The rest of the stuff that just doesn't quite fit anywhere else in this bookshop, including (but not limited to) art books, books that refer to Oz or have Oz adventures in them, Oz-themed books, and anthologies.
Bookshop Lobby — Aisle 11 — Aisle 13
Action Research for Teachers: Following the Yellow Brick Road by Joanne M. Arhar, Mary Louise Holly, and Wendy C. Kasten. For teachers who are conducting action research and others interested in the education of children — and this one uses Ozian metaphors to explain what's going on.
Adventures in Oz with Cheryl. A complete Oz-themed workout program for children, hosted by a former American Gladiator contestant!
Aligned Yellow Bricks: The Road Back to Kansas by Bob Woodward. An Oz-themed guide to business organization.
All Things Oz tie-ins. Cards, journals, and the like, tied in to All Things Oz.
Alone on the Yellow Brick Road: A Memoir by Beverly Kalinin. Kalinin writes of her struggle nursing her husband through the end of his life, mourning, and moving on, and shares her insights.
American Fairy Tales: From Rip Van Winkle to the Rootabaga Stories, edited by Neil Philip. (Not to be confused with the L. Frank Baum title of the same name.) An anthology of American fantasy stories, including one by L. Frank Baum, and another by Ruth Plumly Thompson, as well as "Feathertop," which may have inspired Baum to create the Scarecrow or Jack Pumpkinhead. Illustrated by Michael McCurdy.
And Toto, Too: The Wizard of Oz As a Spiritual Adventure by Nathan G. Castle, O. P. A Dominican priest writes about The Wizard of Oz from both a pesonal and a spiritual perspective.
Annie's Stories by Cindy Thomson. Annie Gallagher, a recent immigrant from Ireland, has landed in New York City in 1901, where one of the great literary sensations is a new children's book called The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Annie is trying to rebuild her life after her father's death, and hopes to build a library to honor his legacy. A historical Christian romance novel.
The Art of Reading. To celebrate its fortieth year, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) commissioned forty artists to write about and illustrate their favorite books. Guess which book pop-up artist Robert Sabuda chose?
At Home in the Land of Oz: Autism, My Sister, and Me by Anne Clinard Barnhill. An Oz-themed book about autism.
Awakening from Oz: A Path to Enlightenment in a Paradoxical Universe by Davind Panozzo. An Oz-themed book about living one's life.
The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories by John Kessel. A collection of short science-fiction stories by the acclaimed writer. In the title story, a loser in our world finds his way to Oz and becomes wealthy. But is it enough to make him feel successful?
Beech Mountain by the Beech Mountain Historical Society. An attempt to build a ski resort in North Carolina led to the development of a year-round resort that included the Land of Oz amusement park. However, it expanded too much too fast, and the developers went out of business. Not to be daunted, the residents took it upon themselves to get their new town off the ground.
Beyond Rainbows and Yellow Brick Roads: Collected Poems by Tarringo T. Vaughan. As the title says, a collection of the poems of Tarringo T. Vaughan.
Booksurfers: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by David Gatward. Jake, Becca, Ryan, and Harriet have been kidnapped and forced to raid famous books for their treasures. In this second volume in the series, they must become characters in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and bring back Dorothy's famous shoes!
The Boy Who Owned the School by Gary Paulsen. This is the story of Jacob, an alienated teenager trying to just get by in high school. He is mostly successful — until he is forced to become part of the stage crew in the school's production of The Wizard of Oz! To further complicate things, the girl he has a crush on is playing the Wicked Witch of the West.
Brewster Rockit: Space Guy! by Tim Rickard. This is the first collection of the syndicated Brewster Rockit newspaper comic strip. It includes an epic storyline that spoofs Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and The Wizard of Oz all at the same time.
The Case of the Ruby Slippers by Martha Freeman. Cammie and Tess are the First Kids, as they live in the White House. When Aunt Jen throws a Wizard of Oz themed party, the pair of Ruby Slippers sent from the Smithsonian Institution go missing. Can the First Kids solve the mystery and find them?
