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 musicalĀ 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.

entries

ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

1

Baum Era

Novel

L. Frank Baum

1900-05-17

2

Baum Era

Novel

L. Frank Baum

1904-07-05

3

Baum Era

Novel

L. Frank Baum

1907-07-30

4

Baum Era

Novel

L. Frank Baum

1908-06-18

5

Baum Era

Novel

L. Frank Baum

1909-07-10

6

Baum Era

Novel

L. Frank Baum

1910-07-20

7

Baum Era

Anthology

L. Frank Baum

1914-01-01

8

Baum Era

Novel

L. Frank Baum

1913-07-01

9

Baum Era

Novel

L. Frank Baum

1914-06-19

10

Baum Era

Novel

L. Frank Baum

1915-06-06

11

Baum Era

Novel

L. Frank Baum

1916-01-01

12

Baum Era

Novel

L. Frank Baum

1917-01-01

13

Baum Era

Novel

L. Frank Baum

1918-01-01

14

Baum Era

Novel

L. Frank Baum

1919-06-07

15

Baum Era

Novel

L. Frank Baum

1920-07-10

16

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1921-01-01

Still considered canonical.

17

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1922-01-01

18

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1923-01-01

19

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1924-01-01

20

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1925-01-01

21

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1926-01-01

22

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1927-01-01

23

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1928-01-01

24

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1929-01-01

25

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1930-01-01

26

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1931-01-01

27

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1932-01-01

28

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1933-01-01

29

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1934-01-01

30

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1935-01-01

31

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1936-01-01

32

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1937-01-01

33

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1938-01-01

34

Thompson

Novel

Ruth Plumly Thompson

1939-01-01

35

Post Baum/Thompson

Novel

John R. Neill

1940-01-01

36

Post Baum/Thompson

Novel

John R. Neill

1941-01-01

37

Post Baum/Thompson

Novel

John R. Neill

1942-01-01

38

Post Baum/Thompson

Novel

Jack Snow

1946-01-01

39

Post Baum/Thompson

Novel

Jack Snow

1949-01-01

40

Post Baum/Thompson

Novel

Rachel R. Cosgrove

1951-01-01

41

Post Baum/Thompson

Novel

Eloise Jarvis McGraw

1963-10-12

42

Post Baum/Thompson

Novel

Sherwood Smith

2005-01-01

Endorsed as canonicle by Baum estate.

43

Post Baum/Thompson

Novel

Sherwood Smith

2006-01-01

Endorsed as canonicle by Baum estate.

44

Post Baum/Thompson

Novel

Sherwood Smith

2014-01-11

Endorsed as canonicle by Baum estate.

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