A Winnie-the-Pooh Chronology

The first authorized sequel of A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh books was Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, by David Benedictus, published in 2009.  The book does a masterful job of following the continuity of the original books, with the events clearly taking place after the closing chapters of Milne's final Pooh book, The House at Pooh Corner.

The second authorized sequel, The Best Bear in All the World, was published in 2016. This collection, containing four stories by four different authors, is more lax in its attention to continuity. The stories take place in some sort of general, non-specific time period, with the later events in the Milne stories being ignored. For instance, in the penultimate two chapters of The House of Pooh Corner, the tree which is home to Owl's house blows down; destroying Owl's house. Owl moves into Piglet's house, and Piglet moves in to Pooh's house, sharing his home with him.

This continuity detail is adhered to by Benedictus in his book Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, who clearly locates Owl in Piglet's old home. However, in the stories in which Owl appears in The Best Bear in All the World, Owl is back in his old tree house. This then places the stories in this latest collection before those of the preceeding sequel, and before the final chapters of Milne's final book.

The chronology given on this page is an in-progess effort to create a non-contradictory ordering of all the Pooh stories from the Milne books and from the two authorized sequels. As I discover additional details, I may re-order the stories.

Amazon links to the books themselves are at the bottom of this page, following the list.

StoryBookChronology Notes
Corner of the StreetWhen We Were Very Young
Buckingham PalaceWhen We Were Very Young
HappinessWhen We Were Very Young
The ChristeningWhen We Were Very Young
Puppy and IWhen We Were Very Young
Twinkle ToesWhen We Were Very Young
The Four FriendsWhen We Were Very Young
Lines and SquaresWhen We Were Very Young
BrownieWhen We Were Very Young
IndependenceWhen We Were Very Young
Nursery ChairsWhen We Were Very Young
Market SquareWhen We Were Very Young
DaffodowndillyWhen We Were Very Young
Water LiliesWhen We Were Very Young
DisobedienceWhen We Were Very Young
Spring MorningWhen We Were Very Young
The IslandWhen We Were Very Young
The Three FoxesWhen We Were Very Young
PolitenessWhen We Were Very Young
Jonathan JoWhen We Were Very Young
At the ZooWhen We Were Very Young
Rice PuddingWhen We Were Very Young
The Wrong HouseWhen We Were Very Young
MissingWhen We Were Very Young
The King's BreakfastWhen We Were Very Young
HoppityWhen We Were Very Young
At HomeWhen We Were Very Young
Summer AfternoonWhen We Were Very Young
The Dormouse and the DoctorWhen We Were Very Young
Shoes and StockingsWhen We Were Very Young
Sand Between the ToesWhen We Were Very Young
Knights and LadiesWhen We Were Very Young
Little Bo Peep and Little Boy BlueWhen We Were Very Young
The MirrorWhen We Were Very Young
Halfway DownWhen We Were Very Young
The InvadersWhen We Were Very Young
Before TeaWhen We Were Very Young
Teddy BearWhen We Were Very Young
Bad Sir Brian BotanyWhen We Were Very Young
In the FashionWhen We Were Very Young
The AlchemistWhen We Were Very Young
Growing UpWhen We Were Very Young
If I Were KingWhen We Were Very Young
VespersWhen We Were Very Young
In Which We Are IntroducedWinnie-the-Pooh
In Which Pooh Goes Visiting and Gets into a Tight PlaceWinnie-the-Pooh
In Which Pooh and Piglet Go Hunting and Nearly Catch a WoozleWinnie-the-Pooh
In Which Eeyore Loses a Tail and Pooh Finds OneWinnie-the-Pooh
In Which Piglet Meets a HeffalumpWinnie-the-Pooh
In Which Eeyore has a Birthday and Gets Two PresentsWinnie-the-Pooh
In Which Kanga and Baby Roo Come to the Forest and Piglet has a BathWinnie-the-Pooh
In Which Christopher Robin Leads an Expotition to the North PoleWinnie-the-Pooh
In Which Piglet is Entirely Surrounded by WaterWinnie-the-Pooh
In Which Christopher Robin Gives Pooh a Party and We Say GoodbyeWinnie-the-Pooh
SolitudeNow We Are Six
King John's ChristmasNow We Are Six
BusyNow We Are Six
SneezlesNow We Are Six
BinkerNow We Are Six
Cherry StonesNow We Are Six
