Books R Us
Grade 6 students talk about the books they're reading
Books R Us is a podcast promoting new and not yet published books. Created by sixth grade students from Hopewell Elementary School in Bettendorf, IA as part of their Culture of Readers project.


All Episodes

The Prophet Calls by Melanie Sumrow


6th grade students discuss Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood.


Listen to 6th grade students discuss the book Grenade, by Alan Gratz. They also talk about his other titles, and versatility as an author.


Listen to our third season of podcasters talk about The Third Mushroom by Jennifer L. Holm.


The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani tells the story, in diary form, of 12 year old Nisha living in India in 1947. Sixth grade students from Hopewell Elementary School in Bettendorf, IA review the book in the 12th episode of Books R Us.



Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.