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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 Harry Potter timeline.

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.

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.

The Harry Potter Timeline 2.0

11926BuyFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them2016-11-18filmj-k-rowling
21927Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald2018-11-16filmj-k-rowling
3?BuyShort Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists2016-09-06anthologyj-k-rowling
4?BuyShort Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies2016-09-06anthologyj-k-rowling
5?BuyHogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide2016-09-06anthologyj-k-rowling
61977Harry Potter Prequel2008-06-11short-storyj-k-rowling
71984Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery2018-04-25game
81991BuyHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone1997-06-26novelj-k-rowling
91991BuyHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone2001-11-16filmsteve-kloves
101992BuyHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets1998-07-02novelj-k-rowling
111992BuyHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets2002-11-15filmsteve-kloves
121993BuyHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban1999-07-08novelj-k-rowling
131993BuyHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban2004-05-31filmsteve-kloves
141994BuyHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire2000-07-08novelj-k-rowling
151994BuyHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire2005-11-18filmsteve-kloves
161994BuyQuidditch Through the Ages2001-01-01junior-novelj-k-rowling
171994BuyFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them2001-01-01junior-novelj-k-rowling
181995BuyHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix2003-06-21novelj-k-rowling
191995BuyHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix2007-07-11filmmichael-goldenberg
201996BuyHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince2005-07-16novelj-k-rowling
211996BuyHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince2009-07-15filmsteve-kloves
221997BuyHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows2007-07-21novelj-k-rowling
231997BuyHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 12010-11-19filmsteve-kloves
241997BuyHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 22011-07-15filmsteve-kloves
251997BuyThe Tales of Beedle the Bard2008-12-04junior-novelj-k-rowling
262016BuyHarry Potter and the Cursed Child, , 2016-07-31playj-k-rowling jack-thorne john-tiffany
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