Harry Potter has soared to be one of the most universally loved stories of all time. Almost everyone has read the books, and the series is responsible for many people (including this writer) falling in love with reading and writing. Enjoy this Wizarding World timeline.
What’s on the Wizarding World Timeline?
Everyone has heard of Harry Potter, but they might not know about Quidditch Through the Ages, or the upcoming films for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This Harry Potter timeline includes the books, the films, and all of that supplement material. It assembles all of this information in a convenient chronological reading order for your convenience. It also includes the recent play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is considered the 8th Harry Potter story, despite the fact that it’s not a 8th book.
As with any of our timelines, please let us know if there are any errors or if the timeline is missing any important information.
Where to Start?
Unequivocally, we recommend starting with the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. That is the book that started it all and you will enjoy reading it most before watching the films.
Additionally, if you like this timeline, you might like some of our others, such as our Hunger Games timeline.
|1||Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them||Film||David Yates||2016-11-18||1926||Also available as a written script.|
|2||Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald||Film||David Yates||2018-11-16||1927|
|3||Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists||Anthology||J. K. Rowling||2016-09-06||?||Collection of short stories set before the Harry Potter books.|
|4||Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies||Anthology||J. K. Rowling||2016-09-06||?||Collection of short stories set before the Harry Potter books.|
|5||Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide||Anthology||J. K. Rowling||2016-09-06||?|
|6||Harry Potter Prequel||Short Story||J. K. Rowling||2008-06-11||1977||A very short piece of fiction. Available online.|
|7||Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery||Game||2018-04-25||1984|
|8||Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone||Novel||J. K. Rowling||1997-06-26||1991|
|9||Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone||Film||Chris Columbus||2001-11-16||1991|
|10||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Novel||J. K. Rowling||1998-07-02||1992|
|11||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Film||Chris Columbus||2002-11-15||1992|
|12||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||Novel||J. K. Rowling||1999-07-08||1993|
|13||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||Film||Alfonso Cuarón||2004-05-31||1993|
|14||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Novel||J. K. Rowling||2000-07-08||1994|
|15||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Film||Mike Newell||2005-11-18||1994|
|16||Quidditch Through the Ages||Junior Novel||J. K. Rowling||2001-01-01||1994||An in-universe book.|
|17||Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them||Junior Novel||J. K. Rowling||2001-01-01||1994||An in-universe book.|
|18||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||Novel||J. K. Rowling||2003-06-21||1995|
|19||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||Film||David Yates||2007-07-11||1995|
|20||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Novel||J. K. Rowling||2005-07-16||1996|
|21||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Film||David Yates||2009-07-15||1996|
|22||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows||Novel||J. K. Rowling||2007-07-21||1997|
|23||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1||Film||David Yates||2010-11-19||1997|
|24||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2||Film||David Yates||2011-07-15||1997|
|25||The Tales of Beedle the Bard||Junior Novel||J. K. Rowling||2008-12-04||1997||An in-universe book.|
|26||Harry Potter and the Cursed Child||Play||J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany||2016-07-31||2016||Also available as a written script. Contains two parts.|