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

Thrive Partner Schools

The schools below have partnered with ECBC to lead school-wide book-raising efforts to help us bring new, high-quality books to hospitalized kids at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange County. The schools with a red asteric are current SUPER Thrive Partner Schools who are currently committed to annual/ongoing book-raising for ECBC.

  • Arroyo Elementary School
  • Fairmont Private School, North Tustin Campus
  • Foothill High School
  • Grace Lutheran School
  • Guin Foss Elementary School
  • Myford Elementary School
  • Peters Canyon Elementary School
  • Rossmoor Elementary School
  • Tarbut ‘V Torah Community Day School 

We hope that this short list of Thrive Partner Schools will continue to grow. Our goal is to have at least 20 schools supporting ECBC annually, which would provide us with enough new books to support our annual Gifting Library needs (since most school book donations are largely paperback books). PLEASE join us, especially if you are an Orange County school! The two easiest ways to collect books for ECBC are to incorporate bookraising into these two already-existing school practices:

  1. Hold a new book drive for ECBC as part of your school’s book fair. Click here to access the video on you tube, which can be shared with your students to promote before an upcoming book fair.
  2. Invite parents to purchase books to donate to ECBC as part of your school’s Scholastic Book Club program. Click here to download a cover letter that can be attached to Scholastic Book Order forms.

Thank you to our select Thrive Partner Schools, as well as to our many more individual classrooms and teachers, who are working with us to make reading part of patients’ everyday care and lives at CHOC Children’s! We appreciate you so much!

Gavin Solomon delivering books from Peter’s Canyon Scholastic book drive


Mrs. Abrams’ amazing kindergartners (Pacific Elementary in Manhattan Beach) with their book donations!


Tarbut V’ Torah’s December 2016 book drive for ECBC


Tarbut V’ Torah’s 2017-18 student council, who organized their 2017 December book drive


Growing collection of books at Arroyo’s 2017 Halloween Book Drive for ECBC’s Books for Treats at CHOC


Ethan’s awesome teacher Mrs. Kelly (Arroyo Elementary), whose class has teamed up with ECBC several times with Scholastic Book Club orders.

Mrs. Farquhar’s amazing holiday donation (Vista Verde Elementary), December 2016.