How to Catapult a Castle: Machines That Brought Down The Battlements (Extreme!)

Author(s): James De Winter

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From Surfing to the Secret Life of Rats, Extreme Science will excite and inspire 8-11 year olds. High-interest topics grab the reader and introduce some key science concepts in an accessible and innovative way. The action-packed pages are designed to motivate struggling and reluctant readers, and a reading age of 7 makes the content super-accessible. Extreme titles are ideal for supporting creative classroom teaching and for spicing up topic libraries. First published 2008.


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High-interest topics with strong boy appeal - Science by Stealth! Accessible and motivating for 8-11 year olds of all abilities Helps readers make progress in core school subjects Action-packed spreads and features help struggling and reluctant readers Downloadable teaching notes support use of the books for classroom teaching and homework

Consultant: Jane Turner is the deputy Director of one of the UK's nine Science Learning Centres. Jane has 18 years' experience in primary education as a teacher, researcher and author. She has developed award-winning curriculum projects in science, literacy and technology and appears regularly on Teachers' TV as a primary science consultant.

General Fields

  • : 9781408100943
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • : 0.105
  • : August 2009
  • : 210mm X 190mm X 3mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James De Winter
  • : Paperback
  • : 623
  • : 32
  • : Full-colour photographs and artwork