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: Creepy Carrots

This week’s storytime being aired on CHOC Children’s Hospital radio — Creepy Carrots, a story that perfectly balances scary and funny with a satisfying twist ending, wonderful for Halloween and all year long! Click below to view Ethan’s read-aloud. To donate this awesome picture book or other Halloween-themed books for ECBC’s Halloween book deliveries as part of CHOC’s reverse trick-or-treating event, CLICK HERE.


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Storytime with Ethan & Choco: The Widow’s Broom

This week’s storytime being aired on CHOC Children’s Hospital radio — The Widow’s Broom, a clever story that evoke’s pleasurable shudders for ALL ages, perfect for Halloween and all year long! Click below to view Ethan’s read-aloud. To donate this awesome picture book or other Halloween-themed books for ECBC’s Halloween book deliveries as part of CHOC’s reverse trick-or-treating event, CLICK HERE. We are hoping for 30 copies of this book for older kids at CHOC and need a total of 500 books for this event!

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Storytime with Ethan & Choco: Room on the Broom

Today’s storytime being aired on CHOC Children’s Hospital radio today — Room on the Broom, an all-time family favorite on Halloween and all year long! Ethan’s dad read the book aloud for old time’s sake to get Ethan in the mood for his recording…and I think they enjoyed it as much as they used to (see clip below)! Click below to view Ethan’s read-aloud. To donate this awesome picture book or other Halloween-themed books for ECBC’s Halloween book deliveries as part of CHOC’s reverse trick-or-treating event, CLICK HERE. We are hoping for 40 copies of this book and need a total of 500 books for this event!

Ethan’s Room on the Broom read-aloud
ECBC Co-founder Ethan’s dad reads aloud Room on the Broom — 11 and 13 year olds still find this book fun!


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30 Ways ECBC Helps Cancer Warriors Thrive Through Treatment: Day #8 of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Sept 8: The 8th way that ECBC helps hospitalized kids thrive through treatment is by broadcasting a story time each week through Seacrest Studios, CHOC’s radio station. The radio read-aloud show began when all of ECBC’s volunteer programs were halted due to COVID, since Ethan could record the show from home and send it to CHOC to be aired.Although the radio show couldn’t come close to replacing our amazing bedside readers, it at least ensured a bit of access to good stories at a time when safety precautions allowed for no visitors or diversions. To check out Ethan’s story time that was aired today at CHOC, click the image below. To support Ethan’ radio show, go to www.runsignup.com/BOOKIT2020 and donate $20 to cover the cost of a new high-quality picture book that will be used for a future storytime. THANK YOU for supporting BOOK IT and helping to honor cancer warriors during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!


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Storytime with Ethan & Choco: Escargot

Today’s storytime that aired at CHOC Children’s Seacrest Studios and broadcasted in patient rooms– a cute story with a great message. 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.

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Storytime with Ethan & Choco: Cloudette

Today’s storytime that aired at CHOC Children’s Seacrest Studios and broadcasted in patient rooms– a cute story with a great message. 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 #cloudette #thriveagainstcancer #staystrongandreadon #bookit2020

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Storytime with Ethan & Choco: Strega Nona

Today’s storytime that is airing at CHOC Children’s Seacrest Studios and broadcasted in patient rooms– a must-know classic and family favorite. 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 #StregaNona #thriveagainstcancer #staystrongandreadon #bookit2020

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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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