The wonderful world of Oz has long been a place for children to escape, long before the 1939 film took us there on the big screen. And the tradition of Oz-related books has continued long into the present. This is the Oz reading order.
What’s on the Oz Reading Order?
Oz originated in 1900 when L. Frank Baum wrote the first book in the series. It was quickly followed up with multiple illustrated books. Following Baum, several other authors wrote Oz books in his place, and are considered canonical by the Baum estate. This timeline only includes the canonical books, and not side-stories like the musical Wicked.
As with our other timelines, be sure to let us know if there’s something we can correct or improve. We love to hear all of your feedback. In the mean time, we hope you enjoy this reading order for the wonderful world of Oz.
Where to Start?
As with many of the timelines, we recommend you start from the beginning with the Wizard of Oz. Baum’s original books are the core place to start, and if you enjoy them you can continue with the other canonical books.
And if you enjoyed this timeline, be sure to check out some of our others, such as our Chronicles of Prydain timeline.