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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A great afternoon at CHOC of books, crafting, and GOLD for pediatric cancer awareness month

Ethan & Choco’s Book Club had a great afternoon last Thursday at CHOC! We spent the first two hours in the hospital lobby for our Super Book Give-Away, where we teamed up with MaxLove Project’s BeSuper Party and hosted a book-inspired craft in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (theme color of gold). We read aloud the classic picture book Where the Wild Things Are, which features main character Max who wears a gold crown and has an imagination that leads him on a wild and brave adventure, reflecting MaxLove Project’s “B” in their BeSuper Action Plan (“Boost yourself with super thoughts”). Patients and SuperSibs crafted their own gold crowns and received their own new copy of the book, and they also selected one to several books to keep from ECBC’s Gifting Library Cart.

We had a ton of fun highlighting gold, reading, and therapeutic crafting with MaxLove!

In the latter part of the afternoon, ECBC’s bedside reading volunteers had a terrific couple of hours on the oncology/neurology floor. They read aloud to many patients (toddlers through 10 year olds), and gave away a good number of books to patients in isolation. A successful afternoon of books and reading — we can’t wait to expand to more days of the week, more volunteers, and more reading reaching more patients. 

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Ethan’s Daily Book Look #276

51nhv-ntbdl-_sy396_bo1204203200_Here’s Ethan’s Daily Book Look #276, The Egg Thief (by Alane Adams) — with a special interview with the author of this book! Thank you so much Alane for letting us interview you and we can’t wait to read the other “thief” books when the come out!

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 #276 video.
Click here to purchase books to donate off our Wish List.