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Bosley and Bruce - learn about beef cattle, muscle and temperament. Bosley is one of the icons of Tocal, since Bruce West recognised that what Bosley lacked in muscle he made up for in temperament. This new children's book is about Bosley and Bruce. It's short, sweet, and a great way to introduce young kids to farming.

Charolotte - learn about free range egg production. Charlotte is just like all the other chickens at Numeralla egg farm. Except for one thing. Charlotte doesn’t really like crowds. So how does one chicken find peace on a busy free range egg farm? With a little understanding from her friends!

Freda - learn about dairy. Freda is the best milking cow at Tocal dairy. At first she wasn’t sure what to do when she got into the dairy, but with a bit of help from the staff she soon got the hang of it!

Jack and Dunedoo - learn about maremma dogs and sheep. Jack and Dunedoo are dogs with a special job. They look after the sheep at Tocal. Understanding how important their job is didn’t come naturally to Jack. But with a great role model like Dunedoo he soon worked it out!

Sunny and Ruby - learn about the breeding, training and role of stock horses on farms. Sunny and Ruby are Australian Stock Horses on Tocal. They are siblings and best of friends. Sunny looks up to his older sister, although at times, he is just a tiny bit jealous. With time, care and training both grow to be horses we are all proud of!

Beatrice - learn about beekeeping. Beatrice is a bee on Tocal, she is part of a team that includes bees and people. In this new book children will learn about how a bee colony operates and the role of the beekeeper in making sure they have everything they need to produce beautiful fresh honey.

About this series

This is a series of stories aimed at developing agricultural understanding in young students, as well as an appreciation of the work involved in producing food and fibre on Australian farms. The titles in this growing series are Bosley and Bruce, Charlotte, Freda, Jack and Dunedoo, Sunny and Ruby, and Beatrice. You can buy all 6 titles for $50 plus postage here.

Check out the activities designed to go along with these stories, created by the NSW Department of Primary Industries Schools program! They will help you get the most benefit out of the stories. Find them at These books and related educational activities were shortlisted in the 2020 Educational Publishing Awards Australia.

Title          Children's books       
Authors          Jo Hathway, Jess Green and Nicky Parker         
Pages          20         
ISBN          9781760582883, 9781760583149, 9781760583804, 9781760584337, 9781760587604, 9781760587628         
Catalogue number          B986         
Year published          2021         
Publisher          NSW Department of Primary Industries         
Price          $50.00 for 6 booksAUD (inc GST)

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    Click here to fill out the order form Cat No.L B986 - Price $50.00 for 6 books Tocal College, CB Alexander Campus, Paterson NSW 2421
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