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.

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1Baum EraBuyThe Wonderful Wizard of OzNovelL. Frank Baum1900
2Baum EraBuyThe Marvelous Land of OzNovelL. Frank Baum1904
3Baum EraBuyOzma of OzNovelL. Frank Baum1907
4Baum EraBuyDorothy and the Wizard in OzNovelL. Frank Baum1908
5Baum EraBuyThe Road to OzNovelL. Frank Baum1909
6Baum EraBuyThe Emerald City of OzNovelL. Frank Baum1910
7Baum EraBuyLittle Wizard Stories of OzAnthologyL. Frank Baum1913
8Baum EraBuyThe Patchwork Girl of OzNovelL. Frank Baum1913
9Baum EraBuyTik-Tok of OzNovelL. Frank Baum1914
10Baum EraBuyThe Scarecrow of OzNovelL. Frank Baum1915
11Baum EraBuyRinkitink in OzNovelL. Frank Baum1916
12Baum EraBuyThe Lost Princess of OzNovelL. Frank Baum1917
13Baum EraBuyThe Tin Woodman of OzNovelL. Frank Baum1918
14Baum EraBuyThe Magic of OzNovelL. Frank Baum1919
15Baum EraBuyGlinda of OzNovelL. Frank Baum1920
16ThompsonBuyThe Royal Book of OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1921Still considered canonical.
17ThompsonBuyKabumpo in OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1922
18ThompsonBuyThe Cowardly Lion of OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1923
19ThompsonBuyGrampa in OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1924
20ThompsonBuyThe Lost King of OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1925
21ThompsonBuyThe Hungry Tiger of OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1926
22ThompsonBuyThe Gnome King of OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1927
23ThompsonBuyThe Giant Horse of OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1928
24ThompsonBuyJack Pumpkinhead of OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1929
25ThompsonBuyThe Yellow Knight of OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1930
26ThompsonBuyPirates in OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1931
27ThompsonBuyThe Purple Prince of OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1932
28ThompsonBuyOjo in OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1933
29ThompsonBuySpeedy in OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1934
30ThompsonBuyThe Wishing Horse of OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1935
31ThompsonBuyCaptain Salt in OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1936
32ThompsonBuyHandy Mandy in OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1937
33ThompsonBuyThe Silver Princess in OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1938
34ThompsonBuyOzoplaning with the Wizard of OzNovelRuth Plumly Thompson1939
35Post Baum/ThompsonBuyThe Wonder City of OzNovelJohn R. Neill1940
36Post Baum/ThompsonBuyThe Scalawagons of OzNovelJohn R. Neill1941
37Post Baum/ThompsonBuyLucky Bucky in OzNovelJohn R. Neill1942
38Post Baum/ThompsonBuyThe Magical Mimics in OzNovelJack Snow1946
39Post Baum/ThompsonBuyThe Shaggy Man of OzNovelJack Snow1949
40Post Baum/ThompsonBuyThe Hidden Valley of OzNovelRachel R. Cosgrove1951
41Post Baum/ThompsonBuyMerry Go Round in OzNovelEloise Jarvis McGraw1963
42Post Baum/ThompsonBuyThe Emerald Wand of OzNovelSherwood Smith2005Endorsed as canonicle by Baum estate.
43Post Baum/ThompsonBuyTrouble Under OzNovelSherwood Smith2006
44Post Baum/ThompsonBuySky Pyrates Over OzNovelSherwood Smith2014

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