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 Amie and Aidan for asking for books for ECBC instead of birthday gifts!!

All 138 books came with these bookplates, signed by each kid donor!

We just received a super awesome book donation!! Twins Amie and Aidan (from Irvine, CA) recently celebrated their 8th birthdays, and they asked for books to be donated to the hospital library that ECBC is building in lieu of gifts for themselves! We met this amazing family on Sunday when they gave us this large, super heavy box of books — 138 new, high-quality paperback and hardcover titles, mostly selected from our Amazon.com Wish List! This is definitely our most significant personal (non-institutional) donation yet!  The family even used our logo to make their own ECBC book plates, personalized with the birthday kids’ names and signed by each party guest. Thank you so much Amie and Aidan for thinking of ECBC and for your generosity. We are so very honored!


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Ethan’s Book Flash #2, Save Me a Seat (by Sarah Weeks)

Here’s Ethan’s Book Flash #2, his request for a specific title that he wants to make sure is in the library that ECBC is building at CHOC Children’s Hospital! Please check out his video and consider donating this book or any of the other books on the ECBC Wish List on Amazon (link below).  Books purchased from this list will be sent directly to ECBC.  Thank you!

 

Click HERE for Book Flash #2.

Click HERE to go to ECBC’s Wish List on Amazon.


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Troop #3152 is Holding a Book Drive at Once Upon a Storybook, Sunday 12:30-5:30

Thank you Girl Scout Troop #3152 for teaming up with Ethan & Choco’s Book Club for your Bronze Award project!!  This awesome troop is holding a book drive to benefit ECBC at Once Upon a Storybook this Sunday from 12:30-5:30. A portion of every book sale between these hours will go to ECBC if you mention Troop 3152 at checkout. Please come by to support the troop’s efforts, ECBC, and our wonderful local bookstore!!

Please re-post and share!

 

Click here to view the troop’s ECBC BookFair Flyer.

Click here to view the troop’s You Tube video.


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Ethan’s March 2017 Title Talk (and February Thank-You’s)

Here’s Ethan’s March 2017 Title Talk (#3), the list of books he hopes will be donated to ECBC in the month of March! Please donate hardcover (for the permanent Lending Library) or paperback (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 purchased off the wish list will be sent directly to ECBC.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated books in the month of February! And thank you so much to Serge Melkizian (my great buddy Andrew’s uncle), the Sherrill Family’s Super Bowl guests, and HarperCollins Publishers for your super generous donations in the month of February!

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


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Please Donate a Book in Honor of World Read Aloud Day

img_1426Today is World Read Aloud Day (WRAD), which aims to bring global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. I’m re-posting Ethan’s WRAD post from last year (click here to view), where he describes the importance of this day and reads aloud a favorite picture book. He also expresses his hope that on this day in 2017 (today!), all patients at CHOC Children’s are being read to. We’re not quite there yet, but we are getting closer to launching Phase 1 in the hospital, which is “Reading Aloud in Every Room”. Please consider donating a book from ECBC’s Amazon Wish List (click here) to help the kids at CHOC experience the joy and power of reading aloud!


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Ethan’s February 2017 Title Talk

img_1268Here’s Ethan’s February 2017 Title Talk (#2), the list of books he hopes will be donated to ECBC in the month of February! Please donate hardcover (for the permanent Lending Library) or paperback (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 purchased off the wish list will be sent directly to ECBC.

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

 


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Thank you to Mrs. Farquhar’s 1st Grade Class!

books-from-mrs-farquhars-class-vista-verde-jan17We would like to acknowledge a very special book donation that we received in  the month of January. One of the fantastic nurses at the CHOC Outpatient Infusion Center (where Ethan goes to receive his chemo and spinal taps) has a first grade son at Vista Verde Elementary School in Irvine. In December, that boy’s teacher, Mrs. Farquhar, expressed an interest in donating to a charity that involved kids and education, rather than receive holiday gifts from her students. So all of her amazing kiddos personally selected their own favorite books to purchase for ECBC, and they presented their teacher with 53 new books to be donated in honor of their amazing teacher (with special personalized stickers on each book). As you can see in these pictures, Mrs. Farquhar and her adorable students are so proud of their holiday donation! Thank you so much to Mrs. Farquhar, as well as her students and their parents, for choosing to donate to ECBC during the holidays. We are so grateful that you thought of us and can’t wait to share these books with the patients at CHOC! Since these are paperback books, they will go to our Gifting Library for patients in isolation who can’t borrow books from our Lending Library, and we really need more high-quality, high-interest titles such as these. Thank you!! mrs-farquhars-class

We hope that other classes and schools will find ways to donate books to ECBC too — we need the support of Orange County schools to build a hospital library for Orange County’s hospitalized kids!!mrs-farguhars-class-2