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L. Frank Baum & Oz Books Read

Of all my top favorite authors, given that so much of his work was written for young audiences but appealed to all ages even during his lifetime, I have read a great deal by L. Frank Baum and his successors in the Oz series. I have read every book listed on this page at least once, many multiple times. At one point I had what aspired to be a complete archive of Baum’s extant writings. These are all standalone, longer works. I have read 88 of Baum’s 89 extant short stories, one of which has never been published

The Maid of Arran: An Irish Idyl (L. Frank Baum as Louis F. Baum, 1882)
Our Landlady (L. Frank Baum, 1890-91, collected 1996)
Mother Goose in Prose (L. Frank Baum, 1897)
By the Candelabra’s Glare: Some Verse (L. Frank Baum, 1898)
A New Wonderland, reprinted as The Magical Monarch of Mo (L. Frank Baum, 1899 [written 1896])
Father Goose, His Book (L. Frank Baum, 1899)
The Art of Decorating Dry Goods Windows and Interiors (L. Frank Baum, 1900) [currently reading]
1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1900)
American Fairy Tales (L. Frank Baum, 1901)
Dot and Tot of Merryland (L. Frank Baum, 1901)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Musical Play (L. Frank Baum, 1901)
The Master Key (L. Frank Baum, 1901)
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum, 1902)
The Maid of Athens: A College Fantasy [play scenario] (L. Frank Baum, Emerson Hough, 1903)
The Enchanted Island of Yew (L. Frank Baum, 1903)
2. The Marvelous Land of Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1904)
Animal Fairy Tales (L. Frank Baum, 1905, collected 1969)
The Woggle-Bug: A Musical Play (L. Frank Baum, 1905)
The Woggle-Bug Book (L. Frank Baum, 1905)
The King of Gee-Whiz [play scenario] (L. Frank Baum, Emerson Hough, 1905)
Queen Zixi of Ix (L. Frank Baum, 1905)
The Fate of a Crown (L. Frank Baum as Schuyler Staunton, 1905)
Annabel, A Story for Young Folks (L. Frank Baum as Suzanne Metcalf, 1906)
1. Aunt Jane’s Nieces (L. Frank Baum as Edith Van Dyne, 1906)
2. Aunt Jane’s Nieces Abroad (L. Frank Baum as Edith Van Dyne, 1906)
Daughters of Destiny (L. Frank Baum as Schuyler Staunton, 1906)
1. Twinkle and Chubbins: Their Adventures in Nature-Fairyland (L. Frank Baum as Laura Bancroft, 1906)
John Dough and the Cherub (L. Frank Baum, 1906)
Father Goose’s Year Book: Quaint Quacks and Feathered Shafts for Mature Children (L. Frank Baum, 1907)
3. Ozma of Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1907)
2. Policeman Blue Jay or Babes in Birdland (L. Frank Baum as Laura Bancroft, 1907)
Tamawaca Folks, A Summer Comedy (L. Frank Baum as John Estes Cook, 1907)
The Last Egyptian, a Romance of the Nile (L. Frank Baum with no author credit, 1908)
4. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1908)
3. Aunt Jane’s Nieces at Millville (L. Frank Baum as Edith Van Dyne, 1908)
The Rainbow’s Daughter, or The Magnet of Love [second draft of The Tik-Tok Man of Oz] (L. Frank Baum, 1909)
The Pipes O’Pan Act I (L. Frank Baum, George Scarborough, 1909)
4. Aunt Jane’s Nieces at Work (L. Frank Baum as Edith Van Dyne, 1909)
5. The Road to Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1909)
5. Aunt Jane’s Nieces in Society (L. Frank Baum as Edith Van Dyne, 1909)
6. The Emerald City of Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1910)
6. Aunt Jane’s Nieces and Uncle John (L. Frank Baum as Edith Van Dyne, 1910)
1. The Daring Twins: A Story for Young Folk (L. Frank Baum, 1911)
1. The Flying Girl (L. Frank Baum as Edith Van Dyne, 1911)
1. The Sea Fairies (L. Frank Baum, 1911)
7. Aunt Jane’s Nieces on Vacation (L. Frank Baum as Edith Van Dyne, 1912)
2. The Flying Girl and Her Chum (L. Frank Baum as Edith Van Dyne, 1912)
2. Phoebe Daring: A Story for Young Folk (L. Frank Baum, 1912)
2. Sky Island (L. Frank Baum, 1912)
Little Wizard Stories of Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1913)
8. Aunt Jane’s Nieces on the Ranch (L. Frank Baum as Edith Van Dyne, 1913)
7. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1913)
9. Aunt Jane’s Nieces Out West (L. Frank Baum as Edith Van Dyne, 1914)
8. Tik-Tok of Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1914)