Da Yeller Brick Road by Jim Yoakum and Reginald "Uncle Remus IV" Moses. A recently discovered manuscript, brittle and yellowed, written by Uncle Remus in 1886, suggests that he was the actual author of the story that's come to be known as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. That tale is published here for the very first time — and in its original urban vernacular, ribald humor and all — along with a foreword by the man who discovered the manuscript, Uncle Remus' great-grandson, Reginald "Uncle Remus IV" Moses. (Adult language, so not recommended for young or sensitive readers.)
Der Wizard in Ozzenland by Dave Morrah. The author was known for mock-Germanic satires of popular stories. So of course he had to tackle The Wizard of Oz in this collection.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. Despite the title, Greg Heffley insists that what he is writing in is a journal, not a diary. Nevertheless, Greg writes about, and illustrates, his year in junior high school. When he is coerced into trying out for the school's production of The Wizard of Oz, he thinks he'll have it easy playing a tree. But the director, and fate, have other plans for Greg.
Dictionary of Imaginary Places by Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi. An atlas to places that you can't find on Earth. Includes entries from several Oz books.
Discover Yourself On The Yellow Brick Road: 7 Core Principles of Career Success by Wendy Dashwood-Quick. An Oz-themed guide to career success.
Dogs in Books by Catherine Britton. This is an overview of literary dogs, including Toto.
Dorothy's Oz Dream: A Guide to Enchantment and Empowerment by Jonathan Kroner. Use Dorothy's dreams to help your own come true.
The Enchanter Reborn by L. Sprague de Camp and Christopher Stasheff. Professor Harold Shea and his band use magic spells, which behave like symbolic logic, to travel from world to world. Includes "Sir Harold and the Gnome King," where they travel to Oz. (NOTE: Not recommended for young children, as it contains some mature themes and content.)
Everything Oz by Christene Leech and Hanna Read-Baldrey. It's a make and bake book, full of Oz-themed arts and crafts and recipes.
Exiting Oz by Sherry Buffington. This book about business leadership teaches people to overcome OZ — organizational zeal!
The Eye on the Pyramid by Joe Vadalma. Archeologist Charles Winterbottom's desperate quest to find the fable Eye on the Pyramid sets him on a collision course with Baron Frankenstein, Captain Nemo, the Wicked Witch of the West, and a certain famous Wizard — on the Yellow Brick Road, in Atlantis, at Graceland Cemetery, and in the dungeon beneath a Mad Scientist's Laboratory.
Fantasy Baseball by Alan M. Gratz. Is he dreaming, or is Alex Metcalf actually playing baseball in Oz? Alex finds himself helping the Oz Cyclones in the Ever After baseball tournament. Then Alex figures out that the only way he can get home is for the Cyclones to win! Alex has to play the game of his life!
A Feast of Crime. This collection of murder mysteries includes the story "Tori Miracle and the Turkey of Doom" by Valerie S. Malmont, which is set at a rural Pennsylvania castle that's hosting a Wizard of Oz convention!
The Federal Government, More Wizards of Oz by John Shannon. An Oz-themed examination of how the United States rose to be the most powerful nation on Earth, and why it's not any more.
The Fictional 100: Ranking the Most Influential Characters in World Literature and Legend by Lucy Pollard-Gott, Ph.D.. Which characters have had the biggest influence on our modern society? Take a look in this volume (and yes, there is an entry sure to be of interest to Oz fans).
Fifty Shades of Oz trilogy by Lillian Jacobs. Eighteen-year-old Dorothy longs for escape from the dreary, grey prairies of Kansas. She lives a boring and repressed life on the farm, while deep within her body lurks an uncontrollable urge for freedom. Her wishes are granted, as she is swept away to the beautiful and kinky Land of Oz. (NOTE: Definitely not recommended for young or sensitive Oz readers.)
- Volume 2: Fifty Shades of Ozma. Dorothy returns to Oz, where her body is worshipped, and she meets her match in Princess Ozma.
Fifty Shades of Oz by Jessie Z. Hatcher. When oversexed rageaholic Tori Gale is inexplicably transported to the uniquely twisted land of Oz, she quickly learns that her best chance for survival is giving the treacherous, despicable perverts who dwell there a taste of their own medicine. (NOTE: Definitely not recommended for young or sensitive Oz readers.)
