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, with the principal premise that literacy support for children fighting cancer and other life-threatening conditions can help promote cognitive development and social connections that are part of thriving through treatment and beyond

Thank you to an awesome kindergarten class, and Ethan’s Book Look #157

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Ethan surrounded by the 100 books from Mrs. Abrams’ kindergartners!

Thank you so much to Mrs. Abrams’ kindergarten class at Pacific Elementary School in Manhattan Beach for the 100 books you just donated to ECBC! Here’s what they did: As part of their Writers’ Workshop unit in persuasive writing, students wrote persuasive letters to their parents outlining the chores and tasks they would do to earn money so they could buy books for the ECBC library. In one week, they made posters, did all kinds of extra chores, and held bake sales and lemonade stands all over town! Getting students to use what they learn about persuasive writing techniques to convince others of the importance of books and reading for hospitalized kids — what an AMAZING way to integrate curriculum and social action!!  Thank you so much Mrs. Abrams and Room 30!!

51d3ElmI7ML._AC_US160_And, in part 2 of this video, here’s Ethan’s Daily Book Look #157, the The Ugly Duckling (by Hans Christian Andersen and Jerry Pinkney). If you’re interested in donating and helping build a library at CHOC Children’s Hospital, you can go to our Wish List on Items purchased from this list will be sent directly to Ethan & Choco’s Book Club.   We’ve been receiving many used books recently. Please remember that per hospital policy, we can only accept NEW book donations.

Click here for Book Look #157 video.
Click here to purchase books to donate off our Wish List.


Mrs. Abrams’ awesome class with their book donations!


A couple of the persuasive letters written by these amazing kindergartners!


Mrs. Abrams’ students writing their persuasive letters to convince parents to donate books to CHOC!

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