Ethan & Choco's Book Club

Striving to make access to books and reading a core part of the care that SuperKids receive in the hospital


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Ethan’s October Title Talk (and September Thank-Yous)

Here’s Ethan’s October 2017 Title Talk (#10), the list of books he hopes will be donated to ECBC in the month of October! Please donate hardcover (for the permanent Lending Library) or paperback (for ECBC’s Books for Treats on Halloween or for the Gifting Library for kids in isolation) versions of these books, or any new book, from ECBC’s Amazon Wish List and help us build a library at CHOC Children’s Hospital! Books will be sent directly to ECBC. The link to the wish list is: https://amzn.com/w/BLD7UEVPPPO

In this video, Ethan also thanks our September donors — book donors, monetary donations, and auction item donors. And, he gives a special thank you to Blue Moon Boutique for their amazing support in the month of September!

Thank you so much to our donors for continuing to keep the book donations coming!

Click here for Ethan’s October Title Talk video.
Click here to purchase books to donate off our Amazon Wish List.

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Ethan’s Halloween Book Drive

Please help Ethan collect Halloween-themed books for kids are inpatient CHOC Children’s Hospital during Halloween! Every year CHOC holds an awesome trick-or-treating event for patients and siblings, and this year ECBC is hosting “Books for Treats” — our own booth where we will give away Halloween books! There are several ways you can help, including:

  •   Purchasing books off our Halloween Book Wish List on Amazon.com. Click here to access it.
  •   Visiting Once Upon a Storybook in Tustin, where you can purchase Halloween books to put in our donation basket at the store.
  • Bring books to Arroyo Elementary to put in ECBC’s book donation box.
  • Visit the Arroyo book fair and purchase/donate Halloween-themed books there.

Remember, all books must be brand new.  

Check out Ethan’s video to learn more. If you haven’t supported ECBC in a while, this is a great one to jump in on because it has special meaning to Ethan (see video) and it comes at the three year anniversary of his diagnosis.


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Orange County Kids Book Festival Was a Success!

Ethan & Choco’s Book Club had the best time at the 2017 Orange County Children’s Book Festival today! Ethan worked hard to raise awareness by sharing his story, we met many authors and received generous donations from them, received donations from festival-goers who bought books at the festival to donate to ECBC, and sold some ECBC merchandise! Thank you to Girl Scout Troop #3115 for walking around the festival ALL DAY collecting books from

Thank you Troop #3115

various booths! And thank you to our friends who stopped by to support — We appreciate you! IMG_8002

Thank you Troop #3115!


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Ethan’s Book Flash #5

Here’s Ethan’s Book Flash #5, his request for a specific title that he wants to make sure is in the library that ECBC is building at CHOC Children’s Hospital! The title of this featured book is What Should Danny Do?, by Adir and Ganit Levy. Please check out his video and consider donating this book or any of the other books on the ECBC Wish List on Amazon (link below).  Books purchased from this list will be sent directly to ECBC.  Thank you!

Click HERE for Book Flash #5.

Click HERE to go to ECBC’s Wish List on Amazon.


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Sip, Shop, & Support at Blue Moon Boutique was a Success!

Thank you Patti and Barbara!

Thank you to friends and family who made time in your busy weekday schedules to attend Blue Moon’s Sip, Shop, & Support evening! It looked like lots of fun clothing, jewelry, and household items were being purchased — and champagne and yummy treats being enjoyed as well (Thank you Barbara Lieberman-Jones for providing)! Thank you also to Compendium for the awesome stack of books you donated — they are such great, beautiful picture books that hospitalized kids at CHOC Children’s Hospital will LOVE! And a tremendous thank you to Patti and Blue Moon Boutique for hosting such a wonderful event — which will keep giving as we use the proceeds to bring reading to kids at CHOC who otherwise don’t have access to books. We appreciate the support so much. 

If anyone could not attend last night’s event, there are still two days left in September during which your purchases benefit ECBC! If you can, go check out this beautiful store!! (I walked away with a couple gorgeous candles and some super-funny kitchen towels!) 


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Sip, Shop, & Support ECBC at Blue Moon!

If you have some time this evening, please join us at Blue Moon in Garden Grove anytime between 4:00-8:00! Blue Moon is an amazing philanthropic boutique that chooses a local charity of the month to donate 10% of its proceeds to — every month! And they chose Ethan & Choco’s Book Club for the month of September (partly in honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month)! Patti, the owner, is very invested in ensuring that her business has a positive impact on her community, and ECBC is so honored to have been their featured charity this month! 

This evening, Blue Moon is offering some snacks and “sparkling surprises” while you shop, as well as giving double points for all purchases. Please come join us anytime between 4:00-8:00 if you can get away!

Where: Blue Moon, 5256 Lampson Ave, Garden Grove
When: Thursday, Sept 28, 4:00-8:00
What: Shop for clothes, jewelry, or household items, enjoy some yummy treats, and support ECBC at the same time!