Follow the Yellow Brick Road by Anthony Jones. An Oz-themed self-help book to establish positive habits.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road by Reba Rambo-McGuire and Judy Gossett. The popular Christian musician reveals some of her darkest secrets to help others on their road to forgiveness.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road: A Harvard Psychologist's Guide to Becoming a Superstar by M.S. White. An Oz-themed book on becoming a superstar, no matter what field you are interested in.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road: How to Change for the Better When Life Gives You Its Worst by Sam Alibrando. Another Oz-themed self-help book to establish positive habits, like Dorothy did.
Forget the Yellow Brick Road by Liz Green. This book examines Dorothy's journey on a personal level, and points out that there's more than one road towards reaching any goal.
Forty-Seven Days to Oz by Barry Moser. Moser's account of how he created his illustrations for the Pennyroyal Press edition of The Wizard of Oz. Includes many reproductions of the pictures.
The Four Dorothys by Paul Ruditis. How do you cast the school musical where every student is the child of a Hollywood power broker? Multiple casting, of course. But why are the four Dorothys dropping out of the show, one at a time?
The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France by Julia V. Douthwaite. The French Revolution turns out to have had all kinds of potential influences throughout nineteenth and twentieth century history. Could ideas from the Revolution have influenced L. Frank Baum's ideas on women's suffrage?
From Kansas to Oz by Gail Larson. Three cancer patients share their stories, interwoven with the adventures Dorothy had in Oz.
Generation Oz by Kirk Eggelston. A novel with some Ozzy themes. (NOTE: Not recommended for young children, as it contains some mature themes and content.)
Geronimo Stilton: Il Meravigloso Mago di Oz. The famed mouse detective retells the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Getting Off to See the Wizard: Ozrotica Volume One by Ani West. The Wizard of Oz is retold with a decidedly more…adult perspective, as Dorothy is a lot more grown up and looking to learn more about what it is to be a woman. (Definitely not recommended for children or sensitive readers!)
God Has a Dream for Your Life by Sheila Walsh. Walsh, a former co-host of The 700 Club, uses Oz themes to explore evangelical lessons and her own experiences with God.
Golden Wizdom Beyond the Emerald City by Ilene Kimsey. Chracters and events from The Wizard of Oz are used to examine spiritual issues.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John. The classic album, which includes the original version of "Candle in the Wind," "Benny and the Jets," and, of course, the title song.
Hard Road: A Cat Marsala Mystery by Barbara D'Amato. Cat Marsala, the hard-driven Chicago reporter and amateur detective, is faced with a new mystery at a Wizard of Oz festival. Two people are murdered right before her eyes, and even she thinks her own brother did it. Can she prove that the police and she have accused the wrong man?
Harry Sue by Sue Stauffacher. Harry Sue Clotkin is an eleven-year-old girl, and has no fonder wish than to be put in jail so that she can be reunited with her incarcerated mother. But Harry Sue also has a good heart, and is an avid reader who uses The Wizard of Oz as one of the touchstones of her life. She'll need the strength given to her by the book, because her life is about to get worse.
The Heart of the Tin Man by Frank Scuiletti. A collection of poetry, some of which seems to touch on themes from The Wizard of Oz, particularly those about the Tin Woodman.
Hey Dorothy, You're Not in Kansas Anymore by Karen Mueller Bryson. When Dorothy Gale Robinson's father unexpectedly dies and her mother runs to Canada and joins a cult, it turns her life upside down. This novel is about her attempts to straighten out her own life and the lives of those around her. (NOTE: Not recommended for young children, as it contains some mature themes and content.)
Holding Wonder by Zenna Henderson. A collection of short stories by one of the masters of science fiction. One of the stories is "The Believing Child", about a first grader who learns how to say the magic word from The Magic of Oz, and the consequences for her teacher.
Horrors of the Red Planet. This movie tells the story of four astronauts who crash land on Mars, and must find their way home in this B-movie from the 1960s. It's original release title was The Wizard of Mars, so any guesses as to what story it was loosely based on?
How to Draw Storybook Characters by Barbara Soloff Kennedy. Instructions for drawing many characters, including those from The Wizard of Oz.
If I Only Had a Brain Injury by Laura Bruno. An Oz-themed guide to dealing with brain trauma.
Images of Oz by S. P. Maldanado. Artist and Oz fan Maldanado has collected much of his Oz art into this volume.