9. The Scarecrow of Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1915)
The Uplift of Lucifer, or Raising Hell: An Allegorical Squazosh (L. Frank Baum, 1915)
1. Mary Louise (L. Frank Baum as Edith Van Dyne, 1916)
2. Mary Louise in the Country (L. Frank Baum as Edith Van Dyne, 1916)
10. Rinkitink in Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1916)
11. The Lost Princess of Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1917)
3. Mary Louise Solves a Mystery (L. Frank Baum, Harry Neal Baum as Edith Van Dyne, 1917)
The High-Jinks of L. Frank Baum (selected lyrics, 1914-1917, published 1969)
4. Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls (L. Frank Baum as Edith Van Dyne, 1918)
12. The Tin Woodman of Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1918)
13. The Magic of Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1919)
14. Glinda of Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1920)
15. The Royal Book of Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1921)
16. Kabumpo in Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1922)
17. The Cowardly Lion of Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1923)
18. Grampa in Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1924)
19. The Lost King of Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1925)
Invisible Inzi of Oz (Virginia & Robert Wauchope, 1926)
20. The Hungry Tiger of Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1926)
21. The Gnome King of Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1927)
22. The Giant Horse of Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1928)
23. Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1929)
24. The Yellow Knight of Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1930)
25. Pirates in Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1931)
26. The Purple Prince of Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1932)
27. Ojo in Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1933)
28. Speedy in Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1934)
29. The Wishing Horse of Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1935)
30. Captain Salt in Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1936)
31. Handy Mandy in Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1937)
32. The Silver Princess in Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1938)
33. Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1939)
34. The Wonder City of Oz (John R. Neill, 1940)
35. The Scalawagons of Oz (John R. Neill, 1941)
36. Lucky Bucky in Oz (John R. Neill, 1942)
37. The Magical Mimics in Oz (Jack Snow, 1946)
38. The Shaggy Man of Oz (Jack Snow, 1949)
39. The Hidden Valley of Oz (Rachel Cosgrove Payes, 1951)
40. Merry Go Round in Oz (Eloise Jarvis McGraw and Lauren Lynn McGraw, 1963)
The Gardener’s Boy of Oz (Phyllis Ann Karr, 1970)
Egor’s Funhouse Goes to Oz (Chris Dulabone, 1971)
Yankee in Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1972)
The Enchanted Island of Oz (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1976)
The Forbidden Fountain of Oz (Eloise Jarvis McGraw and Lauren Lynn McGraw, 1980)
Return to Oz (Joan D. Vinge from the screenplay by Walter Murch and Gil Dennis, 1985)
Ozma and the Wayward Wand (Polly Berends, 1985)
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! in The Oz-Wonderland War (E. Nelson Bridwell, 1986)
The Enchanted Apples of Oz (Eric Shanower, 1986)
Toto in Oz (Chris Dulabone, 1986)
The Secret Island of Oz (Eric Shanower, 1986)
The Ozmapolitan of Oz (Dick Martin, 1986)
The Ice King of Oz (Eric Shanower, 1987)
Song of Oz (Jeff Barstock, 1987)
The Forgotten Forest of Oz (Eric Shanower, 1988)
Dorothy of Oz (Roger S. Baum, 1989)
How the Wizard Came to Oz (Donald Abbott, 1991)
The Blue Witch of Oz (Eric Shanower, 1992)
The Wicked Witch of Oz (Rachel Cosgrove Payes, 1993)
The Giant Garden of Oz (Eric Shanower, 1993)
Dorothy: Return to Oz (Thomas L. Tedrow, 1993)
Oz (Ralph Griffith, Stuart Kerr, 1994-97)
Oz: Romance in Rags (Ralph Griffith, Stuart Kerr, 1996)
Oz: Straw & Sorcery (Ralph Griffith, Stuart Kerr, 1997)
Paradox in Oz (Edward Einhorn, 1999)
The Hidden Prince of Oz (Gina Wickwar, 2000)
Vampires and Oz (Nikki Kay Richardson, 2000)

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