The Knight Whose Armour Didn't SqueakNow We Are Six
Buttercup DaysNow We Are Six
The Charcoal-BurnerNow We Are Six
Us TwoNow We Are Six
The Old SailorNow We Are Six
The EngineerNow We Are Six
Journey's EndNow We Are Six
Furry BearNow We Are Six
ForgivenNow We Are Six
The Emperor's RhymeNow We Are Six
Knight-in-ArmourNow We Are Six
Come Out with MeNow We Are Six
Down by the PondNow We Are Six
The Little Black HenNow We Are Six
The FriendNow We Are Six
The Good Little GirlNow We Are Six
A ThoughtNow We Are Six
King Hilary and The BeggarmanNow We Are Six
Swing SongNow We Are Six
ExplainedNow We Are Six
Twice TimesNow We Are Six
The Morning WalkNow We Are Six
Cradle SongNow We Are Six
Waiting at The WindowNow We Are Six
Pinkle PurrNow We Are Six
Wind on the HillNow We Are Six
ForgottenNow We Are Six
In The DarkNow We Are Six
The EndNow We Are Six
In Which Penguin Arrives in the Forest (first 23 and a half pages)The Best Bear in All the WorldThis is the first winter after Nearly catch a Woozle so this story must take place after that story.
Pooh's unfamiliarity with Winter places it prior to the building of the house at Pooh Corner.
Tigger does not appear.
In Which a House is built at Pooh Corner for EeyoreThe House at Pooh CornerTakes place during the winter, Pooh is familiar with Winter.
In Which Penguin Arrives in the Forest (last page and a half: "It was a day or two later...")The Best Bear in All the WorldWinter ends
In which Tigger comes to the forest and has breakfastThe House at Pooh CornerIntroduces Tigger
In Which Eyore Suspects that Another Donkey is After his ThistlesThe Best Bear in All the WorldOwl still in original (tree) house; Tigger is present
In which a Search is Organized, and Piglet nearly meets the Heffalump againThe House at Pooh Corner
In which it is shown that Tiggers don't climb treesThe House at Pooh Corner
In which Rabbit has a busy day, and we learn what Christopher Robin does in the morningsThe House at Pooh CornerIntroduces the fact that Chrisopher Robin goes to school
In which Pooh invents a new game and Eeyore joins inThe House at Pooh Corner
In which Tigger is unbouncedThe House at Pooh Corner
In Which Pooh and Piglet Prepare to Meet a DragonThe Best Bear in All the WorldChristopher Robin is practicing for a school play.
Piglet still lives separately from Pooh in his original house.
Owl lives in his original house.
In which Piglet does a Very Grand thingThe House at Pooh CornerOwl's original house is blown down
In which Eeyore finds the Wolery and Owl moves into itThe House at Pooh CornerOwl moves into his new house, The Wolery, formerly Piglet's house.
Piglet and Pooh now share Pooh's house
In Which Pooh dreams of the Sauce of the NileThe Best Bear in All the WorldStory shows Pooh and Piglet possibly sharing Pooh's home.
In which Christopher Robin and Pooh come to an enchanted place, and we leave them thereThe House at Pooh CornerDeparture of Christopher Robin
In Which Christopher Robin ReturnsReturn to the Hundred Acre WoodChristopher Robin, now older, returns for the summer.
In Which Owl Does a Crossword and a Spelling Bee is HeldReturn to the Hundred Acre Wood
In Which Rabbit Organizes Almost EverythingReturn to the Hundred Acre Wood
In Which it Stops Raining for Ever and Something Slinky Comes Out of the RiverReturn to the Hundred Acre WoodIntroduction of Lottie
In Which Pooh Goes in Search of HoneyReturn to the Hundred Acre Wood
In Which Owl Becomes an Author and Then Unbecomes OneReturn to the Hundred Acre WoodOwl lives in the Wolery
In Which Lottie Starts an Academy and Everybody Learns SomethingReturn to the Hundred Acre Wood
In Which We Are Introduced to the Game of CricketReturn to the Hundred Acre Wood
In Which Tigger Dreams of AfricaReturn to the Hundred Acre Wood
In Which a Harvest Festival is Held in the Forest and Christopher Robin Springs a SurpriseReturn to the Hundred Acre Wood

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Amazon links to the Pooh books — click on cover to go to book
Volume 1:
When we were very young
Volume 2:
Volume 3:
Now we are six


Volume 4:
The House at Pooh Corner
Volume 5:
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
The Bam Bam Bammy Shore
Yes, We Have No Bananas
My Grandfather's Clock
Volume 6:
The Best Bear in All The World

Vinyl LPs