James Eyre and Other Genderswitched Stories by Kate Harrad. Harrad takes twelve classics of world literature and swaps the genders of major characters. One of the stories? The Wonderful Witch of Oz.
The Jolly Pocket Postman by Janet and Allen Ahlberg. The Jolly Postman makes a trip to deliver mail to such strange places as Wonderland and Oz. Includes letters that you can remove and read (and the magnifying glass you'll need to read some of them).
L. Frank Baum and the Perfect Murder by Robin Hess. Young Frank Baum and his friend come across an apparent suicide. Fourteen years later, it turns out that it was a murder, and L. Frank Baum must find the killer. Although this is a work of fiction, and L. Frank and his family are the only real historic figures to appear, it does incorporate many aspects of Baum's early life into the story.
Land of Desire: Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture by William R. Leach. An examination of how the American consumer society developed and grew. Would you believe L. Frank Baum had a big part in this?
Leading Ladies by Marlee Matlin and Doug Cooney. The Oscar-winning actress co-wrote this story of deaf fourth-grader Megan, who is determined to play Dorothy in her class's production of The Wizard of Oz. But when her friend Lizzie transfers to her class and also wants to play Dorothy, the battle for the lead role is on.
Lions and Tigers and Crocs, Oh My! by Stephan Pastis. A treasury of Pastis's comic strip, Pearls Before Swine. So why is it here? Take a look at that title and the front cover!
Literary Greats Paper Dolls by Tim Foley. A number of famous authors, dressed in costumes inspired by their own creations. One of the writers is L. Frank Baum!
Looking for Self in All the Wrong Places by Gershonah C. Whitley. A personal reflection on The Wiz.
Love God: The Wizzle of Oz. In this adaptation of The Wizard of Oz from the Bible-based cartoon series GodRocks, Gem follows Ruff down a yellow brick and into a curious shop where a bump on the head transports her into the wonderful land of Odd. There she meets Scarecrow, Watering Can and Lion who journey together with her, seeking answers from the wise and wonderful Wizzle.
Map poster. This poster is based on the map of Oz as first published in Tik-Tok of Oz in 1914, but also incorporates elements of The Movie.
Masters of the Art by March Laumer. Autobiography of March Laumer, author of several Oz books, focusing on two points in his life: hitch-hiking across country during his college years, and then his work as a butler in Greece later on in life. (Not suitable for children 18 or younger, as it includes sexual situations and harsh language.)
The Mathematics of Oz by Clifford A. Pickover. Dorothy meets Dr. Oz — who shows her some of the wonders of modern mathematics. A math-for-non-mathematicians book that uses Oz to present its ideas.
Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature by Leonard Marcus. The history and development of American children's literature. Oz is included as part of this rich tapestry.
MTV20: Rock. For its twentieth anniversary, MTV put together a series of DVDs of music videos, with some classic content from MTV as well. This DVD includes the vaguely Wizard of Oz-esque video for the Blues Traveler song "Runaround."
The Muppet Babies' Classic Children's Tales by Louise Gikow. The Muppets do classic children's stories — including The Wizard of Oz with Piggy as Dorothy, Kermit as the Scarecrow, Gonzo as the Tin Woodman, and Fozzie as the Cowardly Lion.
The Mystery on the Stage by Gertrude Chandler Warner. The Boxcar Children's latest mystery involves the kids appearing in a play — The Wizard of Oz, of course!
The New Oz: The Wizard Revisited by Richard Marvel. An interpretation of the story.
The Number of the Beast by Robert Heinlein. Four adventurers find a gateway to other worlds — some of which seem very familiar, as they've read about them! Includes a trip to Oz. (NOTE: This sci-fi novel is not recommneded for children, due to its language, violence, and mature themes.)
The Once Upon a Time Map Book by B. G. Hennessy and Peter Joyce. Cinderella and Prince Charming honeymoon on a grand tour of all of your favorite places from childhood — including Oz, of course.
Ophie Out of Oz by Kathleen O'Dell. Ophelia Peeler has a terrific life in California, and sees herself as the Dorothy type who will have marvelous adventures someday. But when her father is transferred to Oregon, she finds that things aren't always so perfect, and that the yellow brick road has bumps along the way.
On the Yellow Brick Road Beyond the Bright Yellow Moon by Dennis Norville. A collection of poems about and inspired by The Wizard of Oz.
