The Oz Series


by L. Frank Baum (Author)

Book Cover for the Oz Series
Reading level: Ages 9 and up
Books in series: 15
Read in order: Yes
Next book: Finished
Tags: classics  fantasy  adventure  animals  magic  friendship 

The Oz books by L. Frank Baum form a series of classic children's fantasy novels that begins with the most famous of Baum's creations, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) and relate the fictional history of the Land of Oz and its colourful cast of inhabitants.

Oz was created by author L. Frank Baum, who went on to write fourteen full-length Oz books. Even as he lived, Baum was styled as "the Royal Historian of Oz" to emphasise the concept that Oz is an actual place. The illusion created was that characters such as Dorothy and Princess Ozma related their adventures in Oz to Baum themselves, by means of wireless telegraph.

Aside from the fourteen books that Baum wrote, many other authors over the past century have contributed to the canon of Oz. These include nineteen novels by Ruth Plumly Thompson, three by John R. Neill, two by Jack Snow and two by Rachel R. Cosgrove. In 2005, the Baum Trust authorised Sherwood Smith to create four more official Oz sequels, two of which have been published to date. For the purpose of authenticity, only the first fourteen Oz novels originally penned by Baum himself have been included in our list.

Oz Series Books in Order

 Print series book list

1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz  (1900)
2. The Marvelous Land of Oz  (1904)
3. Ozma of Oz  (1907)
4. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz  (1908)
5. The Road to Oz  (1909)
6. The Emerald City of Oz  (1910)
7. The Patchwork Girl of Oz  (1913)
8. Tik-Tok of Oz  (1914)
9. The Scarecrow of Oz  (1915)
10. Rinkitink in Oz  (1916)
11. The Lost Princess of Oz  (1917)
12. The Tin Woodman of Oz  (1918)
13. The Magic of Oz  (1919)
14. Glinda of Oz  (1920)
+ Little Wizard Stories of Oz  (1913)