Break the Siege

Make Your Own Catapults

From the Series Tabletop Wars

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Construct an arsenal of mini-models of large launchers, based on siege weapons used throughout history. All you need are everyday items and some adult help. Wheel them out as you conduct a siege and load your catapults with raisins or marshmallows. Bite-sized facts explain how these siege weapons were used in history too!

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978-1-51240-638-2
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-51241-172-0
$7.99 $7.99
978-1-51240-925-3
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Makerspace, Science, STEM
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Hungry Tomato ®
Imprint Hungry Tomato ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.3
BISACS JNF051130, JNF021000, JNF051120
Dewey 623.4/41
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 910
Guided Reading Level T
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“[B]ooks about warfare tend to fly off the shelf, and this series is worth a good look. . . . Perseverance is key with these high-interest crafts.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Kirkus Reviews

“Readers interested in models, warfare, and construction will find lots to love in this volume. . . . An excellent resource that will spark the imaginations of many readers.”—Kirkus Reviews

Illustrator: John Paul de Quay

John Paul de Quay has a BS in biology from the University of Sussex, UK, and a graduate certificate in animation from the University of the West of England. He lives in the UK.

Author: Rob Ives

Rob Ives is a former math and science teacher and now a designer and paper engineer living in Cumbria, UK. He creates science- and project-based children's books, including Paper Models that Rock! and Paper Automata. He specializes in character-based paper animations and all kinds of fun and fascinating science projects, and often visits schools to talk about design technology and demonstrate his models.