Order and Surprise by Martin Gardner. A volume of essays by the mathematician/philosopher/scientist. Includes five essays about Oz and Baum.
The Other Side of Time by Keith Laumer. Science-fiction novel about a man who travels through parallel histories. In one, he discovers that an author named Lyman F. Baum wrote only one book: The Sorceress of Oz.
An Oz Album by William Alba. A reinterpretation of The Wizard of Oz as a series of visual poems detailing Dorothy's journey — or is it a search for love in the big city?
Oz calendars. The International Wizard of Oz Club's annual calendar showcases Oz art of all kinds. Other companies also put out calendars, based on both the book and The Movie.
The Oz Encounter by Marv Wolfman. Doc Phoenix has developed a method of curing psychological problems by entering people's dreams and influencing events. So what does it mean when a little girl dreams of a twisted version of the land of Oz where the Shaggy Man is a dictator set on destroying the country?
The Oz Factors: The Wizard of Oz as an Analogy to the Mysteries of Life by Lawrence R. Spencer. I think the title says it all, really...
Oz Kids and Our Auntie Em by Bill Goettel. The story of the author's Aunt Em, and how he thinks she may have inspired Dorothy's Aunt Em in the Oz books.
Oz Passport. This notebook is cleverly disguised to look like a passport from the land of Oz.
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An Oz Picture Gallery by Dick Martin. An album of Oz art by the illustrator of Merry Go Round in Oz and other books.
The Oz Principles business series. Two books that apply the principles and lessons of The Wizard of Oz to modern day business.
- The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability by Rogers Connors, Tom Smith, and Craig Hickman. A general look at how Oz can help your business.
- Journey to the Emerald City: Achieve A Competitive Edge by Creating A Culture of Accountability by Roger Connors and Tom Smith. How those in big business can achieve personal and professional growth through the lessons learned by Dorothy and her friends.
Oz Power: How to Click Your Heels and Take Total Charge of Your Life by Bill Bauman. Yet another Oz-themed advice book.
The Oz Sketchbook by Dick Martin. An album of Oz art by the illustrator of Merry Go Round in Oz and other books.
Predicting the Future with The Wizard of Oz by Nancy Polette. This workbook is designed to help children learning how to read by developing the important skill of predicting.
The Reading Promise by Alice Ozma. When she was in fourth grade, Alice's father started reading to her every night. The goal was one hundred nights, but it stretched to 3,218, and ended only when Alice went off to college. And the streak started — and ended — with The Wizard of Oz.
You can find out more about the streak, the book, and the author, and read an excerpt, at npr.org.
Return to the World of Oz by David Kubinec. Oz-inspired music.
Returning to the Land of Oz: Finding Hope, Love and Courage on Your Yellow Brick Road by John A. Tamiazzo. Another book that uses The Wizard of Oz to help you transform your life.
River of Blue Fire by Tad Williams. Travelers stuck in virtual reality encounter different realms that are familiar, yet not quite right somehow — including a warped version of Oz. Volume 2 of Williams' "Otherland" saga. (NOTE: Not recommended for young children because of mature themes.)
The Ruby Red Slippers by Dee Dee Fox. Mia receives a pair of ruby red slippers from her grandmother, who she also suspected was magic. So what happens when she outgrows the slippers?
- Also available directly from the publishers.
Ruby Slippers: How the Soul of a Woman Brings Her Home by Jonalyn Grace Fincher. A Christian woman's perspective on femininity and God.
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. This anthology of short stories collects a number of modern, more adult interpretations of classic fairy tales. Of special interest to Oz fans is "Ruby Slippers" by Susan Wade, a cross between The Wizard of Oz and Hans Christian Andersen's The Red Shoes.
Ruby's Slippers by Tricia Rayburn. When seventh-grader Ruby moves from her home in rural Kansas to Florida, she thinks it may turn out like the events of her favorite movie, The Wizard of Oz. Boy, is she in for a surprise!
Ruby's Slippers by Leanna Ellis. Injured by a tornado that hit her Kansas home, 35-year-old Dottie Meyers wakes up three months later in a California health facility, where her long-absent father has left her a pair of ruby slippers. Dottie, along with three friends, sets off to find her father to resolve her feelings about him and what happened to their family so long ago.
