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.
|1||The Wonderful Wizard of Oz||Novel||L. Frank Baum||1900-05-17||Baum Era|
|2||The Marvelous Land of Oz||Novel||L. Frank Baum||1904-07-05||Baum Era|
|3||Ozma of Oz||Novel||L. Frank Baum||1907-07-30||Baum Era|
|4||Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz||Novel||L. Frank Baum||1908-06-18||Baum Era|
|5||The Road to Oz||Novel||L. Frank Baum||1909-07-10||Baum Era|
|6||The Emerald City of Oz||Novel||L. Frank Baum||1910-07-20||Baum Era|
|7||Little Wizard Stories of Oz||Anthology||L. Frank Baum||1914-01-01||Baum Era|
|8||The Patchwork Girl of Oz||Novel||L. Frank Baum||1913-07-01||Baum Era|
|9||Tik-Tok of Oz||Novel||L. Frank Baum||1914-06-19||Baum Era|
|10||The Scarecrow of Oz||Novel||L. Frank Baum||1915-06-06||Baum Era|
|11||Rinkitink in Oz||Novel||L. Frank Baum||1916-01-01||Baum Era|
|12||The Lost Princess of Oz||Novel||L. Frank Baum||1917-01-01||Baum Era|
|13||The Tin Woodman of Oz||Novel||L. Frank Baum||1918-01-01||Baum Era|
|14||The Magic of Oz||Novel||L. Frank Baum||1919-06-07||Baum Era|
|15||Glinda of Oz||Novel||L. Frank Baum||1920-07-10||Baum Era|
|16||The Royal Book of Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1921-01-01||Thompson||Still considered canonical.|
|17||Kabumpo in Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1922-01-01||Thompson|
|18||The Cowardly Lion of Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1923-01-01||Thompson|
|19||Grampa in Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1924-01-01||Thompson|
|20||The Lost King of Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1925-01-01||Thompson|
|21||The Hungry Tiger of Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1926-01-01||Thompson|
|22||The Gnome King of Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1927-01-01||Thompson|
|23||The Giant Horse of Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1928-01-01||Thompson|
|24||Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1929-01-01||Thompson|
|25||The Yellow Knight of Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1930-01-01||Thompson|
|26||Pirates in Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1931-01-01||Thompson|
|27||The Purple Prince of Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1932-01-01||Thompson|
|28||Ojo in Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1933-01-01||Thompson|
|29||Speedy in Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1934-01-01||Thompson|
|30||The Wishing Horse of Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1935-01-01||Thompson|
|31||Captain Salt in Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1936-01-01||Thompson|
|32||Handy Mandy in Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1937-01-01||Thompson|
|33||The Silver Princess in Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1938-01-01||Thompson|
|34||Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz||Novel||Ruth Plumly Thompson||1939-01-01||Thompson|
|35||The Wonder City of Oz||Novel||John R. Neill||1940-01-01||Post Baum/Thompson|
|36||The Scalawagons of Oz||Novel||John R. Neill||1941-01-01||Post Baum/Thompson|
|37||Lucky Bucky in Oz||Novel||John R. Neill||1942-01-01||Post Baum/Thompson|
|38||The Magical Mimics in Oz||Novel||Jack Snow||1946-01-01||Post Baum/Thompson|
|39||The Shaggy Man of Oz||Novel||Jack Snow||1949-01-01||Post Baum/Thompson|
|40||The Hidden Valley of Oz||Novel||Rachel R. Cosgrove||1951-01-01||Post Baum/Thompson|
|41||Merry Go Round in Oz||Novel||Eloise Jarvis McGraw||1963-10-12||Post Baum/Thompson|
|42||The Emerald Wand of Oz||Novel||Sherwood Smith||2005-01-01||Post Baum/Thompson||Endorsed as canonicle by Baum estate.|
|43||Trouble Under Oz||Novel||Sherwood Smith||2006-01-01||Post Baum/Thompson||Endorsed as canonicle by Baum estate.|
|44||Sky Pyrates Over Oz||Novel||Sherwood Smith||2014-01-11||Post Baum/Thompson||Endorsed as canonicle by Baum estate.|