Harry Potter Timeline

Cover art for harry potter timeline and reading order, featuring the covers of all 7 books.


What’s on the Harry Potter 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.

#Time:Buy:Name:Type:Author/Director:Year:Notes:
11926BuyFantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemFilmDavid Yates2016Also available as a written script.
2?Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2FilmN/A2018
3?Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3FilmN/A2020
4?Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4FilmN/AN/A
5?Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 5FilmN/AN/A
6?BuyShort Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky PoltergeistsAnthologyJ. K. Rowling2016Collection of short stories set before the Harry Potter books.
7?BuyShort Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous HobbiesAnthologyJ. K. Rowling2016Collection of short stories set before the Harry Potter books.
81977Harry Potter PrequelShort StoryJ. K. Rowling2008A very short piece of fiction. Available online.
91991BuyHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneNovelJ. K. Rowling1997
101991BuyHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneFilmChris Columbus2001
111992BuyHarry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsNovelJ. K. Rowling1998
121992BuyHarry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsFilmChris Columbus2002
131993BuyHarry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanNovelJ. K. Rowling1999
141993BuyHarry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanFilmAlfonso Cuaron2004
151994BuyHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireNovelJ. K. Rowling2000
161994BuyHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireFilmMike Newell2005
171994BuyQuidditch Through the AgesJunior NovelJ. K. Rowling2001An in-universe book.
181994BuyFantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemJunior NovelJ. K. Rowling2001An in-universe book.
191995BuyHarry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixNovelJ. K. Rowling2003
201995BuyHarry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixFilmDavid Yates2007
211996BuyHarry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceNovelJ. K. Rowling2005
221996BuyHarry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceFilmDavid Yates2009
231997BuyHarry Potter and the Deathly HallowsNovelJ. K. Rowling2007
241997BuyHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1FilmDavid Yates2010
251997BuyHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2FilmDavid Yates2011
261997BuyThe Tales of Beedle the BardJunior NovelJ. K. Rowling2008An in-universe book.
27?BuyHogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable GuideJunior NovelJ. K. Rowling2016
282016BuyHarry Potter and the Cursed Child 1 & 2PlayJack Thorne2016Also available as a written script.

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