The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly. About to be let go by The Los Angeles Times, investigative reporter Jack McEvoy decides to go out on a high note, and investigates a high-profile murder. But when he realizes that the murder's confession is bogus, his investigation has become extremely dangerous. There are plenty of Wizard of Oz references in this novel, beginning with the title.
Screenwriting in the Land of Oz: The Wizard on Writing, Living, and Making It In Hollywood by Krevolin Richard. An Oz-themed guide for writing your screenplay and selling it in Hollywood.
The Secret of Oz. This documentary delves into how The Wizard of Oz reveals the secrets of economic reform.
Secrets of the Yellow Brick Road: A Map for the Modern Spiritual Journey by Jesse Stewart. Using Dorothy's famous journey as a metaphor and example for the journeys we all must take.
The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls by Elise Primavera. Franny, Pru, Cat, and Ivy have two things in common: They all live on the same street, and they can't stand each other. But they are thrown together in an adventure when a mysterious pair of ruby red slippers show up...
Set of Oz Maps. Two well-researched maps, one of Oz and one of the surrounding countries, with an explanatory leaflet.
Seven Day Magic by Edward Eager. Four children (who like to read Oz books, especially the party scene in The Road to Oz) check a book out of the local library for seven days — and it magically puts them into other books! Guess where one of the first places they go might be?
Sherlock Holmes: The Crossover Casebook, edited by Howard Hopkins. The great Victorian detective (perhaps you've heard of him?) is off on a number of new cases, collaborating with many historical and literary figures. Among those Holmes meets are Arsene Lupin, Lawrence of Arabia, Calamity Jane, Sexton Blake, Harry Houdini, Professor Challenger, and the Wizard of Oz!
The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Fun-Filled Frightfest. The third collection of Halloween stories from the pages of The Simpons comic book. Includes "I'm Not in Springfield Anymore," written and drawn by Stan Sakai, which features Lisa getting clonked on the head and dreaming she and the rest of the citizens of Springfield are in you-know-which Movie.
The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley, illustrated by Peter Ferguson. Sisters Daphne and Sabrina Grimm come to live with their grandmother in the town of Ferryport Landing, which they find is home to many characters from fairy stories (including The Wizard of Oz).
- Book 1: The Fairy Tale Detectives
- Book 2: The Unusual Suspects
- Book 3: The Problem Child
- Book 4: Once Upon a Crime
- The Sisters Grimm: A Very Grimm Guide. A behind-the-scenes look at the series, giving new (and old) readers a chance to catch up with everything that's going on.
Spectrum #17. The cover of this annual collection of fantasy art features a post-modern interpretation of the main characters from The Wizard of Oz.
Spiritual Journeys Along the Yellow Brick Road by Darren John Main. Exploring the ideas and themes of The Wizard of Oz from a modern spiritual point of view.
Spiritual Symbolism in the Wizard of Oz: The Soul's Journey on the Golden Path by Javier J. Farias. The Wizard of Oz examined through a spiritual filter.
Story Patterns in Some Great American Classics: Tales from Hawthorne, Faulkner, James, the West, and Oz by Monroe Peaston. The title says it all, actually.
Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities by Frank Jacobs. A collection of unusual maps of all kinds, including fantastic lands. Yes, that includes maps of Oz and the surrounding countries.
The Steck-Vaughn OnRamp Approach Fast Track Classics: Teacher's Guide Grades 6 - 12 Wizard of Oz. A guide for teachers using The Wizard of Oz as a text in their classes.
Tales of the Shadowmen 9: La Vie en Noir, edited by Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier. The ninth collection of French-tinged genre stories, featuring the Shadowmen crossing over with other stories. Included in this collection is "Dad" by Jean-Marc Lofficier, featuring Glinda. You can find out more at the publisher's website.
The Tarot of Oz by David Sexton. A set of Oz-themed tarot cards, and a guide to using them.
Temporarily Oz by Carrie Croson. Small town girl Judy Flemming is in for the ride of her life. Going to the big city of Wichita Kansas is a dream come true. Working for the mega company Ozman Corp is almost as mind blowing! But from the moment she pushes through the revolving doors her world is turned upside down.
The Terrible Zombie of Oz by L. Scullard. In this spoof, Dorothy is carried off by a Cyclops to the Land of the Feast and frees the Munchbrains from the witch. It goes on from there. Of course, the Scarecrow wants "Braaaaaains..."
