Marr
  • ‘Shower Land 1: Break the Curse’ by Nat Amoore
  • ‘Where is The Green Sheep?’ by Mem Fox
  • ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle
  • ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ by Beatrix Potter
  • ‘Are We There Yet?’ by Alison Lester
  • ‘Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy’ by Lynley Dodd
  • ‘Where’s Spot?’ by Eric Hill
  • ‘Bluey: The Beach’ by Bluey
  • ‘Today’s Sun’ by Gregg Dreise