• Biography

    Nancy Wilcox Richards is a retired elementary teacher with 35 years of classroom experience and has been a published author for over 25 years.  She writes the best-selling Canadian picture book series, Farmer Joe, as well as beginning chapter books for young readers about bullying, overcoming adversity and building friendships.   Her books have been translated into French, Spanish, Chinese and Norwegian. She finds inspiration for many of her stories from everyday life events and her own children. The recipient of the "New Ways to Teach Award", she also authored Thoughts in My Pocket, a writing resouce for elementary teachers.  She presents at conferences, libraries and conducts workshops. Nancy resides with her husband on an absolutely perfect lake on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia .



    • How to Be a Friend/Un secret trop lourd. Scholastic, 2011. (ISBN 978-1-4431-0485-2/78-1-4431-0486-9).

    • How to Handle a Bully/La brave et la brute. Scholastic, 2010 (ISBN: 978-0-545-98597-0/978-0-545-98598-7).

    • How to Outplay A Bully/Le bon et la brute. Scholastic Canada, 2008. ISBN 9780545993845

    • Lost in the Blizzard. Curriculum Plus, 2007. ISBN 978-1-5534-8706-7

    • Claire's Race. Curriculum Plus, 2007. ISBN 978-1-5534-8702-9

    • How to Tame a Bully. Scholastic, 2006. ISBN 0-439-94783-9

    • La belle et le brute. Scholastic, 2006 (ISBN 978-0-545-99514-6).

    • Farmer Joe Baby-sits. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic, 1997. ISBN 0-590-24991-6

    • Pas de dodo sans doudou! Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic, 1997. ISBN 0-590-24990-8.

    • Farmer Joe Goes to the Classroom. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic, 1994. ISBN 0-590-24373-x

    • Farmer Joe Goes to the City. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic, 1990. ISBN 0-590-73362-1

    • Antoine va a la ville. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic, 1990. ISBN 0-590-73364-8

    • Farmer Joe's Hot Day. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic, 1987. ISBN 0-590-74280-9

    • Antoine, le grognon. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic, 1987. ISBN 0-590-74281-7

    • Un Dia Caluroso. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic, 1987. ISBN 0-590-71799-5

    • How to Fix a Lie, Scholastic, 2012, ISBN 978-1-4431-1352-6

    • Quelle Menteusse!  Scholastic, 2012, ISBN 978-1-4431-1353-3

    • We're All Friends Here, Scholastic, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4431-2832-2

    • Entre Amis, Scholastic, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4431-2833-9

    • Thoughts in My Pocket: Developing the Reading-Writing Connection, Curriculum Plus, 2013, ISBN 978-1-4428-0165-3

    • Les Palmanes Imprimeric Gagne: Preferred French Children's Story Book for Pas de Dodo Sons Doudou!, 1998.

    • Provincial Education Week Award for "New Ways to Teach, New Ways to Learn", 1996.