The Theory of Oz: Rediscovering the Aims of Education by Howard Good. A book about the American education system that appears to use Oz as a metaphor for some of the changes going on today.
To Oz and Back: A Bones and the Duchess Mystery by Alexandra Eden. Bones Fatzinger is a down-on-his-luck policeman turned private detective. Verity "Duchess" Buscador is a twelve-year-old girl with Asperger's Syndrome. They are thrown together to solve the disappearance of the daughter of one of the rich families in town. The clues they find seem to come from The Wizard of Oz!
Tommy Castillo's the Art of the Darkside of Oz by Tommy Castillo. Acclaimed comics artist Castillo presents a version of Oz where all we've ever learned about Oz is a lie. What if Oz is at war, man versus animal versus metal? Be prepared for the true version of Oz.
Trickster in the Land of Dreams by Zeese Papanikolas. The mythologies of the settlement of the American West, as seen through the eyes of Coyote, the Native American trickster. Includes a latter-day interpretation of The Wizard of Oz.
The Trouble with Bricks by Derek Elkins. This parody of fantasy novels steals from many sources, including Alice in Wonderland, Monty Python's Flying Circus, and (of course) The Wizard of Oz.
Twist by the Wiyos. The avant-garde music group's latest collection is a concept album of music inspired by The Wizard of Oz.
The Twisted Oz Series by Bonnie Bliss. These books are all about D. G.'s experiences in the land of Oz — where she is whipped, spanked, flogged, and dominated in other ways. (Really, really not recommended for children or sensitive readers!)
- Book 1: Twisted Dreams. D. G., after getting a little fresh with the hunky farmhands, finds herself in the sexually charged land of Oz, where Glinda gives her a ruby red collar and sends her on her way.
- Book 2: Twisted Ropes. D. G. just wants to get home, but at a crossroads, she realizes that she has a long way to go. Good thing there's a scarecrow named Hayden, who shows her a few tricks with rope.
Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book by Shel Silverstein. One of the zaniest, most off-the-wall alphabet books around. Guess what country O stands for?
The Undead World of Oz: L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Complete with Zombies and Monsters by L. Frank Baum and Ryan C. Thomas. The original Oz book — rewritten with other creatures also appearing. Oh, my!
Voz by Don Edmundson. In this sci-fi retelling of The Wizard of Oz, Todd Corbin, a farm boy from Kansas, and his dog Dottie journey into an adventure of wonder where he meets three new friends, and finds danger and true love.
The Way of Oz by Robert V. Smith. An Oz-themed guide to personal and professional growth.
The Weiser Field Guide to Witches by Judika Illes. A guide to witches, both in history and literature — including the Wicked Witch of the West.
When in Doubt, Follow the Yellow Brick Road by Bernard J. Srode. A travel guide to your own personal journey, which can take you along paths you could never have imagined.
Who Stole The Wizard of Oz? by Avi. Children's mystery story where the loss of the local library's copy of The Wizard of Oz leads two young sleuths on an amazing treasure hunt.
The Wicked Witch of the West: Munchkin Killer by Darrin Mason. The Wicked Witch gets her hands on a gun, and goes on a spree in this humorous story.
The Widow of Oz by Kathryn Lasky Knight. Dorothy Silver was never comfortable being named for the heroine of The Wizard of Oz. But when her husband dies, she begins questioning her values and life, and starts to figure out what she really is capable of.
The Wisdom of Oz by Gita Dorothy Morena. L. Frank Baum's great-granddaughter, a psychotherapist and mediation leader, relates how the Oz books have helped her and her clients to understand and come to terms with the world and what happens in it.
The Witch's Brew by Darrin Mason. A collection of short stories, starring the Wicked Witch, by the Australian humorist and cartoonist.
The Wizard of Macatawa and Other Stories by Tom Doyle. A collection of the author's short stories, including a tale of L. Frank Baum's time in Macatawa, Michigan — or was it someplace else?
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. A special edition of the book with activities and support for teachers using the story in their classes.
The Wizard of Oz: The Symbolic Quest to Find Your Inner Heroes, Face Your Worst Enemy, and Attain Wholeness by Charles K. Bunch, Ph.D. A cinematheraputic look at The Movie.
