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

Be a Read+Think+Thrive Box Thrive Buddy!

Do you want to buddy up with a kid battling cancer and inspire him or her to respond to a book through writing or artwork? If so, here’s how:

  1. Choose any book to read, or have someone read you a book aloud. If you’re working on collecting/assembling Read+Think+Thrive Boxes for a specific age/gender, it would be great to pick a book from the respective TTT list.
  2. Using the Ethan’s ReadThinkThrive challenge response sheet (click on this link and print the sheet), write or draw a thoughtful response to one of the five thinking prompts below (in green).
  3. Click here to download and print Ethan’s RTT Box Thrive Buddy Postcard , and print  and fill out the postcard.
  4. Send your completed RTT Challenge Response Sheet and your completed Thrive Buddy postcard to Ethan & Choco’s Book Club. If you wish to submit these via e-mail, please take photos of them both and send the files to, with “RTT Box Reading Buddy” in the subject line. If you wish to submit via land mail, please mail your response and postcard to Ethan & Choco’s Book Club, 11451 Plantero Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92705.

Thinking Prompt Options

  • Draw or paint a picture of your favorite character, a setting in the story, the author’s message/lesson, or your favorite part of the story. 
  • Write a review of the book, including a summary and why you like or dislike it.
  • Write and/or draw  “one more page” that you predict would come after the last page in the book, using the same style for the words and illustrations that the author used.
  • Make a “better” cover for the book, with what you think would be a better title and cover illustration.
  • Using illustrations and/or text, transform any page of the book to “graphic novel style”. Indicate which pages you are doing.  

Each set of Thrive Buddy materials (response sheet + postcard) will be included in a RTT Box going to a SuperKid battling cancer or another life-threatening condition. Every RTT Box recipient will receive the same challenge to respond to a book through writing or art, and our hope is that reading buddies will encourage some SuperKids to participate as well!

Reading + Thinking = Thriving!

Kids of all ages are welcome to participate!