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PJ Gives Back Around the World

Would your family like to give back just by reading?

Join mothers and sisters Author Rebecca P. Cohen and Illustrator Marni Penning Coleman in this wonderful new program of giving back...

...and share the joy of reading with your little explorers ages 2-8, encouraging their imagination and learning about the world with PJ!

When you gather nine families to order books, $1 from every book sold will go to the Tererai Trent International Foundation (TTI) and the 12 schools and over 6,000 students TTI supports.

Author Rebecca P. Cohen just returned from rural Zimbabwe with her mother and son, where she read PJ’s Backyard Adventures to over 200 4, 5, and 6 year olds at Matau and Musukwi Primary Schools. She saw the incredible work being done by TTI and the incredible need.

For example, nine schools have no water, and the children are thirsty all day. By reading with PJ, you and your child will be giving back to help children in need who are also reading PJ’s Backyard Adventures in Zimbabwe.

Here's How it Works

  1. Ask your friends if they'd like to participate

  2. Collect $25 per family x 9 families = $225

  3. Email with your shipping address and Subject: PJ Order

  4. The organizer will be shipped two books for each family and two free books for the organizer:

​5. Organizer will be billed and receive shipment. Distribute books and explore with PJ! Great for birthday gifts and birthday parties.

Each family order contains Free Shipping - U.S. Orders Only.

Inquire via about Shipping Outside U.S.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

- Margaret Mead

Rebecca and Marni are author and illustrator, parents and sisters!

About the Author

Rebecca P. Cohen believes time outside transforms our lives for the better. Rebecca has worked with over 6,000 children around the world helping them make outdoor connections for a healthier life.

Rebecca is author of 15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids, the children's series PJ's Backyard Adventures, and creator of Rebecca Plants Curiosity Cards available for iPhone. She is also host of the video series, Get Out of the House, which shows fun ideas for time outside in every season. For Rebecca's inspiring blog and free downloads, visit

About the Illustrator

Marni Penning Coleman, in addition to being mother to a PJ-like youngster, is an audiobook narrator, producer, playwright, teacher, and award-winning Shakespearean actress who lives with her husband, son, dog, fish, and chickens just outside of Washington, DC. For more information, visit