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: Clever Jack Takes the Cake

Here’s today’s storytime with Ethan & Choco that was aired at CHOC Children’s Hospital’s radio today and broadcasted in patient rooms. This is a terrific little story — please share with young viewers who might be interested! #StorytimeWithEthanandChoco #CleverJack #ECBC #ReadThinkThrive #ThriveAgainstCancer #StayStrongAndReadOn 


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Storytime with Ethan & Choco: After the Fall

Ethan’s storytime that was broadcasted on CHOC Children’s radio station today! This is a fun, clever story about getting up after a “great fall”! #StorytimeWithEthanandChoco #AfterTheFall #ECBC #ReadThinkThrive #ThriveAgainstCancer #StayStrongAndReadOn


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Storytime with Ethan & Choco: There is a Bird on Your Head

Today’s Storytime with Ethan & Choco, being aired today in patient rooms via CHOC’s radio station! Featuring one of Ethan’s favorite Elephant & Piggie books — There is a Bird on Your Head! Click on the image below to enjoy a funny story! #StorytimeWithEthanandChoco #ElephantAndPiggie #ECBC #ReadThinkThrive #ThriveAgainstCancer #StayStrongAndReadOn


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Storytime with Ethan & Choco: Dr. De Soto

Today’s Storytime with Ethan & Choco — created for CHOC Children’s Hospital’s radio station. Please share with whoever else might enjoy a great story! This is a classic that is one of our family’s favorites!! #StorytimeWithEthanandChoco #DrDeSoto #ECBC #ReadThinkThrive #ThriveAgainstCancer #StayStrongAndReadOn

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Storytime with Ethan & Choco: My Lucky Day

Ethan’s storytime that was broadcasted on CHOC’s radio station today! This is one of our very favorite authors and stories from early childhood! #StorytimeWithEthanandChoco #NerdyBirdy #ECBC #ReadThinkThrive #ThriveAgainstCancer #StayStrongAndReadOn 

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Introducing Ethan’s Digital Read-Alouds for CHOC patients

Hi Ethan & Choco’s Book Club friends and supporters! Just a quick update from ECBC… CHOC halted all of our programs about two weeks ago due to the Coronavirus outbreak, since our programs all depend on our volunteers visiting the hospital. So, Ethan decided to create a read-aloud show (pre-recorded from home) where he shares his favorite children’s literature — to be broadcasted in patient rooms by Seacrest Studios (CHOC’s radio station). This way, ECBC can still bring high-quality read-aloud to hospitalized kids, and kids can still receive regular read-alouds that help them to escape, think, and thrive through treatment! Today, Seacrest Studios aired the first show! ECBC supporters, please share with your own kids if they are interested in listening to a good story! #StorytimeWithEthanandChoco #VisitorForBear #ECBC #ReadThinkThrive #ThriveAgainstCancer #StayStrongAndReadOn


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Thank you NCL and Fidelity!

A HUGE thank you to National Charity League’s North Tustin chapter for the 172 books that they donated, which were collected as part of their Tea and Fashion Show! And, another huge thank you to Fidelity National for the 150 books and wagon that they just donated as a result of the book drive they held in their office in the month of February. Both book drives used ECBC’s Amazon wish lists and yielded all high-quality titles that will be put to immediate use in our programs at CHOC Children’s Hospital. THANK YOU NCL and Fidelity, we SO appreciate your support! And thank you April Anderson and Makayla Turner for taking the lead in organizing these efforts!!

Fidelity National’s February Book Drive
NCL North Tustin’s book drive


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Ethan’s Thank You and Book Request Video – February 2020

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Here’s Ethan’s monthly thank you and book request video for the month of February. This year, each month Ethan is asking for the books that he requested in our initial year of bookraising for ECBC, back in 2016 — when he made a “Book Look video” of a favorite book on each day of the year, for 366 straight days. Please check out this video to learn more. The wish list (CLICK HERE) contains all of the titles that he requested each day of the month in 2016 and now again in 2020, with the number of copies of the title that ECBC still needs. As with all of our wish lists, all books purchased from this list will be sent directly to ECBC. If you’d like to check out the video book review plug that Ethan made four years ago for any of the books on the list, the links to each of the videos are provided below.

Thank you so much for supporting ECBC’s growing programs at CHOC Children’s Hospital!

Link to Amazon “Book Look” Wish List: CLICK HERE

Links to Ethan’s February Book Look video plugs from 2016