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


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Storytime with Ethan & Choco: The Night I Followed the Dog

Here’s yesterday’s storytime that was aired at CHOC Children’s Seacrest Studios and broadcasted in patient rooms! A fun story that inspires kids to imagine the secret adventures their own pets might take when their humans are fast asleep! To help ECBC go beyond our no-cost radio show to providing terrific books for hospitalized kids during covid, please go to www.runsignup.com/BOOKIT2020 to donate to ECBC’s virtual book drive. #storytimewithethanandchoco #TheNightIFollowedtheDog #thriveagainstcancer #staystrongandreadon #bookit2020

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Storytime with Ethan and Choco: Empty Pot

Here’s today’s storytime to be aired at CHOC Children’s Seacrest Studios and broadcasted in patient rooms! A terrific story with a great lesson about honesty and perseverance.

To help ECBC go beyond our no-cost radio show to providing terrific books for hospitalized kids during covid, please CLICK HERE to donate to ECBC’s virtual book drive. www.runsignup.com/BOOKIT2020 to donate to ECBC’s virtual book drive.


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Please Support the BOOK IT 2020 Virtual Book Drive!

Have you donated yet to ECBC’s BOOK IT 2020 Virtual bBook Drive?Due to COVID, we are unable to have our annual charity run. But our local hospitalized kids still need high-quality books and reading experiences! In fact, they need these now more than ever, with the usual CHOC volunteers, visitors, and entertainment suspended for safety reasons. We are working hard to fund our programs that don’t depend on volunteers entering the hospital — including our book bags for kids newly diagnosed with cancer and virtual book club sponsorships for teens that include a Kindle and a year’s worth of e-books (see below for all donation levels). Please donate if you can and help us continue to help hospitalized kids thrive through treatment! Make a monetary contribution at:

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Even better, use this same link to “become a fundraiser” with your own BOOK IT donation page. Or, if you’d rather donate a book directly from our Amazon Wish List, click HERE. If you can’t donate, please help us spread the word by sharing this post!

BOOK IT 2020 Book Drive Donation Levels:

$20 Provide a hardcover book for bedside reading
$50 Provide 5 gifting library books for patients in isolation
$125 Sponsor a book bag for a new cancer diagnosis$250 Sponsor a teen with cancer for 1 yr in a virtual book clu
$500 Contribute 50 Halloween books for BOO-KS for Treats
$1000 Fund 1 month of Outpatient Infusion Center books

$2500 Sponsor one year of ECBC book storage space rental
$5000 Re-stock entire Mobile Gifting Library Cart


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Please support the BOOK IT 2020 Virtual Book Drive!

Due to safety concerns and potential Covid-19 restrictions, ECBC will not be hosting our on-site events this year (neither the runs or the onsite book drive). We are, however, conducting the virtual book drive component of BOOK IT, which has been a success in the past two years and we hope will get a strong response this year. As ECBC’s annual fundraiser and only formal fundraising event, BOOK IT! provides the majority of the needed funds to sustain our book and reading programs at CHOC Children’s Hospital.  Please help us to help kids keep on thriving through treatment!

To support BOOK IT 2020, you can:

Click below to view or share Ethan’s BOOK IT 2020 video plug:

SAVE THE DATE! September 6, 2021. BOOK IT! will return next year with our onsite walk/run events, community book drive, and costume contest. Please mark your calendars!

Thank you for helping Orange County’s hospitalized kids thrive thrive through treatment!


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Storytime with Ethan & Choco: A Hungry Lion

Here’s Ethan’s read-aloud show that is being aired today by the radio station at CHOC Children’s Hospital. A Hungry Lion, or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals…If you aren’t familiar with this picture book, share this with your kiddos. It has a surprising and super funny ending! #StorytimeWithEthanandChoco #HungryLion #ECBC #ReadThinkThrive #ThriveAgainstCancer #StayStrongAndReadOn