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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Thank you Tarbut V’Torah — ECBC needs more schools like you!

THANK YOU to Tarbut V’Torah’s Lower School for such an AMAZING student-led book drive! TVT collected 219 new books in just one week, and this school only has 253 students! Here’s Ethan’s video explaining what TVT did and thanking this awesome school. We need more schools like Tarbut to help us create a sustainable library at CHOC Children’s Hospital! 

Click here to view Ethan’s video thanking Tarbut.
Email to find out more about leading a school book drive or becoming a Thrive Partner school!

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Ethan’s November Title Talk (and October Thank-You’s)

Here’s Ethan’s November 2017 Title Talk (#11)*, the list of books he hopes will be donated in the month of November! Please donate hardcover (for the permanent Lending Library) or paperback (for the Gifting Library) versions of these books, or any new book, from ECBC’s Amazon Wish List and help us build a library at CHOC Children’s Hospital! Books will be sent directly to ECBC. The link to the wish list is: https://amzn.com/w/BLD7UEVPPPO.

If you want to donate a holiday-themed book for our December book give-away event or to help us create a holiday collection in our lending library, please click on this link to access that list: http://a.co/fedin6F.

In this video, we also thank all of our October donors. We had such an AWESOME month of book donations in the month of October, and we appreciate everyone’s support so much.  We couldn’t list everyone’s name, because we had donations from approximately 200 different individuals — WOW!  These donations made our Books for Treats event at CHOC such a great success, and they also started a fantastic collection of Halloween books in our Lending Library!!

Thank you so much to our donors for continuing to keep the book donations coming!

Click here for Ethan’s November Title Talk video.
Click here to purchase books to donate off our Amazon Wish List.
Click here to purchase books to donate off our Amazon HOLIDAY Book Wish List.

*Ethan’s sister Maddy helped out this time, since Ethan’s wasn’t feeling good.


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Ethan’s Halloween Book Drive Was a Success!

WOW — what a collection of Halloween-themed books we have for our Books for Treats booth tomorrow at CHOC Children’s Hospital! Over the last few weeks, we collected a total of 371 new, high-quality Halloween books of all kinds (board books, picture books, beginning readers, easy chapter books, and middle grade chapter books). Thank you to Arroyo Elementary School for the 156 Halloween books you donated (as well as the additional 44 non-Halloween books you donated this month) — Principal Sheyka, we appreciate your support on social media and on campus so much!

Thank you also to the National League of Young Men Tustin (Class of 2020), and especially Aidan Miller,  for the 64 Halloween-themed books that you collected as part of your terrific book drive (230 books total).

And thank you to Once Upon a Storybook for the beautiful display you created in your store this month to support our Halloween book drive, as well as for the 27 Halloween-themed books your customers purchased to donate!  And finally, thank you Amazon customers for the 124 books you donated by purchasing off our Halloween Wish List. A special thank you to the following for the significant number of books you donated: Sharon and Tod Paris (56 books), Ashley Netsky (23 books), and Rob and Brooke Lieberman (20 books). We easily made our goal of 250-300 books, and we can’t wait to give these to CHOC patients tomorrow. Thank you everyone for your support!!! 


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Thank you NLYM Tustin Class of 2020!

Yesterday Ethan attended the National League of Young Men Tustin Class of 2020’s meeting and received a terrific donation of 230 new books for Ethan & Choco’s Book Club! 65 of these were Halloween books and will be added to our Books for Treats collection for our Halloween event at CHOC tomorrow, and the rest will be added to our lending and gifting libraries (with bookplates on every book indicating that NYLM Tustin is the donor). What a fantastic mix of books of all types your donors chose! Thank you Class of 2020 for this awesome book drive. And a big thank you to Aidan Miller for your awesome job organizing the book drive and introducing Ethan yesterday!! We appreciate this so very much, as these are the kinds of significant donations we’ll need on a regular basis to create a sustainable library at CHOC — a library where half of the books will always need to be replaced because so much will be gifted (due to germs and sanitation rules, patients being discharged, etc). Thank you NYLM!!!

 

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Ethan’s October Title Talk (and September Thank-Yous)

Here’s Ethan’s October 2017 Title Talk (#10), the list of books he hopes will be donated to ECBC in the month of October! Please donate hardcover (for the permanent Lending Library) or paperback (for ECBC’s Books for Treats on Halloween or for the Gifting Library for kids in isolation) versions of these books, or any new book, from ECBC’s Amazon Wish List and help us build a library at CHOC Children’s Hospital! Books will be sent directly to ECBC. The link to the wish list is: https://amzn.com/w/BLD7UEVPPPO

In this video, Ethan also thanks our September donors — book donors, monetary donations, and auction item donors. And, he gives a special thank you to Blue Moon Boutique for their amazing support in the month of September!

Thank you so much to our donors for continuing to keep the book donations coming!

Click here for Ethan’s October Title Talk video.
Click here to purchase books to donate off our Amazon Wish List.


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Sip, Shop, & Support at Blue Moon Boutique was a Success!

Thank you Patti and Barbara!

Thank you to friends and family who made time in your busy weekday schedules to attend Blue Moon’s Sip, Shop, & Support evening! It looked like lots of fun clothing, jewelry, and household items were being purchased — and champagne and yummy treats being enjoyed as well (Thank you Barbara Lieberman-Jones for providing)! Thank you also to Compendium for the awesome stack of books you donated — they are such great, beautiful picture books that hospitalized kids at CHOC Children’s Hospital will LOVE! And a tremendous thank you to Patti and Blue Moon Boutique for hosting such a wonderful event — which will keep giving as we use the proceeds to bring reading to kids at CHOC who otherwise don’t have access to books. We appreciate the support so much. 

If anyone could not attend last night’s event, there are still two days left in September during which your purchases benefit ECBC! If you can, go check out this beautiful store!! (I walked away with a couple gorgeous candles and some super-funny kitchen towels!) 


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Ethan’s September Title Talk (and August Thank-Yous)

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! In honor of Ethan and his efforts to help kids thrive through treatment by creating a reading program and library at CHOC Children’s Library, please consider donating a special book or two! In this video, Ethan mentions why childhood cancer awareness month is so important, and he provides the list of ten books that he hopes are donated in the month of September. Please consider donating! You can do so by clicking on the link to ECBC’s Amazon Wish list which sends books directly to ECBC (click here), or by visiting Once Upon a Storybook in Tustin, which collects books that customers purchase to donate to ECBC. We need hardcover (for the permanent lending library) and paperback (for the Gifting Library for kids in isolation and for give-away events) versions of every book!

Thank you all so much for your donations!  We’re starting to get more books into the hands of patients, so we need the books to keep on coming!!

Click here for Ethan’s September Title Talk video.
Click here to purchase books to donate off our Amazon Wish List.