The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family by Eleanor Payson. Oz-themed advice on coping with the other people in your life.
The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy, edited by Randall E. Auxier and Phil Seng. A look at The Wizard of Oz from a philosophical perspective.
The Wizard of Oz Code by Mich Hancock. This book looks at how The Wizard of Oz is a hidden code for how to live one's life.
The Wizard of Oz Notecard Book by Linda Sunshine. A collection of notecards with illustrations by W. W. Denslow from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz Postcards. A set of Oz postcards to mail away, or just to keep and look at.
The Wizard of Oz Postcards in Full Color by Ted Menten. Your favorite Oz scenes on postcards taken from the original W. W. Denslow illustrations.
The Wizard of Oz Revealed by Samuel Bousky. One man's spiritual interpretation of the story.
The Wizard of Oz Teacher Resource Book by Susan Herzog. Teachers, need some help teaching about Oz? Here's the book for you.
The Wizard of Oz Vocabulary Builder by Mark Phillips. Increase your word power by reading this version of the story!
The Wizard of Quarks: A Fantasy of Particle Physics by Robert Gilmore. The characters of The Wizard of Oz are parodied in this story that explains some of the mysteries of modern physics.
The Wizard of Us: Transformational Lessons from Oz by Jean Houston. Another Oz-themed guide to improving oneself.
The Wizard's Secret: Along the Yellow Brick Road to a Healthier and Happier School Year by Evalee Parker. An Oz-themed book to help teachers succeed in the classroom.
The Wizdom of Oz by Philippa Merivale. Professor Theo takes some of his students on a journey around the planet Oz, where he shows them the yellow brick road to enlightenment.
Wolf Who Rules by Wen Spencer. In this fantasy novel, the main character, Tinker, receives one clue to taking care of all her problems: "Follow the Yellow Brick Road."
The WondLa series by Tony Di Terlizzi. This series was partially inspired by the Oz books, and has many subtle references.
- Book 1: The Search for WondLa. Eva Nine is a curious and sensitive twelve-year-old who has been raised by robots. When a distaster strikes her planet, she must go to the surface and look for other humans.
- Book 2: A Hero for WondLa. Eva has found other humans in the colony of New Attica. It seems idyllic, but Eva senses that something sinister is going on, and if she doesn’t stop it, it could mean the end of everything and everyone on planet Orbona.
- Book 3: The Battle for WondLa. Peaceful coexistence between humans and aliens seems to be an impossible dream. Eva Nine goes into hiding to avoid the coming conflicts, but she is forced into the middle of events.
You can find out more at the series' website, wondla.com.
The Wondrous Wizdom of Oz: A Spiritual Odyssey by Christine Whitehead. An examination of the spiritual world, using The Wizard of Oz as an analogy.
The Wozard of Iz by Mort Garson. This odd, electronic record from 1968 is now available on CD. Dorothy goes on a psychedelic trip!
Yellow Brick Road: A Storyteller's Approach to the Spiritual Journey by William J. Bausch. This volume uses stories from The Wizard of Oz to illustrate the trials we face in life and how to cope with them.
Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading 4-12 by Janet Allen. A guide for parents and other adults to help children become independent readers.
Yellow Bricks & Ruby Slippers: An Anthology of Very Short Stories, Essays and Poems Inspired by The Wizard of Oz, edited by John M. Daniel. The title says it all — except that each work is only ninety-nine words long! (Contains some non-Ozzy language and themes.)
- Also available directly from the publishers, John Daniel and Company.
You're Not In Kansas Anymore books by Walter Updegrave. Oz-themed financial advice, for retiring well in today's world.
- We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Strategies for Retiring Rich in a Totally Changed World.
- How to Retire Rich in a Totally Changed World: Why You're Not in Kansas Anymore.
Zardoz. Odd movie about a futuristic dictatorship and the rebel who tries to change things. The name and some other elements are taken from The Wizard of Oz. (Not recommended for children or sensitive viewers, for adult themes and situations, and Sean Connery wearing a loincloth.)
The Zen of Oz: Ten Spiritual Lessons from Over the Rainbow by Joey Green. This book uses the characters and incidents of The Wizard of Oz to teach some of the basic ideas of Zen Buddhism.
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