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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Please Donate a Book in Honor of World Read Aloud Day

img_1426Today is World Read Aloud Day (WRAD), which aims to bring global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. I’m re-posting Ethan’s WRAD post from last year (click here to view), where he describes the importance of this day and reads aloud a favorite picture book. He also expresses his hope that on this day in 2017 (today!), all patients at CHOC Children’s are being read to. We’re not quite there yet, but we are getting closer to launching Phase 1 in the hospital, which is “Reading Aloud in Every Room”. Please consider donating a book from ECBC’s Amazon Wish List (click here) to help the kids at CHOC experience the joy and power of reading aloud!


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Ethan’s Daily Book Look #366

61glnlshkjl-_sy451_bo1204203200_Mission Complete! Here’s Ethan’s last Book Look of his 2016 Daily Book Look Challenge — #366! The title of today’s book is A Poem for Peterthe Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day (by Andrea Davis Pinkney). If you’re interested in donating this amazing book or other books to help ECBC build a library at CHOC Children’s Hospital, you can click here to access ECBC’s Wish List on Amazon.com.  Items purchased from this list will be sent directly to Ethan & Choco’s Book Club.

We are so deeply grateful for our December book donors (names mentioned in the video) as well as for everyone who watched Ethan’s videos and donated books this year. Ethan was hoping to receive an average of one book per day of the year, and we ended up with 1400 new hardcover books from Amazon customers for our Lending Library! What a completely awesome start we have for launching Phase 1 of ECBC in 2017!

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Thank you so much Alysha Stout for donating so many books on behalf of your mother-in-law Merry for Christmas this year — what a wonderful gift and we are so grateful!

Click here for Book Look #366 video.
Click here to purchase books to donate off our Wish List.

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Celebrating the end of 2016 / end of Daily Book Look Challenge!

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The recording scene for 366 straight days!


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Ethan’s Daily Book Look #365

61kq0npdczl-_sx328_bo1204203200_-1Here’s Ethan’s Book Look #365The Secret Keepers (by Trenton Lee Stewart). If you’re interested in donating books and helping to build a library at CHOC Children’s Hospital, you can click here to access ECBC’s Wish List on Amazon.com.  Items purchased from this list will be sent directly to Ethan & Choco’s Book Club.

Click here for Book Look #365 video.
Click here to purchase books to donate off our Wish List.


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Ethan’s Daily Book Look #364

51pyg3cog8l-_sx342_bo1204203200_Here’s Ethan’s Book Look #364The Wild Robot (by Peter Brown). If you’re interested in donating books and helping to build a library at CHOC Children’s Hospital, you can click here to access ECBC’s Wish List on Amazon.com.  Items purchased from this list will be sent directly to Ethan & Choco’s Book Club.

Click here for Book Look #364 video.
Click here to purchase books to donate off our Wish List.


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Ethan’s Daily Book Look #363

imgres-2Here’s Ethan’s Book Look #363, the Keeper of the Lost Cities series (by Shannon Messenger). Ethan and his sister Maddy also had the opportunity to conduct a special phone interview with the author, and their interview is attached to the book look video. The interview was supposed to be via Skype, but the internet happened to be down in our neighborhood yesterday, so we had to settle for audio. Nevertheless, the kids had a blast chatting with Ms. Messenger — they loved hearing her responses to their questions and they thought she was so cool!! Thank you Shannon Messenger for spending time with Ethan and Maddy; we all cant wait for Book #6 to come out!

If you’re interested in donating this amazing series, or other books to help us build a library at CHOC Children’s Hospital, please click here to access ECBC’s Wish List on Amazon.com.  Items purchased from this list will be sent directly to Ethan & Choco’s Book Club.

Click here for Book Look #363 video.
Click here to purchase books to donate off our Wish List.


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Ethan’s Daily Book Look #362

51rqvgxmqlHere’s Ethan’s Book Look #362A Voyage in the Clouds: the (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785 (by Matthew Olshan). If you’re interested in donating books and helping to build a library at CHOC Children’s Hospital, you can click here to access ECBC’s Wish List on Amazon.com.  Items purchased from this list will be sent directly to Ethan & Choco’s Book Club.

Click here for Book Look #362 video.
Click here to purchase books to donate off our Wish List.


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Ethan’s Daily Book #361

516fg3nhhal-_sy376_bo1204203200_Here’s Ethan’s Book Look #361Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer (by Fiona Robinson). If you’re interested in donating books and helping to build a library at CHOC Children’s Hospital, you can click here to access ECBC’s Wish List on Amazon.com.  Items purchased from this list will be sent directly to Ethan & Choco’s Book Club.

Click here for Book Look #361 video.
Click here to purchase books to donate off our Wish List.