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: Strega Nona

Today’s storytime that is airing at CHOC Children’s Seacrest Studios and broadcasted in patient rooms– a must-know classic and family favorite. To help ECBC go beyond our no-cost radio show to providing terrific books for hospitalized kids during covid, please go to www.runsignup.com/BOOKIT2020 to donate to ECBC’s virtual book drive. #storytimewithethanandchoco #StregaNona #thriveagainstcancer #staystrongandreadon #bookit2020

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Storytime with Ethan & Choco: The Night I Followed the Dog

Here’s yesterday’s storytime that was aired at CHOC Children’s Seacrest Studios and broadcasted in patient rooms! A fun story that inspires kids to imagine the secret adventures their own pets might take when their humans are fast asleep! To help ECBC go beyond our no-cost radio show to providing terrific books for hospitalized kids during covid, please go to www.runsignup.com/BOOKIT2020 to donate to ECBC’s virtual book drive. #storytimewithethanandchoco #TheNightIFollowedtheDog #thriveagainstcancer #staystrongandreadon #bookit2020

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Storytime with Ethan and Choco: Empty Pot

Here’s today’s storytime to be aired at CHOC Children’s Seacrest Studios and broadcasted in patient rooms! A terrific story with a great lesson about honesty and perseverance.

To help ECBC go beyond our no-cost radio show to providing terrific books for hospitalized kids during covid, please CLICK HERE to donate to ECBC’s virtual book drive. www.runsignup.com/BOOKIT2020 to donate to ECBC’s virtual book drive.


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Please support the BOOK IT 2020 Virtual Book Drive!

Due to safety concerns and potential Covid-19 restrictions, ECBC will not be hosting our on-site events this year (neither the runs or the onsite book drive). We are, however, conducting the virtual book drive component of BOOK IT, which has been a success in the past two years and we hope will get a strong response this year. As ECBC’s annual fundraiser and only formal fundraising event, BOOK IT! provides the majority of the needed funds to sustain our book and reading programs at CHOC Children’s Hospital.  Please help us to help kids keep on thriving through treatment!

To support BOOK IT 2020, you can:

Click below to view or share Ethan’s BOOK IT 2020 video plug:

SAVE THE DATE! September 6, 2021. BOOK IT! will return next year with our onsite walk/run events, community book drive, and costume contest. Please mark your calendars!

Thank you for helping Orange County’s hospitalized kids thrive thrive through treatment!


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Storytime with Ethan & Choco: A Hungry Lion

Here’s Ethan’s read-aloud show that is being aired today by the radio station at CHOC Children’s Hospital. A Hungry Lion, or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals…If you aren’t familiar with this picture book, share this with your kiddos. It has a surprising and super funny ending! #StorytimeWithEthanandChoco #HungryLion #ECBC #ReadThinkThrive #ThriveAgainstCancer #StayStrongAndReadOn